Questions tagged [slang]

俗語. Words, expressions, etc. considered very informal, usually used mostly by in-groups, such as young people, and easily affected by trends and fashions.

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Is " みたいな" a filler phrase?

In Mega Man Zero 4, one of my favorite games, when the boss Sol Titanion uses her Red Flame Fans attack, she shouts "Mitai na!", as you can see here at 4:30 (https://youtu.be/i7O6F3LOqM0?t=...
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What does "即オチ" mean?

Context: I follow a Japanese artist on Pixiv who posts short original manga periodically. Recently he posted a new chapter of his manga ahead of his posted schedule announced on his Twitter, I read ...
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What's the meaning of キレてるよ?

In the opening song of the anime 「ダンベル何キロ持てる?」, the phrase 「キレてるよ!」 can be heard e.g. at 00:12 in the linked video. According to this website, it gets translated as "You're doing it!". ...
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"Nameattemo" 舐め合っても Lyrics from Macross Frontier 『LION』

I am confused as I learned from the other thread in this forum, where 舐める means to lick but there's also slang version of it, which means to look down? Regarding that I was wondering which could be ...
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Is おたくじじい a proper term to describe an old man who's into anime or is there another slang term for it?

So as the question states, is おたくじじい a proper term to describe an old geezer otaku or is there a better alternative?
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What exactly does ロリコン mean in Japanese?

I have heard it means pedophile in japanese and all but in english fandom, the term mainly refers to liking little children/pre or pubescent people. In japan, I was wondering does the term apply to ...
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Is there a short phrase/ slang for " hating the people you love most"? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a phrase that means something that means something along "I hate the people I love the most" I know 愛憎関係 means love-hate relationship but was wondering if there was something ...
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what grammatical structures in this word 考えなさんな?

「そう難しく考えなさんな、佳織ちゃんよ」 please help to define grammatical structures in this word 考えなさんな なさ looks like なさい(imperative). てんな is ているな (continuative negative imperative) , but here is no て so what is this ? ...
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Can the て-form + ね indicate present progressive tense? [duplicate]

While translating a song for Japanese practice and I came upon this phrase 「あきらか増えてね?」。 From the context of the song, I think it is saying, "It (referring to hair) is obviously increasing/growing,...
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What does the phrase 「ナマ言ってくれるねぇ」 mean?

I'm not familiar with the term 「ナマ言って」 but I think it literally translates to "to say it raw" and くれる here can mean to give or receive it. So combining all that my guess is that 「ナマ言ってくれるねぇ」 ...
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How to refer to a person as an 'It'

In english you can call objects an 'it', as well as people, and generally seen as rude to call a person an 'it'. Is it possible for something similar to be done in japanese? Call a person an 'it'? If ...
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What is the meaning of 肩にこてん in " 俺の肩にこてんと頭を預けて"

I don't understand the こてん part . I know the phrase is basically "put your head on my shoulder". I've searched around on google and the 肩にこてん part comes up every so often, which means it's a ...
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Meaning of おじゃすみなさい vs おやすみなさい/おやすみ?

I saw this on an app, and I was a bit confused. I know goodnight in Japanese is usually おやすみなさい, or the less formal form, おやすみ, but what exactly does おじゃすみなさい mean? Is it some slang way of saying ...
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What is meaning of "よ—ん"

I only know that "よん" is means "four" (kanji: 四) Some reference is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyo_Puyo~n where is also "よ—ん" written. Words and example: うわ—い! かったよ—ん! ...
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Is ぴえん a childish-sounding word?

The written word ぴえん seems popular lately, but does it sound childish? I feel like only people under 20 might use this, or someone trying to appear cute. Is this impression accurate?
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Slang meaning of ダルい

I was watching this video (pretty funny by the way) and the title stuck out to me. ダルい上司の打ち合わせ回避する方法考えた Typically, ダルい would mean that you feel very tired/lethargic. However, in this case the boss ...
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Can 悪魔 mean something else other than devilish / demonic?

