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 Right now, this page is sort of crazy since I mainly just wanted to post it. Sumimasen!

Anyway, ever wonder what those irritating snippets of Japanese are sprinkled all over mine and various other web pages? It's Otakuese. I coined that term, I think...but it's just a bunch of little phrases that are commonly used by otaku and Japanese students alike. And now you can learn them too!

 
Nouns/Pronouns

Adjectives/adverbs

Exclamations/phrases
* watashi/atashi/boku
Me, I..."watashi" is used by everyone, "atashi" is used by girly girls and little girls, and "boku" is used by men, boys and "manly" women like Haruka Tenoh and Utena Tenjou.
* anata
you...it's used for just about anyone except someone you hate/disrespect...that person would be omae.
* okane/kane
Money! With an "o" in front it's more polite, and women use this form in conversation because it sounds softer than "kane"
* kodomo
Child (in general), a male one is an otoko no ko...female is onna no ko
* minna-san
Everyone. I forget if this includes the speaker...it's polite though ^_^
* mizu
Water...water...that's it...
* hana
Flower
* terebi
Television...it's from English and written in Katakana. hooray!
* Nihongo
The Japanese language
* Eigo
The English language
* onna (no)
Woman('s)...a woman's sweater is an onna no seeta for example.
* yasumi
Vacation!
 
 * kawaii
Cute! It's cute! Cute cute cute!
 * kakkoi
Cool!...used to describe good looking boys, and cool people in general.
* sugoi
Awesome! Neato! Amazing!...you can have sugoi powers, or you can see a sugoi skyscraper downtown.
* tanoshii
Fun
* baka
Stupid! Idiot! Usually an exclamation, but also used to describe something that sucks.
* yappari
As usual...as I expected...
* akai
red
* aoi
blue
* kitanai
Dirty
* utsukushii
Beautiful (for people)
* kirei
Clean, pretty (buildings and the like)
* warui
Bad, like Saitoh of Rurouni Kenshin fame
* mazui
Yucky tasting, gross
* oishii
Yummy, tasty
* dame desu
It doesn't work. It's broken. In other words, it sucks.
* Yatta!
I/you did it! I/you won! Woohoo, go me/you go me/you go me/you!
* Irasshaimase!
Welcome! Come in! Used by store employees and other people to welcome others. Duh.
* Omae o korose
I'm going to kill you...hey, that's useful!
* Shin'de kudasai!
Please die! Think Seta Soujiro of Rurouni Kenshin fame.
* Koishiteru!
I am in love!
*Aishiteru
I love you!
* Kyaaaa!
Eeeeeek! Girls say this...boys usually don't.
* itadakimasu
Please give it to me (not like that, no people no!). I would like to receive something. A polite way to say "gimme".

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