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by Akihiko Yonekawa


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Thus a particular Japanese sentence might be composed of unexceptional verbs and nouns et. but still have a strong colloquial or slangy flavor due . This book teaches exactly what it's supposed to-slang and rude Japanese.

Thus a particular Japanese sentence might be composed of unexceptional verbs and nouns et. but still have a strong colloquial or slangy flavor due to the conjugations and particles. A literal translation of such sentences couldn't possibly capture the meaning of the originals, even though each word were painstakingly translated. It's safe to say most teachers don't teach slang or rude things in classroom settings.

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Items related to Beyond Polite Japanese: A Dictionary of Japanese Slang. Akihiko Yonekawa Beyond Polite Japanese: A Dictionary of Japanese Slang and Colloquialisms (Power Japanese Series) (Kodansha's Children's Classics). ISBN 13: 9784770027733. Slang-forming prefixes and suffixes are also presented, as well as phrases that are commonly slurred, proving elusive to the foreign ear. Literal meanings, notes on usage, and etymology are included for greater understanding.

This book calls itself "A Dictionary of Japanese Slang and Colloquialisms", and it is exactly that

This book calls itself "A Dictionary of Japanese Slang and Colloquialisms", and it is exactly that. Unlike some books which claim to teach the colloqual speech and then get bogged down in vulgarity and profanity, this book, though it does feature such things, also spends a good deal of time on idiomatic phrases that will prove to be far more useful in conversation. I found the categorization scheme somewhat whimsical

Beyond Polite Japanese offers more than 500 words and phrases for those who want to take a step beyond Japanese textbooks and speak like a native without spending decades in the country. Many of the entries cover traditional slang, while other entries take up more contemporary usage.

Beyond Polite Japanese offers more than 500 words and phrases for those who want to take a step beyond Japanese textbooks and speak like a native without spending decades in the country. Literal meanings, notes on usage, and etymology are included for greater understanding

The perfect guide to speaking real Japanese Beyond Polite Japanese offers more than 500 words and phrases for those who want to take a step beyond Japanese textbooks and speak like a native without spending decades in the country

The perfect guide to speaking real Japanese Beyond Polite Japanese offers more than 500 words and phrases for those who want to take a step beyond Japanese textbooks and speak like a native without spending decades in the country.

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Want to sound more like a native Japanese speaker? Be one of the cool kids with these great Japanese slang . This issue goes beyond textbook and classroom woes.

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Comments: (7)

Kadar
My dad is taking classes in Japanese, but more often than not, polite Japanese is what's taught so that students can speak properly and not offend Japanese citizens when they travel. This book teaches exactly what it's supposed to--slang and rude Japanese. It's safe to say most teachers don't teach slang or rude things in classroom settings. It's useful to know slang because it's how a lot of people talk in Japanese and at the very least, people don't speak textbook Japanese (despite this, though, it's safe to not speak like the examples in the book).

But anyway, my dad likes the book a lot. I've read it too and it's pretty funny. I know that unless I'm really angry at my close friends, I'll probably never speak like this for fear of being shunned by society (the language in the book does get very harsh).
The book got to me in good shape and on time, so thank you, especially since I ordered it around Christmas. Thank you!
Ffrlel
This is a good resource for words you don't often learn in class. The terms are explained as to source where appropriate and sentences are provided displaying usage.
Anayajurus
Really great for translation reference, but don't expect to be able to trot out onto the streets of Harajuku and chat with random passersby.
Bukus
I've been studying Japanese now for 20 years as a hobby. I've had this book for a while now and come back to it every once in a while for a laugh and learn a few new terms. Despite what it says on the book cover, this is not a dictionary. It's just a collection of interesting/humorous words in casual, sometimes rude example sentences. The author says he picked tried and true words but when trying some out on friends, I have gotten confused looks or laughs saying that maybe just old people say that now. However, the majority are still very much in use.
The one problem I have which I took a star off for is the English translations. I hate it when (especially in a study book meant for English learners), people take liberties with the English translations and completely change it around, losing any resemblance to the original. I think there is TOO much slang in the English where as in the Japanese it may just be a standard sentence with only the word in question being slang. As an advanced learner, this doesn't actually effect me now but it annoyed me as a beginner. Pretty much every sentence is like this, almost like they got someone to go in and edit the English to make it as slangy/rude as possible without regard to the Japanese. Also, don't expect to find any words that have come into vogue the last 20 years or so since most of these are from the 80's or before. Funny thing about slang is once you know it, there's nothing special about it and is just like any other word. I use a large portion of these words already without even thinking it is slang per se, yet there are also many words I would not say but are good to recognize.

It's (loosely) laid out in 10 sections like words relating to people, personalities, emotions, actions, etc. Each example is written in kanji and romaji for beginners. An example might be as follows:

berabou (,×,ç,Ú,¤) "freakish" Outrageous, unheard of.
R[q[^ê"t,P,O,O,O~,È,ñ,Ä,»,ñ,È,×,ç,Ú,¤,È<àŠz*¥,¦,È,¢,æ
A thousand f****'n yen for a cup of coffee? No way I can pay that.

Followed by another example, and a note about the history/etymology of the word which is always interesting.

As I said above, I don't like a simple sentence "I can't pay the ridiculous price of 1000 yen for a cup of coffee" turned into two English utterances with a curse word added in to boot. That to me is what is ,×,ç,Ú,¤!
Nuliax
I actually haven't read the book in its entirety, but I sent the indexed words and sent to a Japanese college friend of mine. I've also lived in Japan for a year and have been studying (classroom) Japanese in America for three years. I am still studying the language, which is why I sent photos to my friend to check if the words here are still relevant.

I wanted to share with potential buyers that although these words may be fun and some of them are still in use (e.g. I hear "dasai" and "yabai" every day, and I hang out with 20-somethings), many of these words are apparently not in use any more. If you still would like to get this book, I would recommend asking around to see which words are archaic and which are still in use. My friend didn't even know some of these words (and these are supposed to be colloquial words).
Gom
As one of the other reviewers noted, many other books of "slang Japanese" focus primarily on vulgar vocabulary. While this book does have some pretty salty expressions, it has a great deal more depth than that, including expressions you might actually use. Also, many slang dictionaries are out-of-date before they hit the shelves. Being able to say the equivalent of "I'm a hep cat, daddy-o" in Japanese may have some humorous value, but in the grand scheme of understanding what is being said around you, it's not very useful. So this book has chosen to be quite conservative in the slang and colloquial expressions it uses. As a result, more than 80 percent of the expressions introduced in the book can be used today. It's a good first step out of the textbook and into the real world.
Beyond Polite Japanese: A Dictionary of Japanese Slang and Colloquialisms (Power Japanese) download epub
Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Author: Akihiko Yonekawa
ISBN: 4770015399
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Language: English
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc (December 1992)
Pages: 176 pages