kisama

English translation: You

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11:33 Jan 3, 2003
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: kisama
I afraid I'm not being too helpful, but i heard this in an anime chat
Kristie
English translation:You
Explanation:
A slang way of saying "you".
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You


Explanation:
A slang way of saying "you".

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You (offensive)


Explanation:
Used to address someone contemptuously. Actually in it's original context the term was an honourific used to address high ranking naval officers. We can therefore summise that it's current usage is rooted in a sarcastic application of what was once an extremely polite form of address.
Now used exclusively as a prelude to fighting.

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