What Japanese language and customs have you learned from watching anime?
Most of the Japanese I've learned is through anime viewings and listening to one audio language CD. I thought it might be fun, if we all shared what words and phrases we have learned by watching anime. We could learn how close or how wrong we are about the words we have picked up. I'll start off with two. I know I'm going to get the spellings wrong, but bear with me.
Yappari - I've surmised this a english equivalent to "I get it." "Oh I see."
Narahodo - This one seems to be used for the exact same thing as 'Yappari' meaning also "I get it"
To expand on this idea we could also talk about what cultural traditions and mores you all have learned from watching anime. Like I've learned that on the first day of the year a lot of Japanese go to their local shrine and pray for a good year. They also draw fortunes. If it's a bad fortune they tie the bad fortune to a tree. Is it any old tree though? So they tie the bad fortune to a tree and that's supposed to help remove the bad fortune.