“The New Words- / The Buzzwords-of -The-Year 2011 ”

By TERRY - Last updated: 土曜日, 12月 10, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

“The New Words- / The  Buzzwords-of -The-Year 2011 ” (/2011 ユーキャン新語・流行語大賞) awarding ceremony was hosted by U-Can on Dec.1st. http://singo.jiyu.co.jp/

The Grand prix was given to the word “Nadeshiko Japan”, the name of the winner of  FIFA Woman World Cup 2011.    The Top 10 are as follow;

Grand Prix-  ○ ”なでしこジャパン”(/Nadeshiko Japan)

○”絆”(/Kizuna,  bonds), ○”スマホ”(/Sumaho, smartphone),○”どじょう内閣”(/Dojoh Naikaku,  a loach cabinet),○”どや顔”(/Doya Gao, a boastful facial expression), ○”Kitaku-nanmin, a stranded commuter ”,○”こだまでしょうか?”(/Kodama de shouka?, Is that an echo ?),○”3.11”(/3.11),○”風評被害”(/Fuhhyou Higai,  damages caused by rumor),○”ラブ注入”(/love injection)

Some of the words are related to the earthquake and tsunami disaster on March 11th, some are contemporary fads of young people, some are expressions used by a politician or a TV personality.


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