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Japanese Street Slang

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Japanese Street Slang is the first and only exposé of the rough and ready, raw and down-dirty street language as it is used in Japan today. Here's how they really speak: The hustlers and high rollers, the teens and Tokyo yuppies, the gangsters and their ladies of the night. Witty mini-essays trace the fascinating origins of many expressions and the rollicking example sent ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Weatherhill (first published 1992)
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Andrej
quite the book. not incredibly useful if someone started cursing you in japanese, but it does lay out the information in a remarkably levelheaded manner. the examples are the funniest part, as the sentences used must of course include the vulgarity. an interesting read for either learners of japanese in their 2nd year or beyond who would like to insult and impress their friends, or a crackhead in osaka who needs a fix fast.
Lindsay
Oh man, this is another thing for the file of 'Weird Japanese Stuff'. I was kind of shocked over how vulgar it got in parts, although it was an amusing read.

It was an interesting look at some of the darker areas of Japanese culture, but not something that I'll use for my trip there.
Tsuki-chan
XD I always carry this book around with me BUT here is a quick warning, this book goes beyond potent! XD I've never seen the word cunt so many times in my life, but it comes in handy when I'm talking to my boyfriend lol >.>"
Asia
A rather interesting language guide in that it bypasses the typical formalities and instead endeavors to teach the more gritty aspects of Japanese vocabulary; territory most authors would not attempt to tread upon.
Alen
This is absolutely one of the funniest books I've ever read.
it is simply so dirty that it becomes humorous in its absurdity.
Cullen!
learn up to 4 different ways to talk about tight vaginas!
Ben Beltran
Really amusing.
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