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Friday, December 1, 2017

おk (& How to Say "Okay" in Japanese)

In Japanese, おk means "ok" in Japanese, ok?

It's read oke おけ or ookee おーけー, ok?

It`s like up うp, ok?

何言ってるか全然わからない ドラゴン語でおk・・・
Manga: Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon 小林さんちのメイドラゴン (Chapter 4, トールと嫉妬)

Nihongo de ok

In Japanese, the phrase nihongo de ok 日本語でおk, meaning literally "with Japanese, [it] is okay," is a meme used when someone says something that sounds like a foreign language, i.e. like they're speaking Greek, talking using Greek, with Greek, rather than with Japanese.

See the de で particle for details.

何言ってるか全然わからない ドラゴン語でおk・・・
Manga: Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon 小林さんちのメイドラゴン (Chapter 4, トールと嫉妬)
  • Context: a dragon maid doesn't understand a guy.
  • nani itteru ka
    zenzen wakaranai

    何言ってるか全然わからない
    [I] have no idea what [he] is saying.
  • doragon shauto de ookee...
    ドラゴンシャウトおk・・・
    With dragon shout [it] is OK. (literally.)
    Can you say that again in dragon language?
    • Here, shauto シャウト is a gikun for go 語, "language."

"Okay" in Japanese

For reference, some other ways to say "ok" in Japanese:

  • hai
    はい
    Yes, sir.
    Okay, I'll do it.
    • Used when answering affirmatively to someone. Translates to "no" sometimes.
    • Synonyms include:
    • ou

      Yes.
    • un
      うん
      Yeah.
    • wakatta
      わかった
      Understood.
    • ryoukai shita
      了解した
      (same meaning.)
    • raja
      ラジャ
      Roger.
  • ii yo
    いい
    It's good. It's fine.
    It's okay, do it, you can do it.
    It's okay, don't do it, I don't need you to do it.
    • If someone asks if they can do something, ii いい means "okay" as in they're allowed to.
    • If someone asks you if you need something, ii いい means "okay" as in you're fine and don't need it.
    • aketemo ii?
      あけてもいい?
      Is [it] okay if [I] open [it]?
    • ii いい = go ahead.
    • akeyou ka?
      開けようか?
      Will [I] open [it]?
      Should [I] open [it]?
    • ii いい = no, thanks.
    • betsu ni ii
      別にいい
      It's okay one way or another.
      I don't mind.
  • daijoubu
    大丈夫
    I'm okay. I'm well. There's no problem.
    • Everything will be daijoubu.
    • heiki
      平気
      No worries.
  • ma ni au
    間に合う
    To suit. To suffice.
    (eventive verb.)
    • Used when something offered isn't necessarily because you aren't lacking it, e.g. when someone is selling you something:
    • ma ni atte-imasu
      間に合っています
      It's okay, we don't need it, we already have one, etc.
  • ha...
    は・・・
    I see...?
    Okay...?
    (interjection.)

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