ボンバイエ! - don't understand

Hey, I’m trying to understand the Japanese expression ボンバイエ!

Can someone give me some context? Google translate tells me that it’s a large city in India, but it seems to be used as an expression to get a team to work harder. Is there any history as to why I would be told to “Bombay” if they wanted me to work harder?

Thanks all,

I feel like we’re the ones who should be asking for context. Where did you see it, etc.

Don’t try to use Google translate for things that aren’t in any dictionary. (Or really ever, but yeah)

The only thing I can find in my brief googling is someone who says this as a catchphrase, and that word is from another language, not Japanese.

It’s in a work e-mail. I’m hesitant to provide any more context than that for confidentiality reasons.

could be a misheard がんばれ

written, never mind.
this is not a japanese word.

Looking in google I found this


I guess it’s something to do with wrestling, without context to how it was used I don’t think we can really help you much aside from that.

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It was the last sentence in a long e-mail about improving financial results. The English Translation was…

GO GO !

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Example sentence number 3:

お父さん、「ボンバイエ」ってどういう意味なの?

:rofl:

Yeah, the article above said

「やっちまえ」

So, “just do it™”

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http://d.hatena.ne.jp/keywordtouch/�ܥ��Х���
(I feel like this link is not gonna play nice but I’ll try anyway)

Well, anyway, it looks like a loanword from the Democratic Republic of the Congo that gained popularity thanks to Muhammad Ali or something:

コンゴで使われているリンガラ語で、「奴を殺せ」という意味。
正しくは「Boma Ye(ボマ イェ)」。

This sounds like Bon Voyage?

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Was just going to say that.

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I haven’t looked at your link, but the other one mentioned that the word gained popularity as a way to encourage a pro wrestler named 猪木 (いのき).
The link also mentioned that the word isn’t normally used with its literal meaning in mind :stuck_out_tongue:

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