Japanese Word of the Week: taiho

This week's 毎週日本語 / まいしゅう にほんご is:

Japanese 日本語

taiho

逮捕

たいほ

English 英語
arrest,
apprehension,
capture

You might think that using this word as my word of the week is a bit strange, but there’s a story behind it.

This week my friend from work said he was going to the Police Station, so I jokingly asked him if he was going to “turn himself in”. Then he asked me how he would say “please arrest me” in Japanese.

わたし を たいほ して ください。
watashi o taiho shite kudasai.
Please arrest me.

Yep, that’s the story. I never said it was a good one. 😛

Where I heard it:

I looked this word up for a friend. The feature image is from Shirobako