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Old 2004-09-29, 11:38   Link #101
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What DOES it mean? (to anyone who knows Japanese).

Hias all, pretty fresh Narutofan here, got like 90 epsidoes handed to me by my brother some 2 months ago. That was a nice couple of days spent behind the TV..

Anyhow, one thing is slowly driving me insane. Naruto ends pretty much every other sentence with something like "sotobayo" or just plain "bayyo" or something.

No other character uses this expression, I have a Japanse girls in my university project group but she couldnt understand me at all and Torrent dont work on universitys computers so..

Ok, so what does it mean? If you at all understand what I am talking about?

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Old 2004-09-29, 12:39   Link #102
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Hias all, pretty fresh Narutofan here, got like 90 epsidoes handed to me by my brother some 2 months ago. That was a nice couple of days spent behind the TV..

Anyhow, one thing is slowly driving me insane. Naruto ends pretty much every other sentence with something like "sotobayo" or just plain "bayyo" or something.

No other character uses this expression, I have a Japanse girls in my university project group but she couldnt understand me at all and Torrent dont work on universitys computers so..

Ok, so what does it mean? If you at all understand what I am talking about?

Yours
Umbrood
Ack, why did this one get moved here? Couldnt have hurt to let it stay its own thread, now I will never know..

Doesnt even fit in here all that much..
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Old 2004-09-29, 16:43   Link #103
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DATTEBAYO!!!

I think it means something like "you know", like Raijin's (FFVIII) sentence ending.

Or it could be something like Higure's (Rockman EXE) "huh" (English) or "demasu" (Japanese).

It's just an individual thing though, just like the two I just mentioned.
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Old 2004-09-29, 17:40   Link #104
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DATTEBAYO!!!
its a dialect. there are many dialects in japan... we only learn the standard tokyo dialect in classrooms. another dialect you might notice is "kai" instead of "ka" at the end of a question. i've heard tsunade say that; dont remember any others but i'm sure its there.
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Old 2004-09-29, 20:56   Link #105
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It's not a regional thing. Kishimoto uses some creative speech for his characters. From Sakura's meaningless "Shan~naro!" to Konohamaru ending practically every sentence with "kore." Naruto's "da tteba yo" is like that. "Tteba" is a sentence ending for when you've already said something.

Here's an example:

You're following your friend who walks fast. You yell "Matte!" ('matte' means 'wait), but they don't stop. You yell "Matte tteba!" which would probably translate directly into "I'm telling you to wait!"

"Yo" is just an emphatic you hear all of the time.

"Da" is an informal way to say "desu." "Desu" has a complicated meaning, as it means that something is something.

In other words, Naruto is stating that he's saying something while he's saying it.
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Old 2004-09-29, 20:58   Link #106
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Old 2004-09-29, 21:13   Link #107
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Character names
Jutsu names
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Old 2004-09-30, 08:54   Link #108
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Watashi wa Yakushi desu.
Anata wa Veritas desu ka.

They don't use question marks, do they? Just "ka", right?
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Old 2004-10-06, 09:56   Link #109
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I have an answer for all you question about the meanings of all the naruto characters, i revised them over and over again!!! let me know if any of them are wrong?

Anko:Sweet Bean Paste
Choji:The 'Cho' card is a butterfly [ From card game simmilar to Poker ]
Gaara:"Death", but with his forehead tattoo it means "I love Death"
Gekkou:Moonlight
GamaBunta:Toad Boss
Haruno:Spring Field
Hatake:Field
Hinata:Sunny Place
Hokage:Fire Shadow
Hyuga:Sun
Irukaolphin
Kabuto:Helmet
Kakashi:Scarecrow
Kazekage:Wind Shadow
Korasu:Kills
Kurenai:Crimson Red
MakimonoNinja) Scroll
Mitarashi:Type of Japanese Candy
Morino Ibiki:"Snore of the Forest"
Orochimaru:Japanese Mythical Character
Sakura :Cherry Blossom
Sarutobi:Family name of one of the legendary Sanada 10 Hero Shinobis
Sasuke :Maiden name of one of the legendary Sanada 10 Hero Shinobis
Tsunami:Harbour Wave
Tsurugu:Sword
Uchiha:Fan
Umino:Sea/Ocean (of)
Uzumaki:Spirals
Yoroi:Body Armor
Yuuhi:Setting Sun
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Old 2004-10-06, 10:58   Link #110
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Itachi I believe means weasel.
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Old 2004-10-06, 11:08   Link #111
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Hmm... i really think you are stretching some of the words, like in umino, while umi means sea and no is a possesive particle, it doesnt work out, since Japanese names have a sense by itself

