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Kechon Kechon

  • Today I will talk about the Japanese phrase “kechon kechon.”


    “Kechon kechon” means to harm or punish someone thoroughly.

    It is said that this word comes from a dialect of Wakayama prefecture “kechoni,” meaning “very” or “extremely.”

    There are several etymologies of “kechoni” — it comes from “kechi,” meaning “stingy,” comes from a word of the Genji Monogatari in Heian period, and so on, but the correct derivation has not been cleared yet.

    Also, when the dialect “kechoni” spread all over Japan, it came to changed “kechon kechon.”

    “Kechon kechon” is a little violent expression, but I thinkt the sound is cute.

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