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

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

Apart from the standard Japanese that foreigners learn, every region of Japan has its own unique dialect (ben). However, Kyoto people don't like their language to be seen as a provincial dialect as it derives from a time when Kyoto was the imperial … [Continue reading]

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

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

Kumamoto Japanese dialect is spoken in areas of the Kumamoto prefecture in western Kyushu. To a foreigner just learning or in the intermediate course of learning the standard Japanese language, the Kumamoto Japanese dialect may seem strange and … [Continue reading]

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

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

Tohoku Japanese dialect is one of Japan’s crudest and oldest dialects. Some people consider Tohoku as a Redneck’s dialect. It links the many rural areas between Tokyo and Hokkaido. Modern Japanese find the dialect funny and weird but it is still part … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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 … [Continue reading]