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

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Buy the Numbers

Aさん:「What are you doing, neighbor?」
Zさん:"Well, the address numbers on my mailbox are fading, so I am putting on new ones. I have a '3' and a '5', but I am going to have to buy a '7'."
Aさん:「Where can you buy such a thing?」

Friday, May 20, 2016

In the No

Aさん:「。。。So what do you think of my idea?」
Aさん:「。。。and, No means Yes?」
Aさん:「No means Maybe?」

Zさん:"No means 'Apostrophe S'."


Friday, May 13, 2016

Iron Chef

アナウンサー:「... and here we are for the championship of the Iron Chef tournament.  Let's meet our two contestants: カッコイさん and 怒りさん。」
カッコイ:「May the best chef win.」
アナウンサー:「All that is left is to reveal the secret ingredient... and that is... Soy Sauce!」
怒り:「Ha! I'll show you 醤油 優勝!」
カッコイ:「Dude... nice!」

Friday, May 6, 2016

Star Trek Noodles

Aさん:「Hey,  Zさん, can you help me move?」

Zさん:"Oh, gee, I'd like to, but I'm busy.  You see, um, I met Brent Spiner the other day. You know, Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation.  And he invited me to go to an exclusive ramen restaurant, that serves the best ramen in the world, and the only reservation we could get was for today, so..."
Aさん:「Data? Ramen? でたらめをいう。。。」
Zさん:"...Ok... I'll help you move."