Japanese words used by young people

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Young people change words to fit in their life. Here are some examples in 2018:


つらみ is from つらい. You can change an adjective to a noun if you change い into み. For example, かなしい(sad)becomes かなしみ(sadness).

So, つらい(mentally painful)became つらみ(mental pain).

つらい usually becomes つらさ if you want to make a noun from an adjective. さ is another suffix to make an adjective a noun.

Nouns made from adjectives
On this page, you can learn how to make a noun from an adjective in Japanese.


フッ is from フットワーク which is ‘footwork’. 軽 is from 軽い(かるい)which means ‘light’. So, what does ‘light footwork’ mean? フッ軽 can be used to describe a person who joins a party asap without hesitation if invited.


It is a short word from スクールッグ, which means ‘school bag’.