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Gyaru - Chotto matte

by Jason Bigman

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

If you consume Japanese media or have ever been to Japan, you definitely seen them: the big blonde hair, the copious amounts of make-up, the blazé expression, the squatting. But gyaru, as the adherents of this social trend are called, are much more than lazy culture-fixated youth. Learn more about this unique aspect of modern Japanese culture and its wide-reaching influence in this episode.

ギャル (gyaru) - "gals", a Japanese sub-culture

安室奈美恵(あむろなみえ - amuro namie)- a famous Japanese pop artist 

渋谷(しぶや - shibuya)- a neighborhood in Tokyo

ギャル語 (ぎゃるご - gyaru go) - gyaru "language"

渋谷弁 (しぶやべん - shibuya ben) - Shibuya slang

KY - socially awkward

ハピバ - "happy birthday"


ー明けましておめでとうございます、今年もよろしくお願いします - "Happy New Year, I hope you have a good year this year as well."

マジで (maji de) - really?

パラパラ (para para) - a Japanese trance dance

コギャル (ko gyaru) - a more aesthetically extreme type of gyaru

ガングロ (ganguro) - the most aesthetically extreme type of gyaru


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