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Osaka differences?

Postby itsumademou » Sat 01.19.2008 2:33 am

I'm moving to Osaka in one month as an year-long high school exchange student, and I was curious about the nuances of culture in Osaka versus the rest of Japan.

I've been studying some Osaka-ben, but haven't really found a good site for learning it.

Any cultural/language differences that people let me know me know of?

Thanks much. =]
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby Kagemaru » Sat 01.19.2008 3:04 am

Dialect isn't something that without, makes impossible to live somewhere.

You will learn it along the way.

As for the nature of Osaka, proud, forward and humorous to try and sum it up in three words.
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby itsumademou » Sat 01.19.2008 3:32 am

Thanks~ That's the second time someone has indicated Osaka-jin tend to be very outgoing and humourous.
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby Kdar » Sat 01.19.2008 12:05 pm

Yes, I heard that too.
Good food there as well. I think :)
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby Nibble » Sat 01.19.2008 5:31 pm

Kansai has some rich and interesting dialects. You might benefit from reading "Colloquial Kansai Japanese," available from the The Japan Shop here:

http://www.thejapanshop.com/product.php?productid=16150&cat=0&page=1
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 01.20.2008 9:30 pm

itsumademou wrote:
I'm moving to Osaka in one month as an year-long high school exchange student, and I was curious about the nuances of culture in Osaka versus the rest of Japan.


I wouldn't call the differences between Osaka and the rest of Japan as much of a "nuance" as a "full out war" ;)
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby Cratz » Fri 02.08.2008 10:09 am

Harisenbon wrote:
itsumademou wrote:
I'm moving to Osaka in one month as an year-long high school exchange student, and I was curious about the nuances of culture in Osaka versus the rest of Japan.


I wouldn't call the differences between Osaka and the rest of Japan as much of a "nuance" as a "full out war" ;)


Harisenbon only says this because he's jealous that we rock.

Remember that anyone in TV and film wanting to seem cool affects an Osaka accent. We are the shite, and anyone saying different is a closet wannabe. ;)


BTW, where in Osaka are you going to be?
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 02.08.2008 1:23 pm

Cratz wrote:


Remember that anyone in TV and film wanting to seem cool affects an Osaka accent. We are the shite, and anyone saying different is a closet wannabe. ;)



That's highly debatable. especially with that foot in yer mouth.. ;) ;)
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby Cratz » Sun 02.10.2008 8:42 am

Good god, who's got their foot in my mouth!?!?
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RE: Osaka differences?

Postby drakkar11 » Thu 02.14.2008 7:28 pm

Ok since no one's really giving you an answer, and hopefully you didn't go out and by a book since you apparently have access to the internet, Kansai dialect sounds cooler. say -hen instead of -masen/-nai. old ladies have purple and orange hair. honma instead of hontou, yan instead of jan, meccha instead of totemo

they got good takoyaki too, if you like that kinda thing.

edited: i guess i was a little late in posting, huh.
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