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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    Gotta love the good old Engrish.

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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    Thanx for the info,
    at least we now know what not to do when we visit Japan.
    I am lucky that I read this before making the mistakes.

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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    I find it very telling that me or Hassun haven't made any mistakes on this list.

    Quote Originally Posted by tsurara View Post
    How about this one?

    Using "Onegai Sensei" to refer to the animation series... when the Japanese title is "Onegai Teacher" ~_~;
    Do you mean Great Teacher Onizuka? I thoght everyone knew that was a pun on the Mitsubishi GTO. Those guys never cease to amaze me.
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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Shodokan View Post
    I find it very telling that me or Hassun haven't made any mistakes on this list.



    Do you mean Great Teacher Onizuka? I thoght everyone knew that was a pun on the Mitsubishi GTO. Those guys never cease to amaze me.
    No Onegai Teacher is another anime. Wiki it.

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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Shodokan View Post
    From my understanding Otaku means geek or nerd. And your explanation of Otaku seems to be the same thing.
    It's specifically more "obsessive"... geek or nerd is just the associated.
    An otaku would mean you're obsessed with something, not specifically a game or anime...

    ...so, it's all basically the same in the end...

    Afterall, I don't think being obsessed with anything should be considered healthy.

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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    Quote Originally Posted by tsurara View Post
    6) "hentai"

    ex. "watashi wa hentai ga daisuki" (I love hentai)

    Hentai is a bit tricky in that it's a legitimate loanword born from a language mistake... In the US, it means "anime porn". But in Japan, it means "perversion". In Japan, people don't use the word "hentai" to describe pornography... they use it to describe ACTUAL perversion. So if you say "I love hentai" to a Japanese person, you're actually coming off as saying "I love perversion"... which is both confusing and potentially the source of a rather dangerous misunderstanding.

    For the record, if you'd like to buy or talk about porn in Japan: use the words "erohon" (erotic books) "eromanga" (erotic comics) "eroge" (erotic games) and "AV" (adult videos).
    I had to laugh at this. All the people who will/would go around and say this. The equivilant of saying "I am a pervert" XD. some humourous, but dangerous misunderstanding there.

    Some good things here to remember when ever I go to Japan!

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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    I didn't know what it was because I didn't realize it was the English translation of please teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soshi Kitai View Post
    It's specifically more "obsessive"... geek or nerd is just the associated.
    An otaku would mean you're obsessed with something, not specifically a game or anime...

    ...so, it's all basically the same in the end...

    Afterall, I don't think being obsessed with anything should be considered healthy.
    I use the word geek in the same context as "otaku." For example I call people who are obsessed with cars "car geeks"
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    Re: Ten Japanese Mistakes You've Probably Made

    Thanks it warned me about some of the problems. Even though i knew a few and some of them will never effect me.
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