Context: Bottom right panel.

enter image description here


I think it's a made up word because I could not find it's meaning when I searched for it online. It seems like an onomatopoeia.

The only thing that comes close is an article about a Japanese basketball player who entered the NBA

5 Answers 5


ちんちんかく means 正座をする(sitting straight) in Toyama dialect. However you had better not use it except in Toyama prefecture, because most Japanese people would think it means "to scratch a penis".

  • Thank you! Is かいかい also a part of Toyama dialect ?
    – vadasambar
    Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 2:39
  • I think かいかい itself is not a Toyama dialect. Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 3:23
  • Thanks to whoever downvoted me; @Yuuichi Tam the fact that I have lived only ca 4 years in Toyama doesn't make me an expert (esp in the manga circles, which are very distant to me) so I was surprised by your answer, and, in addition, surprised if a manga would use such a minor dialect; therefore I vote you down [I will compensate if we meet at Pot Still ;-) ]
    – Tuomo
    Commented Aug 3, 2019 at 15:06
  • 2
    @Tuomo I don't know Toyama dialect at all, but it seems to mean it and is appropriate from the context. google.com/… Commented Aug 3, 2019 at 15:28
  • I don't disagree with your translation, so in that sense maybe downvoting was inappropriate, while I am interested in knowing why you [without knowing the Toyama dialect] assumed that was the case. Could it be that the scene just happened in Toyama [which thanks to getting the Shinkansen has flourished], but, as mentioned, if you want to sell manga you would probably not use Toyama dialect, although I am not in the manga scene. [ p.s. So, no Pot Still Guiness for your ;-(]
    – Tuomo
    Commented Aug 3, 2019 at 15:41

It's not a made up word.

"Oh yeah, sit! cute!"

ちんちん is dog sitting and giving a paw to the owner.


かいかい is abbreviation of "かわいい かわいい"

  • 4
    Thank you! Any source on かいかい is abbreviation of "かわいい かわいい" ?
    – vadasambar
    Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 2:38
  • Dog is not giving its paw to the owner in the image
    – vadasambar
    Commented Aug 2, 2019 at 2:50

You're fluent in Japanese and read the Tale of Genji out loud to your dog, but you don't know the everyday meaning of チン unless you've lived in Japan in the same house with Japanese people who, if not family, nevertheless treat you like family. Chin is a transient verb taking the standard +suru pattern. The phrase you'd be hearing would, in many cases, be a request: チンして chin it (for me, please). Chin was taken from the ringing sound of a bicycle bell. Noting how that particular sound slices through city noise, developers of microwave ovens for the consumer market modeled the "done" chime on this チン noise when they got around to addressing the complaints of users who had forgotten about things in the 電子レンジ microwave oven because it was silent as a dumbwaiter. To chin is to warm something up in the microwave.

  • 2
    つまり、質問のマンガのセリフ 「はーい ちんちんかいかい」の「ちん」は、「電子レンジでチンする」という意味の「チン」だ、というのが回答ですか?
    – chocolate
    Commented Aug 3, 2019 at 14:37

Chin Touch (with a hold)
A chin touch means your dog moves the bottom of his muzzle (his chin) to the palm of your upward facing hand and holds it there. ... After a couple of repetitions of doing this correctly, add the command word “chin” before the dog moves his chin onto your hand. Aug 17, 2018
Akc pet insurance


A direct translation is "that's right, please scratch my penis"

We all know what "ちんちん" means (maybe) but "かいかい" means to scratch or "please scratch".

Now you know....is what I'd like to say but Japanese has a lot of words like this that could come off wrong. Whilst it sounds like that, what he was trying to say is "yes , sit, cute" something along those lines.

It's a kinda pun

Now you really know.


Ok so I asked my wife and from what I heard he is actually yelling the dog to scratch it's penis so yeh. Apparently is something like a performance for a dog to do as people find it funny.

These are the exact words from her and she is Japanese so yeh....


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .