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Japanese Wordplay

日本語の語呂合わせ
15 Words • 8 Comments
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coconut
ココナッツ (n)ココナッツ
coconut
ココナッツ (n)ココナッツ
coconut
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Let's go now!
早く行こう! 早く行こう!
Let's go now!
早く行こう! 早く行こう!
Let's go now!
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Thank you!
サンキュー! サンキュー!
Thank you!
サンキュー! サンキュー!
Thank you!
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no cavities
虫歯ゼロ 虫歯ゼロ
no cavities
虫歯ゼロ 虫歯ゼロ
no cavities
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It's far.
遠いな。 遠いな。
It's far.
遠いな。 遠いな。
It's far.
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the king of beasts
百獣の王 百獣の王
the king of beasts
百獣の王 百獣の王
the king of beasts
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Don't touch it!
触るな! 触るな!
Don't touch it!
触るな! 触るな!
Don't touch it!
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This one, please.
これ下さい。 これ下さい。
This one, please.
これ下さい。 これ下さい。
This one, please.
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Natto Day
納豆の日 納豆の日
Natto Day
納豆の日 納豆の日
Natto Day
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Banana Day
バナナの日 (n)バナナの日
Banana Day
バナナの日 (n)バナナの日
Banana Day
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Vegetable Day
野菜の日 (n)野菜の日
Vegetable Day
野菜の日 (n)野菜の日
Vegetable Day
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Shoe Day
靴の日 (n)靴の日
Shoe Day
靴の日 (n)靴の日
Shoe Day
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Tofu Day
豆腐の日 (n)豆腐の日
Tofu Day
豆腐の日 (n)豆腐の日
Tofu Day
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Good Married Couple Day
良い夫婦の日 (n)良い夫婦の日
Good Married Couple Day
良い夫婦の日 (n)良い夫婦の日
Good Married Couple Day
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Good Older Brother Day
良い兄さんの日 (n)良い兄さんの日
Good Older Brother Day
良い兄さんの日 (n)良い兄さんの日
Good Older Brother Day
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Friday at 2:50 pm

Hey listeners! Can you come up with any words or phrases using Gorawase?

avatar モノノフしょうがない Tuesday at 7:49 am

由紀先生、

説明してくれてありがとうございます。
ごろあわせの普通の書き方は何ですか?漢字を使いますか?
私はグーグルの自動補完の機能が「語呂合わせ」を入力してくれることに気付きました。

( Thank you for the explanation, Yuki Sensei.
How is goroawase usually written? Do we normally use kanji or just kana?
I’ve noticed that Google’s auto-complete feature enters 語呂合わせ for me. )

avatar JapanesePod101.com Friday at 8:59 pm

モノノフしょうがない san

すみません。
The word in the first post from us is wrong.
It must be ごろあわせ 語呂あわせ  which means ‘game of rhyming’ and ‘a game of making puns’.
I am really sorry we made you confused.

Yuki 由紀
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avatar モノノフしょうがない Monday at 1:25 pm

皆さん、こんばんは。楽しいですよ。「ごらわせ」と呼ばれていますか?私の辞書には載っていません。新しい言葉ですか?一ヶ月前、数字につけた可笑しい振り仮名を気付いた時に、分かりました。

( Good evening everyone. This is fun. So it is called gorawase? It’s not in my dictionary. Is it a new word? I got wise to this trick a month ago when I noticed some strange furigana over some numbers. )

avatar JapanesePod101.com Thursday at 6:15 pm

Hi Jonathon Eng!

4649 is a great one! Maybe my favorite one is 39, because it is very short :innocent:

Engla
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Thursday at 6:14 pm

Hello Sharif Sircar!

Thank you for your comment, and I am glad to hear that! :smile:

Have a great day!
Engla
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avatar Jonathon Eng Sunday at 12:12 am

I didn’t know there was a name for these types of phrases, but glad to know now. My favorite one prior to reading this is よろしく 4649

avatar Sharif Sircar Saturday at 11:33 pm

Even though i just read up these phrases and words now and then from
these emails,my pronunciation has got a lot better than before :smile: