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Colloquial Kansai Japanese

The Dialects and Culture of the Kansai Region

Colloquial Kansai Japanese
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Author D. C. Palter
Author Kaoru Slotsve
Price JPY 1,200
ISBN 978-4-8053-0846-2
Format 133×203mm 176pages paperback
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Description

Maido, maido and welcome to the Kansai region of western Japan. Whether visiting or living in this area, you will quickly notice the locals aren't speaking standard Japanese taught in textbooks and classrooms. The language on the streets is Kansai-ben: a dialect said to be earthier and more direct. With clear explanations of grammar, a Kansai-ben dictionary, and a helpful index, Colloquial Kansai Japanese is an indispensable guide to the rich speech of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe.

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