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言語道断 Something so Bad, There are no Words

言語道断

Something so Bad, There are no Words

言語道断

Something so Bad, There are no Words



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

言語道断
gon go dou dan

Language’s way is closed (something so bad, there are no words)

gon to speak, words

go word, language

dou way, road

dan cut off


言語 gen go – a language [I]

英語 ei go – English [B]
日本語 ni hon go – Japanese [B]
道路 dou ro – a road [B]
道具 dou gu – tools [B]
断食 dan jiki – to fast (not eat) [A]

This wouldnt happen in McDonalds… Or would it?!


SUGGESTED USAGE:

焼き猫なんて、言語道断だよ。焼き犬を下さい。
yaki neko nante, gongodoudan da yo. yaki inu o kudasai

Fried cat?! Thats proposterous! I will go with the fried dog, please.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

焼き… yaki – fried… 焼きそば yakisoba (fried noodles) and 焼き鳥 yaki tori are pretty well known examples

なんて nante – How?! Used for emphasis and shock value

を下さい o kudasai – give me… kudasai is often used when ordering. You may also say ~ni shimasu.


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