Japanese Street Slang
ISBN10: 0834802503 ISBN13: 9780834802506 Publisher: Random House Inc Published: Jun 1 1992 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Japanese Street Slang is the first and only exposé of the rough and ready, raw and down-dirty street language as it is used in Japan today. Here's how they really speak: The hustlers and high rollers, the teens and Tokyo yuppies, the gangsters and their ladies of the night. Witty mini-essays trace the fascinating origins of many expressions and the rollicking example sentences reveal just how and where they may be heard. WARNING: Many of the expressions featured in this book are extremely potent. Beware of using them inadvertently—mass panic might ensue.