Ways to Say "Dame"

Ways to Say "Dame"

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Updated Feb 07, 2020 at 06:41PM EST by mona_jpn.

Added Oct 15, 2018 at 10:50AM EDT by Adam.

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Ways To Say "Dame", also called "Dame Acting Skill Interview" (Japanese: だめ演技力面接), refers to a series of videos popular on TikTok in which people lip-sync to a call-and-response song that instructs the listener to say the Japanese word "Dame" (だめ, lit. "No" or "No Good") in different inflections.


The original video "Dame Acting Skill Interview" was created by Twitter users @moruco_ (花丸まるこ) and @yamamon_monyama (やまもん) and posted to the social networking service on August 2nd, 2018.[1] It was a derivative form of Jagariko Interview, a popular Interview Game among Japanese amateur singers and voice actors. They also uploaded the video to TikTok in the middle of that month[2][3] as well as to YouTube on February 9th, 2019 (Shown below).


3, 2, 1, go!
Normally – だーめ。
Sexy – だ~め🗢💕
Like a Machine – ダーメー🤖🔧
Cute – だーめっ
Shota voice – だめだよっ!
Cool voice – …だめ (Embarrassed)
Loli voice – だめだよ~っw
D.. Don't touch thi.. – だめえぇっ////
Yandere voice – だーめ。(賢者タイム)
Earnestly – マジだめ。
Bored voice – だめじゃん🙄
Raise your spirits – だ~↓め~っ↑
Sadly – だめえぇ・・・ –
Raise your spirits – だああめえええっ!
Sadly – だめぇ・・・。

Now get on to the real thing

Add resonance – だめっっ
Groaningly – だめ・・・(×Д×|||)
Tsundere voice – だめだしっ (*` ^´)
Strangely – だめ~?(。í _ ì。)
Repeatedly – だめだめだめだめ
Eloquently – だめだよ きらーん☆
Shyly – だめぇ・・・////
Hey – What is it?
Give me a candy – だめ
Dame? Really? – だめ
While jumping – だっめっ!
Unenthusiastically – だめだめ!
While laughing – だめ~ww
Angrily – だめ😡
Think something to say – Well… Maji Manji~ (Embarrassed)
Well Done.


In the following month, dozens of videos in which people lip-synced the song according to the instructions were uploaded to TikTok. On September 13th, a compilation of the videos was posted to YouTube by Top Best Musical.ly, gaining over 321,000 views (shown below, left). On the 14th, channel TikTok Challenge posted a compilation that gained over 30,000 views (shown below, right).

Other popular compilations were posted by the Life Is Good channel (shown below). As of mid-October 2018, the #dame hashtag has over 84,000 search results on TikTok.

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