Japlish
Japanese Slang: 普通に美味しい

このケーキ、普通に美味しい

 

How often have you heard this phrase being used? 

 

How do you interpret it? 

 

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Nov 22, 2015 7:13 AM
Comments · 2

Interesting topic. And it's a bit tricky, isn't it? Anyway, I've just thought of two different meanings. But it's just me because this word seems to have a subtle nuance.

 

Not bad

The speaker just wants to say 'it's not bad'. They seem to be implying that they are a little bit picky, and they honestly say they like it.

 

As good as other cakes

The speaker expected the cake to be dreadful, but it turned out to be as tasty as other cakes. 'It's a usual tasty cake.'

November 22, 2015

We Japanese often use that kind of phrase. In this case, "普通に" means not just that the cake tastes normal but also that he or she is not disappointed about that taste, I think.

November 22, 2015