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Akinomaki

Phrases of the year

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4 this time:


Bai-gaeshi (give back on the double – from TBS TV drama Hanzawa Naoki) is among them, which several rikishi used for the Aki basho.


The other 3 are jejeje (surprised in the Tohoku dialect – from NHK morning drama Ama-chan), omotenashi (Japanese hospitality – used for the Tokyo Olympic presentation) and ima desho (now is the time - from a teacher for a tutoring high school).


The 50 nominated phrases with links and origin: http://gigazine.net/news/20131120-word-of-the-year/


The top 10 and the winners with explanations linked: http://singo.jiyu.co.jp/


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First time (in 30) that 4 phrases (most for one year so far) were chosen




NTV News24 page with video


http://www.news24.jp/articles/2013/12/02/07241392.html


& http://www.news24.jp/player/wm/300k.html?m_url=20131202_0078



NHK news page with video (maybe not hidden to the world?)


http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20131202/k10013512021000.html


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