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    Big in japan

    Hi
    What is the meaning of the following term?

    Big in japan

    I have come across this term in a lot of texts but I dont know the meaning.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Big in japan

    Nathan, please provide contexts when you post a phrase.

    It could be literal: I'm only 5'4" but that could be considered big in Japan where women aren't as tall.

    It could be figurative: I hear that break dancing is big in Japan right now (popular).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Big in japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post

    Big in japan
    It was a famous song by Alphaville in 80's, but I don't know what the phrase originally means. Maybe you should google for its lyrics and you may find the answer in its context.

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    Re: Big in japan

    Big in Japan July 5-11: Wii Party, White Knight Chronicles 2
    Nintendo's latest minigame collection tops the charts in debut week, with Level Five's action RPG close behind; Crackdown 2 debuts in seventh place.

    It's too early to tell if Nintendo's Wii Party is the latest in a long line of evergreen hits for the company, but the minigame collection is certainly a quick bloomer. According to Media Create's Japanese sales charts, Wii Party was the best-selling game in the country for the week of July 5-11, selling nearly 235,000 copies.

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    Re: Big in japan

    Here is a detailed explanation of "Big in Japan" as a phrase;

    Big in Japan (phrase) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Big in japan

    So, maybe I'll be able to give an example (taking the previously given link into accont);

    I believe that Konami's last console game will definitely be big in Japan, but only the time will show if it will be big or small in other countries.

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