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  • In this video I'm going to share with you some recent Japanese slang

  • So we're going in a little bit of a different direction on this one compared to most of the videos on my channel

  • But I thought it might be fun to share some of the language and slang

  • The kids are using today for you guys that are maybe interested in coming to Japan some of you that are studying Japanese

  • Or maybe that you're just online with Japanese friends

  • This video may help you learn some new words, or maybe just get a better understanding to the words that you already know

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  • So Maiko, can you come over here? She always comes in from this side, but then wants to sit on this side

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  • Hi guys. There you go. Maiko

  • So basically in this video I picked a few words that have been kind of popular

  • Recently or some of them are probably I guess within the last year it's been around

  • So i'm sure you probably know before I knew that these words

  • um, so let's go through the first one and one of the first words that I wanted to discuss is

  • So this one you see mainly online and it's pian

  • Basically, it's when you're sad, you're easy, then you're a little bit sad

  • So it means to like it's a sound you make when you cry like Japanese really like

  • Yeah, it could be like just an anime sound or manga has a lot of like cute sounds right? Yeah, okay so it's like

  • So, I don't really use this honestly it's really really numerous I think it's actually high school kids started to use it

  • Yeah, like last year or like two years ago. But anyways, it started with

  • pian, right and this uh

  • It's like the

  • Characters that you used to make before emoji became popular so they would yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah

  • Yeah parentheses and equal marks and just like all these to make faces and so there's one there's like pian and with that word

  • It's this it came from this and then it became shorter pian and now people use it like pm the pound this phrase

  • Means it's beyond pian so pong when you call it, it means pons. That means like it's more so

  • There's like more than sex

  • You made a stamp line stamp with yukon

  • Oh, really yeah, we should make it. Yeah we should would you guys like to see line stamps of wolfie

  • Yeah, let's do it. Yeah, it's so popular in Japan to create live stuff with your kids

  • But then like there are people who get really annoyed by it, you know

  • Like it's just I would love to respond to all my friends with my baby's face

  • But they're gonna be annoyed I'm like I don't wanna see your baby

  • Let us know if you guys want us to make lime stamps and we'll like we'll do it again. Well, i'll make it

  • Yeah, just for us. Oh my god, i'll make it for us. Okay use and if you guys want to use it, go ahead. Yeah

  • I know a lot of you guys don't you know don't care

  • So this next word is kind of useful, I think I think it's super useful. Yeah, it's it's the word

  • Originally from like something that's kind of sentimental something that is kind of nostalgic

  • something that you know, like it's very like complex and that like kind of

  • Sad, but beautiful, yes, but it slowly evolved into now

  • Just being cool. Like if you were to say, oh, that's cool

  • You can use it for anything like you see a new camera or something. You're like

  • It's like a new

  • It means cool. But now it's like

  • But yeah, it also actually has like a little bit of like anime otaku kind of feeling to me

  • But that's why it's kind of cool at the same time, you know

  • Like emoji I didn't start using until I met it right here. Oh, yeah, really?

  • Cause like you think maybe you're having a conversation. Maybe you're making that video the day in the life video. Yeah. Um, he said,

  • Uh, so he said it

  • Oh, that's when you first heard it I know people use it, but I never seen the person in a real life using it

  • Then I started it I'm like okay, he's cool when the moon hits your eye it's like a pizza pie

  • So this next one, uh, it's really hard to explain it's just kind of like an action word, it's baby tuppy, baby

  • People on like Instagram and Tik Tok and they would actually put the straw and the tapioca

  • Yeah drinks and the bubba drinks. It was just like baby tapi

  • Or is my timing off

  • There you go

  • I actually this is so young. I think all the teenagers do it I i'm way older than this

  • I think they do it on Tik Tok so I don't even use Tik Tok baby

  • So the next slide that I wanted to mention is yokya and inkya miyokia meaning that someone has like a

  • Positive and like upbeat energy right happy personality and then inkjia someone that's on the opposite which is kind of like a negative

  • And dark character, right? Yeah or more like

  • Quiet a lot of these um words that are going to come up I'm kind of like on the older end of the spectrum

  • So I don't really use a lot of these phrases not this one though like at school

  • like there's like hierarchies right like the cool kids and like not cool kids nerds would call themselves like oh,

  • I don't think like yoga people would call themselves yoga. It's more like inca people would call them like yoga like ah

