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うち is mostly used by girls to refer to themselves, but this usage is only common in Kansai-ben and perhaps other regional dialects as well, and it is generally not considered to be part of standard Japanese. See http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q148192694 So to answer your question, yes if a guy says うち, he is probably most likely ...


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1) It is "やってもうた" or "やってしもた". 2) The form "もうた" or "しもた" are shortened forms of "しもうた". The (auxiliary) verb "しまう" has a stem ending with the glide "w": "simaw-", and underwent different developments in Kansai and Kantoo regarding inflection. In Kantoo, the "w" was interpreted as a consonant, and was used to trigger gemination (a.k.a. [促]{そく}[音]{おん}[便]{びん}) ...


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わ can also have a non-feminine meaning of: 軽{かる}い詠嘆{えいたん}や驚{おどろ}きなどの気持{きも}ちを表{あらわ}す。 - Expresses mild feelings of admiration, surprise, etc. So the idea here is to express that lovely "oh!" feeling you get when your ears pop, as you can see by his smile. I can't honestly say how prevalent this is, or if you ought to use it.


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This actually most likely Oosaka-ben's variation of 「や」as「よ」, becoming something like: なんか買ってくれよ! The usage is explained in more detail here: http://www.weblio.jp/content/%E3%82%84?dictCode=OSAKA (Japanese) EDIT The original quote from the just in case site downtime happens: ...


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There's a couple of similar expressions with overlapping meanings here, so I'll elaborate on @sawa's answer to add some color. しょーむない is probably a cute slangy way to say しょうもない, which is a common contraction of しようもない, which means "silly" or "useless". This is mainly used in western dialects, and the standard would be しようがない (often contracted to しょうがない) or ...


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Syockit already suggests in the answer, but to expand on this, consonant-ending verbs take different negative forms: Negative forms (WRITE-NEGATION) Kyoto dialect: 書かへん (kak-ahen) Osaka dialect: 書けへん (kak-ehen) Hyogo dialect: 書きひん (kak-ihin) Since the negative form of Osaka dialect is confusing with the potential form, Osaka dialect prefers the long ...


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In Kansai-ben ですよ can, according to Ikue Shingu's Kansai Grammar Index, become どすえ どっせ だっせ でっせ but I would consider it as raw Kansai-ben. You almost never hear it (I never did) and it can stay as ですよ. Kansai-ben is also the intonation, choice of words and in other parts of the sentence than the end copula. だよ on the other hand becomes in the most ...


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For someone who has studied standard Japanese, how hard is it to learn Kansai dialect? Many people who spent years studying a language something not being able to learn anything. Your question's logic is not well formed. Is there a lot to learn, or not much? Re-learn bits of grammar, vocabulary, and change completely your intonation. What are ...


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There are some significant differences between Kansai-ben and what you see in textbooks, I'm not sure where you would get the idea that the only difference was in pitch emphasis. There are some very significant pitch-differences, but that's not the only change. (Personally, I felt the pitch changes were much easier to notice in Kyoto, but that might have ...


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I believe so. I can't find an explicit affirmation (I provided sources which I've read before, but I could have forgotten or missed such a statement), but for present tense adjectives in the Kyoto-Osaka dialect, it seems the accent falls on the antepenultimate mora (third to last) for trimoraic words or longer, otherwise it falls on the penultimate mora for ...


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I sometimes hear ~~まんねん used to mean ~~んです in Osaka/Kansai. I think they use... ●ちゃいますねん/ちゃいまんねん to mean 違うんです (the polite forms) (●We use ちゃうんです to mean 違うんです in Kyoto.) ●ちゃうねん to mean 違うんだ (the casual forms) ●ちゃいます to mean 違います (the polite forms) So I'd say... ●疲れまんねん means 疲れるんです (the polite forms) ●疲れんねん means 疲れるんだ (the casual forms) ...


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I think I say ●せや(or そうや) for そうよ/そうだ/Yes./You're right./Oh,(I just remember)... etc. ●せやねん(or そうやねん) for そうなのよ/そうなんだよ/Exactly./Yes,(actually you're right)... ●せやな(or そうやな) for そうね/そうだな/You're right./You may be right./Let me see...etc. I also say ●せやで(or そうやで) for そうなのよ/そうなんだよ(Compared with せやねん, I think せやねん is more subjective and せやで sounds a bit more ...


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As you have already picked up on, the intonation (change in pitch) of words is vastly different. A common example is the pronunciation of the word 日本. Osaka: Starts high, and pitch lowers  --   _  _ に ほ ん Standard: Starts low, and pitch raises and then lowers  _   -   _ に ほ ん However this is ...


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I'm a Japanese from Niigata Prefecture, but I've came across a lot of people from Kansai. 「疲れまんねん」is just a way of saying「疲れますねん」. 「ねん」is almost added to any Kansaiben phrase. Such as: 「違います」is「ちゃうねん」in Kansaiben. 「なんですか?」is「なんやねん?」in Kansaiben. Sometimes it is 'embedded' inside phrases. 「そうとは違います」is「そうとちゃうねんな」in Kansaiben. 「ねん」is ...


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What I see often is that Kyoto-ben has this emphasis expression "~え" sentence ending, like "ええお天気どすえ", "いきまっせ!" (ますえ contracted to まっせ), while Osaka-ben will use "~で" sentence ending, like "そないあほなことすると怪我するで。気をつけなあかんで。". Osaka is more likely to use わ ending. Also, some verbs like 来ない are pronounced differently: Kyoto is きいへん while Osaka is けえへん (or was it ...


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The different pitch accent patterns is easily the most noticeable phonetic difference when you look at the Kansaiben dialects (and it's important to mention that this is a group of dialects rather than a single dialect with no internal regional variation), so it's easy to conclude that this is the only real different in pronunciation between standard ...


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Apart from the fact that particles and verb/adjective endings differ, and the fact that vocabulary and usage also often differ -- both of which are not that hard to acquire and lots of information can be found online -- the single most difficult part will be to get the pitch accent right. It's one thing to have an accent in a Standard language, something ...


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'Is there a lot to learn?' is a pretty subjective question. You can learn as much or as little as you like, and different Kansai folks speak different levels of the dialect. My wife is from Kansai, so I picked it up from her and her family. I think that that would be the best way to go - find someone from Kansai and learn from them. Books are available, but ...


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You have already received several answers. Rather than repeat them, let me give you the resources so that you can answer this and similar questions on your own. Look for a book titled 『大阪ことば辞典』 by 牧村史陽 (Makimura Shiyō) and published by Kōdansha, 1984. The ISBN is 4-06-158658-0. Below are a few short excerpts. (page 376) セヤ: ...


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しょうもない is a contracted form of しようもない "there is no way to be done," "there is nothing we can do about it." し is "do", よう is "manner." しよう is "manner in which to do." It is mainly used in Kansai dialects. In Tokyo area, しょうがない is used.


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If I'm understanding your question correctly, you are asking about differences in phonology between Japanese dialects, except pitch accent and vowel devoicing. Since you're especially interested in Kansai-ben, one that I can think of is the slight differences in how /g/ is pronounced. To summarize it roughly, many eastern speakers have [ŋ] as an allophone ...



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