January 2016

How to ask for a date in Japanese, Tokyo vs Osaka

January 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

When we ask somebody for a date, in our standard Japanese we say ‘kondo shokujidemo ikagadesuka?’ 「こんどしょくじでもいかがですか?」 which means ‘Why don’t we go out for dinner sometime?’ in a polite way.   And in a casual way, we would say [Read more...]

How to say See you in Japanese, Tokyo vs Osaka

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

http://midream.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/hona.mp3 When we say good bye to someone, and want to say ‘See you’ in Japanese, in our standard Japanese, we say, ‘Jah ne’ 「じゃあね!」 or ‘Matane’ 「またね!」   But in people in Osaka say it, [Read more...]

How to say Thank you in Japanese, Tokyo vs Osaka

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

http://midream.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/maido.mp3 When we show our gratitude, in our standard Japanese, we say “arigatoh gozaimasu” 「ありがとうございます」 in a polite way,   and just say “arigatoh” 「ありがとう」 in a casual way.   But [Read more...]

How to say “Good bye” in Japanese, Tokyo/Osaka

January 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

When we say “good bye” to somebody older, or somebody you don’t know well, we would say, “sayonara” 「さようなら」 in our standard Japanese. And when we say it to friends, we say, “jah ne” 「じゃあね!」 or just “bye bye” [Read more...]

How to say “How much?” in Japanese, Tokyo/Osaka

January 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

When we ask “How much?” at stores, we usually say “ikura desuka?” 「いくらですか?」 in our standard Japanese.   And in a casual way, we say, “kore ikura?” 「これいくら?」 or simply “ikura?” 「いくら?」 But in Osaka, [Read more...]