baby words

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baby words

Postby strader » 2007-02-18, 13:14

If you are proficient in Japanese, I would like baby-related words to be translated, especially if you know the informal translations, that is, those that parents use when speaking to their babies.

I've been asked to collect these words together to make a game, where players are given words and must given the language, the meaning, or both.

Here are some suggested English words to translate. I've also include the informal version to demonstrate what I'm talking about.

pacifier (binky), food (nummy), blanket (blanky), baby, bottle, milk, bath, spit up, diaper, poo, cry, coo

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Re: baby words

Postby polishboy » 2008-12-18, 1:24

ママのミルクはもう飲んだでちょ?泣かないでネンネしてくだちゃ~い。 [T]
You've already drunk mummy's milk. Don't cry, please go sleepy-sleep.

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Re: baby words

Postby Xmatixx » 2008-12-18, 21:03

woah, japanese people change 'sh' to 'ch' when talking to babies? we do the same in spanish (at least in chile, not sure about other places) except we don't have 'sh' so we change 's' to 'ch'.
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Re: baby words

Postby hashi » 2008-12-18, 21:20

Yea. the "ch" is considered as sounding cutesy. Hence where words like ちゃん (chan) instead of さん (san) comes from.

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Re: baby words

Postby Xmatixx » 2008-12-21, 0:28

I thought that was where ちゃん came from :P
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Re: baby words

Postby polishboy » 2009-02-11, 22:46

ママのミルクはもう飲んだでちょ?泣かないでネンネしてくだちゃ~い。 [T]
You've already drunk mummy's milk. Don't cry, please go sleepy-sleep.
I found this example in the dicionary!
so the ネンネ is word for sleep.

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Re: baby words

Postby oly » 2011-06-13, 9:49

baby words sounds interesting :D

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Re: baby words

Postby IMABI » 2011-07-21, 20:30

幼児語は本当に面白いですね。
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かーちゃん、ととおよいでんよ


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