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Old 2009-08-13, 00:08   Link #3070
calorie
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Join Date: Jun 2009
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There was something I wanted to ask for a while but I kept forgetting to do so. Why do characters in anime sometimes use english words in the midst of their conversations in japanese? And the weird thing is, it's for the most ordinary words for which there must be japanese terms, not for some cool english slang that is best left untranslated.

So is it a common thing in japanese language to adopt words that way? Does western culture really have much of an impact on it?
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