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Engrish is the kind of English that is used in stuff translated from Japanese.
All your base are belong to us

Don't spit on the sidewalks too loud!
by Bananaaasss July 23, 2005
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The result of trying to fit English words into Japanese phonetics (what sounds are used, and how those sounds are stressed when speaking in a given language).

Engrish happens, because its hard for someone used to speaking Japanese to speak proper English so they use speaking patterns the are used to. Its like an American trying to speak sexy fluid French without years of practice.

Engrish also occurs if someone wants to speak English without knowing the language. So they take the English syllables of what they want to say, and put them in Japanese characters that represent a single syllable, and read it like that.

The most well known form of Engrish involves swapping "R" sounds for "L" sounds or vice versa, (hence the Term "engRish") as the Japanese sound for both of these letters is a single rolled "R" (like Spanish).

Also many times syllables are cut short or added onto because Japanese syllables must end in vowels (it seems to be most common to stick on either "o" or "u").

So "Roll" would be lo-lu

And Beer would be "Be-a" or "Be-a-ru"

Engrish is very common in Anime and Japanese pop culture since English was, and still is to some extent, very popular and stylish in Japan.

The other definitions are not Engrish at all, they are babelphishing. Even though the two go hand in hand, they're still, but still very different.
"Ki-ra" = Killer (Used in Death Note)

"ZA WA-RU-DO" = The World (used in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)

"O Mai Ga(do)" = Oh My God

"Cha-ko-re-to Kei-Ku" = Chocolate Cake

Anime guy: "Sa-ka Mai Ka-ku!"

Viewer: Dude that guy just said "Suck my cock in Engrish!"
by Khrene Cleaver of [I]talics October 15, 2011
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A word or sentence taken out of hand and translated by idiots from Japanese to English.
As seen in the DDR video Witch Doctor: "Are you enjoy?"
by The Almighty Sapling July 11, 2004
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the language of the people who have accent, are foreigners, have bad grammars, are being laughed at because others thought they say something that doesn't sound like it and could mean something else, can't look at "some people" in the eye or face because are going to burst laughing at them during a presentation, and it's Nadia's official language
Nadia, you don't speak English, you speak Engrish!

I speak perfect Engrish.

Engrish is my official language.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with my Engrish.

Can't understand what I'm saying, huh? It's okay, I speak Engrish.

It's not the accent, it's Engrish.
by Engrish January 07, 2007
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a japaneese to english translation with no work on the sentence structure. MOst commonly thought of in reference to the sega genesis game Zero Wing

also commonly used to piss people off on the internet by translating it into other net speak.
How are you gentelmen, all your base are belong to us.

H0w 4r3 j00 g3nt3lm3n, 4ll j00r b4s3 4r3 b3l0n6 t0 us.

(mine) How art thou gentelmen, all of thine base doth belong to us.
by Lord Shadow September 14, 2004
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Engrish is a form of english that isn't pronounced or spelled in the right way. Regularly used when referring to a japanese, Chinese, or Korean translation.
Engrish words
No Smorking

Waffur
Me Excuse?
Oolf
Infires
Cheejiburger
Deformed Person
Evrybody rice eat. (Everybody eat rice)
Im long ( Im tall)
by AlternativeMisconception September 14, 2014
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"All your base are belong to us"

I think that says it all, folks.
by X-S~ July 03, 2004
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