04-26-2011 08:06 AM
yoroshiku - i just like it
umai/oishii and itadakimasu - 'cuz i like food : DD
and there're more but i can't remember
04-26-2011 08:09 AM
My favorite is 'aishiteru' and 'omedetto'. I like the meaning and flow of both of them. n.n
04-27-2011 03:50 AM
Even I have limited Japanese vocabulary. For the words and expressions I'm aware of, the credit goes to anime and J-Dramas :P Anyway, these are my fav...
Watashi wa [I am]: I don't know why but I really like it how the Japanese pronounce these two words like in "Watashi wa Rika desu". And they sound even more pleasing to me when the person saying it is stammering or is nervous. "Wa...tashi...wa Rika de...desu." <- Like this. Lol xD
[I]Itedakimasu[I] [Bon appetite/ Let's eat]: For the Japanese this is probably something they have to say it before a meal for the sake of etiquette, but I really like it. I mean, umm, it sounds so cute (?). I sometimes say it while sitting at the dining table before I begin eating and my parents are like "Eh?" xD It sounds cuter when the person stretches the 'ma'- Itedakimaaasu.
Konnichiwa [Hello]: Ah, another very basic word Sometimes I have the urge to greet my friends and guests by saying "Konnichiwa" instead of "Hi' or "Hello".
Sankyu [Thank you]: The Japanese version of the English word 'Thank you'. The first time I heard it was in some anime (I don't remember which one though ^^'). At that time I had no idea that that's how the Japanese pronounce 'Thank you'. Later on, a friend online told me and I was like "Oh~ so that is it". Like Konnichiwa, I have the urge to use Sankyu in my daily conversation in real life.
Kawaii [Cute]: This is the first Japanese word I learnt And I tend to say it to myself when I see something cute :P Once my neighbor brought her little sis at my home and I almost blurted out "Kawaii~" like those anime girls do ^^'
04-27-2011 04:06 AM
You already wrote some of the words I like.
Tadaima/Okaeri for example.
Here is one I always liked
Hayaku- hurry up, be faster
I just like the sound of the word.
04-27-2011 04:13 AM
Kowai~! = scary
Sugoi~! = awesome/great
Kakkoii~! = cool/awesome
Kawaii~! = cute
Hai, Hai~! = yes
and I also love their expression "...eh?" or "EH?!"
04-28-2011 10:51 PM
Yoshi! i actually say this sometimes to motivate myself to do chores lol. like if i'm sitting here at the computer or watching tv but really need to go clean i'll say it as i drag myself out of my seat lol.
anything that ends in -wa sounds so neat to me. you wouldn't think that -wa could be pronounced any other way than how it is in english but somehow in Japanese it sounds different and i like it. like konnichiwa or konbanwa especially. i catch myself subconsciously repeating it when i hear it in a drama or anime
eto - especially when it's used with a confused expression and headscratching
dai-suki / suki desu - dunno if i need to explain that one but i especially like in drama or anime when a character is super nervous and say it really fast lol
i had another one but i forgot, i'll post it when it comes back to me lol
04-29-2011 02:39 AM
I think it's interesting how you have listed many of the expressions I know and love as well. I guess they are the most frequent ones and also expressions that stand on their own so they are easier to pick up than something in the middle of a long sentence.
And I like Rita-chan's pick: "Sankyu". I absolutely adore the Japanese pronunciation of some English words and I find myself always repeating them after I hear them. Like "grobaru reveru" (global level) or "douburu deto" (double date).
It's also nice to know that other people have the urge to use the expressions they've learnt all the time. I often find that my first reaction to something might actually be some Japanese expression I've heard a hundred times like "kawaii", "kowai", "yoshi" and "eh?" for instance. Sometimes I just need to check myself when I'm talking with people who have no understanding what so ever towards this fever. :P
04-29-2011 10:30 PM
ooh i remember..
if you don't what this is watch Hotaru no Hikari
04-30-2011 07:35 PM
1. itai =ow/ ouch/ it hurts (i actually started saying itai more than ow/ouch nowadays unconsciously)
2. dai-suki-desu= i like/love
3. kawaii=cute (that word is so cliche, i use it alot too. i think i need a japanese synonym for cute now)
5. Mendokusai= troublesome/annoying/pain in the ass.
6. sou-desuka/ =is that so? /really?. i also like sou-desu and so desu-ne. i see/yes/ that's right
7. wakatta/ wakarimasu= i understand/ i get it/ i see
8. janai= not (it just doesn't sound like a negative term. i was so surprised when i found out it meant not)
9. eh! (i just love the way they say this. in much the same way as we whhhhaaattt! exaggeratedly in english)
10.baka= stupid/fool/ idiot and any other synonym. (i also like the way is stretched when making fun of someone in japanese)