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03:20 Oct 24, 2006
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Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Slang / Japanese youth, college and street slang
Japanese term or phrase: tsuwamono
Hello. I was told by jobjg that "tsuwamono" is a Japanese slang term for "tough guy". Is there a shorter way or ways to say this term? Please let me know. :D

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5 +1brave/ hero
5warrior, soldier, man of the valour

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warrior, soldier, man of the valour

Unless this is from a comic (or anime) that I don't know about this is not a slang. In today's many comics, traditional usages are very much distorted, so if that's the case I don't know.
But this is an authentic definition that you would find in dictionaries such Kouji-en or Dai-genkai, etc.

"Armed man" is essentially what it means, but personally I like the last expression.

In Kouji-en Kanji "兵" as 兵士 (soldier) is used for "tsuwamono".

Note added at 11 hrs (2006-10-24 14:38:46 GMT)

I reversed the language pair. Source word is not English, and you are asking what it means. I have to assume you are expecting answers in English.

Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese, Native in EnglishEnglish
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brave/ hero

tsuwamono is expressed as "強者" in Chinese character.
This is a classical or old Japanese term for "勇士(yuushi)".

Note added at 1 day4 hrs (2006-10-25 08:08:54 GMT)

You can read "強者" as "kyo-sha" also, and this term is not slang today.

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Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese

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