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Submitted October 30th, 2002 by: Anonymous

Usage Examples

Pantsu meiteru zo
From the Song by MIyavi  


Language Word/Meaning
te iu ka : Used properly ‘te iu ka is a 100% correct Japanese phrase meaning, “In other words…”. For example you could say, “’te iu ka wakaretai”, meaning “In other words, you want to break up with me.” This phrase has become one of the top language peeves of people over 30 however, because of the way young people over-use it. Watch “The Coliseum” segment on Inazuma, and almost every sentence will start with this phrase, no matter whether other person has said anything or not. It’s about equivalent to the way North American teen-agers use “like” and “you know”.



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