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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #980 on: July 01, 2016, 02:49:01 PM »
기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

That's exactly what it means, though. It's not an inherently sexual term.

e: I'm not trying to be a bitch by saying this, just letting you know that you don't need to feel disturbed!

I know that's what it means, I studied Japanese for over 5 years. The way they were saying it though (especially coupled with 야메테) it was clear that was the reference. If the way it entered the Korean slang vocabulary was through something dirty, I'm gonna feel disturbed, especially when really young kids are saying it.

As a side note, the Korean usage does seem to be different than the Japanese usage. It seems to be more like "aww yiss" than "this feels nice"

Golly, sorry. \_(ツ)_/

I don't know how to point out that I do know some Japanese without sounding mad lol. I was just trying to say that I came to the conclusion hearing the usage of it, not because I'm some pervert assuming people only use that word in porn lmao

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #981 on: July 01, 2016, 02:50:56 PM »
なんでそいうことを期待するかな。やっぱりへんたい

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #982 on: July 01, 2016, 02:56:16 PM »
なんでそいうことを期待するかな。やっぱりへんたい

The answer is 3.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #983 on: July 01, 2016, 03:06:18 PM »
なんでそいうことを期待するかな。やっぱりへんたい

The answer is 3.

Took me a few times reading the first sentence before I understood, but I think I got it now lol

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #984 on: July 01, 2016, 03:23:27 PM »
なんでそいうことを期待するかな。やっぱりへんたい

The answer is 3.

Took me a few times reading the first sentence before I understood, but I think I got it now lol

I studied Japanese for a few months at 시사어학원 and I've always been meaning to go back to study more. I really wish I understood Japanese.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #985 on: July 01, 2016, 03:25:08 PM »
なんでそいうことを期待するかな。やっぱりへんたい

The answer is 3.

Took me a few times reading the first sentence before I understood, but I think I got it now lol

I studied Japanese for a few months at 시사어학원 and I've always been meaning to go back to study more. I really wish I understood Japanese.

I used to be conversational but it's been about 6 years since I studied it so now my abilities are basically "notice when the subbed anime I'm watching is translated funny" lol

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #986 on: July 01, 2016, 03:33:03 PM »
なんでそいうことを期待するかな。やっぱりへんたい

The answer is 3.

Took me a few times reading the first sentence before I understood, but I think I got it now lol

I studied Japanese for a few months at 시사어학원 and I've always been meaning to go back to study more. I really wish I understood Japanese.

I used to be conversational but it's been about 6 years since I studied it so now my abilities are basically "notice when the subbed anime I'm watching is translated funny" lol

I don't know any Japanese but I plugged it into Naver translate and got this:

왜 그런 것을 기대할까.역시 변태

Somehow, I don't think the answer is 3  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #987 on: July 01, 2016, 04:40:46 PM »
Moonbrie, are there textbooks you would recommend for studying Japanese? Just curious.

Genki I and II are the best.

I second Mr. Pink's opinion.  Genki 1 and 2 are the best.  We used them at my university and I learned a lot.  Now I too have forgotten all of my Japanese though.   :cry:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #988 on: July 01, 2016, 06:05:20 PM »
It's weird not seeing any nomadicmadda posts.

No, I don't have a crush on nomadicmadda!!  :huh:

Where'd she go?

It's fine. She's gorgeous. We understand.

She's really tall, AND she designs her own curriculum.  :-* *sigh*

nomadicmadda, I am just joking around and hope I didn't offend...

Hell.  I've been in hell.  Someone send help... :cry:



...before I burn this place to the ground :evil:

Also, I accept any and all suitors, regardless of gender :wink:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #989 on: July 01, 2016, 06:12:18 PM »
It's weird not seeing any nomadicmadda posts.

No, I don't have a crush on nomadicmadda!!  :huh:

Where'd she go?

It's fine. She's gorgeous. We understand.

She's really tall, AND she designs her own curriculum.  :-* *sigh*

nomadicmadda, I am just joking around and hope I didn't offend...

Hell.  I've been in hell.  Someone send help... :cry:



...before I burn this place to the ground :evil:

Also, I accept any and all suitors, regardless of gender :wink:

How about dinner tomorrow night?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #990 on: July 01, 2016, 06:17:49 PM »
It's weird not seeing any nomadicmadda posts.

No, I don't have a crush on nomadicmadda!!  :huh:

Where'd she go?

