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answered What is the difference between mannenhitsu and pen?
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answered What does イケメン mean?
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comment Are wasei-eigo and wasei-kango looked down upon?
@yadokari: アベック means "couple"
Dec
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comment Are wasei-eigo and wasei-kango looked down upon?
@AndrewGrimm: No, I don't think it would.
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comment The meaning, usage and cultural significance of the word [苦]{く}[笑]{しょう}
@glacier: lol you seem to have already mastered it ;)
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answered The meaning, usage and cultural significance of the word [苦]{く}[笑]{しょう}
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answered How would you define っプル?
Oct
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comment What dialects use だべ?
Also used in 北海道, even in cities like Sapporo.
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Oct
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answered Does タメ語{ご} mean “casual speech”?
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comment In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
sawa: IMO タメ語でお願いします would sound fine in that situation? To me it just means speech that is used by タメ, and doesn't imply the other person has same age/experience etc.
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comment In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
You also frequently hear タメ語でいいですか etc. when somebody wants to go タメ語 from 敬語
Oct
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comment In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
@sawa: タメ means "equal" which is why you say "タメだね" when you find out ppl have same age as you. It's not reserved for juniors talking to seniors in non 敬語. It just means speech used by タメs.
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answered In customer settings, is it ok to ask for keigo to be repeated in more “normal” Japanese?
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answered The difference between 皮膚【ひふ】 and 皮【かわ】
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answered How do I ask about two different possible options?