I am watching this video of a Japanese girl covering a rock song, and she uses the word 悪魔 in an odd way (at least for me), I think it is being used as a の-adjective. 1st sentence (https://youtu.be/G--...
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Meaning of ゲロった in ぼっちルーチンをゲロっただけでした

For context I have added an excerpt below. A summary of the context is that the protagonist was called out for being a 'stalker', and he 'proves' his innocence by showing her videos that show it was ...
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Sound change of verbs (違う → ちげー)

I find some (young?) people say ちげー when they mean 違う. Is there other verb that is frequently sound-reduced? (BTW, what is the correct way to describe this phonological phenomenon or the word for this ...
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Person name + 的

In a short story I'm reading I found this dialogue: 「やりたいことがあるって、いいよね。どうしたらみつけられるのかな」 雅世{まさよ}はきょとんとした。 「藤岡{ふじおか}的にはぁ、やりたいことがないヤツのほうが不思議なんですけど?」 藤岡的、が出てしまった。雅世は自分のことを苗字で呼ぶ。 I'm confused about 藤岡的, ...
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あの二人{ふたり}はどうもできているらしい's "できている"

I came across a sentence lately that said あの二人はどうもできているらしい。"They seem to be in love with each other". I'm having trouble understanding this usage because I couldn't find anything on it online. できている ...
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Meaning of らいじょうぶ

I am reading a manga and found this: A : あんなに吞んで大丈夫なの? B : らいじょぶ... The character is drunk so is this a slurred 大丈夫? It has been a long time since I posted here, the updates are awesome!
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"What is そいつら and what kind of conjugation is 知らんからな?

I was wondering what そいつら means, and is 知らんからな slang? Here is the sentence: 俺はそいつらのことよく知らんからな。 I know they slur their vowels to make things easier to say. Or maybe this is a new word that I can'...
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オレはまだ死にたくねえんだ: what is たくねえ?

I’d like to know what is たくねえ here? たく means “to cook” but I don’t think that’s it here. I suspect it’s slang for something but what? Source: https://www.sukima.me/bv/t/blackjackniyoroshiku/v/1/s/4/p/...
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Ending a Sentence with the て form (does not seem like a request) rather it feels like an exclamation 君を超えて! [duplicate]

In My Hero Academia, Deku declares to his opponent 君を超えて!I tried searching the other threads here, but most of the questions that asked about the te form of a verb at the end of a sentence seemed to ...
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ガードがばがばになっから meaning

I'm having trouble making sense of this sentence. From what I've looked up, I think it's probably either "meme" talk, a dialect joke, or some combination of the two. Here's the full sentence: ...
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Meaning or nuance of 調きょ?

Here's the line I'm trying to understand: 責任をもって調きょ…指導してあげるのよ I've gotten a bit over my head reading a comedy yuri manga written by one of those big Twitter authors... It's chock full of slang, ...
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上陸したよ. Is this slang?? How does it translate to meaningful English? Please see context in body

So this literally translates into "I landed it." Which is literally what Kamata-kun (this character from Shin Godzilla) did. But is that really all it means? Is it a Japanese double entendre or pun or ...
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What does ギスる mean?

Conversation goes: A: まだひきずっていたのか B: え、お前忘れたの?ギスってたの俺だけ?びっくりする B: 次はねぇぞ The ギス I know means having a cold atmosphere or strained relationship. But here, I am not sure I get what it means.
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I want to ask the meaning of this words 痛い女

I tried to look at it dictionary but I can't get the real meaning behind it. What does 痛い女 mean?
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What does しゅごい mean?

I'm reading a manga and I can't for the life of me figure out what this phrase is supposed to mean; I've never seen it before.
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したくち where does the ち come from? [duplicate]

I came across this sentence:  森井靖子も詫田の影響で身体を細くしたくちらしいな、と加賀は思った。 I get the meaning as a whole but I am not sure about the ち after したく. Is it just a colloquial version of したくて?
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An equivalent of the word "hopefully" and "please be"in japanese when used in a certain context

In english, someone trying to be amusing might say That thing is definitely a cat. Definitely. Probably. Hopefully. Please be or something cheesy along those lines to (try) to amuse someone else. ...
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replacing もの (noun) with もん (noun)

There are many usages of もん, but the one I am interested in is using もん to replace もの (tangible noun). For example: 安いもん (lit translation: cheap stuff) can be used to replace 安いもの The question is, ...
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Is "不特定多数" slang for "date more than 1 person at the same time"?

