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    We're surrounded by Japanese; we hear it day in day out. I noticed every day I learn at least something, whether it be a new word, phrase, etc.

    So when you pick something up, share it here! You will be more likely to remember what you learned while sharing with everybody else.


    So this is the word I learned when going fishing with some Japanese buddies the other day:

    ばくちょう - somebody who catches a lot of fish

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    鎖国

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    自傷癖

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    Learned every day? Where did you learn that?

    School full of emos?
    Melanie: back!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdDxFsopVs

    'Oh it's so wonderful to be an older woman. All this old stuff to do'

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    Quote Originally Posted by dombay
    Learned every day? Where did you learn that?

    School full of emos?
    Methinks Ini is your typical Highschool ALT. So many EMO-cases running around in those shitholes.

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    gj guys.

    Here's another one: 以心伝心 (いしんでんしん) - it's an expression to say that you can understand somebody's thoughts without saying anything. My friend described it as なにも言わなくても、気持ちが伝わること (You can still convey feelings even without saying anything)

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    冒涜する - to blaspheme/defile something.

    馬鹿は死ななきゃ治らない。(There is no cure for stupidity except death.)
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    My favorite student just tried to BITE MY NIPPLE.
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    Yeah, it's really good stuff. For some reason, they bound it as a book, instead of on a roll. There's 190 pages, which is probably good for at least a few dozen shits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimusume
    馬鹿は死ななきゃ治らない。(There is no cure for stupidity except death.)
    Memorizing immediately.

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    How to stay you started doing something again.

    For example, if you stopped studying, but started again after a break you can use masu form + なおす

    くるぶしの骨折で走れなくなったけど、やっと回復して今日から走りなおす。
    Because of an ankle fracture I wasn't able to run, but I finally recovered and I'm going to start running again today

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    Zombie in japanese is ゾンビ
    Polyester: Fabric from the rendered fat of dinosaurs. Amazing.

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    whats "rakasha sensei is a whore"?

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    The verb for loading (computer, webpage etc) is 立ち上げる (transitive, ie you load it) or 立ち上がる (intransitive, ie it loads.)

    The verb for shutting down the registers in a shop is 落とす.
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    Yeah, it's really good stuff. For some reason, they bound it as a book, instead of on a roll. There's 190 pages, which is probably good for at least a few dozen shits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SethArmstrong
    whats "rakasha sensei is a whore"?
    ラカシゃ先生はヤリマンです。

    8)

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    Snowball fight = 雪合戦 (ゆきがっせん)

    (I know it's kind of an odd word to learn when it's gearing up to be hot as fuck, but I was doing a lesson on seasons at one of my primary schools today.)
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    Shoplifting = まんびき. Could be useful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samesong
    Shoplifting = まんびき. Could be useful!
    Particularly in this sentence, it would seem:

    商品をビニル袋に入れたら、万引きをしていると思われます。(If you put store merchandise in a plastic bag, people will think you're shoplifting.)

    Words I just learned or was reminded of while reading Harry Potter:

    薄荷 (はっか) = peppermint
    甘草 (かんぞう) = licorice
    芽(め)キャベツ = Brussells sprouts
    鼻くそ = snot
    耳くそ = earwax
    鰮 (いわし) = sardine
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    I thought 鼻くそ referred to boogers. I wonder if there is a distinction between boogers and snot in Japanese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samesong
    I thought 鼻くそ referred to boogers. I wonder if there is a distinction between boogers and snot in Japanese?
    but both of those words mean 'nasal mucus' in english. the only thing is booger seems to refer to the dried form whereas snot doesn't distinguish between dry or wet.

    booger: informal a piece of dried nasal mucus
    snot: nasal mucus.

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    I didn't know there was a difference in English either.
    Melanie: back!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdDxFsopVs

    'Oh it's so wonderful to be an older woman. All this old stuff to do'

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    Quote Originally Posted by dombay
    I didn't know there was a difference in English either.
    Me either. The more you know.
    Quote Originally Posted by goloons View Post
    My favorite student just tried to BITE MY NIPPLE.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coollead View Post
    Yeah, it's really good stuff. For some reason, they bound it as a book, instead of on a roll. There's 190 pages, which is probably good for at least a few dozen shits.

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