Jun. 11th, 2010

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My Twitter has recently been a good learning source for me. Since most of the people I stalk follow do not speak English, I am forced to find out ways to reply to them in less idiotic Japanese. The Japanese producers and utaite are really polite and nice even if you tell them that you don't speak the language well. The usual Japanese twitter users, though, are more difficult to converse with since they are very tl;dr and they reply to ~everything~ you reply to them until you give up, hence why I like talking to them more XD;. I don't think I have practiced Japanese this much in the past months and they said the best way to practice is to hold conversations in the language. I think I've learned about particles more in these recent months than those times I've read through books XD;.

That said, here are some shortened terms and stuff I picked up in Twitter. Some of these have been used in chatrooms and 2ch for ages, but this is the first time I've actually used them (and understood...mostly). There is only a few right now, since I forgot some but I'll add to it. And no, there won't be any of Nem's "Nem_P enis" and other x-rated stuff pffffft.

むくり - mukuri (var., mkr, むくっ)
- means: awake, sit up
- origin: I think I've seen this term before as a sfx note in manga?
- answer: you should answer with a 'good morning'.

帰宅 - kitaku (var., きたく, ktk)
- means: coming home, has come home, can be used as replacement for 'tadaima'
- origin: it's a legit term although I don't usually see it used outside twitter
- answer: "okaeri nasai" or "welcome home"

oha, oyasu, oka
- means: good morning, good night and welcome home, respectively
- origin: short forms of "ohayou", "oyasumi" and "okaeri nasai"
- how it is used: this is usually to shorten the message when you send thanks to people who bid you good morning/night or welcome home.
(example: おやすありがとう! - Oyasu arigatou! - Thanks for the 'good night'!)

あり - ari (var., ありです/でした - aridesu/deshita)
- means: thank you
- origin: short for "arigatou"
- how it is used: usually it is used to thank people who greet you and mostly in combination with the previous words.
(example: おかありです! - Oka ari desu! - Thanks for the 'okaeri'!)
- answer: none, since it's a reply to a greeting already.

リプ - rip
- means: reply
- origin: short form of リプライ (reply)
- how it is used: usually in combination with the previous two and to thank people who replied to your greetings.
(example: おはリプありでした! - Oha rip ari deshita! - Thank you for the morning greetings!)
- answer: none, since it's a reply to a greeting already.

あざあす - Azaasu
- means: thank you very much
- origin: short form of Arigatou goZAimASU.
- how it is used: standalone, used in replacement of "arigatou gozaimasu" or used in combination with the previous terms.
(example: おはリプあざあす! - Oha rip azaasu! - Thank you very much for the good morning replies!)
- answer: none or "you're welcome" if you are overly talkative xD.




Ah that's all for now. I think I have a couple more, but work suddenly sat on me :(.

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