BBQ Meat Day Explained

BBQ Meat Day Explained

Posted by in Culture, Humor, Language on 27. Nov, 2011 | 1 Comment

What do these people have in common? Michael Jackson, birthday: August 29, 1958 Bae Yong Joon (Yon-sama), birthday: August 29, 1972 John McCain, birthday: August 29, 1936 Charlie Parker, birthday: August 29, 1920 Right! Their birthdays are the same! But what about their birthdays is special and interesting to those of us studying Japanese language [...]

Unbelievable! Old School Japanese Slang

Unbelievable! Old School Japanese Slang

Posted by in Culture, Humor, Language on 16. Jul, 2011 | 5 Comments

Today I attended a wine tasting party and there happened to be tons of old-school Japan hands there along with their respective Japanese wives. It was a little awkward being the youngest dude in the room by an entire generation, but it was cool to hear their stories. One man had lived in Japan in [...]

Genpatsu-kun has a stomach ache

Genpatsu-kun has a stomach ache

Posted by in Culture, Humor on 17. Mar, 2011 | 4 Comments

[UPDATE 03/17/2011] The above version has English Subs! This is the vanilla original Japanese version! This is an extremely well done animation that attempts to explain the crisis at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima in a light-hearted yet informational way. The following is a my 5 minute summary of what is going on in [...]

Japanese Security Parody

Japanese Security Parody

Posted by in Humor, Media on 29. Nov, 2010 | 1 Comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEeRD26hDDw Some Japanese that you can learn from this video. This isn’t a transcription, but should help! 金属 kinzoku Metals (metallic objects) いいえ、持ってないです。iie, mottenaidesu. No, I don’t have any. (in response to the “do you have any metal objects question.) 鳴る なる naru To ring out. The guy says, 鳴っちゃいましたからね a lot, as in, “See! [...]

Learn Kansai-ben from Daichen

Learn Kansai-ben from Daichen

Posted by in Humor, Language, Media, Movies, Osaka on 31. Jul, 2010 | 2 Comments

Learn Kansaiben the Daichen style! (チンピラ?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWMqdmXSeS0 In order to, “add value,” I have provided the Japanese text of the Kansai-ben. Starting from 0:41 in the video だまれってゆっとるやろが! ああ?われら何様のつもりや 大人なめとったら痛い目あうぞ あぁ!ほんましばくぞ、われ。ほっんとに! Other guy: やめてください。落ち着いて下さい。 おい、今なんの時間や おい、質問聞いとんねや 答えろや 今なんの時間や?遊びの時間か? ちゃうやろ、英語の時間じゃ 英語の時間なにするんや?英語勉強するんや ったく、ほんまに。 おい、そこの三人 われら三人が一番うるさかったんや ちょっとケジメ付け これでケジメ付けろや これでな、わしの目の前でな、指つめ (eating – おいしいですね) If anyone want’s to do a [...]

Kansai-ben Converter

Kansai-ben Converter

Posted by in Humor, Language, Osaka on 15. Jun, 2010 | 2 Comments

Found this Kansai-ben converter on the web. 関西弁変更システム After giving it a few tests… Input: わかりません → Output: わかりまへん Cool! Input: もう我慢できません → Output: もう我慢できまへん Okay. Input: オレは外国人じゃないよ。 → Output: オレは外国人じゃないよ。 FAIL. Input: 私のカメラは使い物になりません。 → Ouput: わてのカメラは使い物になりまへん。 Haha, that’s funny. Input: あめなめたい → Output: あめなめたいちゅーワケや。 Power!!! Alright fun stuff. The typical ません to まへん, and I [...]

Tottara Akan Yo! Osaka-ben Music

Tottara Akan Yo! Osaka-ben Music

Posted by in Humor, Media, Music, Osaka on 04. May, 2010 | 2 Comments

You need more Kansai-ben in your life, and I’m here to help. とったらあかんよ♬~ JapanNewbie here introducing a random song called Tottara Akan Yo とったらアカンよ, by a group named Atarime. Atarime – Tottara Akan Yo This song has direct Osaka and Kansai culture references, traditional Japanese background music, and Kansai-ben to make it fun. Not something [...]

Fake Japanese Licenses

Fake Japanese Licenses

Posted by in Crazy Consumers, Humor on 16. Apr, 2010 | 1 Comment

Get your fake Japanese licenses here! www.mousou-licence.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFEjjQVRR4 They have a wide range of products. They have like 8 different licenses that they announce in the Mousou License introduction video on YouTube. Seems there are a few more in the product list now though. My favorite is this one… 魔法使用許可証 – You can use magic [...]

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