Google+ Rurousha 流浪者: When middle-aged women speak Japanese

Saturday, 1 October 2011

When middle-aged women speak Japanese

You don't have to be fluent in the language to follow middle-aged Japanese women talking on the train. All their conversations follow a similar pattern. The exact sequence of the various comments is not as important as the vowels. The length of your vowels proves the depth of your friendship.

Oishii! (Or any other word from the options supplied below.)
So desu ne!
So so so so so!
So ka!
Ne?
Ne!
Ano ne, nani nani nani nani nani nani.
Are?
Hai hai hai!
Eeeeeh?
Eeeh.
Eeeeeeeeeh?
Eeeh.
Hontō ni?
Hontō.
Eeeeeh! Nan de?!
Saaa. Shōganai.
So nan da.
So so so so so.
Naruhodo.
Dakara, nani nani nani nani nani nani.
Eeeeeeh?
Eh eh eh.
Eeeeeeeeeeeh?
So so so so so. So so so so so.
Yada!
Eeeh.
Sooo.
Sooo.
So da naaaaa.
So da naaaaa.

This entire conversation is about the cake set they've just had, or at what stop they should get off. Instead of starting the dialogue with oishii (delicious), it is also acceptable to use amai (sweet), kawaii (cute), kirei (beautiful), taihen (awful, difficult) and sugoi. The latter is especially useful, because it can mean either great or awful. Now simply repeat this conversation ad infinitum. There. You can speak Japanese.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...