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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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Humorous slang terms for body parts [closed]

I was wondering if there was a slang word for the hole in the end of the penis similar to the one used in the west
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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. Thanks!
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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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What does 嵐にしやがれ mean?

I recently stumbled accross the japanese tv show 嵐にしやがれ and have been wondering what its title means. 「しやがれ」doesn't appear in any dictionary I use, but I found some rather unreliable online sources ...
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What's your problem? in Japanese

-どうしましたか。 -せきが出ます。 Apparently, this is a dialogue between a doctor and a patient. The doctor says, "What is the problem?" and the patient answers, "I have a cough." How could we ...
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What are some special ways to use よく besides “often” and “well”?

I’ve seen よく used in a variety of contexts outside of the basic “often” and “well”. 「よくよくのことがないと実家には帰らない。」 「よく聞いたら試験は、明日だった。」 「よく言うよ!」 Just a few examples. What are some different ways it can be ...
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What does it mean when みたいな is at the end of a sentence?

彼ももうちょっとがんばればよかったのに..、みたいな…。 or なんか、お腹減った、みたいな… Just for some examples. Is it some sort of filler? I understand normal uses of みたい but I don’t understand what it means at the end of a sentence.
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How to use the colloquial word 「アリ」? [duplicate]

Recently I saw it used and I don’t quite get it. The only source i found said it was like asking if you would do something or if it’s normal to do something? Please help!
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What does オト mean here?

I ran along this sentence while reading a novel online. To put it into context, 3 guys were drinking beer at home to celebrate something. Guy 1 had his arm around Guy 2's neck in a friendly way. Guy 2 ...
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What is the etymology of タマ in タマを取る?

It seems that when spoken by/in regards to Yakuza, the phrase タマを取る means to take someone's life. However, I've seen some explanations saying タマ comes from 頭{あたま} and others say that it comes from 魂{...
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What does できなさすぎる mean?

So I know that すぎる means too much, like 昨日お酒を飲みすぎた, etc. but when it comes to something like: 何々をすることができなさすぎる Does it mean: 1 - I can't do "this" at all. or 2 - I can't do "this" too much. So ...
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How do you say “canon” as in “official for a story universe”?

There's specific words out there like 正典 meant for the Bible, but what's the common term for referring to a story. As in "the Christmas Special isn't canon for the Star Wars universe". I figure there ...
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What does ウン歳 mean?

I recently heard a woman describe herself as a 四十{よんじゅう}ウン歳{さい}. My guess is that it is the Japanese equivalent of "40-something", but I am not sure.
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What is the meaning of まっちろけ?

For example, まっちろけなお弁当になっちゃった。 (context: it's lunch) or どれも、なんかまっちろけでさ。 (context: scene of an accident) Does it have something to do with 真っ白, masshiro? I think it may be some sort of obscure ...
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The meaning of 振り in 無茶振り

We know the meaning of 振り in 手振り身振り is "imitation," combined with words 手 and 身 to form the meaning of "use of gestures and body languages to mimic." But in the word 無茶振り, 振り does not seem to mean "...
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ガンアゲ translation/meaning

Can someone tell me the meaning of ガンアゲ? It's giving me a hard time The sentence is 気分になると一気にガンアゲになっし
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What is the etymology of モテる?

Where does モテ come from? モテる to be popular with opposite sex.

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