Quote:
Korasu:Kills
Its not Korosu, its Karasu, and the verb to kill is Korosu anyway

Quote:
Chouji:The 'Cho' card is a butterfly [ From card game simmilar to Poker ]
Also, ji is a suffix that transforms certain nouns into male names.

Overall I think it's a good list. (Not that my japanese vocabulary is that good, but it seems to be ok, except for the ~kage thing... i dont think the kage part translates directly as shadow)
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Old 2004-10-06, 11:35   Link #112
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whoa...the answer to everything.
Hey you forgot one...

Neji = screw

Considering Neji's attitude you can translate it like this:

Neji Hyuga = Screw (the) Hyuga
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Old 2004-10-06, 12:27   Link #113
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What does Temari's name mean?
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Old 2004-10-06, 12:32   Link #114
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What does Temari's name mean?
Temari means hot chick.
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Old 2004-10-06, 17:12   Link #115
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Now this also explains the Dolphin thing from another thread.

Shay is pretty pissed off right now.
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Old 2004-10-06, 18:05   Link #116
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I thought it was 42? No? =P
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Old 2004-10-06, 20:39   Link #117
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Temari means hot chick.
Okay, that cracked me up.

Temari are the decorative thread balls from Japanese culture.
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Old 2004-10-06, 20:54   Link #118
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well, Haruno and Umino could be seen as puns, like..

Haruno Sakura is "cherry blossoms of spring" and

Umino Iruka is "dolphin of the sea" you get it?

There are many puns in Naruto names.

Uzumaki means "whirlpool" for example..
Whirpools are common in the city of "Naruto"

Oh, and Neji does mean screw, but not in that sense..
The word "screw" can be related to his Taijutsu, Kaiten.
The movement of Kaiten looks like a screw.

"Shika" means "deer", and "maru" is a common ending for a boy's name.
"Nara" is a prefecture in Japan that is famous for tame, wild deer.
It's where I grew up, so I know it very well. I'm fond of Shikamaru~!

Itachi is a weasel. This animal was once believed to be somewhat magical in Japan.
There is a myth that if you see an Itachi, or hear its voice, something bad would happen to you.

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Old 2004-10-07, 02:49   Link #119
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Itachi is a weasel. This animal was once believed to be somewhat magical in Japan.
There is a myth that if you see an Itachi, or hear its voice, something bad would happen to you.
lol, funny that Itachi is one of the strongest char's in naruto at the same time
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Old 2004-10-07, 05:19   Link #120
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well, Haruno and Umino could be seen as puns, like..

Haruno Sakura is "cherry blossoms of spring" and

Umino Iruka is "dolphin of the sea" you get it?

There are many puns in Naruto names.

Uzumaki means "whirlpool" for example..
Whirpools are common in the city of "Naruto"

Oh, and Neji does mean screw, but not in that sense..
The word "screw" can be related to his Taijutsu, Kaiten.
The movement of Kaiten looks like a screw.

"Shika" means "deer", and "maru" is a common ending for a boy's name.
"Nara" is a prefecture in Japan that is famous for tame, wild deer.
It's where I grew up, so I know it very well. I'm fond of Shikamaru~!

Itachi is a weasel. This animal was once believed to be somewhat magical in Japan.
There is a myth that if you see an Itachi, or hear its voice, something bad would happen to you.
Yeah, and Kakashi's a field scarecrow.
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