Baka! Aho! Understanding Japan’s 2 Most Common Insults

You’re a Horse-Deer. No you’re Mr. Senile. Huh? What do these insults mean?

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If you’ve spent any time in Japan, or just enjoy manga/anime, you’ve come across the word, baka, meaning stupid or foolish. Baka is, by far, the most common insult in Japanese.

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DC Palter

DC Palter

Entrepreneur, angel investor, writer, sake snob. Editor-in-chief of Japonica, the publication for everything Japan: https://medium.com/japonica-publication.