4 Replies ・ Started by odraencoded at 2017-07-04 14:10:59 UTC ・ Last reply by jakobd2 at 2017-07-06 11:25:41 UTC This is a discussion about 若々しい WAKA WAKA Waka waka Waka waka Shiiiiiiii...... This is a word. How is this even possible? How did this happen? What does it take for a language to come up with a word that sounds like a pacman pop-idol doing a pose for a photo? Japanese is too weird. Skuller at 2017-07-04 14:38:07 UTC that what makes the language beautiful tho ;) Leebo at 2017-07-04 23:56:42 UTC Are you asking a serious question or just wanting to make a joke? The style of word where a sound is repeated and then has しい tacked on to make adjectives is common. 荒々しい 華々しい 仰々しい ばかばかしい Doing the same with 若い doesn't seem strange. Shurim at 2017-07-06 05:43:09 UTC ecks DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE jakobd2 at 2017-07-06 11:25:41 UTC Good to know: Adjectives ending in -shii are nowadays just regular i-Adjectives but used to be a special class. (And used to end in -shiku). That's why the し is also never part of the kanji. They mostly describe feelings. With that in minds it's easy to understand the difference in meaning between just 若い and 若々しい. I don't think it's funny but if the sound of this word motivates you to learn Japanese then more power to you. Log in to reply.