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 ダウンアンダー understood by non-Australian Japanese speakers?

Firstly, is "ダウンアンダー" the correct spelling? I think it is, based on the Japanese Wikipedia articles メン・アット・ワーク and ツアー・ダウンアンダー , but I could be mistaken. But apart from that, is the average non-...
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Is "またまた" actually used by anyone in Japan to mean "bye" or "see you later"?

For years I have been saying "またまた" for "see you" to Japanese people I meet. Well at least half the time, since I also often say "またね". But only tonight for the first time did anybody pick me up on ...
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Slang metaphorical animal names used to describe people

Does Japanese slang use animal names to describe people's personalities in the same way English does? If so, what are some common ones? For example, in English, men can often be called "dogs" or "...
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Japanese word for Operation, in the sense of a project or task - slang

What would be the Japanese equivalent of the word operation, in the sense of a project or task? Some examples would be: Operation Infiltrate-the-Castle Operation Human Shield (from South Park) ...
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What's the meaning of "Moe"

I've seen people trying to define it in many places, but all of them end up giving different versions or saying it can't be defined.
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What does 懐{なつ}い mean in this context?

Saw this on twitter: A: 懐い B: そういえば私がマオさんの唄初めて聞いたのwinter fallでした。サンタさんでしたね(笑)あの日の衝撃は未だに忘れられないなー「歌うますぎ!この人誰!?」ってみんな言ってましたよ。懐かしい。
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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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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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Meaning of "さっきまで都会風ぶっこいてたんだよ"

Here's the context: A: 始めまして B: 始めまして C: 東京から[引]{ひ}っ[越]{こ}して来た子だよ B: 東京 どれくらい東京にいたの A: [幼稚園]【ようちえん】から4月までいました B: じゃ 私なんかよりも都会っ子だね C: よりって ひか姉[根]【ね】っこからの[田舎]【いなか】っ子じゃん ...
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A quick question about funny sexuality-related words

In the manga Dragon Ball, a girl is captured and frightened to be sexually harassed. It turns out the sexual torture is simply a blown kiss. She then says: ...
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Could you tell me how to say 'sounds legit' please? My Japanese is poor

What would be the Japanese slang version of the sarcastic English phrase "sounds legit" (meaning "yeah sure... I believe you")? I have come up with seitounaoto. But yeah, not very happy with direct ...
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「~てこうぜ」は何という意味ですか?

In Zukkoke Otokomichi, they translate things like 中ってこうぜ as "Let's ~" Why does こうぜ mean let's? Is it just slang, or does it come from 行こう, just dropping the 行?
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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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Meaning of はにゃせ or はにやせ

Context: two people are walking on a street and a tramp says to them: はにゃせー、バカヤロー I'm not sure if it's はにゃせ or はにやせ, because it is written in small fonts, I am attaching an image so you can tell. ...
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Is レジ used as a contraction of registration?

The page 自分で手続きワーキングホリデー seems to be using レジ as short for "registration". But as far as I know, レジ is used as short for "[cash] register", not "registration", and the Australian English slang for "...
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I have trouble understanding this: 棚からなんとやらだ

I'm having trouble understanding this sentence from a soccer manga I like to read. There is not much context to the sentence, and further, the character often uses slang. The whole sentence is this: ...
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what does 無駄にコマから出てくるな mean?

I've been reading a manga and there was a sentence: 無駄にコマから出てくるな Can someone tell me what does it mean?
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What is やっちゃるけんな?

This looks like やる in a colloquial form. Can someone clear up what this says?
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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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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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How to say "Tough guy"

I'm looking for slang that means something like "tough guy" in a complimentary way. If someone did something awesome like fight off a robber or save someone, to the point where women envy him and men ...
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Gruff translation of ん

I am trying to translate the following line: 「ン…そこにすわっていろ」 This line occurs after the gruff villain of the story is handed some files he asked for. It seems that "Yes...sit down over there." ...
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What does ゴリってる mean?

