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Basing on my experience it depends more by the context rather than the two interlocutors and their relationship. I am going to tell you my experiences, and what my teachers told me. At work When I was at work I was the (saying it not badly) the very last one in the hierarchy I would say. I worked in one of the 4 biggest research facilities of one of the ...


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Looks to me like he's suggesting that this character is holding his hands up in that half-shrugging "I don't know nothin'!" kind of way Forgive the meme but this is the only picture that popped up in my 15 seconds of intense google imaging: Whether or not this is 外国人のくせ I don't know, but that's what came to mind for me. Reading over it again I don't ...


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It sounds to me like it's just an idiosyncrasy of this particular game show. Sometimes, using the very formal form elicits a certain charming feeling, or perhaps sarcastic formality (I am not Japanese so am still unsure of all the nuances of the formal form). So in this case, I would think the "it is" would convey plainly stating the fact (a straight です) ...



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