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Japanese Slang Part III

Japanese Slang III

Taking the time to understand slang and informal speech will boost your communication and language skills, and save a whole lot of confusion. Slang will allow you to use language in a current, useful way. No amount of time in class can prepare you for the contemporary nuances you’ll be faced with when you put your language knowledge to practical use out in the real world.

In this post, we’ll cover common slang nouns that are used every day in Japan!

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1. エクステ (ekusute) - hair extensions

hair extensions

短い髪の毛にエクステをつけると長く見える。
Mijikai kaminoke ni ekusute o tsukeru to nagaku mieru.
It makes your hair look longer if you apply hair extensions to your short hairs.

2. ドタキャン (ドタキャン) - last minute cancellation

last minute cancellation

楽しみにしていた約束がドタキャンになる。
Tanoshimi ni shiteita yakusoku ga dotakyan ni naru.
The appointment I was looking forward to got cancelled in the last minute.

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3. ドヤ顔 (doyagao) - smug face

smug face

すごい事をしてみんなに褒められてドヤ顔する。
Sugoi koto o shite minna ni homerarete doyagao suru.
To make a smug face from getting compliments for something great you did

4. いつめん (itsumen) - usual members

usual members

いつめんでご飯を食べる。
Itsumen de gohan o taberu.
To eat with the usual members.

5. 卒アル (sotsuaru) - school year book

school year book

思い出の卒アル
Omoide no sotsuaru
A school year book with a memory

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