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ahou

dumb, stupid. More common in the Kansai (Osaka) area of Japan.

Submitted June 26th, 2002 by: Anonymous

Comments

A very useful term, as this is less harsh and generally more comical or friendly than "baka". Comment by: venomcash6    Rated:5/5
Anata wa baka desu ka j/k anata wa baka janai desu Comment by: ker vue    Rated:1/5
hummm.. AHOU = あほ or あほう? Where is the double "O"? Comment by: André    Rated:4/5
the word itslef is Ahou, but Kansai-ben says Aho. Comment by: jeff   
a-ho-u there is no double o in the word ahou. The last hiragana is a "u". Comment by: mika   
We know it's a u. But it's just like 魚をたべます。 You don't say wo, it's o. Comment by: ANDEExVICIOUS   
This is pretty common in kansai region, but if used in other regions it is a more serious meaning of "mentally retarded" Comment by: Skeez    Rated:4/5
It's Aho. No second "O;" no second "U." Comment by: oy   
lol kansai-ben... Comment by: Yep   
aho= あほ ahou = あほう usually(modern age), we can use aho. aho kusai(looks like stupid) Comment by:   
as for the oo/ou - oo is a romanized syllabic replacement for o^ or o- (put the symbol over the letter...), but ou is the correct/more accurate syllabic replacement for that. Comment by: musee   
kusai=stinky as in smelly. not stupid. stupid is baka.... Comment by: michelle   
This is not a frivolous question! I need this information for a poem I am trying to get published. I think it would make the poem seem more authentic if I could have the actual Japanese to include within the stanzas. WARNING: it is a bit vulgar: Does anyone know of a Japanese expression concerning debts and debtors which translates "next they’ll come with tweezers for the hairs of my ass" ? I need to know how it is usually said in Japanese. Thanks, Fred Comment by: Fred   
Lived in Tokyo and in Kansai area. For insults: Baka (stupid) was not as serious as Aho (fool) in Tokyo. In Kansai, Baka was more serious than Aho. Comment by: Ken   
in kansai aho is fine and baka isn't. in tokyo its totally the other way around., Dont think one is less offensive than the other, they both carry offence, only in different parts of japan. Comment by: ipps   
How would you say "Stupid (name)" to a persons face or just call someone stupid but not in an insulting way? Comment by: Curious    Rated:3/5
This is by far one of my favourite words in any type of anime/manga. lol Comment by: Rinako Kusaki    Rated:5/5
Tach Leute, mein Name ist Claudia Hey leutz, ich bin gerade erst auf diese seite gestossen. Liebe Gruesse Claudia x5d33fdf265e2gdX28 Comment by: Claudia74    Rated:1/5
I think 'aho' is the more serious offence in Tokyo and further north, with 'baka' being the more colloquial/friendly one. However, in Kansai and further south, this is the other way around... Comment by: Vantastic    Rated:3/5
Usually used when refering to one self, where "Baka" is used to describe other people. Comment by: Higashi   
My dad says "aho mitai" a lot. May I get a literal translation, please? He says it a lot and we always laugh. It is always in a jovial manner. Comment by: Julie "West Village"   
So is it pronounced: aho, ahoo, or ahou/ahow? Comment by: yellowfitzme   
cZNz64 Im thankful for the article. Fantastic. Comment by: fiverr crork    Rated:4/5

 
 

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