https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

What is your favorite Japanese expression?

Hello. I'm Japanese!

I have something I want to ask you!

What is your favorite Japanese expression?

I really want to know! !

By the way, my favorite Japanese is "としょかん"

Because, I love the pronunciation of "としょかん" ! !

Besides that, I also like the word "げいじゅつ"!

Because I love drawing and listening to music!

Please tell me your favorite Japanese expression !

January 9, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ehartz
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居留守(いるす) - Because I love it when Japanese has one word for something we need a whole phrase to describe in English. And it's pretty funny, too! :D

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

Thank you for answering!

Your answer is funny!!

By the way,

How do you say "居留守" in English?

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ehartz
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I think it's something like, "pretending not to be home." That's a long phrase for just one word in Japanese!

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

Thank you for teaching me!

By the way, does ehartz have used this kind of situation?

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ehartz
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Every time someone knocks on the door! :D

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LEEETSDOIT

おまえ わ もう 死んでいる

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/georgina888

なに?!! :v

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

有名なフレーズですね!どんなシチュエーションでその言葉を使ったのか分かりませんが、実生活でも使えるなら使ってみたいです(^^)

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLinenMonk

chotto!

hahaha I like this word because it's a pain in the butt for a beginner like me because it can be used in a wide range of ways... Im of the understanding it is a similar word to "just" in english.

Chotto chotto chotto!

Ps. Am using romaji because Im on PC and can't type in Japanese.

January 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/penny_666

俺の大好きな表現は「ざけんじゃねーよ」 おもしろい表現だね。

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

I have never used it, but sometimes I want to use it! !

Where did you hear such words?

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/penny_666

Watching Japanese movies.

When do you want to use it? And to whom, I will come over Japan and haunt them for you.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

That word is used as a joke when talking with my friends. In my case, I usually use it while laughing. I often use it with my friends in jokes. I think that the age to use is also limited. If it's a lady up to about 20's I guess we can use it as a joke. I am a bit scared if men seriously use the words. It is very scary if the word comes out with a serious quarrel. That word is used in a Japanese drama scene. It is commonly used in male quarrels. In the drama, after the actor says "ざけんじゃねーよ!" And then hits the table what the actor had.

I am not very good at English. If you do not understand the explanation please listen again.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GiaoGiao542

woa, i read your comment and i think your english is good haha <3 tell me how you can understand all of comment in your post ? Do you live in Japan?

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

I am a junior high school student living in Japan.

When I understand the comments sent to me, I read the words I know and predict the approximate meaning.

By the way, have you live in Japan too?

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/penny_666

My home stay mother also used it as a joke. It can't say I have ever heard it used aggressively in real life though.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

After all it may be different depending on age and targeted person. Although I am a junior high school student, the boy in the seat next door often uses it.

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GiaoGiao542

^^ oh, i living in vietnam.

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

Is that so! Do you use English on a daily basis in Vietnam? There is English class time in Japan. However, we rarely use English in other places. Since Japanese do not use English everyday every day, the population that can speak English fluently is not increased. Currently, such things are becoming a problem in Japan. Also, in urban areas there are many opportunities to interact with English speakers with the increase of foreign tourists, but in rural areas there are few such opportunities so they are inevitably away from English. By the way, I live in rural areas. I am sorry in a long sentence.

January 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Juanp1102

夏の終わりだ。。。残念。ひぐらしの鳴き声聞いている笑笑!懐かしい時です。それよりも私の一番好きな漢字は森です。

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

Have you actually heard the voice of Higurashi? The voice of Higurashi is "Kana Kana kana Kana". Listening to this voice makes me feel a little lonely.

Where did you hear that word?

What do you like about "森"?

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Juanp1102

Yes, It sounds makes me feel lonely too, also nostalgic. I've heard that phrase in some animes, documentary films about japan... etc.

I don't know exactly, It is just I like so much that kanji, It is so beautiful and simple.

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/itachikun4

久しぶり

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

In words similar to "久しぶり" there is the word "ご無沙汰しております"

"ご無沙汰しております" is more polite.

