How to say “Broken” in Japanese, two different ways to say btw Tokyo and Osaka

When we say “It’s broken” in our standard Japanese, we say “Kowareta” or “Koware mashita” politely saying. For example, when you wanna say “My cellphone is broken”, it goes like “Keitai Kowareta”. “Keitai” means a cellphone or a mobile phone.

On the other hand, this word is different in Kansai area like Osaka, Kobe or Kyoto. Western Japanese people say “It’s broken”, “Megeta”. So if you wanna say “My cellphone is broken” in Kansai dialect, it goes like “Keitai megeta” or “Keitai megete mota”.

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