Japanese Online Idioms (410)

1 名前: Anonymous 2004-11-26 05:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

I would like to know what some of the Japanese phrases mean that are mostly used online, on boards like 2ch, e.g.

There is DQN and (ry, for instance.

What do those mean? Are there other ones I need to know to understand an average online conversation?

Please enlighten me!

This thread refers to another thread, by the way:


13 名前: !WAHa.06x36 2004-11-29 12:09 ID:YuDZAaIg [Del]

In that sentence, yes, "funny" would be the right word. "Fun" and "funny" are tricky. "Funny" is what you laugh at, and "fun" is when you are enjoying yourself (like "tanoshii", I think). "Funny" can also mean "strange", though.

14 名前: Anonymous 2004-11-29 14:01 ID:Heaven [Del]


"Fun" can be used as an adjective!


Main Entry: 3fun
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): sometimes fun·ner sometimes fun·nest
1 : providing entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment <a fun party> <a fun person to be with>
2 : full of fun <a fun night> <have a fun time>

But it's also an intransitive verb AND a noun. So it can get confusing, and the safe way would be to use "funny".

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16 名前: 14 2004-11-29 14:09 ID:Heaven [Del]

Although, I might want to add, fun and funny have slightly different connotations. "Fun" refers more to entertainment, amusement, enjoyment, while "funny" refers more to something ridiculous, something risible, or something strange, i.e. something that is anormal (but in a rather positive sense, or at least noteworthy anormal because it somehow violates the common sense of (expected) seriousness).

I cannot explain better, I am not a native speaker myself. orz

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