July 15, 2012
In the second episode of Dog Days 2, at 03:30, Leo says something that sounds to me like youkarou.
It means "alright, yes, I accept". What is the word or phrase? I can't find it in the dictionary.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Japanese at
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No idea on etimology of it, but I'm pretty sure that "yo" is short in "yokaro". I thought it was a cousin of "-daro".
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at July 15, 2012 10:27 AM (5OBKC)
Yokarou, a variation of "yoi darou"; "(we) might as well" is used as a translation in the Tanaka corpus, which sounds better than the literal "I suppose it's good".
Posted by: J Greely at July 15, 2012 10:40 AM (2XtN5)
I just remembered another place I'd encountered that. It was at the beginning of DBZ, when Goku and Piccolo are about to fight Raditz. And Raditz says it. J, your meaning makes sense in that case, too.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 15, 2012 01:50 PM (+rSRq)
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