Posted by: greatteachersato | September 22, 2009

Doumo Hard Gay deeeesu!



Many of you may or may not be familiar with Hard Gay a.k.a.  Razor Ramon Sumitani. He was a famous Japanese comedian from a few years ago and still remains to be popular. He’s known for wearing his extravagant S&M outfit going around town hip-thrusting the air. Contrary to his looks, he’s actually a good guy and always wants to help others.

Let’s start with the principals of every new language, introductions.

In Japanese :

サト :”はじめまして~ サトです!”  (Hajimemashite~ Sato desu!)

ジョン :”はじめまして!ジョンです。” (Hajimemashite! John desu.)

サト :”どうぞよろしく!” (douzo yoroshiku!)

ジョン :”よろしく~” (yoroshiku~)

In English :

Sato : “Nice to meet you~ I’m sato!”

John : “Nice to meet you! I’m John.”

Sato :  “It’s a great pleasure to meet you!”

John : “It’s a pleasure.”

This would probably be the most common way one would introduce themselves in Japan.

“Hajimemashite” literally means it’s the first time we meet. “Douzo Yoroshiku” means please regard me favorably. They are set phrases that go hand to hand together when meeting someone for the first time.  As you can see, Sato is being more formal by using “Douzo”. You use it when being more polite as if you’re talking to a boss, teacher, an older person or simply just to be more polite.

John says “Yoroshiku” alone which is fine and wouldn’t be considered impolite unless he’s talking to any of a certain person that fits under the ones I just mentioned. It is on a more friendly level.

The word “Desu” corresponds to the verb to be (am, are, is, etc., depending on the context.)

As the caption says “Domo Hard Gay Desu” is another way of presenting yourself but in a rather flashy way, such as to a crowd. “Doumo” is another way to say thank you so that would translate to something like “I’m Hard Gay! Thank you, thank you!”

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  1. waaaa moshi-moshi

    so greatie lesson 😀 thankies very much..
    Add more *excited*

    ehehehe, thank you sensei 😀

    • Thanks! 🙂
      I will be adding more soon, stay tuned ^^

      • okay senseii 😀

  2. Hey there. It’s cool that you’re putting some Japanese tips in! I was learning Japanese a while back and I managed to memorise all Hiragana, Katakana and many basic phrases and terms, but then gave up on Kanji. However since then I’ve forgotten a bit, but what you posted is making it come back hehe

    • Ahhh yes the horrors of Kanji. Even I had a lot of trouble learning them growing up as a kid ;x I’m glad it’s coming back to ya! Keep it up 🙂

  3. OoOOo Really helpful xD

    • Glad you found it helpful, stay tuned for more 🙂

  4. I saw your comment on and came here. This is nice! Keep it up.
    I have to admit I LOL-ed at this post. Hard Gay was really funny.

  5. Thanks for commenting on my story blog! 😀 Now I can actually speak random Japanese in front of my friends instead of random gibberish that sounds like Japanese. XD

    • Hehe that’s good to know. I’m glad you’re learning more 😉

  6. hajimemashite, lizi desu~ watashi…

    yeah that’s all i know ^^”

    • oh! haha. Hajimemashite~ Sato desu 😀
      Nice to meet you 😛

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