Because Japan has a hierarchical relationship, this word is often used for superiors. It may be used for people who are not very friendly.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bk_skywalker

爆買い! = )

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

There is the word "大人買い" with words similar to"爆買い"

Both are used to mean buying a large quantity of goods at once.

"大人買い" is that adults purchase card games and cartoons in boxes.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlakeSchillaci

「ただいま!」が好きです!

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

It's good!! I also like that word! "ただいま", "いただきます!", "ごちそうさま!", "おやすみなさい", "おはよう" is also good!!!

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MustafaOuz526752

電話 and じゃない sound fascinating to me

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

Do you like the pronunciation of "じゃない"?

I like the words that contain "ゃ", "ゅ", "ょ".

"じゃない" is often used as "〜〜じゃない".

"じゃない" is often used in negative sentences, but it can also be used in question statements.

If "じ ゃ" is the treble, it can be determined that it is a question.

"〜〜じゃない?" is used to deny something or to propose something.

But "〜〜じゃない?" is only used by close friends and family.

Although story changes…

When the Japanese answer the phone, their voices become treble.

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spencs15

I love かいしゃいん. Not for the word, but it's just really fun to say. Or おやすみなさい.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

音が好きなのですか?

響きが良いのですかね…?

私もアルファベットの「W」が好きなので似たようなことかもしれないですね(笑)

日常会話で少しでも外国語を話せるとちょっといい気分になりますよね(笑)

寝る前は「おやすみなさい」って言ってみて(#^^#)

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmedeoH

For now Im only a beginner in Japanese and i dont know much expressions but i like words like 大丈夫 ,when you ask to a friend if they are doing alright ,ect... 話 ,because it can mean a story or "to talk "like 話せます,and it sounds beautiful to my hear 音楽 , because i like music and i'm a musician. I think in Japanese there is a lot of words that sound cute and other sound very serious like 戦争

January 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

日本語の習得に積極的で日本人として嬉しいです!(●´ω`●)

ミュージシャンなのですね!私も音楽は大好きです!!

日本語の勉強と並行して、音楽作りも頑張ってください!!

応援してます!

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KAMI631620

倍返しだ。It is a dialogue from the drama - 半径直樹. It means someone do bad thing for you, you double return to that guy. This dialogue is so cool therefore I like that. Beside, 手料理. It means handmade food. This word is full of warmth

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

半沢直樹、好きなんですね(笑)

日本でも一時期、流行ったときがありました…

なつかしい……(●´ω`●)

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bernard.01

僕は「一期一会」が好きです。 交換留学に参加しながら、このフレーズを習いました。

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

確かに!日本でもその四字熟語は人気ですよ!!

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThatSunflower

ペンを食べる. EAT THE PEN.

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

どういうときに使うの?

パンを食べる. は使うよ!

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DirkBrinker

maybe it is わびさび “wabisabi" if I got it right. The expression for something old or not so beautiful at the first glance but with a deeper beauty.

And of course ぼけう "bokeh" an expression for the beautiful unsharp parts of a photogrgaphy

Please correct me.

greetings from Germany dirk

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

日本人でも「わびさび」の感性を深く知っていたり、意識して生活している人は今はあまりいないと思います。

でも、古くからの名残のようなものが今の日本人にも受け継がれている部分はあるのかもしれないですね(#^^#)

東京や京都など人気ですが、日本ではどこでもわびさびを感じることができると思います!

なぜなら、日本人がわびさびそのものだと思うからです!(もちろん、当てはまらない人もいるかもですよ?笑)

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DirkBrinker

Sorry that is way beyond my knowledge of Japanese. I'm just a beginner.

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DirkBrinker

But I asked google for help. Thank you for you answer. Actually I'm not surprised...

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

私も英語、あんまり分かんないです(笑)

ニュアンスとか勘で返信してるので

意味不明な文章でしたらごめんなさい…

July 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DirkBrinker

ありがと

July 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N.Scamander

四字熟語もかっこいいやついっぱいありますよね!!

July 23, 2019
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