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INTRODUCTION
James: Slang Expressions for Describing Relationships, Part 2
James: Hi everyone, and welcome back to JapanesePod101.com. I'm James.
Risa: And I'm Risa!
James: This is Must-Know Japanese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 7. In this lesson, you'll learn slang expressions for describing relationships, part 2.
James: You will find slang terms for various types of friends.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
James: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Risa: タメ (tame)
Risa: ダチ (dachi)
Risa: ネッ友 (nettomo)
Risa: リア友 (riatomo)
James: Risa, what's our first expression?
Risa: タメ (tame)
James: literally meaning "same number shown on a pair of die." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "same age."
Risa: [SLOW] タメ [NORMAL] タメ
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: タメ
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to being the same age as someone.
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] 彼と弟はタメだ。 [SLOW] 彼と弟はタメだ。
James: "He and my younger brother are the same age."
Risa: [NORMAL] 彼と弟はタメだ。
James: Okay, what's the next expression?
Risa: ダチ (dachi)
James: literally meaning "friend." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "intimate friend, buddy."
Risa: [SLOW] ダチ [NORMAL] ダチ
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: ダチ
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to a close friend. It is an abbreviation for
Risa: 友だち (tomodachi),
James: meaning "friend."
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] 小林って、お前のダチなの? [SLOW] 小林って、お前のダチなの?
James: "Is Kobayashi your friend?"
Risa: [NORMAL] 小林って、お前のダチなの?
James: Okay, what's our next expression?
Risa: ネッ友 (nettomo)
James: literally meaning "internet friend." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "online friend."
Risa: [SLOW] ネッ友 [NORMAL] ネッ友
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: ネッ友
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to a friend on the internet. It is an abbreviation for
Risa: ネット友だち (netto tomodachi),
James: with the same meaning.
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] ネッ友と、ゲームの話で盛り上がった。 [SLOW] ネッ友と、ゲームの話で盛り上がった。
James: "I enjoyed chatting about games with my online friend."
Risa: [NORMAL] ネッ友と、ゲームの話で盛り上がった。
James: Okay, what's the last expression?
Risa: リア友 (riatomo)
James: literally meaning "real friend." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "friend in real life."
Risa: [SLOW] リア友 [NORMAL] リア友
James: Listeners, please repeat.
Risa: リア友
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to a friend in real life, used in contrast to
Risa: ネッ友 (nettomo).
James: It is an abbreviation for
Risa: リアル友だち (riaru tomodachi),
James: with the same meaning.
James: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Risa: [NORMAL] 彼はネッ友ばかりでリア友が少ない。 [SLOW] 彼はネッ友ばかりでリア友が少ない。
James: "He has many online friends, but few friends in his real life."
Risa: [NORMAL] 彼はネッ友ばかりでリア友が少ない。
QUIZ
James: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
James: He is your good friend, you could say he is an:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: ダチ
James: "intimate friend, buddy"
James: You are 25 years old, and your friend is also 25 years old, you two are:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: タメ
James: "the same age"
James: She is your friend, not on the internet, you could say she is a:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: リア友
James: "friend in real life"
James: He is your friend only on the internet, you can say he is an:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Risa: ネッ友
James: "online friend"

Outro

James: There you have it; you have mastered four Japanese Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at JapanesePod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Risa: またね!

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April 1st, 2019 at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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August 28th, 2020 at 07:27 AM
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Raichu さん


コメントありがとうございます!

Yes, that's correct!

Thank you for studying with us!


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Erica

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Raichu
August 11th, 2020 at 02:16 PM
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Unfortunately ... 私はネッ友もリア友も少ないです。😞 Is that a correct way to say I have few friends?

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August 7th, 2020 at 05:36 PM
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Sailaさん & sailaさん


Thank you so much for your comments😄

Please let us know if you have any questions :)


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saila
August 7th, 2020 at 01:06 PM
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Nettomo

Riatomo

Tame

Dachi

Saila
August 7th, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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Omiyage desu.

Arigato gozaimasu!

Do itashimashite.