In the society of Japan and its culture, being polite and respectful is very crucial. So when people use crude or rude words in Japan, especially verbally, it causes a lot of people to raise their eyebrows. 

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Rude Words to Avoid Using in Japan

Compared to the young English speakers, some may often curse in the street or the public, which is the norm. However, in Japan using vulgar words is considered to be extremely impolite

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To prevent such issues, this article will discuss some words that are vulgar and to avoid at all costs from speaking in public or even using it. The last thing you want to be treated as is a foreigner and the Japanese people are telling you to leave their country. As a warning, some of the language used in this article could be foul and disturbing, so be aware of that. 

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Japanese rude word : Namen ja ne, konoyaro!

 As stated earlier English speakers today, may use words such as “dickhead” and “prick” without hesitation. These words refer to parts of the male anatomy. However, it is crucial to remember that such vulgar and rude words that are used as insults can take on a different meaning from human body parts. “Namen ja ne, konoyaro!” in Japanese, translates literally to English as “Don’t think you can make a fool out of me, you person!” Furthermore, one should be well-advised and warned to stay away from the person saying this.

The actual meaning is of this Japanese phrase is “Watch it, you prick!”. So if you hear that, it’s best to leave. If you say it yourself, you are trying to start a fight, so please don’t use it. 

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Japanese rude word : satsu

 The language used by the criminals and the soldiers of Japan has an interesting use of the Japanese language with interesting expressions. Cutting off the first syllable of a word is one of the ways to transform a word into a slang term. For example, “satsu”, from “keisatsu”, is a rough word to describe the police. For example, a yakuza boss leaving the prison is referred to as “mushogaeri”, where “musho” is the shortened form of “keimusho” (prison) and “gaeri” is from “kaeri” (homecoming).

Japanese soldiers cursed a lot during the Second World War. They used the rough second-person personal pronoun “kisama” when barking orders. When in Japanese someone says “Oi kisama!”, it is closely translated to “Hey, you assholes!”. If you want to get someone’s attention, its best to avoid using this phrase to avoid any confrontation or raised eyebrows from the Japanese people.

Japanese rude word : Abazure

Even in the Japanese language, it has offensive words reserved for specific genders for male and or female. In the English language, b*tch and slut are sometimes used casually in conversation or used to offend someone. However, in Japan, If “abazure” (b*tch) is used, it is highly offensive and some ladies may give you a good slap in the face for using it.

Abazure” originally came from the Japanese word, “abaremono”, which translated means someone who acts crazy. Such words were used for both men and women during the Edo Period, but as of now in the modern era, it is specifically targeted at women only.

Japanese rude word : yarichin

In the case of Japanese men-only insults, using “do’inpo” (impotent) can be used if you want to anger someone. Also, one can use “yarichin”. “Chin” comes from the word “chinko”, which is the Japanese slang words for penis. 

Japanese rude word : Ketsumedo yarou

The phrase, “Ketsumedo yarou” is offensive even more. In Japanese, the definition of this word is straightforward. It combines the words of “ketsu (ass)”, “medo (hole)” and “yarou (jerk/bastard)”. One can guess and guarantee that this word will instigate a fight to occur. However, this word is also more commonly used in anime rather than the people of Japan using and saying it. Some Japanese people perhaps may be more confused by the word usage, since not many people do not use it that often.

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So the questions here is, “Who will use these words in the first place?” In Japan, the usage of such rude and vulgar words in the Japanese language for speaking and or writing, the persons social standing is judged from that.

So if one uses such rude words in public, or caught using it, people may judge the person as a delinquent or a dangerous person to stay away from. If one wants to avoid being judged in Japan for using such vulgar words, then its best to speak normally and try to learn the correct words of the Japanese language.

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