Introduction to Ibarakese 9

Hope everyone’s enjoying their summer, despite the stretches of blazingly hot days. How about taking some time to cool off with some local flavor?

This week we have ‘ya’!

やけっぱだ (yakeppada): burn, scald (yakedo)

やしっぽ (yashippo): glutton, gourmand (kuishinbou)

やだくてー (yadakute-): no, I don’t want to, ew, yuck, oh dear (iyada)

やっかいかける、やっかいんなる (yakkai kakeru, yakkain naru): be under someone’s care/responsibility (sewa ni naru)

やっこい、やっけー、やーこい (yakkoi, yakke-, ya-koi): soft (yawarakai)

やっとごすっとご (yattogo suttogo): finally, at last (yatto/youyaku)

やぶ (yabu): move, work (ugoku); ex: この車やばなくなっちゃった (kono kuruma yabanaku nacchatta) -> kono kuruma ugokanaku nacchatta (this car stopped working)

やりなんけん (yarinanken): do-over, re-do (yarinaoshi)

やろっこ (yarokko): boy/guy (otoko no ko); girls are called あまっこ (amakko)

やんだねーよ (yandane- yo): don’t do that, stop it (yarun ja nai)

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