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Reply Thu 28 Sep, 2006 10:15 am
Hello. I am doing research on Japanese slang and terms, and I'm interested in learning Japanese slang.

What is Japanese slang for:

tough female, besides Sukeban, yanki, otemba and
Ofukuro gyaru?

first-rater (striking or impressive perosn/thing) besides ichi-ban?

tough nut (to crack) besides nanbutsu?

Please respond. Very Happy
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 28 Sep, 2006 04:40 pm
Watch this space.

http://cultures-shocked.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=40435#40435
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TicoTiko
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 09:59 pm
Surprised I just wanted to mention that 'ichi-ban' and 'nanbutsu' are not slang words. (Nanbutsu actually is quite a difficult word).

How about 'Oni-Yome' Evil or Very Mad , for a tough female (only a married one, though)?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 18 Oct, 2006 08:46 pm
Hi, TIcoTiko, and everyone else.
What are Japanse slang terms for "tough guy" besides:
tufagaro, tsuee yatsu, senkou, tafunayatsu, tegawai yatsu, Gekitsuyoino, yabai-yatsu, tsuwamono, "kyo-sha" (strong one)?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 18 Oct, 2006 08:49 pm
Fig. and slang use of the term "dragon"
Are brave, hardy men called "dragons" in Japanese slang/fig. language like they are in Chinese?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 1 Nov, 2006 06:50 pm
Can I please have some help with translations
I'm interested in slang translations for the following
tough guy
tough female


I know a few terms off-hand, but I don't know if they are all slang though:

tough guy-tufagaru, tsuee yatsu, senkou, gekitsuyoino, tswuamono, yibai-yatsu

tough female: yanki, sukeban, 女親分-onna oyabun、 女番長-onnna bancho、 女ボス-onnna bosu、 ヘッド-heddo(=head)、 おばんギャル-oban gyaru、 つえー女-tsuee onna(=female toughie) onni-baba, Onna Chiimaa (女チーマー)Onnna Gyangu, "Ko-gyaru/Ko-gal", "Oyaji Gyaru" "Ofukuro Gyaru"

I was told: Huryo and waru could be used to meangood-natured rough/tough".

Does marubo, yaro, yankii, and gaki have negative connotions?
Is there a shorter way to say gekitsuyoino?
Are there any other slang synonyms for tough guys and "good-natured roughs/toughs"?
Can ryu-ou, koku-ryu ,ryu, ryuu, tatsz, tatsu, be used as nicknames?

Are there any slang terms for "tough female" that aren't negative or derogatory?
What is Japanese slang for a "good-natured female tough"?
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mezzie
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 08:31 am
I'll try to contribute here as much as I can...

I think your male list should read:

tafu-gai -> literal translation of "tough guy" into katakana (not used)
tsuyoi yatsu -> means "strong person", no real slang connotation
senkou -> slang for "teacher" in a negative way; used by unruly students behind their teacher's back
gekitsuyoi (hito) -> an adjective meaning "really strong", used with respect
tsuwamono -> a term of respect for a guy much tougher than you
yabai yatsu -> literally means "dangerous guy", not necessarily slang

female list:

yankii - can actually be used for males or females, meaning a young, rebellious person (you can say "yankii boi" or "yankii gyaru" too)
sukeban - a female "yankii"

onna oyabun
onna banchou
onna bosu
heddo
- these 4 are all used to refer to the head of a female gang

oban gyaru - means a girl who resembles or behaves like a middle-aged woman, not tough though

tsuee onna
oni-baba
onna chiimaa
- these 3 are as you imagine

onna gyangu - girl's gang

ko-gyaru - those typical Tokyo teen girls who could be cute, rebellious, many meanings here

oyaji gyaru
ofukuro gyaru
- similar to oban gyaru


other terms of interest:
otsubone - literally the woman at a company who has worked there longest, usually unmarried, knows everything and is tough
anego(hada) - literally "sister (skin)", referring to a woman who is older and experienced, and has been through everything so she's someone you can count on no matter what.

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"huryo" literally means "not good", but can be used in a variety of situations, including the ones you mentioned

marubo - also "mambo" - not really used, a term from gangster movies
yarou - "asshole"
yankii - see above
gaki - not necessarily negative, could just refer to a kid
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"gekitsyoi", as mentioned above, is just an intensified version of "tsuyoi", meaning strong. It combines 激 and 強い, kind of like 激辛い which you might have seen on hot sauce bottle labels...

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The nicknames you listed are all dragon-related, but I haven't heard "ryuu-ou" or "koku-ryuu" ever used. Not to say they couldn't be...


Hope that helps a bit!
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 08:47 am
Ha! Ichi ban are two of the few words I actually know in Japanese. My dad taught me that one when I was a child (maybe 8).
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 01:47 pm
Question for mezzie
Hello Mezzie-thank you responding and for help. Do you know any other slang terms that mean "Tough guy" other then the ones I posted?

I know "aniki" means big brother-a "leader"
and "anego" means sister-the female equivalent.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 10 Apr, 2007 04:05 pm
Are "furyou , chinpira , and kuchi ki" Japanese slangs for "punk", and do these terms or can these terms have a possitive connotation?
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