Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Those Words are Absurd

When you listen to a foreign language  words are first just sounds. When compared to your own language, some words just sound absurd.
Here are a few words in Japanese that sound so absurd I can't take them seriously when I hear them.

means married. Ben and I are fufu. Men already think getting married is emasculating  calling it fufu, is just adding insult to injury.

means it suits you, or it looks nice on you. Whenever people say this word they sound like they are trying to imitate a cat

Moshi Moshi
means Hello (esp. on the phone). It sounds like a sound a DJ would make with a record.

Waku Waku
means I'm excited. I like this word, because it sounds like the noise an excited penguin would make.

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