It's fine. She's gorgeous. We understand.

She's really tall, AND she designs her own curriculum.  :-* *sigh*

nomadicmadda, I am just joking around and hope I didn't offend...

Hell.  I've been in hell.  Someone send help... :cry:
...before I burn this place to the ground :evil:

Also, I accept any and all suitors, regardless of gender :wink:

How about dinner tomorrow night?

If it's within an hour of Boseong and you're treating, sure :P

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #991 on: July 02, 2016, 08:22:28 PM »
기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

That's exactly what it means, though. It's not an inherently sexual term.

e: I'm not trying to be a bitch by saying this, just letting you know that you don't need to feel disturbed!
No, it's definitely a sexual term. Boys hitting puberty love using it because it's difficult for authorities to call them out on it. Because if you admit knowledge of the meaning then it also implies that you watch Japanese porn. If a Korean man says it, then it implies that he's having sex with a Japanese women (a victory for Korea). If a Korean women says it, then it implies she's having sex with a Japanese man (a loss for Korea). There are few things that Korean boy students hate more than hearing a Korean girl saying it.

Elementary kids are probably ignorant of the sexual meaning though, they just pick it up from older siblings.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #992 on: July 02, 2016, 09:00:05 PM »
기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

That's exactly what it means, though. It's not an inherently sexual term.

e: I'm not trying to be a bitch by saying this, just letting you know that you don't need to feel disturbed!
No, it's definitely a sexual term. Boys hitting puberty love using it because it's difficult for authorities to call them out on it. Because if you admit knowledge of the meaning then it also implies that you watch Japanese porn. If a Korean man says it, then it implies that he's having sex with a Japanese women (a victory for Korea). If a Korean women says it, then it implies she's having sex with a Japanese man (a loss for Korea). There are few things that Korean boy students hate more than hearing a Korean girl saying it.

Elementary kids are probably ignorant of the sexual meaning though, they just pick it up from older siblings.

Kimochi means feeling, and it can be combined with other words in a variety of ways, such as kimochi warui which means, "How disgusting!" or 'bad feeling'.  Kimochi ii is the sexual phrase of "It feels good", and while that phrase is overwhelmingly used in that context nowadays, the base word of kimochi itself shouldn't be confused with the full  phrase kimochi ii even though they sound similar.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #993 on: July 02, 2016, 09:11:27 PM »
기모티 is everywhere as a slang term meaning nice/feels good/I'm generally pleased with something right now

That's exactly what it means, though. It's not an inherently sexual term.

e: I'm not trying to be a bitch by saying this, just letting you know that you don't need to feel disturbed!
No, it's definitely a sexual term. Boys hitting puberty love using it because it's difficult for authorities to call them out on it. Because if you admit knowledge of the meaning then it also implies that you watch Japanese porn. If a Korean man says it, then it implies that he's having sex with a Japanese women (a victory for Korea). If a Korean women says it, then it implies she's having sex with a Japanese man (a loss for Korea). There are few things that Korean boy students hate more than hearing a Korean girl saying it.

Elementary kids are probably ignorant of the sexual meaning though, they just pick it up from older siblings.

Kimochi means feeling, and it can be combined with other words in a variety of ways, such as kimochi warui which means, "How disgusting!" or 'bad feeling'.  Kimochi ii is the sexual phrase of "It feels good", and while that phrase is overwhelmingly used in that context nowadays, the base word of kimochi itself shouldn't be confused with the full  phrase kimochi ii even though they sound similar.

On a completely unrelated note, the French word for "seal" is "phoque".

Just thought I would share that, since it amused me when I was in middle school. 

(Still does.)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #994 on: July 04, 2016, 08:20:18 AM »
To use vacation time or to not use vacation time.... today through wednesday is finals at my school and on test days the teachers typically leave early, but I'll have to use my vacation time. Thus far I've been really staunchly avoiding using my vacation time on early leave, but considering that it'll be taken out of my winter vacation rather than my summer vacation and I probably won't have  much to do in the winter maybe it's worth it... I don't know.... what do you guys think?

(I know you don't lose a day of vacation until you've used 8 hours - I'm at 6 right now)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #995 on: July 04, 2016, 09:01:07 AM »
To use vacation time or to not use vacation time.... today through wednesday is finals at my school and on test days the teachers typically leave early, but I'll have to use my vacation time. Thus far I've been really staunchly avoiding using my vacation time on early leave, but considering that it'll be taken out of my winter vacation rather than my summer vacation and I probably won't have  much to do in the winter maybe it's worth it... I don't know.... what do you guys think?

