Possible typo in 思わず example sentence?

In the vocabulary word 思わず (“Unintentionally”), one of the example sentences goes like this:

Koichi farted sooooo loudly that everybody reflexively covered their ears, but we should have covered our noses instead.

Oh, Koichi! Not again!

Anyway, I was wondering if “すんげー” shouldn’t be “すげー” … but then after a google search, I concluded that すんげー is probably slang for すげー which is already slang for すごい. Unless I’m missing something which is also likely.

Nevertheless! OK, probably not a typo at all, but I still decided to post this mainly because of the wonderful translation that Google came up with which is a lesson to Never Trust Google Translate:

Because Koichi played a big sound of big sound, everyone unexpectedly blocked their ears, it would have been better to close the birds.


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すんげー is actually fine. It’s an oral deformation of the word, with even more emphasis than usual.
(I haven’t checked @Subversity’s link, though, so maybe it explains the same thing)
Edit: nope, it’s about google translate only, but fun nonetheless.


Wow – that’s… incredible!

To elaborate, this ん is basically っ but for consonants that can’t be geminated. あんまり is the same principle.

I’ve also seen すっごい but would call that perhaps even less correct. Either that or it corresponds to the different ways of pronouncing ‘g’.


That makes sense. I always forget about the nasal G variant since most of the people I hear speaking Japanese use a hard G sound.

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