Embbed Dajare Word Play Process in “Shirokuma Café”

Talin Salisah, Nani Sunarni


Pun, in English, is a word play that is very suitable for Japanese, which has many homonyms. The name of word play in Japanese is called dajare. Many experts mention the types of dajare, and one of the researchers mentioned that there are three types of dajare. These three of types are homophonic dajare, near-homophonic dajare, and embbed dajare. One of the three types of dajare is the main focus of research. This research explained the analysis of embbed dajare in an animated show titled ““Shirokuma Café””, the show that has a lot of dajare in conversations between Shirokuma and his friends which is seen from the vocabularies are used. The purpose of this research was to study how the embbed dajare word play process is used in the conversation between Shirokuma and the person he is talking to. The research method used is a descriptive qualitative method. The results of this research showed that the same or similarity of sound and form of dajare does not guarantee the similarity of meaning between the referent word and the target word.


Dajare; Embbed; Pun; Shirokuma Cafe

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