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Post Reply Does it put you off when people replace English words with Japanese ones?
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Posted 6/16/16
It doesn't bother me on here - It's just slang when everyone understands it. I'd absolutely never use it in real life though.
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Posted 6/16/16
If I see it in text, I don`t really care. But it irritates me to hell when people speak this way
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Posted 6/16/16
I don't find it an issue. I've found myself doing the same.
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Posted 6/17/16
I guess it depends on how much it seems forced? That's how it usually ends up, though.
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Posted 6/17/16
I hate it because it makes you sound illiterate and idiotic and it's just plain dumb in my opinion if you're going use to words from another language than please use rule system of the whole language even if people don't understand what you're saying they'll more than likely be impressed and confused at the same time.
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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Posted 6/17/16
Meh, as a man who speaks five languages it bothers only slightly more then some waiter getting my order wrong. Though honestly some of these words have entered the lexicon of spoken English so RIP really .
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Posted 6/18/16 , edited 6/18/16
English borrows words from every language.
As long as the listener knows what you're saying, it doesn't matter and sometimes a foreign word has a more accurate or clear definition.
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21 / Australia
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Posted 6/18/16
Never really met a person who does this so I can't say.
Posted 6/18/16
Yes but only because my friends use to do it to mess with me. Now its old and kind of annoying
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23 / M / Ohio
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Posted 6/18/16
depends on the person, but it is SUPER annoying....

I had an old coworker that would occasionally throw in 'oppai' every here and there, which wasn't awful.
My wife and I will occasionally speak Japanese with one another if we want to speak privately in public.
Broken english is, of course, acceptable.

But your typical "I took Japanese 101 to watch Naruto without subtitles" high-school kid with no respect for the language or the culture is a tad annoying. No offense to anyone, really, if you want to learn the language it is a wonderful language! just take it more seriously than "kawaii~~~~ >W<" please
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16 / F / Always my room
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Posted 6/18/16
Not really people can say what they want
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30 / M / Marshall, Michigan
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Posted 6/18/16

GrandMasterTime wrote:

Never really met a person who does this so I can't say.


Stay on these forums long enough and you will.
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Posted 6/19/16
Sometimes it can be annoying. Japanese do it all the time as well, randomly yelling OKAY or something, but sometimes when I've seen other Americans do it they think they're fluent in the language. Maybe saying a random exclamatory phrase is okay, but when it's a sentence like "My neko is kawaii" it sounds very... "I don't know shit about Japanese except these overused words in anime" or something.
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Posted 6/20/16
Hauu, senpai is so mean sometimes. It hurts my feelings da yo-------o!
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46 / F / Europe
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Posted 6/21/16
I have at times noticed a tendecy on some forums a love of using any japanese word or phrase that the commenter happened to know. An odd word here or there is ok, but too much just becomes jarring. I realize this stems from the love of the media, but I wish people would restrain themselves a bit.
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