Edit to add: the English pages do contain profanity, so if that doesn’t fly for you then don’t open the spoiler tag.
What’s up everyone! I’m here to share a book shown to me by a coworker that I found so hilariously entertaining I went ahead and bought one for myself. It’s a book of casual phrases (he specifically referred to it as ギャル or パリピ speak) intended to teach Japanese speakers casual English. It’s called 今日のタメ口英語 and the cover looks like this:
Now here’s the thing, the English isn’t actually always super casual, nor is it entirely accurate every time, either. BUT, that being said, since it’s made by Japanese speakers for Japanese speakers, we can be fairly certain that the Japanese is at least fairly accurate, and therefore at least somewhat useful for picking up phrases here and there (I’ll be the first to admit this is probably most useful for picking up speech in anime/manga rather than everyday life… unless you’re part of the ギャル・パリピ crowd, I’m not here to judge). Here’s a couple of pages I found particularly entertaining (ignore my fingers, it’s a new book and I couldn’t get it to behave). They’ve got the Japanese on the first page, and then the English “equivalent” on the back:
Even if not particularly useful, I thought this thing was just way too funny not to buy. here’s the Japanese Amazon link for anyone interested!
Anybody else out there have resources you’ve used/are using to study Japanese, that were actually meant to be used the other way around?