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Old 02-01-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Question who or what is dattebayo?

Uh hi, i have watched Naruto from episode 1 to 217 now, and it occured to me the other day, that i still have NO idea who or what the heck 'Dattebayo' is. After watching the series since the beginning, i figured it was a japanese word with multiple meanings, but just incase, i'd appreciate it if someone would clear it all up for me. Arigato. btw im Nav . .

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hello, Nav.

Check this out to learn about the fan sub group Dattebayo: http://yhbt.mine.nu/

As for the meaning of it, you're gonna have to search the forums for your answer...

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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In the Japanese versions, Naruto often ends his sentences with "dattebayo", and as such has a unique style of speech. In Japanese, an ending with no literal meaning can be added to make the tone sound tougher, childish, girlish, or many other changes depending on the many existing endings. "-ttebayo", which is not a well-known ending, has no literal meaning and cannot be translated, but carries the connotations of the speaker being uncultured, brusque, and seeming tougher than they really are.[citation needed] In the English anime and video games, he often says "Believe it!" to fit with the mouth movements of "-ttebayo".
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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I am teh dattebayo.... uh actually i think it means nothing. I have found no direct translations in any of the places i have searched. The english dub inserted the phrase believe it because they didnt think americans would appreciate a character with a catch phrase that meant nothing in English. example "Im gonna be hOKage one day, bumflan" random collection of words imo.

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Old 02-01-2007, 11:27 AM   #5
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Welcome.

I always though the phrase 'Dattebayo' meant 'Believe it'. In the English, his signature phrase is that, and in the Japanese, it's 'Dattebayo'.
But it appears your question was already answered. Hope I helped anyway. ^_^

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Old 02-01-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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Dattebayo does NOT mean believe-it. Viz wanted to give Naruto a catch phrase. Dattebayo doesnt translate into anything. Its the equivilant of saying "like" in every sentence.

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Old 02-01-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
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dattebayo means believe it

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:21 PM   #8
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I can't believe people are still seriously commenting here while i already gave the right anwser.

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:24 PM   #9
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its sexual innuendo, and kishimotos way of subliminally telling his readers to shed their clothes and send pics.

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:30 PM   #10
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its sexual innuendo, and kishimotos way of subliminally telling his readers to shed their clothes and send pics.
ah that explains alot....

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Old 02-01-2007, 08:12 PM   #11
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UGHH I've already answered it many times before and so have others.


Short and sweet:
It's actually ttebayo.
It has no translation, it is completely untranslatable, and sounds very childish and annoying. Something you wouldn't hear in real life. It basically is just a different way to end a sentence, and emphasizes what he says

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Old 02-01-2007, 08:26 PM   #12
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AAH, N00B! :D

GANBATTE, DATTEBAYO!! >DDD

[Dattebayo is "Believe it".]

I suggest you watch the english version on Cartoon Network.

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Old 02-02-2007, 07:06 AM   #13
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it means believe it just watch episode 1 in english version

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Old 02-02-2007, 07:42 AM   #14
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It doesn't not mean "Believe it"

Shin 信  means Trust
Shinjiru 信じる  means Believe.

Dattebayo is just a childish way to end Naruto's sentences.

Just like ending sentence words like:
Desu yo
Deshou
Da yo
Daro


I don't know if you've watched Tonagura, but one of the characters end her sentences with "De Arisu". Yet another childish way to end sentences. Viz may as well translate that to "Believe it".

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