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kuso

"oh crap", shit

Submitted May 2nd, 2003 by: Anonymous

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"Kuso" can, in fact, be used to talk about the thing (feces) itself, in addition to being used as an expletive. It's also used in compounds such as "hanakuso" (boogers; literally "nose-shit"), "kusomajime" (overly serious), and "hetakuso" (extremely unskilled or clumsy). Comment by: Nombiri    Rated:3/5
"Kuso" actually means "shit" in both its English senses. "kuso suru" means to "shit" (verb), and you can yell it out as an expletive. Comment by: Rick    Rated:2/5
Umm, actually it is the thing too!! Comment by: Oredazo    Rated:2/5
This is a great four-letter sub for ye olde Anglo-Saxon expletive; it has the force and brevity needed to properly carry one's frustration as well as the English equivalent. Comment by: Valvicus    Rated:5/5
No, it also literally means "shit." This is the kanji: 糞. Comment by: Mike    Rated:1/5
Actually, it doesn't have nearly the force of the English "shit." Little kids say it front of their teachers and parents all the time. It's not polite, but it's a very mild verbal transgression. And the compounds, like "nose shit," "ear shit," and any similar combo you can come up with, are perfectly acceptable--these are the only words for these things that even many adults know. Comment by: Peter   
It's more close to daying "DAMNIT!!" Comment by: Ryry    Rated:3/5
I think "crap" fits the bill. Comment by: J   
"chikuso" is damn it. Comment by: xamoshi   
"chikusho" = damn it Comment by: net   
i thought it was chikushou....=damn it not chikuso or chikusho ---> dont forget the u...-_- Comment by: hitokaji   
"kuso" is just "damn" Comment by: rin   
thank you. these are words i cant find in a regular jisho Comment by: alvin alarte   
this is a good website now i can swear at my teachers in 3 laungeges Comment by: hehehehe   
This is one my favorite words in action anime/manga. Sometimes I even say that to myself in real life. Comment by: Rinako Kusaki    Rated:4/5
kuso is short for chikusho. It can mean shit, f*ck (as in the 'f*ck i dropped something on my foot) or damn/dammit. Comment by: sakii   
If it is a mild expletive, it sounds like a better translation might be "crap." Not necessarily a polite word, but not as dirty as "shit." Comment by: mcw   

 
 

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