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    Osakaben.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    OSAKA DIALECT: Osakaben is a special dialect spoken by the people of Osaka. Some of the commonly used terms are as follows:mo-karimakka Hi! How are you doing?
    ohayo-okaeri Have a nice day!
    o-kini Thanks.
    nambo How much?
    e- Good.
    akan No good. No way. Don't.

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    Japanese language.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Japanese language is one of the most complicated! Three types of characters. Anyway, here's some useful phrases to keep in mind in case you need help.

    IN AN EMERGENCY:Help! Tas'kete!
    Stop! Tomete!
    Fire! Kaji!
    Call the police Keisatsu o yonde kudasai!

    Useful Phrases:

    Yes Hai
    No Ie
    Thank you Arigato gozaimasu
    Please Dozo
    Sorry Sumimasen
    Excuse Me Sumimasen
    I don't understand Wakarimasen
    Do you speak English? Eigo o hanashimasuka?
    How are you? Ogenki desu ka ?
    Good morning Ohayo gozaimasu
    Good afternoon Konnichiwa
    Good evening Konbanwa
    Good night Oyasumi nasai
    Good bye Sayonara

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    Intonation of Osaka Dialect...

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Intonation of Osaka Dialect >

    Particularly the younger generation doesn't use the Osaka dialect such as 'mannen' or 'dennen' anymore. Though distinctive word endings like '...cchau?', 'yan', and 'nen' are still used by them, some people believe that the intonation, not word endings, will remain at last. To articulate 'ohayo- gozaimasu (good morning)' in Osaka dialect will be difficult for people living outside of Kansai area. You can notice the difference of intonation even when counting numbers, too. Listen carefully and enjoy such differences of intonation during your stay in Osaka.

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