(French) deja Vu, beautiful, lingerie, prairie, batteau, portage, rapids, picayune, levee, chute, butte, crevasse,
(Spanish) lariat, lasso, ranch, loco (weed), mustang, sombrero, canyon, desperado, poncho, chapparal, corral, broncho, plaza, peon, cayuse, burro, mesa, tornado, presidio, sierra, adobe, bonanza, eldorado, placer, vigilante, cinch,
(Mexican) coyote, tamale, frijole, tomato, vamose, sabe, gazebo,
(German) sauerkraut, noodle, pretzel, pumpernickel, pinocle, wiener, frankfurter, schnitzel, liverwurst, delicatessen, hamburger, kindergarten, loafer, bum, dumb, bower, ouch, shyster,
(Gaelic/Irish) smithereens, poteen, kiddo, skiddoo, ballyhoo, shebang,
(Chinese) yen, flop, kow-tow, chop-suey, ginseng, joss,
...and no one thinks twice about where they are from.
There is more but really that should be enough to get the idea. It's only a matter of time until the more popular Japanese words join them.
Wo shi zhen zhen zhen xi huan ni...
Thank you Equinn!! ^-^
^o^ hee hee! it's like that in Philippines too! Taglog, Spanish and English all in one!Originally Posted by blue_rebel
i can see that everyone here has a point... however... there's languages that blend into the culture and then there's wapanese in the corner of Border's who won't shut up... so, that's the difference i see. plus, i'm TRYING to learn Japanese in school myself, and i don't want to try to speak the language in public until i atleast understand the culture behind it...
=_= and that's very hard for someone as loud as me!
Mmmmm. I do see what you mean. It's just that it sounds... weird. I don't know. I suppose everything does sound weird at first, eh.
Why get annoyed at ANY language being spoken randomly?
If you're learning to speak another languege, you're not just going to open your mouth and speak fuently...
Besides I have a young child thats learning to speak. Period. Hes can only say certain words, which means he speaks randomly. Im sure our parentS would remind us all that at one point we spoke our own first langueges VERY SPORADICALLY.
... Not Ever Again...
that's the thing, it's not a first language. It's not even to learn a second language, it's about people using pieces of a language to show a vauge knowledge of a culture they wish they were apart that they learned about from a cartoon.Originally Posted by Peach_follows
not to say that everyone learning anything ever is like that, but to address what this topic is saying.
Good point Peach_follows, I've been learning Japanese for about a week now (off and on) so you can imagine what I sound like. I understand we shouldn't "spout off" random words in public, there is a time and a place to do so. We just need to use "common sense" (for those of us who have it (lol)) We really should use our better judgment. I do have one thing to say, please...please... Just because you "think" a person is Japanese PLEASE don't "practice" on them. I'm only saying this because I've seen it happen. It's very rude and the person may be of a different Asian descent; for ex: vietnamese/chinese... Or they may not know any Japanese and think you're trying to make fun of them. So please mind your manners and practice on those who are "aware" that you're learning. As we said earlier, "everyone doesn't want to hear you randomly spout off" so be considerate. I know it's difficult sometimes (because I want to be fluent like, yesterday) but it's going to take time and we need to be considerate with the patience of others.
Thanks for the avatar & sig Rave_Grip you rock!
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