Video Game Japanese 101: Know Your Street Fighter

Everyone’s heard of Street Fighter. OK – not everyone. But pretty close. Chances are you’ve spent some time lobbing fireballs at your friends, whether it be in light-hearted competition or a serious grudge match. You’ve probably heard Ken and Ryu’s emphatic cry of “Hadouken!” so many times that it’s become nothing more a three-syllable representation of a zooming blue projectile. But, how often have you stopped to think, “hey, that’s actually a Japanese word… I wonder what it means?”

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