Have you ever wondered what the expression yamete kudasai means? Have you heard of the famous yamero meme? If you searched for it on the internet, look (͡ ° ͜ʖ ͡ °). Since more than 30,000 people search for these words every month, I decided to write a complete article explaining everything about yamete, yamero, dame and other words in Japanese.
The Meaning of Yamete and Yamero
The word yamete [止 め て] literally means stop and can give the meaning of: stop it; please stop; I can not take it anymore; that hurts. Both yamete and yamero are forms of the verb yameru [止 め る] which means to stop, cease, discontinue, finish, leave, cancel, abandon, give up, abolish and abstain.
The word yamete is a little more feminine and used in extreme cases like a woman about to be attacked. I hope you haven’t searched for that word because of hentais (͡ ° ͜ʖ ͡ °). Yamero is usually used by men in moments of action, struggle and frustration, when trying to prevent something from happening.
The word yamete and yamero is derived from the ideogram [止] which means to stop, but beware that there are different verbs for different directions of stopping. For example, tomeru [止 め る] is to stop while on the move, whereas yameru [止 め る] is to stop and interrupt an action. Another Japanese character that also means stopping and has a similar reading is [留].
Yamete Kudasai, Dame, Yada (͡ ° ͜ʖ ͡ °)
As already mentioned, these expressions are often heard in erotic animes or perverted moments. The expression yamete kudasai [止 め て く だ さ い] is as if the girl is begging to stop, asking please. Among the phrases we will mention below, this is undoubtedly the strongest. There are other words like:
Dame – The word dame [駄 目] is often written in katakana [ダ メ] and means that something is not good, it must not be done, it cannot, it should not or it is not allowed. This word can be used in different shades to reject any offer, to scold children and also in more extreme cases like yamete kudasai in adult animations.
Women often use dame [ダ メ] during sex, as if they are asking to stop. In this case they are trying to say something like: I am too innocent to accept this kind of shameful situation; you are turning me into a naughty girl; we shouldn’t do that, but it’s incredible.
Yada – The word yada [や だ] literally means “no chance, unlikely, not at all, failure and weak point”. Some people use this word when something goes wrong or to reject an offer or someone who is trying to do something like grab or kiss you. Sometimes it can be used in a light, unimportant way when the person is about to give in.
The Yamero meme
At the end of 2016, a comic strip of someone throwing water at a dog started to circulate until he gets angry, his eyes shine and the caption appears written yamero! Soon after, thousands of images of anime, characters and other things went viral on the internet with this caption.
As we can see in the image below, apparently someone took an illustration from WikiHow, did the montage and posted it on tumblr. Over time several similar montages appeared and exceeded the count of 100,000 only on tumblr.
Dame and Yamero Sentences
Now that you know the verbs yameru [や め る] and the words dame and yada. We will end this article with some example sentences and related words for you to understand more about the subject. If you liked the article don’t forget to share. Any questions or suggestions, just leave in the comments.
|Stop this. He’s our friend.||やめろよ。あいつは俺たちの友達だろ。||yamero yo. Aitsu wa oretachi no tomodachidaro.|
|Stop procrastinating and get a job||仕事探しを先延ばしにするのはやめなさい。||shigotosagashi o saki nobashi ni suru no wa yame nasai.|
|I gave up on following the trends.||流行に付いて行くことはやめた。||ryūkō ni tsuite iku koto wa yameta.|
|He said the trip is canceled||旅行はやめにすると言った。||ryokō wa yame ni suru to itta.|
|You should definitely ask him out.||彼を誘わなくちゃだめよ||kare o sasowanakucha dame yo|
|It’s all over!||もうだめだ。||mou dameda|
|I didn’t like the atmosphere.||雰囲気がいやだった。||fun’iki ga iyadatta.|
|I do not want to be alone||一人はいやだ。||hitori wa iyada|