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    Default I can't catch that word - just one word please

    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Episode 9 English Dub - YouTube

    I am enjoying myself watching this so much but I've tried replaying several times and still can't get that word.


    19:10 - 19:30
    They made each other to turn around and say 'I love you' and as the young man was about to say it, the girl next to him said ___19:27_________ (sigh) ? Then, they roared with laughter.

    What's that word, please?

    THANKS a zillion!

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    I think the word is "Yikes". Apparently the girl was disappointed with the boy's performance!

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    Default Re: I can't catch that word - just one word please

    Thanks a lot! It turns out that it wasn't my inability to catch that word but I didn't know that word in the first place. Thanks again

    Oh, by the way, this anime loves using the word 'already' in a sense which seems rather strange. For instance, when two guys are teasing another guy, the guy being teased said "give me a break already". Is 'already' used correctly here and is this a US thing? Thanks a lot

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    For instance, when two guys are teasing another guy, the guy being teased said "give me a break already". Is 'already' used correctly here and is this a US thing?

    Where I come from this use of "already" as an intensifier is considered to be very American. It has caught on to some extent, but when it is used it's often done so with an exaggerated American accent for the whole phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    For instance, when two guys are teasing another guy, the guy being teased said "give me a break already". Is 'already' used correctly here and is this a US thing?

    Where I come from this use of "already" as an intensifier is considered to be very American. It has caught on to some extent, but when it is used it's often done so with an exaggerated American accent for the whole phrase.

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    I always thought it was American Jewish.

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    Default Re: I can't catch that word - just one word please

    Thanks a lot! It is American English.
    There she (the character) goes again

    "Hurry up and climb over already"

    So, basically, 'already' has no meaning here it simply means

    "Hurry up and climb over!!!"

    Am I right? It's really the first time I've heard already can be used in these ways. Could you guys please give me more examples?

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    perhaps I should write a new thread to get some help

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    Default Re: I can't catch that word - just one word please

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    perhaps I should write a new thread to get some help
    If you're really interested in the Jewish sociolect in America, you could search for it on the web.
    Here's one site:
    Jewish English - Jewish Language Research Website

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