Mailing List Archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Lingo] you have got to be kidding

On 26/06/07, Keith Bawden <> wrote:

I would have thought that maji de was more akin to "Really?"...

Which is pretty similar...

I agree; 「マジで」 does not quite pack the sarcastic punch of "you have *got* to be kidding".

But 「マジで」 and its close cousin 「本当?」/「本当っすか?」 are quite useful. Just
don't overdo them, or you'll sound like a magical girl from anime (or
a American male anime otaku, who seem to think anything a character in
anime says is "normal" Japanese, even if the context was something
ridiculous like a extra-dimensional tentacle beast... uh, nevermind).


Home | Main Index | Thread Index

Home Page Mailing List Linux and Japan TLUG Members Links