when you know a word in english but not your native language
when there’s no english equivalent to a word from your native language and vice versa
accidentally switching between your native language and english in a sentence
hearing someone speak your native language when you’re on vacation on some weird ass country
!!! ahh im glad someone asked me this
Going through the tags of said artwork, it seems like the common consensus is “Uncrowned/Crownless Kings” although personally, I like Uncrowned/Crownless Generals better (crownless isnt a real word I dont think but it flows better imo)
Why tho?? Well “Kings” implies prowess in leadership and sovereignty although the only Uncrowned implied to have any leadership capabilities are Kiyoshi, and Hanamiya in particular. “Generals” sounds cooler and edgier imo, plus while you have to have some leadership capability to be a general, the emphasis is placed on fighting abilities rather than ability to rule and preside over ya feel
(plus isn’t it better that Akashi the emperor is in control of 3 “generals” rather than “kings”?? =v= )
I hope you don’t mind me jumping in :);;
In the original Japanese, it’s 無冠の五将 which is “5 generals without titles” in literal translation. The title here would be alluding to the basketball championship.
"Uncrowned Generals" is my preference because there is a sort of hierarchy in the nicknames in KnB! They’re not kings or true monarchs because they never got that championship title to their name.
As far as I remember, the monarch nicknames are only given to schools (except for Akashi lol who uh. goes even further).
Three Kings of Tokyo (Shuutoku, Kaijou, Touou)
Veteran King (Shuutoku)
Emperor of Creation (Rakuzan)
And Akashi’s super duper divine class nickname for his special ability, Emperor Eye (天帝の眼 “Heavenly Emperor Eye” in Japanese). It’s not his nickname per se but the implications are there. (You can read more about connotations of the nicknames here.)
The KnB editor and author of Replace novels have given the nickname “Lonely King” (孤高の王) to Aomine and Akashi respectively but that’s not 100% canon.
So it makes sense for Kiyoshi et al to be Generals level in shounen manga logic. :)