So you might have seen this around.
This is a book that has caught the eye of many Japanese people I work with. Aptly called the Shiken Denai Eitango 試験に出ない英単語 – English Words that Won’t Appear on your Test book it is slightly making fun of the fact Japanese students study Japanese so hard that they made an entire book of words that you will probably never use. (Or they are really dirty.)
It caught my eye and I dropped 980 yen or about 10 bucks to buy this book and was not disappointed. I was able to study a lot of slang from this book and it makes me happy. Words like extort, torch, love at first sight, or pervert appear in this book. It brings loads of fun.
Even though they don’t appear on my tests I totally sometimes use these words on a day to day basis. (I force myself to) Often with humorous pictures and that is definitely not how you use that in Japanese reactions it is loads of fun. We even have a secret Fujiyama Sensei now.
There are also a lot of video game references so if you’re a nerd you can find it to. Yeah!
You can find 試験に出ない英単語 – English Words that Won’t Appear on your Test on Amazon Japan, or Village Vanguard.
Amazon Japan is having a sale at the moment check it out here.