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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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応援する is an expression that can have a lot of different meanings. The most basic meaning is simply stating that you hope something goes well. This also means that you can use 応援する even when talking to people you have just met. 将来{しょうらい}の夢{ゆめ}は何ですか? Do you have any dreams for the future? カフェやりたいです。I want to run my own coffee shop. いいですね!私も応援{おうえん}...


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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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