When I was looking for an equivalent word for 'loud' in Japanese, I stumbled on this word:
- showy; loud; gay; flashy; gaudy It also says: See also 派手 はで (said backwards?)
- How much is 'デーハー' used as slang in daily life? Could you give an example or two in what context does this word is used and what nuance does this word carry?
I couldn't find usage examples both in English-Japanese or Japanese-Japanese dictionaries online
- Can I use this word as a substitute and have the same meaning/nuance? Because I can find a lot of examples if I use the word "派手 はで"
- Is there any story how this word become 'slang' word, for example when > a comedian or an actor/actress use this word a lot?
These are some examples I found for 派手:
I'm afraid that dress is too young for her. (is it implied that the dress probably too 'sexy'/'showing a lot of skin' for her?)
My pyjamas are rather decorative. (as in too many colors?)
A daring, theatrical personality may be an asset to a politician.
Can I exchange all of these with デーハー ?
Another usage I found using 派手:
派手な買い物 -> shopping spree = can this meaning be exchanged with デーハー as well?
派手な化粧 -> flashy makeup = can this meaning be exchanged with デーハー as well?
彼は派手好きだ. -> he's fond of the show. = can this meaning be exchanged with デーハー as well?
Thank you very much for all your answers!