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Posted: September 6th, 2008 6:24 am
by TetsuyaNomura
I was just reading about gyaku-gire, and I think it would be neat to have a lesson based on it!

Posted: September 6th, 2008 8:25 am
by Liz21
What is it?

Posted: September 6th, 2008 8:43 am
by TetsuyaNomura
It can be kind of translated to "losing it" and it's when someone who should apoligize, gets really mad instead. And is quite often used to describe the (as many Japanese see it) increasingly self-centered younger generation.

Posted: September 7th, 2008 12:55 am
by hatch_jp
Gyakugire means a behavior that the person gets angy without reasonable excuse when he is being scolded or blamed for his obvious mistake.

When I was blaming him for not keeping him promiss, he got angry (without resonable excuse).