How to say “What’s the matter” in Japanese, Tokyo vs Osaka

When we see somebody seems having a trouble and want to say “what’s the matter?” in Japanese, we usually say “dohshitano?” And more politely saying “dohshimashitaka?” This is our standard Japanese.

On the other hand, people in Osaka say, “donaishitan?” or politely saying “donai shihattan desuka?”

 

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