  • So basically when you use it you call yourself

  • Yeah, and then when you when you actually like put someone up you call them yogya. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah

  • Let's say like Jennifer asked me out for this party

  • But like all the yuki people is coming so I don't know. I'm inca so I don't want to go

  • I don't fit in also probably worth noting that um kia the part of it means like character

  • Oh, yeah at the end of it and yo and in is basically yin. Yang. Yeah in English. I think I'm yogya, you're

  • Absolutely, okay

  • You're annoying

  • So the next word is jiwadu and it's like a joke

  • That's not like whoa, that made me like laugh, but then like little by little it basically means funny

  • It doesn't make you laugh right away, but it makes you laugh little by little but it means funny

  • But let's say like there's a picture with like a funny mole or something

  • It's not super super funny but like you stare at it for like I don't know like 30 minutes

  • You started to become funny kind of thing

  • Yeah, so you just said you wouldn't according but I would never make fun of someone small

  • So jiwadu came from award 2 at jiwajiwa. It basically means gradually like slowly. Yeah

  • It's like a sound of bubbling. No

  • It's not

  • What's the word then when it bubbles

  • Learn something new every day

  • Really really trendy it's something that is something that you hear like pretty much everywhere these days and it's mitsu

  • So basically you hear this kind of everywhere it's either on, you know, the news or hear from your fans just because you know

  • There's a lot of pandemic talk and all this stuff that's going on the idea

  • That in order to prevent the transfer of coronavirus or infecting others. They have kind of this venn diagram

  • Let me just go over here a little bit

  • Basically you have right here three different kind of circles and you have like to stay away from a crowded room

  • Stay away from closed room or like a room. That's not ventilated

  • And the third one is when people are talking too close. You should stay away from that

  • And so the government is telling people to avoid these three meetings

  • When you see those like one of them or two of them or three of them you say to this they were actually like

  • Tokyo

  • Tokyo Mayor. Yeah

  • Had a press conference with like all the reporters around her. It had so many people this is like me to dismiss this mrs

  • Missus, right? Yeah, so it's so funny

  • You can't see that like now kids are using it like not thinking of corona or like yeah

  • They get of like risk of corona just use it in everyday life

  • Yeah, so like basically if you don't want someone talking too close to you. You just say mitsu desu. Yeah, let's say

  • You're like a stinky old boss who talks to

  • Me really close and like you're like this and I mean to mitsu desu

  • Younger boss is it okay if I have if I was like a younger good looking boss talking closely to you?

  • Sure. No

  • You would have do you think you could like use it every day?

  • Like if you're in the um supermarket and someone's like standing too close to you in line. You're just like me today

  • That's gonna mean

  • If you use it outside of your house to a stranger, it's just very kind of like get away from me

  • I don't want to get corona from you

  • So this line is men hera manhattan

  • It's short for

  • Mental health someone that is like just mentally sick right something not right in the head

  • But you can also use it in like attention horror kind of ah, yeah everyday life.

  • I hear it in like a love life situation

  • Something's wrong with his head his head. Yeah, but like he's not technically mentally sick something's wrong with it

  • Yeah, something's wrong with it. Like you can call a girl man head up and she's like keep on calling you every 10 minutes

  • Yeah, you're pretty much just saying that the person is crazy, right? Yeah. Have you ever like worked with someone? That was manhattan?

  • Oh hell yes

  • Someone's always mad person who's always yelled at me

  • usually I do

  • I could see why a person would yell at me. How do you forget your passwords?

  • that's one of the things is like I actually have to manage all her passwords for her because she

  • forgets them all the time when we first met she had like all of her passwords were the same for

  • Everything so that you can remember he made me change it so I can't remember anymore. What am I gonna do?

  • But at least you know, someone can't hack your PC

  • Yeah

  • I can't even hack my PC

  • And the last one is KP I don't even know if a lot of people use it

  • But we were reading online and some people apparently use it and it's just a shortened way to say. Kanpai

  • so maybe

  • a lot of you probably already know what combine means means like cheer, especially when you you know,

  • Raise your glasses you shorten it by just saying KP but I mean, maybe we should start using it

  • Maybe like I think it's cool though. Yeah. Yeah, maybe

  • If it's if it's not so popular, maybe we can make it popular. So when you guys say kampai instead of saying kampai you say

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