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

What does baka mean?

Tell me, please

April 3, 2019

6 Comments


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

If you want to make it clear that you're using the term in a humorous/affectionate way, you can say 馬鹿ちゃん (baka-chan).

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Canon11213

baka(馬鹿) means "fool, idiot".

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JWong60254

This is a nice article if you want an in-depth explanation.

April 7, 2019

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

“Baka” (ばか, or 馬鹿) is used to call someone an idiot or stupid, or imply they are being foolish. It’s used often in Anime, sometimes in a sarcastic or humorous tone.

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MK5Eu9

everyone is correct. it means stupid, foolish, idiot etc. but sometimes you use it as a idiom when something breaks.

For example ねじがばかになる。 means the screw has broken and getting loose.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/f-r-eckled

Baka ,simply put, means idiot. Though it can be used in an affectionate or teasing way as Baka-chan(馬鹿ちゃん) for your air headed or spacey friend.

June 26, 2019
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