What does “oshimai” mean in Japanese?

It was at the end of Hayao Miyazaki's film "My Neighbor Totoro" and I was wondering what it meant.

(I can read Hiragana)

6 Answers

  • The end. おしまい.

    I also found an interesting website with "The End" used at the end of a film in various languages.

    Enjoy:

    http://ask.metafilter.com/57226/The-end

  • 「おしまい」 means "the end". Another alternative would be 「おわり」 which means the same thing. You would usually see one of the 2 at the end of a film. Also note that, the word is not just applicable to film only.

    Eg.

    いったん結婚したら、おしまいです。

    Once you are married, you are done for. (Once you are married, that's the end of you.)

    Source(s): Japanese Language Proficiency Level 2
  • Oshimai means "the end" or "closing".

  • oshimai(お終い) - "the end" like we see in the movies or television programs...

    the other term is owari(終わり)same meaning "end" or "the end"

  • the end.

  • end

    The end

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