expressions

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most hilarious Japanese euphemisms 【Weird Top Five】

“Tee hee! Your window to society is open.”

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Japanese netizens discuss the ulterior meaning of “kawaisou” (how sad/pitiable)

Be careful when breaking out this one; sometimes the person you’re pitying doesn’t want your pity.

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Say sayonara to “sayonara” – 70% of Japanese people don’t use this word for goodbye anymore

But if the word for “goodbye” is dying, how do we say goodbye to it?

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10 Japanese expressions that sound delightfully strange and funny when translated

A little while ago, we introduced you to the Japanese expression “hana yori dango” (dumplings over flowers), using a picture of one of our capybara friends at the Ueno Zoo as a living example of the phrase. Well, that article got us thinking about Japanese idioms/expressions that may sound strange or funny in a different language when translated literally, and we thought it might be interesting to share a few of them with you. Here are some common phrases that we use in the Japanese language as a matter of course, but could make you laugh if you visualize their literal meaning in your mind. And yes, some of them involve cats!

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