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Why is "baka" such an strong, offensive word in japanese culture, as if calling someone a nigger or a motherfucker?

In the west, getting called a stupid asshole is actually a compliment
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>>138317084
>getting called a stupid asshole
keep telling yourself that
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>>138317084
>getting called a stupid asshole is actually a compliment
You stupid asshole.
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>>138317691
i know i'm :^)
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>>138317084

Is baka as offensive as nigger?
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>>138318062
Very far from it. Its like calling someone a
>big silly goose.
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baka baaaaka
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>>138318133

That's what I thought. >>138317084 you fucking lie OP.

So what's the equivalent to nigger in japan? Or do they just say nigger? What's the most offensive word in japan?
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bawaka bawaka
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>>138317084
>stupid asshole
stupid asshole.
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>>138318426
Gorira is the derogatory words to blacks
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>>138318562
DELETE THIS
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>>138318426
They don't have niggers so they don't have a word for them
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>>138317084
Baka isn't that rude you dumbfuck.
also if you think stupid asshole is a compliment, you should check yourself
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>>138319025
i was watching an anime where they were bullying the MC calling him a baka
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>>138318562
Post more lewds.
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>>138318426
Fact is, English is much richer in insults and their layered connotations than the staid Nihon-go.
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>>138318562
>>138319295
>squid lewds
You are what's wrong with this world.
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>>138319371
fo sho
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>>138319139
Were they 5? It is a little kid insult.
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>>138318798
>Gorira

Har har. I got the joke (no way that is a real word). I'm trying to ask a serious question. What's the most offensive japanese word?
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>>138317084
I thought it varied by region where one place baka is the go to and aho is more offensive, and visa-versa in another.

then again it's surely nuanced. like the difference between calling someone a doodooface vs shitfaced.
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>>138319610
anime
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>>138319610

Someone who is closer to fluency can maybe give you a better answer, but in my experience, Japanese has fewer "insults" the way we know them in English. To be extremely insulting to someone in Japanese you would speak harshly to them in the most informal style of speech. It's very disrespectful to speak to someone that way. Like think classic Yankee/delinquent characters in anime. They speak in a very rough, disrespectful manner. It's exaggerated and overdone and unrealistic, but it's a decent example of how speaking to someone in a gruff, insulting manner in Japanese sounds.
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>>138319843

Interesting. I guess english cornered the market on being offensive with a single word. Dictionary.com even has the disclaimer

>The term nigger is now probably the most offensive word in English.
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>>138320762
Nigger is too overused to really be offensive anymore.
We need a new word that people would actually feel bad about using.
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>>138320883
I disagree, while at a certain point words stop being offensive to you, that will quickly apply to any other word. So, no word will really become more offensive. Just because the most offensive word doesn't offend you, it doesn't make it any less offensive peanut butter.
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>>138320883
>Nigger is too overused to really be offensive anymore.

I don't know where you live, but I live in baton rouge. If I went out in the street shouting NIGGER, I'd be dead. It's plenty offensive.

There's really no Japanese equivalent?
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As someone who speaks Chinese and is learning Japanese, much of the Asian languages are similar in that it isn't so much the specific word you use, but rather the context and tone in which you use it. The Japanese language seems to have a tendency to summarize large ideas or concepts with a single word rather than breaking it down into multiple words. This means that the word you use can have many different implications of feelings and intent depending on when it's used. Angrily calling someone a ばか or adding a derogatory suffix to it adds emphasis to make it clear exactly what your intent is and that you are not using it jokingly.
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>>138318562
>sexualizing the squid

Not even on the internet.
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>>138322198
>>sexualizing the fish

Won't anyone think of the children?!
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>>138318562
Just discovered that artist yesterday. Delicious.
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