字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hansel Heim! ARUBAITO GERENDE GUMMI MAERUHEN MEISTAAA MESSE RENTOGEN KARUTE TEEMA Hi guys it's me Cathy Cat. Today I am super pink. If you don't understand German be sure to click on the gear symbol... and tap on the English subtitles because there are some! So let's go and do this in German. Today's topic are 10 German words that are being used in Japan. As part of the Japanese language! They are from Germany!! Well then let's go!!! Number 1: HEIM "Heim" can be used for an old people's caretaking home, or an residential home. In Japan it is being used a little bit differently. Sometimes you see titles like "XY HEIM" or.... Haensel Heim. This is generally being used as a name for houses. Sometimes when I walk down the streets I get really surprised... because here you can give a name to a house or an apartment block. Just add a name like it. Some chose German house names. "Heim" meaning home is used in connection to living somewhere. So HEIM! When you are here, look around at the houses... Try reading the names, sometimes in Katakana even, and you will be surprised how often some choose German names. Number Two. Arbeit or ARUBAITO or often abbreviated to BAITO The German "Arbeit" can be used as ARUBAITO or shortened to BAITO in Japanese. That does not mean the work you are doing at an office though. It used for little part time jobs that you can do, where you are not fully employed. This word is getting used so widely in Japan, that everyone knows it. Many Japanese have integrated this word so much that many don't even know it's originally German. I used to use "BAITO" until someone told me "That's from you German guys!" And I said "No we don't have BAITO" and they kept saying "Yes you do it's a German word!" Until I got told that the long version ARUBAITO is the German word Arbeit for work. Number 3 is "Gelände" or GERENDE. This word is commonly used for skiing in Japan. Gerände means ski-slope. Surprisingly it is not French or English that is used in this situation. They use German instead. Makes me a little bit happy. Maybe it's because we are a skiing nation.... oh sorry please go ahead! Maybe it's because we are said to be a skiing nation. There are many ski resorts here and I often see Australians coming over when summer and winter are switched.... to enjoy skiing in Japan. You can come to ski in Japan, and keep your eyes open for the German GERENDE word. Number 4: GUMI or Gummi Not in the sense of "Speed up" but in the sense of "Gummibears" First I thought it was from the English but it comes from the German Gummi Bears. So the sweet snacks you have at home or in your supermarket. The reason for that being is that Haribo is fairly popular here in Japan. By now you can even buy it in larger supermarkets and similar stores. Because Haribo fought its way up, Gummi describes all kinds of squishy jelly sweets that you can get here in Japan. Number 5 Märchen or MERUHEN Märchen come from fairietales and similar. Like the Grimms fairytales. In Japan it will also be used for the fairytale aesthetic Sometimes used to describe romantic and faiytale-esque things. Many thought it is an English word "Märchen" of course Umlauts are hard to pronounce That's why the word sounds a litte different from its original form. Märchen turns into MERUHEN Look out for the Märchen aesthetic. Number 6 is Meister or MEISUTA If often used in commercials and to describe certain products in Japan. To say it's the MASTER of something. The XY Master. People seem to like using it as flashy word. To make something sound more exciting and underline it a bit more. That's Why Meister is sometimes used. Something MEISTER Interesting as we won't use that word like that. It has a certain ring to it here. In this case Japanese know it's a foreign word and like the ring of that. It's especially used to emphasise something as cool. Number 7: Messe.... MESSE Sounds similar. One of the biggest trade fair areas in Tokyo is called "Makuhari Messe" The word Messe means large trade fairs. Big events with many visitors. And the German word is being used as is. I only realized that after looking German words up online ... That's right! Even the Makuhari Messe station is called right that! I was like... Thank you! I am glad to see some German being used here too. I am done with this part. Number 8: Röntgen oder RENTOGEN The reason for that being is that the German medical system used to influence the Japanese system. That's why here instead of X-Ray the word Röntgen is used. That did surprise me too, but thinking about it it made sense. And that is why... I will talk about the medical system a little bit more in the next point Number 9 we will stay with the Japanese medical system. KARUTE, Karte! "Karte" is the word used for the patient's card at hospitals in Japan. The long German "Patientenkarte" is abbreviated to Karute. Since German doctors used to influence the Japanese medical system .... many German words were used in the medical lingo. The patient card used to be filled in with many German medical words too. Nowadays everything is digital, as many things are changing. That's why more English is being used instead now. But before that the world of medicine was inspired by German doctors and language. Nowadays that is decreasing though. I found it very interesting when I heard that. Number 10; Thema TEEMA "On that note: This week's Topic!" Thema is really being used a lot. While I used and am still working for Japanese tv.... I was often asked to use the word THEMA I didn't realize it at first, I thought it was the same as the English THEME or TOPIC But it's different. The German Thema is being used and is thus one of the words I use the most Because here on Ask Japanese we always have a Theme for our videos. Interviewing Japanese people on the Streets of Tokyo and from around the world. These were 10 words made in Germany that are being used in Japan. It made me really happy that they're used. Unfortunately..... other languages have taken that popularity off the German language recently... French and of course English words are now being used a lot more than German. But it always makes me happy to spot a little bit of German here and there. When you come to Japan, keep you eyes open, there might be some German in use. Like some cool sounding names on posters and such. Keep you eyes open, I hope you liked this topic. There are more videos where I speak German though I generally speak Japanese or English. I would be happy to see you subscribe to this channel It would be nice to see more of you. I also have an instagram account... I like getting your post on there too. I hope you have a lovely day.