(I know you don't lose a day of vacation until you've used 8 hours - I'm at 6 right now)

If you don't foresee having to take any more early leaves this year, just take an hour and a half, then. :P

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« Reply #996 on: July 04, 2016, 09:46:29 AM »
To use vacation time or to not use vacation time.... today through wednesday is finals at my school and on test days the teachers typically leave early, but I'll have to use my vacation time. Thus far I've been really staunchly avoiding using my vacation time on early leave, but considering that it'll be taken out of my winter vacation rather than my summer vacation and I probably won't have  much to do in the winter maybe it's worth it... I don't know.... what do you guys think?

(I know you don't lose a day of vacation until you've used 8 hours - I'm at 6 right now)

If you don't foresee having to take any more early leaves this year, just take an hour and a half, then. :P

I can't really "foresee" having to take early leaves haha. Also I don't really know what I'd do with my winter vacation anyways...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #997 on: July 04, 2016, 09:49:11 AM »
To use vacation time or to not use vacation time.... today through wednesday is finals at my school and on test days the teachers typically leave early, but I'll have to use my vacation time. Thus far I've been really staunchly avoiding using my vacation time on early leave, but considering that it'll be taken out of my winter vacation rather than my summer vacation and I probably won't have  much to do in the winter maybe it's worth it... I don't know.... what do you guys think?

(I know you don't lose a day of vacation until you've used 8 hours - I'm at 6 right now)

If you don't foresee having to take any more early leaves this year, just take an hour and a half, then. :P

I can't really "foresee" having to take early leaves haha. Also I don't really know what I'd do with my winter vacation anyways...

I personally wouldn't, as frustrating as it can be to stay when you really shouldn't need to.

Because last minute stuff always seems to come up on me, and at least you'd have that flexibility with more vacation days.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #998 on: July 04, 2016, 10:41:02 AM »
To use vacation time or to not use vacation time.... today through wednesday is finals at my school and on test days the teachers typically leave early, but I'll have to use my vacation time. Thus far I've been really staunchly avoiding using my vacation time on early leave, but considering that it'll be taken out of my winter vacation rather than my summer vacation and I probably won't have  much to do in the winter maybe it's worth it... I don't know.... what do you guys think?

(I know you don't lose a day of vacation until you've used 8 hours - I'm at 6 right now)

If you don't foresee having to take any more early leaves this year, just take an hour and a half, then. :P

I can't really "foresee" having to take early leaves haha. Also I don't really know what I'd do with my winter vacation anyways...

I personally wouldn't, as frustrating as it can be to stay when you really shouldn't need to.

Because last minute stuff always seems to come up on me, and at least you'd have that flexibility with more vacation days.


I decided to take early leave today of 2 hours - I mean, it's July 4th! (I'm American)
This leaves me just half an hour short of having used up a full vacation day so I'll have to make the difficult decision all over again tomorrow lol

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« Reply #999 on: July 04, 2016, 11:03:25 AM »
To use vacation time or to not use vacation time.... today through wednesday is finals at my school and on test days the teachers typically leave early, but I'll have to use my vacation time. Thus far I've been really staunchly avoiding using my vacation time on early leave, but considering that it'll be taken out of my winter vacation rather than my summer vacation and I probably won't have  much to do in the winter maybe it's worth it... I don't know.... what do you guys think?

(I know you don't lose a day of vacation until you've used 8 hours - I'm at 6 right now)

If you don't foresee having to take any more early leaves this year, just take an hour and a half, then. :P

I can't really "foresee" having to take early leaves haha. Also I don't really know what I'd do with my winter vacation anyways...

I personally wouldn't, as frustrating as it can be to stay when you really shouldn't need to.

Because last minute stuff always seems to come up on me, and at least you'd have that flexibility with more vacation days.


I decided to take early leave today of 2 hours - I mean, it's July 4th! (I'm American)
This leaves me just half an hour short of having used up a full vacation day so I'll have to make the difficult decision all over again tomorrow lol

When shit like this goes down, I open up the contract and point to the "principal may allow special leave etc" part and then if they refuse the offer of offering me to go home early free of charge then I make sure that I stay the full day and do absolutely nothing in plain sight for the next few days.