word meaning "everything
so, "niban zenbu dotto kommu" would translate into english
"everything2.com" just thought youd like to know.
zenbu is of course, the polite
form of the word.
never thought "everything" would have an impolite
well, the japanese have a slang
, or colloquial
, form of the word
this is the pronoun
form of the more noun
like zenbu, but is
gaining popularity amongst the japanese youth as the term to use.
"zen zen" isnt, however, a completely new word.
in fact, in a way, it always meant "everything".
it was, until recently, the negative of "everything"
"zen zen wakaranai
"i know nothing"
"zen zen chigou"
"everything is different"
and so, parroting
what id heard and thought i understood,
"zen zen daijobu"
"everything is OK"
to my japanese language teacher.
this turned out to be rather a paradox
, as i was quickly assigned more homework.
it seems the correct use of japanese is more important to her than my ability to
communicate with a person i meet on the street.