Sometimes, girls say the darndest things… but you’d be surprised at the variety of utterances that get Japanese men’s eyebrows twitching in rage. We rounded up some of our Japanese male writers to compile a list of 30 things Japanese girls say that really grind Japanese guys’ gears!

Any guesses what made the list? Trust us, some of these came straight out of left field.

Okay, let’s jump right into it. Here are 30 phrases Japanese guys say they hate hearing ladies utter, some more bizarre than others.

“Why do you always wear the same pair of jeans?”

“You look like the kind of guy who likes fatty cuts of meat.”

“You prefer younger girls, don’t you?”

“It always rains whenever you’re around.”

“Didn’t I see you at the supermarket the other day rummaging for reduced-price produce?”

“I get the impression you use anime icons on Twitter.”

“You’re about the same height as my little sister.”

“I think you’re going to go bald in the future.”

“You catch a lot of colds, don’t you?”

▼ Hachoo.

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“You seem like the kind of guy who goes to Sushiro and only eats the fries.”

“You don’t have very good social skills.”

“Why does your hairstyle make you look like you’re the main character in some dirty dating sim?”

“You go to [cheap Japanese fast food chain] Sukiya every morning and eat natto, right?”

“I bet you have a mountain of ‘unusual’ DVDs at home.”

“You’re really self-conscious.”

“Do you get along well with your mother?”

▼ Mother?!


“I think you should stop going to cheap chain restaurants and then writing a reviews on Tabelog.”

“I bet you give rides to girls in your second-hand car.”

“What do you think about covering the dashboard of your car in anime figurines?”

“Are you a virgin?”

“You’d look at home on a dry riverbed.”

“Why don’t you go to the gym?”

“Just looking at your face makes me want to laugh hysterically.”

“I bet when 7-Eleven has a sale on onigiri you go and buy loads, but only during that time.”

▼ 100 yen (US$0.80) per rice ball is too good a deal to pass up!

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“Shall I introduce you to a girl I know? I’m not sure if she’d be into you though.”

“I think you should join the Japan Self-defense Force, at least once in your life.”

“Do an impression of a newborn foal.” [Wut? – Ed.]

“What does the English on your T-shirt mean?”

“You look like a pop singer from the ’80s.”

▼ This is an absolute CHOON, though. (CHOON means good song. It’s like slang. From England.)

“You’re really… heh… scared of women, aren’t you?”

Ladies, next time you’re in Japan, just avoid saying any of these and you’ll easily manage to bag a nice Japanese boy! Remember, this list was compiled using actual data from real-life Japanese dudes, who have no reason to lie or deceive you. The list is gospel. The list is truth.

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