相槌= あいづち= aizuchi = gap filler

April 15, 2015 in Colloquial, conversation, Expressions

aizuchi

ミトンズ: 「実は、犬と付き合っているの…」

= Mitonzu: “Jitsu wa, inu to tsukiatteiruno…”

=Mittens:  “You know I am seeing a dog.”

フ:「うそっ! ほんとに?」

Fu : “Uso! Honto ni?

Fu : “No way! Really?”

(マジひくわ~)

= Maji hikuwaa…

= Now that really creeps me out.

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Colloquial Japanese words (Twitter follow up lesson)

March 4, 2015 in Colloquial, Slang

jidori

「自撮り、上手にできるかなあ。」

= Jidori, jouzu ni dekiru kanaa.

= I wonder if I can take a good selfie….

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プチ(=puchi) (Mini Lesson #146)

July 15, 2013 in Colloquial, Facebook Follow up lesson, Mini Lesson from No.124, Slang

puchipura
「このロールケーキ、プチプラだけど、美味しいね!
= Kono rouru keiki puchipura dakedo oishii ne.
= This rolled cake is inexpensive but it’s good, isn’t it?

Request Lesson ★Sh♥t Japanese Students Say (Video Follow up)

March 15, 2012 in Colloquial, Slang, Video follow up

「私、かわいくない?」
= Watashi kawaikunai?
= Don’t you think I am cute?
「ねえねえ、かわいっしょ!」
= Nenee kawaiissho!
= Hey, I’m cute, right?

りゃ(あ)& じゃ(あ) =rya(a) & ja(a) – Casual contraction

October 14, 2011 in Colloquial, Grammar

「ねむ〜い!」

= Nemuuui!

= I’m soooo sleepy!

じゃあ、もう寝りゃいいじゃない!」

= Jaa mou nerya iijanai!

= Then why don’t you go to bed already!

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(Slang) ノリ (= nori) & ノる (= noru) ♪ 

October 1, 2011 in Colloquial, Slang

「みんな、ノってる?」
= Minna notteru?
=Are we having fun?
/ Are you ready to rock?

「先生ノリノリですね!」
= Sensei norinori desune!
= You are hyped up, Sensei!

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(Colloquial) 真逆= まぎゃく= magyaku + Other “contrary” words!

August 23, 2011 in Colloquial, Slang, Vocabulary

「僕、小顔でしょ♪」

= Boku kogao desho!

= I have a small face, don’t I?

「わっ!マギー先生の顔デカッ!」

= Wah! Maggie sensei no kao deká!

= Wow! Maggie Sensei’s face is huge!

ふん!

= Fun!

= Huh!

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べた = ベタ = beta (colloquial)

July 22, 2011 in Colloquial

「はい、ベタだけどフランスのお土産!」

= Hai, beta dakedo furansu no omiyage!

= I know it’s very cliché but here is a souvenir from France.

(うわっ!ホントベタ….)

= Uwah! Honto beta….

= Oh my…It IS really cliché….

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あげぽよ = agepoyo \(^0^)/ + Gals’ slang words

February 21, 2011 in Colloquial, Slang

「この顔、“やばぽよ”ってどゆこと?」

= Kono kao  “yabapoyo”tte doyukoto?

= What do you mean my face is “Yabapoyo” = awful!

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ミスる (= misuru) and other coined verbs

December 18, 2010 in Colloquial

「ゆかり、またうっかりミスがあったよ。」

= Yukari mata ukkari misu ga attayo.

= Yukari, you made another careless mistake.

「すみません…」

= Sumimasen…

= I’m sorry…

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