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Senpai Noticed Me. The Various Kinds Of Kabedon

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Hey everyone, Matt here! A while back I made a post on Facebook about the word “壁ドン” (kabedon) but I thought I would introduce some other kinds of “don” for today’s Japanese lesson.

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By the way, in case you are new to kabedon; it is used when you want to get someones attention by slamming (usually) your hand against the wall to block them from moving. Kabe means wall and don is the sound of a thud. Please refer to the picture below.

かべどん (kabedon)

This is the standard かべどん. The receiving end of かべどん is embarrassed and can’t make direct eye contact with the one doing kabedon. Perhaps there is some romance in the air?

あしどん (ashidon)

Moving on we have a more aggressive style don. This is called “あしどん” (ashidon). あし means leg and so as you can see it has much more impact than the standard kabedon. (the style of don can be seen as quite violent so discretion is advised).

あたまどん (atamadon)

The last don I would like to introduce is the あたまどん (atamadon). あたま means head and as you can see….. it is probably the most least effective method…. As a matter of fact you should probably just forget this one all together.

If you feel daring, you can go for the あごくい (agokui)

That’s right ladies and gentlemen. As a bonus the last technique I will introduce is the あごくい (agokui). あご means chin and くい is the mimetic word for abruptly looking upward.  If you can get to this step… then you have now mastered the art of かべどん.

I hope this lesson has given you some insight on the world of  かべどん. I can’t personally advise using this in real life but… if you choose to…. just please don’t do あたまどん. Just don’t.