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  • Hey guys!

  • Today I thought I'd make a video about some common Japanese slang words used by young people in Japan.

  • Now, obviously it'a not gonna make you sound fluent or anyhting like that.

  • But since they're so commonly used, it can make you sound lot more native if you can use them correctly.

  • It'd be great though if I had someone to help me explain them.

  • JAN! Hey guys!

  • Oh my goodness! It's Jun come to visit me for the holidays! It's a Christmas miracle! Okay first word:

  • Bimyou has a dictionary definition of "delicate" or "subtle"

  • but these days it's used more verbally and informally to mean "not cool" or "not very good"

  • There's no direct translation, so it's more of just a way to say that there's something negative about whatever it is you're talking about.

  • You can use bimyou for clothes, or speech, for example.

  • Yada is a contracted form of "iyada."

  • "Iya" means that something is unpleasant or disagreeable. "da" is the informal conjugation for "is."

  • You say "yada" when you don't want to do something.

  • it:s mostly used by children, so when adults say it it can sound a little childish.

  • Like that last word, muri has several translations based on the context.

  • The common usage we're going for is "impossible."

  • But it can also imply that you're trying really hard.

  • For example, a common Japanese phrase is "muri shinaide"which means, "Don't overexert yourself."

  • When using it colloquially, oftentimes you'll hear it said several times in a row, like "muri muri muri!"

  • which means that something is absolutely impossible.

  • Yabai is another word that is primarily used by children,

  • although these days you'll hear it from young people as well.

  • It has both positive and negative connotations, and it can mean either "terrible" or "awesome".

  • Sometimes it can be correct to translate it as, "Oh My God!"

  • You use yabai when something is really cool, or you find yourself in a troublesome situation.

  • Ii means good and ne is a particle you add at the end of a sentence when you either want someone respond whatever you're saying,

  • or you're making a rhetorical statement.

  • Together, ii ne can have a lot of different meanings, like

  • "That's good, isn't it," or "I like it," or "Sounds good".

  • On Japanese facebook, the like button is replaced by "ii ne."

  • Hey Jun, why don't we eat out today?

  • Oh, that sounds good. Where do you want to go?

  • All you can eat pizza!!

  • Why are you making that face?

  • Pizza? No. No way. I'll definitely have a stomachache.

  • Pizza!

  • No.

  • Pizza!

  • No.

  • We'll have pizza!

  • I will have a stomachache...

  • Pizza~

  • No~

  • Pizza~

  • No~

  • Pizza~

  • Fine! Let's go eat pizza.

  • Pizza!

Hey guys!

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    Neilly Lee posted on 2017/01/22
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