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

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Friday, October 26, 2018

ゴミ箱

Aさん:「Ugh! The trash can is overflowing! Someone needs to take it out!」
Cさん:「Not me.」
Zさん:”Me neither!”
Aさん:「じゃ、くじを引きましょう。」
Zさん:”9 o’clock? We gotta handle this now!”
Aさん:「。。。」
Cさん:「。。。」

Friday, October 19, 2018

運転席

Zさん:"Here's my car, over here."
Cさん:「キャムリーですか?」
Zさん:"Yup, what do you drive?"
Cさん:「ビーエム。」
Zさん:"<snicker> So is your auto mechanic Mr. Unkoski?"
Aさん:「。。。Seriously? Low brow? I thought we were better than that.」
Zさん:"Apparently not"

Friday, October 12, 2018

インド料理

Zさん:"This restaurant is great, I love Indian food."
Aさん:「Yeah! I do too.」
Zさん:"So... heh heh。。。これはナンですか?"
Aさん:「違う。イツです。」
Zさん:"ハッ。"

Friday, October 5, 2018

One Does Not Say That

Cさん:「お手洗いはどちらですか?」
Zさん:"そちらである。」
Cさん:「おーーー。You should not say "である"」
Zさん:"So it's a dirty word, huh? Ok, but just between us, what does it mean?"
Cさん:「... um ... "be" ... 」