I assume it's some slang that comes from ゴリラ perhaps. I found many examples of it being used in completely different situations and now I'm very confused... Apparently there is even a small book about ...
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Were western soldiers called "鬼畜{きちく}米兵{べいへい}" in WW2?

Part of war propaganda is to assign a nickname to the enemy so as to dehumanize them. The USA has done this for decades in the wars in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, the Middle East, Central America, etc. ...
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What does orIF mean in the middle of this Japanese sentence?

I've seen some people in Japanese writing the emoticon "orlF". For example: というシチュであったかもしれないorlFのストーリーという感じです And I really want to know what it means... xDD. Please help~ ^^'
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Meaning of サマんなんない?

Here's the context: a loan shark has asked a yakuza to help him collect a loan. The yakuza came back with the money. The loan shark paid for the yakuza's trouble and then tried to give the yakuza a ...
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Meaning of "何か来るんやろなとは思ったけどな"

I saw this pic on 9gag.com! I was able to read the following line perfectly (or maybe not): 何か来るんやろなとは思ったけどな. I'm not sure what it exactly means, but I have a feeling that this is slang. 来る means to ...
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Understanding ありやな

貯金も確かにありやな!! お金があったら何でも出来るし. I'm definitely into saving money too! If you have money you can do anything. My young friend wrote this to me. Would someone be kind enough to explain the やな for me?
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Is there any slang for 絞首刑?

In English it is quite common to use the expression "to get the chair" to refer to the death penalty. For example: He committed such a terrible crime, I hope he gets the chair. * The word 絞首刑, "...
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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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Connotations behind 可愛げのない態度?

I thought 可愛げのない態度 came to the simple translation of 'charmless attitude', but on a whim I searched up the phrase, and in daily life context it seems more like 'having a cold attitude' than acting in ...
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How do I say "boner"?

Its a term used in English to describe an erect penis. Thank you.
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Is this some kind of Japanese slang?

I am working on amateur translation for a videogame, this game was originally in Japanese and another team translated the texts into English. Check out this video, from the English subtitles (...
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Is おっすused by both men and women?

I know the term means hi or hello, but is it used by both genders? My research indicates a male usage, particularly in chats. Thank you.
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"Neee" instead of one's name or before his name -- what does this mean?

When someone - my friend - says "neeee" to me, what does it mean? It's not when I say something and they respond "neeee" or "sou da yo neee". It's when "neee" is used either by itself, or instead of ...
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Usage/context of 「私ね…」

Surely the biggest issue here is that I'm trying to learn usage from anime dialogue, which should almost always be taken with the biggest grain of salt possible. But it comes up often enough that it's ...
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What does the エセ in エセ感動 mean?

Two characters are playing a game and talking about some more serious stuff at the same time. They both think the game is kinda crappy, and in particular they get to a scene that's trying to be ...
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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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What does れれっ mean?

れれっ? 本当にないっすか?  んー、おっかしいなぁー It's a conversation from video game, one of the characters is surprised by the answer of his companion. My guess it's something like "Huuuh? Not really? Hmmm, ...
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What does さすがお尻マイスター mean?

When one of my girlfriend asked her friend, if he is in Osaka now, he said "yes, that's right" (in japanese) and then "さすがお尻マイスター". I didn't understand it, but I didn't ask her or him back either. ...
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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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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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まあいいか or まあいっか or まあええか or まあえっか

I noticed some people write the following, まあいいか or まあいっか or まあええか or まあえっか Which is the correct one? What is the etymology of this expression, and for what situation? Please give me some examples....
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How to describe someone who has a "radio voice"?

I would like to tell someone to talk more, because she has a radio voice. The term I am looking for should be either non-formal or slang.
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さようならだの意味, difference from さようなら

What the difference between saying さようならだ and さようなら? If it had to guess I would be what seems to be obvious, one is declaring it to be goodbye-but is this the case? I've never heard さようならだ used before....
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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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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 ...