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Keigo: Honorific/Polite Speech

In Japanese, there is a polite speech style called 敬語 (けいご、keigo). Essentially, it’s Japanese with a bowtie. Keigo has a special set of words you use to talk with people you respect or people that are higher than you; by using them, you bestow honor on that person. So you would use these with people like your teacher, your boss, people you don’t know very well, people of high social status, God, etc. Other situations where you would hear these verbs are at restaurants, stores, etc.—basically places where you are a customer. They are very polite, fancy words. It’s like saying that person is pulchritudinous instead of saying that person is beautiful (pulchritudinous means beautiful). Fancy, right? In using keigo, you take on the spirit of humbleness, which will be even more evident in my next post on modest/humble speech.

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[translation] Estonia Character Song: How about me?

[AUDIO LINK] from @hetalia-music
sung by Kousaka Atsushi

JAPANESE

最先端ITは
最高の戦力です
あれもこれも網羅してみますか

お土産はカレヴの
種類豊富なチョコレート
ホッと一息差し上げましょう

中世の町並みをぶらりとしながら
僕の話を聞いてください

北欧に入れてみませんか!?
もれなくもちも ([∂]ω[∂])
もっとすごくもっと強くなるでしょう
北欧のこれからのためなんでもします
お役に立てるならお任せを

学力調査上位らしくピンチをかわしますよ★

「ねえフィンランド、
僕が北欧メンバーになれば、
フィン・ウゴル語同士
もっと仲良くなれるじゃないですか。
だから、親友じゃなくて兄弟になろうよ!」

大自然の公園で
渡り鳥ウォッチング
疲れた羽根を癒してみませんか

歴史あるタリンは
世界遺産登録
特にウィンターシーズンは格別ですよ

報道はわりと自由なんです
楽しいことに規制は要らない
さあ一緒に

北欧を盛り上げませんか!?
もちとともに ([∂]ω[∂])
どんな凄いどんな豪(えら)い祭でも
北欧が輝けるようにトップ狙います
だからもうそろそろ許可下さい

いいお返事待っています
ブログを書きながら★

数え切れない素敵が
他にもたくさんあるんですよ
レッツクリック!

北欧に入れてみませんか!?
もれなくもちも ([∂]ω[∂])
もっとすごくもっと強くなるでしょう
北欧のこれからのためなんでもします
お役に立てるならお任せを

トラムに乗って向かう先は
きっと見たことないキラリと光る未来★

「Jätku leiba!
さあなんでも召し上がってください。
代表的なレイヴはもちろん、ビールのお供に
シュリトやヴェリヴォルストはいかがですか。
食後にはあま~いマンデルでもつまみながら
みなさんでゆっくりと、
僕の加入後の北欧についてお話しませんか?」

ROMAJI

saisentan IT wa
saikou no senryoku desu
are mo kore mo moura shitemimasu ka
omiyage wa karevu no
shuruihoufu na chokoreeto
hotto hitoiki sashiagemashou

chuusei no machinami wo burarito shinagara
boku no hanashi wo kiite kudasai

hokuou ni iretemimasen ka!?
morenaku mochi mo ([∂]ω[∂])
motto sugoku motto tsuyoku naru deshou
hokuou no korekara no tame nandemo shimasu
oyaku ni tateru nara omakase wo

gakuryoku chousa joui rashiku pinchi wo kawashimasu yo★

“nee finrando,
boku ga hokuou menbaa ni nareba,
fin/ugorugo doushi
motto nakayoku nareru janai desu ka.
dakara, shinyuu janaku te kyoudai ni narou yo!’

daishizen no kouen de
wataridori wocchingu
tsukareta hane wo iyashitemimasen ka

rekishi aru tarin ha
sekaiisan touroku
tokuni wintaashiizun wa kakubetsu desu yo

houdou wa warito jiyuu nan desu
tanoshii koto ni kisei wa iranai
saa issho ni

hokuou wo moriagemasen ka!?
mochi to tomoni ([∂]ω[∂])
donna sugoi donna erai matsuri demo
hokuou ga kagayakeru youni toppu neraimasu
dakara mou sorosoro kyoka kudasai

ii ohenji matteimasu
burogu wo kakinagara★

kazoekirenai suteki ga
hoka nimo takusan arun desu yo
rettsu kurikku!

hokuou ni iretemimasen ka!?
morenaku mochi mo ([∂]ω[∂])
motto sugoku motto tsuyoku naru deshou
hokuou no korekara no tame nandemo shimasu
oyaku ni tateru nara omakase wo

toramu ni notte mukau saki wa
kitto mitakotonai kirari to hikaru mirai★

Jätku leiba!
saa nandemo meshiagatte kudasai.
daihyouteki na reivu wa mochiron, biiru no otomo ni
shurito ya verivorusuto wa ikaga desu ka.
shokugo ni wa ama~i manderu demo tsumaminagara
minasan de yukkuri to,
boku no kanyuugo no hokuou ni tsuite ohanashi shimase n ka?“

ENGLISH

The most advanced IT
Is the most powerful force
Would you like to cover this or that too?

My souvenir would be Kalev’s
wide-ranging selection of chocolate
I’ll let you take a breather

While we are strolling idly in the medieval townscape
Please listen to what I have to say

How about make me one of the Nordics?
Mochis included, of course ([∂]ω[∂])
I bet we will become bigger and stronger
I’ll do anything for the future of the Nordics
If there is anything I could help with, please leave it to me

I’ll handle any crisis, just like someone who achieves top level in academic assessment would★

"Hey, Finland,
If I become a member of the Nordics,
As common speakers of the Finno-Ugric languages,
We can become even closer, can’t we?
So, let’s not just be friends, let’s become brothers!”

Migratory bird watching
At the national parks
Would you like to heal those tired wings?

The historic Tallinn
Is a registered World Heritage
Especially in the winter season, it’s exceptional

News and media have quite a lot of freedom
We don’t need regulations for doing fun things
Here, let’s do this together

How about we boost and stir up excitement for the Nordics?
Along with the mochis ([∂]ω[∂])
No matter how amazing or how grand the festivals are
I will aim for the top so the Nordics will shine
So please, it’s about time you allow me to join

I look forward to your favorable reply
While I write in my blog★

I still have many other charming features
More than you can ever count
Let’s click!

How about make me one of the Nordics?
Mochis included, of course ([∂]ω[∂])
I bet we will become bigger and stronger
I’ll do anything for the future of the Nordics
If there is anything I could help with, please leave it to me

What lies ahead of us as we ride on a tram
Is definitely a sparkling bright future that we’ve never seen before★

“Have a nice meal!
Here, please help yourself to anything.
There’s of course the most representative Leib, and would you like
Sült and verivorst to go with your beer?
After the meal, while we snack on some swe~et mandel,
How about we all leisurely talk about
What the Nordics will be like after I’ve joined?”

30 DAY HETALIA CHALLENGE

Day 9 - Character you'd bring home to your parents

Finland - he has this polite demeanor about him and he is just such an honest, light hearted kind of guy. OK, so he worries a bit but that doesn’t make him a bad person… RIght?

OR

England - Well my parents are English, but England would get along really well with my parents I reckon being he is extremely polite and a gentleman I am sure he would go down a treat with my parents!