January 13, 2014

What were the most popular new words in Japan in 2013?

Picture: New Years day cuisine in Japan

"..four phrases have been selected as the buzzwords of 2013 in Japan...One was “Jejeje,” an interjection of strong surprise.......Another was “O-mo-te-na-shi,” a Japanese word meaning “hospitality,” pronounced in a slow drawl.....“Bai-gaeshi” (Payback twice as hard).....revenge on bad characters...and “Imadesho!” (Now or never)"

Source: 4 phrases selected as top 2013 buzzwords
December 4th 2013
The Daily Yomiuri

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