“Gan” penetrates in all ages, disparities between generations, Agency for Cultural Affairs survey

“Gan”, which permeates all ages, is disparities among generations, Agency for Cultural Affairs Survey September 26, 4:06 a.m.

Among the new expressions in Japanese, expressions that add “life” such as “marriage” and “end of life” have taken hold in all ages, while expressions such as “gun-see” and “gun sleep” have a significant difference in retention among generations, according to a survey conducted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
The survey was conducted annually by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in order to understand changes in the use of Japanese, and this time 1994 men and women aged 16 years and older nationwide responded.

When I heard about the new expression in this, I found that the answer “I don’t care what others say” was more than 80% in all generations in expressions that give “life” such as “marriage” and “end of life”, and that expressions that add “Hara” such as “Pawahara” and “Morahara” are more than 80% in their 60s or younger, and are widely established.

On the other hand, the expression “gun” for emphasis, such as “gun-seeing” for looking at seriousness and “gun sleep” for deep sleeping, was 11% in teens who answered “I care about what others say,” but 51% in their 70s and 10s and above opened the gap between generations.

Yasuhiro Takeda, a National Language Research Officer at the Agency for Cultural Affairs, said, “We found it difficult for some elderly people to accept some of the new expressions. It may be a good place to ask them to consider it based on the other person and the situation, as well as when they use it with their friends.”