Otafu Susume 12 – FUKUOKA! (Aren’t Girls Who Speak Hakata-ben Cute?)

Hakata Girls are SO FRICKIN’ CUTE!!!

Wes and Jenn moved to Fukuoka, Japan a year ago!

They talk about the amazing city of Fukuoka and how you should visit it (not smelly Tokyo or Kyoto).

BUT with an otaku-twist, as they also talk about the manga Hakata-ben no Onnanoko wa Kawaii to Omoimasen ka, or Aren’t Girls Who Speak Hakata-ben Cute? (Also “Don’t You Think Girls Who Talk in Hakata Dialect Are Cute?” but that’s a really clunky translation.)


[Otafu Susume 012 mp3]


How to Speak Hakata-ben!

Hakata-ben is the dialect of Japanese spoken in Fukuoka. Hakata is actually the name of the East side of Fukuoka and Fukuoka is the

バリ “bari” = really (similar to “mecha” or “sugoku”)
e.g バリすきとー “bari suki toh” = really like

しとる “shitoru” / しとう “shitou” = Hakata-ben for continuous form (している “shiteiru”)
e.g わすれとった “wasuretotta” = I forgot (わすれていた “wasureteita”)
e.g ないとう “naitou” = crying (ないている “naiteiru”)

と “to” = Hakata-ben for だよ “da yo” and の “no”

こすかー “kosukaa” = Hakata-ben for こすい “kosui” which means sneaky or sly (the same as ずるい “zurui”)

About Otafu Susume

Otafu Susume is the nickname for Recommendations for my Otaku Spouse.

It comes from the Japanese “otaku” (geek), “fufu” (husband & wife) and “susume” (recommendation).

Wes and Jenn are married otaku and translators. They have been trying to recommend things to each other for YEARS. Now they HAVE to watch / read / play each others recommendations for this podcast.

Want more? Check out Recommendations for My Otaku Spouse and other great otaku podcasts on Anibros Creative!

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One thought on “Otafu Susume 12 – FUKUOKA! (Aren’t Girls Who Speak Hakata-ben Cute?)”

  1. Aaw this was a wonderful podcast ! I listened to it a while ago but I remember it made me smile a lot 🙂 I love this kind of mangas, that explores a city/region, like Golden Kamuy and Kiyo in Kyoto and Yuru Camp. I can’t wait to learn enough Japanese to be able to read this manga 🙂 I wish there was a manga/anime like that for every prefectures, they all look insanely cool in their own ways from Kumamoto to Tottori to Gunma to Hokkaido

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