So you're an English soccer fan rooting on your team at this summer's World Cup in Japan, and you want your taunts and epithets to have an authentic local ring. What do you do? Picking up where Berlitz leaves off, Expedia, an online travel company, has thoughtfully prepared a handbook of Japanese phrases for traveling soccer fans.
Here are some excerpts.
Come on referee—are you blind?
Referee, mewa mieteru no?
Who ate all the sushi? [To be directed toward an overweight player on the opposing team.]
Sushi o zembu kutta now a dareda?
You're not singing anymore. [To be directed at an opposing team's fans.]
Mo koe mo denai daro.
Stand up if you hate [fill in opposing player's name].
[Player name] ga kirai nara tachiagare.
Always look on the bright side of life.