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Context: The terms are used when leaving chat sessions. Some people type deha/wamata and others, jya/jaomata. Which one is more polite?

  • Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/38325 – jarmanso7 Sep 27 '19 at 21:18
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    Did they type "jaomata", or is that a typo? – snailplane Sep 27 '19 at 21:23
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    Where have you seen じゃおまた before? – Leebo Sep 27 '19 at 23:48
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    「じゃまた」の書き間違いでは・・ – Chocolate Sep 28 '19 at 3:48
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    You know that じゃ is a contraction of では, do you not? – Chocolate Sep 28 '19 at 3:51
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When expressions are shortened, they are usually considered less formal and thus sound less polite. This applies to では vs. じゃ: じゃ is less formal and thus sounds less polite (but can sound more friendly). Other common examples include: しては vs. しちゃ, している vs. してる, しておく vs. しとく, してしまう vs. しちゃう, すれば vs. すりゃ, しなければ vs. しなきゃ.

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