If you are into gyaru style, I am assuming that you have some experience with Japanese culture. This experience could be taking a Japanese language course, visiting Japan, having international friends from Japan, or simply from watching Japanese shows or anime.
Today we are going to learn some ギャル語 (gyarugo), meaning gyaru or gal lingo. There are lots of 流行語 (ryuukougo) trendy words that come and go, but here is a list of some that you may or may not have encountered. Below is a picture of Yumachi & Aina saying, “agepoyo” \(^o^)/
- ぽよ (poyo) – suffix that sounds cute (ex. 「ぽよぽよ」= poyopoyo)
- あげぽよ (agepoyo) – most popular slang word, means to be super excited, energetic (ex.「あっ！コメンットがある！あげぽよ〜！」= Ahh! I got a comment! Yayyy~!)
- さげぽよ (sagepoyo) – from さげ (sage), sad, disappointed
- しょげぽよ (shogepoyo) – opposite of agepoyo, bored, not excited
- らぶぽよ (rabupoyo) – from ラブ (rabu), feeling of love, in love
- やばぽよ (yabapoyo) – from やばい (yabai), bad, dangerous, risky fun
- ひまぽよ (himapoyo) – from 暇 (hima), nothing to do, free time
- かみってる (kamitteru) – god like (ex.「あのメイクアップはかみってる〜」= That makeup is god like~)
- とりま (torima) – anyway
- ぱちこく (pachikoku) – tell a lie
- ぱギャル (pagal) – not fully gyaru
- うけぴい (ukepii) – funny
- 烏龍茶 (oolong cha) – annoying, long hair, brown colored hair
- あとんす (atonsu) – thank you
Twitter Phrases *NAO*:
- つぶやく(tsubuyaku) – literally means to murmur, but on twitter it means to “tweet”
- なう(nao) – now (ex. 「ロスアンジェルスなう」= I’m in Los Angeles now)
- フォローする (forou suru) – to follow
- リツイートする (rituiito suru) – to retweet
- フォローがえし (forou gaeshi) – to follow someone in return or to follow back
Hope you enjoyed this little random lesson!! I got most of this information from my old high school friends who are Japanese and also from http://www.maggiesensei.com/.
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