This post will focus on two very interesting vocabulary items in Japanese; I call them “p.s. you suck” suffixes, though I’m sure there is a better word to describe them.
Adding a め to a noun insults the noun it is suffixed to:
- 馬鹿め！[“baka-me”, idiot!]
- この小娘め！[“kono komusume-me!”, stupid girl!]
- 太郎め！ [“Tarou-me!”, dang Tarou!]
The verb [“yagaru”] attaches to the base II or connective form of verbs and adds the same feeling as the め suffix:
- 覚えてやがれ！[“oboeteyagare!”, remember this you fool!]
- 罠にかかりやがって… [“wana ni kakariyagatte…”, getting caught in a trap, you’re so stupid.]
- 何を言いやがるんだ！ [“nani o iiyagarunda!”, what the heck are you saying?!]
Both of these forms are used when yelling at or cursing some entity.
I personally don’t use them a lot, but they are very common in anime, probably because of the dramatic nature. Here’s an example for やがる. It’s the last word the villain says (besides きら, a sparkly sound akin to “bwing” or “bling”). Note that the subtitle should be “Remember this!”, not “I’ll remember this!”.