Japanese Street Slang

Japanese Street Slang

by Peter Constantine
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Japanese Street Slang by Peter Constantine

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590308486
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 633,816
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Constantine is the author of Japan’s Sex Trade and Japanese Slang Uncensored.  He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann and the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov. He has also translated works by Isaac Babel, Machiavelli, Gogol, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky.

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Japanese Street Slang 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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this book is a GREAT book for giving u slang and terms, no other book will give. gives a thorough history of words, and gives great laughs aswell, hardcore in content, but a great translation nonetheless in the end