Sunday, December 6, 2009

Over Christmas holidays I'm going to have to do some serious Japanese cramming to augment my limited JAPAN 101 knowledge.

I'm thinking first I need to learn Katakana (the second easy Japanese alphabet), so that I can read all the awesome butcherings of English words (konpuuta, nekutai, nanotekanoroji, etasetera). Next I need to learn common words that I'm going to be using every day, but that aren't taught in an introductory Japanese course.

Heres a quick list I've put together (from a Japanese dictionary):
やりにげ (yarinige): having sex with a woman and then breaking off contact with her (esp. after telling her that you love her); wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am; hit it and quit it; fuck and chuck
どあほ (doaho): total idiot; fuck-wit
くたばっちまえ (kutabotchimae): Drop dead, you bastard!
けとうじん(tetoo-jin): Hairy foreigner (esp. European)
ほっといて, わたしは からてを わかります(hottoite, watashi wa karate o wakarimasu): Back off, I know Karate.

I think there are probably better ways of learning such phrases outside of entering my favourite vituperations into translators. Maybe watching a lot of anime? I'm not quite sure if I'm ready to make that kind of commitment.

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