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 組長
くみちょう
Boss(Yakuza)

Kumichou
やくざ
1: professional gambler or ruffian (esp. a member of the Japanese mafia); yakuza (member); ()
2: uselessness; purposelessness
Dropped Particles
が, を, and は
Like most informal Japanese, yakuza Japanese frequently drops particles like が, を, and は when the meaning is clear
何している
What are you doing?

Unlike なにをしている, wo(を) is dropped
-nani shiteiru-
文句あるか
Do You Have a Problem?
-monku aru ka-

From 文句がありますか
みせものねえよ!
lit- I’m not for show,
fig- what the fuck you looking at?
-mise mono nee yo!-

From みせものじゃないよ!
Plural Form
The ending ら (等)
In Kansai dialect, the ending ら(等)is used to pluralize words
おれら
We
-orera-

from おれたち
お前ら
You (plural)
-omaera-

From お前たち, (Familiar language) you (masc) (formerly honorific, now sometimes derog. term referring to an equal or inferior)
あいつら
こいつら
やつら
they, them, those guys
-aitsura, koistura, yatsura-

From あいつ or こいつ, やつ (he, him, that guy)
Yakuza Sentence Endings
You can attach insults to the end of any sentence
Sentence + お前、われ、ボケ、アホンダラア
(all mean "you") turns whatever you said into a threatening phrase
-omae, ware, boke, ahon, daraa-
Sentence + コラ、ホラ、てめえ
Turns your sentence into an inducement to fight
-kora, ora, temee-
Sentence + ばか野郎、この野郎
(asshole) is like putting "ass" on the end of a sentence in English. e.g. "How ya doing, ass?"

野郎=やろう (yarou - rascal)
-bakayarou, konoyarou-
Yakuza Polite Forms
Yakuza Japanese can also be spoken relatively politely, as when speaking to a superior or the police
The familiar ですform is shortened to ス (su)

Spoken mostly to superiors
知らないスよ
(Idiomatic expression) I don't care; I don't know and I feel nothing
-shiranai su yo!-

From The semi-polite "知りませんよ" or "知らないですよ"
Towards Police (mostly)
Rolling R's

Ex. このやろ
It is accomplished by placing the tongue to the palette further back than the usual Japanese R (which is where the front teeth meet the palette), and using exhaled air to vibrate the tip of the tongue against the palette. Correct R pronunciation is indispensable for speaking rough Japanese, and can be used with ordinary Japanese to add a threatening tone to any sentence.

Kono yaro (lit. that guy, fig. asshole)
Rolling R's

こら or variation ホラ
(lit. hey, fig. let’s fight)
-kora or hora-
Slurred vowels
The particle は tends to get incorporated into other words, replaced with や
Slurred Vowels
それや
(this is)
-sore ya-

From それは -sore wa-
Slurred Vowels
おれや
(I am)
[sounds like ore a]

From おれは -ore wa-
Vowel Change (Standard)
あい and いい become ええ
Ex.
しらない (I don’t know) becomes しらねえ(this works with all negative verbs)

てまえ (you; archaic) becomes てめえ

いい (good, enough) becomes ええ