Japanese Slang Words

  Japanese Slang


Casual Patterns and Slang - The section of slang and casual language in Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide.
Coolslang: Japanese Slang with English Translation - User-generated slang dictionary in many languages.
Introduction to Yakuza Japanese - This webpage is designed as a primer to gangster Japanese, as used in movies, focusing on the Kansai (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto) and Tokyo varieties. Kansai dialect is important to organized crime, as the nation’s largest syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi is headquartered in Kobe. For those students unfamiliar with Kansai-ben, the accessible and authoritative Kinki Japanese is the best way to get up to speed. These pages assume the ability to read hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji.
Japanese slang - Short indexed glossary of Japanese slang.
The Japanese Slang Jiko - Indexed glossary of Japanese slang.
J-Slang: Japanese Onomatopoeia - "Japanese must be one of the richest languages in onomatopoeia, words imitating sounds; "giongo" or "giseigo" in Japanese. A great many of these consist of two syllables, once repeated, and sound a bit like baby language."
Language Realm: Japanese Dictionary of Proverbs (Kotowaza) - Listing of colloquial Japanese proverbs and phrase.
Language Realm: Japanese Slang Dictionary - This dictionary is a comprehensive and in-depth look at all the slang, vulgarisms, curses, and insults, plus idioms and expressions and a lot more, available in Japanese. Every effort has been made to keep it current and relevant, though of course older slang also remains in here for those who enjoy films, television, and books from years past. You can search the slang dictionary using Kanji or Kana. If your search fails, try a broader term or unabbreviated form what you are looking for.