If you’re looking for Japanese that you’re not going to find in any textbook, then sex-slang is certainly at the top of your list. While books like Dirty Japanese might have something useful, I’ve mentioned before that books like that tend to have a bunch of terms that are old or outdated, but are left in simply to enhance the book to a reasonable size for publishing—the author has no real incentive to keep the book updated with current content while cutting outdated or stranger words. So if you missed out on AJATT’s Moe Sentence Pack (apparently full of dirty vocabulary), then I suspect this post (and the longer videos linked below) should be more than satisfactory for your “learning” needs.
After all, it’s either use this, or just open up one of the educational videos you recently downloaded in that that 12 gb folder you having laying around your computer. You know, the one titled “Puppies and Kitties (MOM, DO NOT OPEN),” I know it’s there somewhere.
So luckily, I came across a new language-learning website (new for me at least) called RhinoSpike. The premise is pretty simple—you have pieces of text in a language you’re learning, and you want the audio of a native speaker saying your text out loud. Alternatively, you have some audio in the language you’re learning, and you need a transcription of it. Both are possible to get at RhinoSpike (although audio recordings are much more popular) as long as you record or transcribe another user’s request in return.
The premise is interesting, and custom audio made out of text of your choosing—perfect for your shadowing practice (you have been shadowing daily, right??)—is quite neat. I would just warn potential users not to get too into using the site. An audio file of a lengthy text or transcription of a long video is enough to keep anyone at a high-intermediate level or below occupied for quite a while. And by “get too into,” I mean get obsessed with recording for other users without practicing on your own. I know, for example, I’ve wasted many an hour correcting the English of various users on Lang-8 without actually working on a post in Japanese myself!
That said, the point of this post today is to share an absolute gem I found in the transcriptions section of RhinoSpike. I present to you 下ネタなんでだろう (Literally: Dirty Joke, I wonder why? although I might consider translating in context as simply Why does this (shit) happen? — you’ll see when we get to the translation) , a song by みうらじゅん (Miura Jun), a manga artist who has also branched out into doing other things as well, such as songs.
The song here is one of the dirtiest and funniest things I’ve seen in Japanese (although like most Japanese comedy, puns still continue to make up a bulk of the humor), and thanks to the wonderful transcriptions by smokedoyster and tomoch of RhinoSpike, it’s now much easier to understand and translate into English!
Why does this shit happen?
Why do you say “no” when your pussy is so wet?
Why do girls at brothels get lonely when they lubricate themselves?
Why are the razors at Love Hotels such bad quality?
Why does your penis get itchy when you’re about to do it?
Why is there so much porn at the bottom of Shinto shrines?
When doing it from behind, why do you think of someone else?
Why do you get addicted to doing it in the g-spot?
Why does she only say “delicious” when giving you a blow job?
Why does it smell like piss when she’s blowing you?
Why does she let you go down on her even when she’s a virgin?
Why doesn’t she want to kiss you after you cum in her mouth?
When you can’t get hard why do you cum anyway?
When you get a boner in the middle of class, why does your desk get lifted up?
Why do girls stop removing their panties after they reach their thighs?
Why does she always say “It’s fine to leave” when you’re leaving?
Why do some people ask “was it good?” after sex?
Why do your lips get swollen after going down on a girl for too long?
Why is that whenever there’s a hole you want to fuck it?
Why is that when she says she’s on her period you suddenly realize what you’re doing?
Why do some guys say “I’m not looking” in order to watch a girl jack off? (probably wrong on this)
Why do some guys compare their penis size when they see a Pine Mushroom (a very penis-y looking mushroom)
Why does this happen? Why does this happen? Why does this dirty shit happen?
The rest of the transcription can be found on the RhinoSpike site, although I don’t think I’m up for translating much more of it at the moment. I admit that the translation thus far has been a bit of a learning experience for me, but doing this in a public library has made me somewhat nervous about continuing (especially when I need to rely on Google Images in order to figure out what some of the sex slang is actually referring to…).
At any rate, I’m certainly taking the AJAAT credo of “Any Japanese is Good Japanese” to its absolute limit by trying to understand this…song. The song sounds a lot funnier in Japanese than it does in English (although that could be the result of my clunky translations that are likely inaccurate or plain wrong), and for those who just can’t get enough, NicoNico video has two additional videos of the same material, clocking in at 14 minutes and 23 minutes respectively. Even the Japanese commenters on NicoNico video make plenty of comments while watching the full-length videos, including ones like “way too long” and “I can’t believe there is still 20 minutes left on this video.”
However, I think I’ll leave it to you to see if you can make it through an additional 30 some minutes of what you’ve just seen above.