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I just heard a Japanese man say what sounded like "Nonsense" said with American accent immediately followed by Japanese "ka ne". Assuming he didn't throw a single American English word in his speech what is this Japanese word and its meaning? Sounds like "Nansenskane".

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Without actually hearing it, my best guess as a native Japanese-speaker would be the colloquial:

「何{なん}すかね」 or 「何{なん}なんすかね」

The former is a contracted form of 「何{なん}すかね」 and the latter, that of 「何{なん}なんすかね」.

If 「で」 had actually been used, I do not think you would have missed it as the "d" consonant would have been pronounced fairly acutely in that context.

Finally, depending on the context, 「ナンセンスかね」 is also possible.

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This would be ナンセンス (nansensu), which means almost the same as English "nonsense". Daijirin also mentions ナンセンス文学 ("nonsense-literature"), which refers to the genre exemplified by Lewis Carroll. (Japanese Wikipedia article - links to English article "Literary nonsense")

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