The complete phrase is: 「日本中で、ばえていくけん!」.

With the けん at the end, I thought it might have been something from a Kyushu dialect, but the person who said this is from Tottori.

The only part I'm really having trouble with is the verb 「ばえていく」. I tried looking up ばえる and ばう as potential verb roots, but they don't seem to exist. Has anyone every heard of this?

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    辞書にありました--> 鳥取弁「ばえる」
    – user1016
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 4:05
  • @Chocolate I challenge you to make an answer out of that before I steal it and do it myself ;)
    – ssb
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 4:22
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    @ssb いあいあいあそんな~おまかせします~
    – user1016
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 4:30
  • @Chocolate Clearly, I need a new dictionary (^^ ありがとうございました。本当に助かりました!
    – sayajay
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 7:27
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    けん is also used in certain parts of 四国 and 中国 although I'm not sure exactly where. I'm not surprised if it's used Tottori. I would be great to have an isogloss map, but I haven't been able to find any.
    – dainichi
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 9:28

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ばえる means 騒ぐ in 鳥取弁, the dialect of Tottori.

けん is mostly used in the 九州 area and some parts of 四国 and can mean a range of things. I am most familiar with から and some kinds of よ:


  • 今日は寒いけん、コートを着た方がいいよ
  • 今日は寒いから、コートを着た方がいいよ

  • お茶いれたけん
  • お茶いれた


  • いや、昨日めちゃめちゃ面白かったんだな〜
  • いや、昨日めちゃおもろかったけんな〜

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