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Tamahyun (タマヒュン – Stomach Drop)

  • Tamahyun


    When playing “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” I frequently encounter a phenomenon called tamahyun (タマヒュン).
    私は「ゼルダの伝説 ティアーズ オブ ザ キングダム」をプレイしているとき、頻繁に「タマヒュン」と呼ばれる現象に見舞われます。

    Since tama (タマ) is a slang term for “balls/testicles,” and hyun (ヒュン) is an onomatopoeic word representing that something shrinks, the literal meaning of tamahyun is “one’s balls shrink.”
    「タマ」は「睾丸」の俗称、「ヒュン」は何かが縮むさまを表す擬態語であるため、「タマヒュン」の文字どおりの意味は “” となります。

    Have you ever felt a sensation like your stomach shrinking when watching a video of someone working at great heights or falling from a high place in a game?

    The sensation is known colloquially as tamahyun.

    It is unclear whether the testicles actually shrink or not, but at least for men, we feel as if they are.

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