The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

Otaku are people who addictively love a certain thing. Today I will mention some expressions that most otaku animators already know or should know! A quick article teaching you basic Japanese.

This article is aimed at the Otaku of Brazil, since in Japan this term is seen in a pejorative way. However, all readers are welcome, this simple article teaches 12 basic Japanese words that you find in many anime and manga quite often. (Kevin) 

In this article, we will learn the following words:

  • BAKA!
  • Urussendayo;
  • Ohayo
  • konnichiwa
  • muri muri!
  • moshi moshi?
  • kawaii * - *
  • SHINE!
  • yabai;
  • majikayo?
  • yamete!
  • itadakimasu!

Every Otaku says BAKA!

It is very well-known and is a slang widely spoken in anime as well, it has variations like bakayaro or boke, means moron!.

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

Every Otaku says Urussendayo.

It can be interpreted in several ways, such as urussee or urussai, is not very well known, it means shut up, or simply the xingo noisy!.

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

Every otaku says Ohayo

This slang even those who are not otaku know, can be just 'hayo if you are very sleepy. Means Good Morning.

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

Every otaku says Konnichiwa

Like ohayo, it is very well known, it has no variations, it means good afternoon. Sometimes it can be used and translated as Hello!

Patience x selfishness - an example from japan and brazil

When otaku says Muri muri!

One of the least known, but I'm sure you've heard it in an anime. It may appear as muri desuyo, means impossible!  

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

When otaku says moshi moshi?

Little known, as it is rarely used, only in a specific situation: answering the phone. Here in Brazil it is equivalent to Hello? 

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

When otaku says Kawaii

Do I really need to explain? If you don't know this slang, it's not otaku! Means cute. You might want to read our article with a theme Kawaii - Understanding the culture of cuteness in Japan

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

When the otaku says SHINE!

We can say that it is the mark of the character Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero, is a simple and effective expression, it means DIE!… just that, just DIE!

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

When the otaku says Yabai!

Only expression on that list that can mean two things: impossible, or really? (yabai??). Few know, because it is little used.

When does the otaku say Majikayo?

It has a simple meaning too. just like yabai? Could mean really? or rather, in our own way: dating?  

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

When the otaku says Yamete!

Very used by girls in anime, when they are embarrassed or angry. Means stop this! 

The basics of Japanese that every otaku should know

When the otaku says Itadakimasu!

We come to the last Japanese expression, which is used and taken seriously! before eating, put your palms together in front of your body, and say Time to eat! (itadakimasu!). 

Thanks for reading this article ^ - ^ made with love from otaku to otaku <3


This article was submitted by Luana and revised through our article submission form, then it was revised by Kevin. I hope you enjoyed this short article, if you did, share it and leave your comments. Also try to submit your own article using the form that can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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10 thoughts on “O básico do japonês que todo otaku deve saber”

  1. aiiim, sabia quase todas mas é importante se gabar para os sem personalidade que eu sei o básico japonês HAHA, quem nunca -.- …… mas no final vc tem que explicar oq vc falou, a parte chata.

  2. aiiim, I knew almost all of them but é It's important to brag to the no personality that I know the basics of Japanese HAHA, who ever -.- …… but in the end you have to explain what you said, the boring part.

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