27 May 2009

10 handy phrases for your next trip to Japan

This is a list of ten useful phrases in Japanese for your next visit to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Number 3 is the clear winner:

"3. “Ara! Onara suru tsu-mori datta keh-do, un-chi ga de-chatta.”
The literal translation of this useful phrase is “Oops! I meant to fart but poop came out”.
Saying this useful phrase never gets old, especially in public places, especially on a first date and most especially if it’s clearly one of only 10 Japanese phrases that you’ve memorized.
When in Southeast Asia, I especially enjoy muttering in Japanese about crapping my pants while walking past Japanese tourists. The reactions are priceless."

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