Let’s Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Hiroshima!

Let's Enjoy 10 funny Japanese dialect phrases in Hiroshima!

Most foreigners learn ‘standard’ Japanese, but every region of Japan has its own local dialect (ben), as this short series of articles explores. The Hiroshima dialect has an undeserved reputation in Japan as being uncouth. This has little to do with grammatical or lexical divergence but [Continue Reading…]

Let’s Speak Dialect in Japanese! 10 funny phrases in Nagoya!

Let's Speak Dialect in Japanese! 10 funny phrases in Nagoya!

Most foreigners learn ‘standard’ Japanese, but every region of Japan has its own local dialect (ben), as this short series of articles explores. Around halfway between Tokyo and Osaka is Nagoya, a City with a dialect that reflects its geographical location by having intonation similar to Kansai-ben, but accent similar to Tokyo-ben.[Continue Reading…]

Let’s Speak Japanese Dialect! 10 funny phrases in Hokkaido!

Let's Speak Japanese Dialect! 10 funny phrases in Hokkaido!

Hokkaido Japanese dialect is a dialect spoken by people from the island of Hokkaido. Most terms or words come from dialects of Tohoku, Northwestern Honshu and the Ainu language. But urban areas such as Sapporo use the standard Japanese language. The Hokkaido Japanese dialect is mostly spoken in[Continue Reading…]

Let’s Speak Dialect in Japanese! 10 funny phrases in Okinawa!

Speak Dialect in Japanese! 10 funny-phrases in Okinawa

The Kanto region language that foreigners learn is ‘standard’ Japanese, but every region of Japan has its own local dialect (ben), and that is what this short series of articles is about. Okinawa-ben is [Continue Reading…]

Let’s Speak Japanese Dialect! 10 funny phrases in Osaka!

Let's Speak Japanese Dialect! 10 funny phrases in Osaka

The Kanto region language that foreigners learn is ‘standard’ Japanese, but it won’t surprise you to learn that every region of Japan has its own local dialect (ben). This time, I’ll introduce something of the Osaka dialect, known for unique phraseology, divergent grammar, and rhythmic enunciation.[Continue Reading…]

10 Polite Japanese Phrases to Ask Girls Out on a Date!

10 Polite Japanese Phrases to Ask Girls Out on a Date!

A lot’s been written about dating Japanese girls; much of it is rubbish, some is unsavoury, but little of it gives polite phrases you can use. So, I’ll assume you’re a regular bloke with a very basic knowledge of Japanese phrases, who already knows the Japanese girl you want to ask on a date.[Continue Reading…]