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Colloquial Kansai Japanese: The Dialects and Culture of the Kansai Region (Tuttle Language Library)

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    Kaoru Horiuchi Slotsve(Author) D.C. Palter(Author)

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This is a compact and convenient guide to learning the Kansai dialect of the Japanese language 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, but with its own polite language. 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. Hundreds of sample phrases, sentences and conversations show how the dialect works in everyday situations, ranging from shopping to dealing with the boss. And while you're leaning about the nuances of Kansai-ben, you will have fun reading about Kansai cuisine, sports and specialities. So open your mouth when you speak, roll your r's, and try out this colorful dialect. With your copy of Colloquial Kansai Japanese, you will soon be among friends in Kansai.

D.C. Palter resided in Kobe and Tokyo working as a fiction editor for the Abiko Quarterly before moving to Los Angeles. Kaoru Slotsve lived in Kansai most of her life before recently moving to the United States.

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