This is a user–friendly and concise Japanese phrase book and guide to Japanese slang and Japanese curses.
The Japanese are extraordinarily polite and soft-spoken people who are always indirect and evasive in their dealings with each other. Right? Well, not really. They can be just as explicit, vicious, vile and downright vulgar as anyone else when they want to be. This little gem of a book teaches you hundreds and hundreds of Japanese language taunts, threats, curses and expletives that you'll never find in any dictionary-showing you how the Japanese really talk to one another when they are angry or emotional. Fun and entertaining, it will help you to read Japanese, write Japanese, and speak Japanese. It leaves no taboo untouched and sets the record completely straight. Learn how to call somebody a lecher, a deadbeat, a tub of lard, (and much worse than we can show here)–and arm yourself with phrases such as "Drop dead" or "what sewer did you crawl out of jackass? Fun and instructive, it is the perfect antidote for those boring language classes you have been taking, and your Japanese friends will die when they hear you trying out new expressions like tonji
(pig–child) and dauma–geisha
(fat–bottomed geisha). Highlights of this Japanese phrasebook include:
- Hundreds of colorful phrases organized by topic and use.
- Explanations of context and culture.
- All phrases shown in written Japanese script (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) and Romanized script (romanji).
- compact travel size.
Intended for students of all levels and anyone interested in how Japanese is really spoken, this book is absolutely indispensable for foreigners who live in Japan and want to know what is being said when someone insults you in Japanese!
ジャック・スワード(1924-2010)<BR>アメリカ・テキサス州出身。太平洋戦争終結後、連合国軍情報部にて活躍。25年程日本に滞在した後、故郷にあるテキサス大学にて教鞭をとる。1986年に瑞宝章受賞。2010年没。 <P>Jack Seward(1924-2010)<BR>Born in Houston grew up in Dallas.Seward served under MacArthur during the Occupation and thereafter in the CIA as part of its Asian operations.Seward subsequently moved into the private sector, where he worked in Tokyo and overseas for several U.S. and Japanese companies. Over the 25 years that he lived in Japan, he built a reputation as a linguist and leading expert on the nation. Seward returned to Texas and taught courses on Japanese culture and language at the University of Texas at Dallas. He lectured frequently throughout the U.S. and Japan.In 1986, Emperor Hirohito, known posthumously as Emperor Showa, awarded him the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his widely recognized contributions to mutual understanding and strengthening of U.S.-Japanese relations.