anibee's Guide to Nifty Japanese Words 101! (Vol. 11)
How to talk the MANLY way!!
Sometimes, the best way to do something is the MANLY way. This is no exception for the Japanese language, which has a large, specific body of words, tenses and verbs you can use if you ever need to add that bit of "OOMPFH" to your speech.
In general, a masculine, casual way of talking in Japanese comprises of sentences and words that are kept short, ending in a downwards tone. Here are a few examples.
Mata na/Jya na.
Prepare yourself (for a fight)!
Out of my way!
*(This is rather rude!)
With the right tone, you can make every phrase sound like you really MEAN it! Like everything else, there's always a proper time, place, and person to use such phrases and tones - you don't want to end up sounding like a gangster (that's for another article)!