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Old 03-26-2010, 06:08 PM   #8
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Re: Call-out for "I yield" in Japanese

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Celeste Lyn Paul wrote: View Post
Thank you everyone for your replies! I might have missed the last syllable when I actually heard maitta.

Is matte also used in judo? I remember hearing this but I thought matte means to wait, not to yield or stop.
Matte - "Wait."

Maitta - "I yield."

"Matte" wouldn't be used to indicate submission. An imperative form, "Mate" is used in judo as an instruction by the referee, generally meaning "Time (out)."

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