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Uzai (うざい – Annoying)

  • In order to travel to Japan or enjoy Japanese contents, I think that you need to learn not only textbook terms but also several slang terms that are used by young people.


    This is the reason why I sometimes introduce slang terms here.

    If you use slang terms in a conversation, maybe you can give an impression that you are good at the language.

    However, I recommend that you don’t use negative slang terms very much, though you should understand the meaning.

    For example, there is an expression, “uzai,” which means “annoying” or “depressing.”

    Uzai is short for “uzattai,” and uzattai comes from the onomatopoeia, “uzauza” or “ujauja,” which represents that similar things are gathered or someone says something stupid repeatedly.

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