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1stladyent wrote:


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1stladyent wrote:

Um, I see romaji, but no kanji

"Des" and "Desu" are the same thing
and I think your "Don Min" is "Gomen, gomen"
and "Komendasai" is "Gomenasai"

I'm not sure what "Nandeyanen" is though...maybe "NANDAYO?!?" but it's just a guess.


nandeyanen is commonly translated as "what the heck?" and often used as the punchline in a 2-person comedy show.
example: person 1 says something ridiculous. person 2 responds by saying "nandeyanen"
of course, it can also be used in real life.

don min -> probably meant "donmai", which is the romanization of the word "don't mind"
used when something bad happened and you shrug it off.

fightto should be romanized as faito


Oh, you mean the "never mind"? It's "Nandemo nai"
And you're right, I didn't think about "donmai" (I kind of went by phonetics)

Thanks!



Not sure if someone said this later on but nandeyanen is actually from the Osakan dialect. Osaka is famous for it's manzai which is a 2-man stand up comedy style with a tsukkomi (straight man) and a boke (funny man) and people will use the accent for it whether they are Osakan or not because the association is so strong.

BTW I like the word "kuwabara". It literally just means mulberry field but saying "kuwabara kuwabara" is basically the same as saying "knock on wood" and I think it just sounds good.
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Japanese onomatopoeia are fun eg.
コポコポ Kopo Kopo for water bubbling.
ベトベトBeto Beto for being sweaty or bloody or otherwise sticky.

出来上がる - dekiagaru- to be complete/finished.
当たり前 - atarimae - natural / obvious
やっぱり - yappari - as expected
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My favorites are:
Konichiwa
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"Onii chan.....daisuke!"
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SUGOIIIII


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Put wabi and sabi together, and you get wabi-sabi!


-doesn't it give off a wabi-sabi feeling?
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Think I posted this in the other thread, but 落書き (rakugaki - graffiti, doodles) is a fun word. It's fell writing!


TheUltimateTeaGod wrote:

Yokai = Roger ( meaning you acknowledge...)



Ryoukai (了解), desu. Youkai (妖怪, with the elongated o) are those spirits and stuff.

Come to think of it, ヨーソロー (宜候, yousorou), which can have the same meaning as ryoukai, is pretty fun to say too. I think it sounds better, and takes much less effort to say. ^_^;;


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"Onii chan.....daisuke!"


... I see you have an older brother named Daisuke. ^_^;;
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the_krock wrote:

Daijoubu, it gets stuck in my head everything I hear it.


same
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betsu ni(nothing) or koe(voice)
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Neko, yappari, kuso and



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