Hey guys! Today I thought I’d make a video about some common
Japanese slang words used by young people in Japan. Now, obviously it’a not gonna make you sound
fluent or anyhting like that. But since they’re so commonly used, it can make you
sound lot more native if you can use them correctly. It’d be great though if I had someone
to help me explain them. JAN! Hey guys! Oh my goodness! It’s Jun come to visit me for the holidays!
It’s a Christmas miracle! Okay first word: Bimyou has a dictionary definition of “delicate” or “subtle” but these days it’s used more verbally and informally
to mean “not cool” or “not very good” There’s no direct translation, so it’s more of just a way to say that
there’s something negative about whatever it is you’re talking about. You can use bimyou for clothes, or speech, for example. Yada is a contracted form of “iyada.” “Iya” means that something is unpleasant or disagreeable.
“da” is the informal conjugation for “is.” You say “yada” when you don’t want to do something. it:s mostly used by children, so when adults say it it can sound a little childish. Like that last word, muri has several translations based on the context. The common usage we’re going for is “impossible.” But it can also imply that you’re trying really hard. For example, a common Japanese phrase is
“muri shinaide”which means, “Don’t overexert yourself.” When using it colloquially, oftentimes you’ll hear it said
several times in a row, like “muri muri muri!” which means that something is absolutely impossible. Yabai is another word that is primarily used by children, although these days you’ll hear it from young people as well. It has both positive and negative connotations,
and it can mean either “terrible” or “awesome”. Sometimes it can be correct to translate it as, “Oh My God!” You use yabai when something is really cool,
or you find yourself in a troublesome situation. Ii means good and ne is a particle you add at the end of a sentence
when you either want someone respond whatever you’re saying, or you’re making a rhetorical statement. Together, ii ne can have a lot of different meanings, like “That’s good, isn’t it,” or “I like it,” or “Sounds good”. On Japanese facebook, the like button is replaced by “ii ne.” Hey Jun, why don’t we eat out today? Oh, that sounds good. Where do you want to go? All you can eat pizza!! Why are you making that face? Pizza? No. No way. I’ll definitely have a stomachache. Pizza! No. Pizza! No. We’ll have pizza! I will have a stomachache… Pizza~ No~ Pizza~ No~ Pizza~ Fine! Let’s go eat pizza. Pizza!