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Japanese Street Slang 2nd Edition

Peter Constantine



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02 August 2011
A fascinating expose of the rough-and-ready language spoken on Japanese streets. Includes witty mini-essays that trace the origins of many expressions. From ai ( love ) to zukkyu! ( heart attack! ) Japanese Street Slang details the roughest and rawest street language as it's used in Japan today. Here's how the Japanese really speak: the hustlers and high-rollers, the anime otaku teens and Tokyo yuppies, the gangsters and their ladies of the night. This is the guide to the kinkiest sex talk, drug slang, criminal lingo, popular text-messaging abbreviations, and more. More than just a guide to gritty and gross-out gab, this book includes witty mini-essays that trace the fascinating origins of many expressions and rollicking example sentences that reveal just how and where they may be heard.
Imprint:   Weatherhill
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   278g
ISBN:   9781590308486
ISBN 10:   1590308484
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Japanese Street Slang 2nd Edition

Kakkoii (Cool) is a good word to describe this book. Constantine's painstaking research has produced a collection of words and phrases in the Japanese language used by everyone from teenagers to criminals to members of mainstream Japanese society when choosing to not be quite so stereotypically polite. Part academic treatise, part introduction to the colloquial side of the Japanese language, Japanese Street Slang offers something for linguists and Japanophiles alike. --Elephant Journal

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