This blog is one gaijin's attempt to learn Japanese through mnemonics, puns, and general linguistic absurdity.

Looking for Fractalsmith Games? Sorry, but Ed Siewert, the creative force behind Fractalsmith, has decided to focus his efforts on making cheesy Japanese puns instead of cheesy computer games.

Friday, December 25, 2015

The question

A子さん:「B子、元気?」
B子さん:「元気です。」
A子さん:「あのね、彼氏は求婚しました!」
B子さん:「本当?こんやく?おめでとう!」

(Zくん:"Mmm... こんにゃく...")

Friday, December 18, 2015

スペイン語

Zさん:"Hey man, thank you for letting me stay at your place while I am visiting California."
Aさん:"Not at all.  Mi casa es su casa."
Zさん:"... that's great, but I don't really need an umbrella."

Friday, December 11, 2015

JLPT

(   )に入れるのに最もよいものをえらびなさい。

1。彼女を(   )する。

1. キッス    2.くそ


2。(   )に住んでいる。

1. うんち    2.うち

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Zくん:”Dude, is it just me or has the JLPT taken a rather dark turn this year?"


Friday, December 4, 2015

In Charge

Aくん:「すみません。新しい学生んですが、担当の先生は。。。?」
Zくん:"... um ... The Lone Ranger?"