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Japanese Street Slang

Japanese Street Slang is the first and only expose of the rough and ready, raw and down-dirty street language as it is used in Japan today. Here's how they really speak: he hustlers and high rollers, the teens and Tokyo yuppies, the gangsters and their ladies of the night. Witty mini-essays trace the fascinating origins of many expressions and the rollicking example sentences reveal just how and where they may be heard.

WARNING: Many of the expressions featured in this book are extremely potent. Beware of using them inadvertently - mass panic might ensue.

The Japanese language portions of this book are written in the English character script romanji, which is used by English-speaking students who have not yet mastered Japanese characters.

Written by Peter Constantine.

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