Is "不特定多数"する a slang term that means to date more than 1 person at the same time? For example, Tanaka-san would date person A on Monday, person B on Wednesday, then person C on Friday and Saturday. "...
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How to translate “ghosting” (the dating/social term)

I’m summarising a film for class and there’s a pivotal scene in which someone gets “ghosted” by their lover, but I’m not sure how this concept translates in Japanese. I could use a workaround (“she ...
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Why is デレる ichidan? (Etymology of デレる and デレデレ)

I thought modern slangy verbs coined from onomatopoeia and loanwords were all godan verbs (for example, ググる, コピる, ピヨる, ボコる). This has been asked several times: What are the principles behind turning ...
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What is the etymology of パイセン?

As a slang term for [先輩]{せんぱい}, パイセン doesn't seem to be very popular. I occasionally hear it used among young people. Is it mostly a term used in Tokyo (dialectal)? Where did it come from? My ...
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Full っている vs shorter ってる: slang or official tool

I know, that I can skip い in building continuous form of a verb. For example: 雪が降っている。 雪が降ってる。 are equal and mean: [It's snowing.] Question: how legal is it to skip い in case like this? ...
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What does ぎゃんかわ女子 mean?

From the lyrics from this song say the following: ねぇねぇ君~ そこのぎゃんかわ女子~ I'm having trouble figuring out what "ぎゃんかわ" means. Is maybe this is a conjugation of a verb that I don't recognize? Maybe a ...
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What is the word for "man cave"?

In English, the term is used for a special room where a man sets things up for his own personal use and enjoyment, his private space for entertainment and hobbies. The room is decorated and used by ...
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Usage of -shi after a name

I have noticed this other very similar question: Naming suffix -氏 (-し) used by an otaku character in anime Now the point is: in another anime, namely O Maidens in your savage season - which is ...
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Couple of slangs I've heard when watching anime

In one of the animes I've watched recently (can't recall the title), I heard words like "チーズ" (not sure if this is how it's spelt in katakana since I only heard the word, but as for how it's ...
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Is there a slang word/phrase for "Floor it"?

英辞郎 gives アクセルをべた踏みする as one of the translations of "floor it" but while this has the same meaning, it can't really be used in the imperative. I mean,「べた踏みしろー!」「べた踏みにしようぜ!」sounds rather...uncool, ...
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Extremely casual way to make requests to very close friends

How does one make a very casual "request" to a good friend. I know that the て form is used to make a request that is fairly casual, but it doesn't sound "casual enough". For example, 食べて, would ...
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Is 「っしょ」possibly a colloquial sentence ending particle?

In this chapter of Chainsawman I saw this 「いいっしょ」 and am confused by what it means. Are there any other particles like this? I don't see this on any lists online.
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What does the "きゃ" in "していきゃがらなかった" stand for?

I read this phrase in a visual novel: "こいつが出かける前に、きっちり支度をしていきゃがらなかったからじゃねぇかっ!?" I don't get what the "きゃ" means in this context. If it's short for "ikeba", I can't make sense of "がらなかった" ("didn't ...
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adding んー to the end of a phrase (e.g. いつ帰ってくるんー?)

A friend recently texted me 'いつ帰ってくるんー?'. I understand the question, but I don't understand why んー would be added to the end of the verb. Is this to add emphasis or emotional context?
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でようか slang for で良いか? [closed]

This is the sentence I heard in an anime. コーヒーでようか or コーヒーでよか. I definitely did not mishear it for yoi 良い. Is this some slang for yoi? If so, which is the correct one? Stress or no vowel stress.
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圧が強い what's the meaning?

What exactly means to describe someone saying "圧が強い" (atsu ga tsuyoi) . I know that's something related with "the person has a strong pressure" or "the pressure in that person is strong" but I was ...

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