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Do You Have a Favorite Japanese Word or Phrase?

puKKa

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I like the words Tenshi and Kurenai 😌
 

Fantt

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In the Witch Hunter Robin theme song, the word "oshiete" makes me giggle every time.
 

rakuten

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ピョンピョン - if used descriptive for γ§γ£γ‹γ„γŠγ£γ±γ„

γ€€πŸ˜„ γƒ”γƒ§γƒ³γ€γ€€πŸ˜ ピョン!      :D スケベッ! :p


And "oshiriame" :D a rather weird direct translation of 坐薬, just a running gag :giggle:
 

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My favourite would be "za- za- buri" (description for a hard rain).

In general, I like most of the gitaigo (the onomatopoeia). They are just a bit hard to memorize sometimes.
 

rakuten

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ドγ‚₯ ユー ハーブ を フェヴォγƒͺγƒΌγƒˆγ€€γ‚Έγƒ£γƒ‘γƒ‹γƒΌγ‚Ί ワード γ‚ͺγ‚‘ γƒ•γƒ¬γƒΌγ‚ΊοΌŸ :giggle:

γ‚€γ‚¨γ‚Ήγ€€γ‚’γ‚€γ€€γƒγƒΌγƒ–οΌšγ€€ :p :D
ドγ‚₯γ€€γƒ¦γƒΌγ€€γ‚¦γ‚©γƒŠγ€€γƒ€γƒ³γ‚Ήγ€€γ‚¦γ‚£γ‚Ίγ€€γƒŸγƒΌοΌŸ
をむ ラブ ユー
γƒˆγ‚₯ ビー γ‚ͺγ‚‘γ€€γƒŽγƒƒγƒˆγ€€γƒˆγ‚₯ ビー 
 

Ben W Bell

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ototoi, any language that actually has a word for 'the day before yesterday' is okay in my books.
 

Scrivener

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I think my favorite is "dou demo ii kedo". It kind of means "whatever". Like "Aitsu to kitara nanimokamo shippai bakkari da na. Dou demo ii kedo. (That guy sure screws everything up. But whatever, I guess...)
 

rajs20

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blessed said:
shinde kudasai... :D

I'm new at this so I might be wrong, but that should be "shine kudasai", ne?

my favorite is "temee!!!". You can't just shout "you!!" at someone in english. (well you could but it would sound stupid :p)
 

okaeri_man

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someone obviously watches anime (cough rajs20 cough)
shinde kudasai is correct, but a bit too weird since it's polite.
shine is what you hear in anime all the time. it's an "order", so you can't say shine kudasai. just shine.

temee is good. my brother mutters it all the time...

rakuten said:
tenki oneesan :giggle: :D πŸ‘
haha, i like that one too πŸ‘
 

Pox

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東京特許許可局
とうきょうとっきょきょかきょく
Tokyo tokkyo kyoka kyoku
 

Glenn

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rajs20 said:
I'm new at this so I might be wrong, but that should be "shine kudasai", ne?

Like OK_man said, it is a bit strange to say "please die" to someone. The reason that it's shinde kudasai is because the polite imperative (please X) is formed by adding kudasai to the -te form of verbs. Kudasai is basically an auxiliary verb here, and many auxiliaries are connected to verbs by use of the -te form, e.g. iru, aru, oku, iku, kuru, shimau. Here are some examples with main verbs:

ζ­»γ‚“γ§γ„γ‚‹οΌˆγ—γ‚“γ§γ„γ‚‹οΌ‰ - he's dead
ζ›Έγ„γ¦γ‚γ‚‹οΌˆγ‹γ„γ¦γ‚γ‚‹οΌ‰ - it has been written
θ¨€γ£γ¦γŠγοΌˆγ„γ£γ¦γŠγοΌ‰ - to tell (in advance)
γ‚γŒγ£γ¦γ„γ - to continue rising
寒くγͺγ£γ¦γγ‚‹οΌˆγ•γ‚€γγͺってくる) - to come to be cold
ι£ŸγΉγ¦γ—γΎγ†οΌˆγŸγΉγ¦γ—γΎγ†οΌ‰ - to eat all up
 

blade_bltz

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My favorite word has to be: γ‚„γ£γ±γ‚Š
Favorite phrase hmm: γ—γ‚‡γ†γŒγͺい
 

Martialartsnovice

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My favorite phrases are "Bonsai" and "Wa"
A friend of mine from Tokyo would always say "Wa" at me when she either didnt understand me, or when she'd want to embarass me, It drove me nuts.
 
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