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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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Does フェミニスト mean something like "womanizer"?

Does フェミニスト mean something like "womanizer"? Wiktionary says: (dated, colloquial) a chivalrous man Vice reports that someone on Reddit said: One Reddit commenter suggested that the text ...
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Whats the way to show a verb in Japanese slang form, the way English uses astericks to show a verb, such as *cries*?

for further example on twitter, you would see a post of something that usually goes in the format of: “omg i just spilt my drink ** dies inside **” I was wondering if japanese slang/japanese social ...
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Does maji manji (マジ卍) really translate to based or dope A.F.?

Related I guess: Japanese slang - まんじ、マンジ、卍 From Kaguya-sama: Love Is War: In S02E09, specifically Chapter 82, when Yu (Ishigami) praises Kaguya by describing Kaguya as 'maji manji', the translation ...
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噓憑き: what is it and how is it different from 嘘つき?

While looking at song lyrics I found the word 噓{うそ}憑{つ}き . What kind of kanji usage is this, and how does it differ from 噓{うそ}つき? Since 憑 means "haunt, possess" and the song is about ghosts ...
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Is there a Japanese term or slang for "[something specific] piqued my interest after watching an anime"? [closed]

I remember long ago that there was a term for "some hints or actions that spark your curiosity when watching anime", but I can't remember it. Do you know it? For example, I have watched some ...
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Is "doggu cheese" really Japanese, or slang in Japanese?

In this part of this funny video: https://youtu.be/eXpyr0aVkHM?t=1159 The girl says "mother talk dog cheese" in English, trying to translate "My mother told me that it was cheese for ...
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Is there a Japanese term that conveys the meaning of "attention whore"?

Just to clarify, an "attention whore" is a noun that can be used to describe a person (usually a woman, in fact, but the term can be used for men as well) that seeks attention, and would do ...
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Please explain how this "joke" works, ダーウンロードってかぁ

I have no idea how this joke is even supposed to be a joke. In this video, 3 kids are laughing at the idea of uploading: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2qxzVteHto&t=0m12s 「だいたいアップロードってなんだよ?...
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What does 攻めた mean when used about someone's appearance?

I came across the expression 攻めた格好 recently, and I'd like to know what exactly it means. The original sentence was uttered by a character that was surprised to see another in a wildly different place ...
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Meaning of ローンボーイ

From the visual novel Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, 圭一 「おいおいおいおい! 本人不在で勝手に話を進めるなー! 俺は孤独と静寂を愛するロンリーガイだぜー?」 魅音 「あっはははははっは!! だぁれがロンリーガイだー!」 魅音 ローンボーイの間違いでしょー? くっくっくっく!」 レナ 「はぅ~、ローンって圭一くん…。 お金に困ってるなら協力するよ…...
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What does クる mean in this sentence?

あんた最近避けてるでしょ。何考えてるか知らないけどあんたに変に距離を取られると結構クるのよ、くだらない理由でやってるのなら止めなさいよ I'm guessing it has a negative meaning, but I look up "kuru" on denshi jisho dictionary and nothing that makes sense in ...
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Meaning of 祭り as a suffix

I'm watching an anime in which characters often use 祭り, but I'm not sure about its meaning; here's occourrences from the first three episodes: ままた来た!美人祭り…。ヘンリエッタさん なんだとこのムッツリスケベ祭りめっ。僕はムッツリじゃない ...
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The meaning of モテる

I have read what it says in this post but it's old and I would like to hear other opinions. It's interesting that I have found this meaning on Weblio:(esp. as 持ってる) to have "it"; to have ...
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Tokyo Dialect, 東京弁 : 形容詞 vs 形容動詞

In Tokyo Dialect, they transform some i-adjectives so that they become sugoi - suggee/sugee yabai - yabee itai - ittee / is there any in na-adjectives? Like shizukana shizukka genkina - genkki
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たきゃ meaning in this context? [duplicate]

The context is as follows: the player's party wants to cross a bridge and the bandit leader says "何だお前ら? ここを通りたきゃ通行料1000000G置いてきな!!" So he wants the characters to pay a toll, but I have ...
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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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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 the word しゅき mean in the context of this comic?

I'm reading this comic, and the words しゅき appear on the last page (page 4 of 4) but I don't know what it means in this context and without the proper kanji. I feel like the words I know that can be ...
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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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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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