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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is Kansai-ben?Topics Discussed
- What the Kansai dilaect is
- The different that are found within the Kansai region of Japan
- Osaka-ben vs other dialects within the Kansai-ben umbrella
- The stereotype of the Ōsaka no obachan (older lady from Osaka)
- Leopard print clothing
- Who uses ōkini and where it is typically used
- The characteristic intonation of the Kansai dialect
- Switching back and forth between the "standard" Japanese dialect and the Kansai dialect
- Vowel elongation in the Kansai dialect
- "S" sounds being switched out for "h" sounds in the Kansai dialect
- The Keihan train line
- The Keihan train line's Okeihan mascot character
- The -hen suffix
- How dialects from regions close in proximity to one another tend to share more similarities than dialects from regions far apart.
- About nandeyanen
- About aho and its usage
- Hard to believe theories about the etymology of aho
- About meccha
- The etymology of ōkini
- About shānai
- About akan
- The origin of akan
- What rachi ga akanai means
- About chau and the famous chow chow chau pun
- What bokobokoegui means
- What dabo means
- How many people perceive the Osaka and Kyoto dialects
- Usage of the Kansai dialect by yakuza
- Learning the Kansai dialect
- And much more!
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Here are some of the English-language sources used for this episode.
- Kansai-ben: b. Accent (Accentuation and pitch pattern)
- Kansai-Ben: 18 Fun Kansai Dialect Phrases To Use When Visiting Osaka!
- Intonation Differences between Common Phrases in Standard Japanese and Kansai-ben
- ”Metcha suki ya nen”: A sociolinguistic attitude survey concerning the Kansai dialect
Here are some of the Japanese-language sources used for this episode.
- 😲元男子の関西弁講座‼️『あかん』語源 由来知ってますか。。。？関西弁の歴史！関西弁『アカン』の意外な事実。。。言葉って面白い！方言は多様だから
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Most episodes feature at least one or two interesting Japanese words or phrases. Here’s some of the ones that came up on this episode. All information is from Jim Breen's WWWJDIC.
- 八百屋 【やおや】 (n) greengrocer; fruit and vegetable shop
- なんでやねん (exp,int) (ksb:) what the hell?; what are you going on about?; what the hell are you doing?; you've got to be kidding
- めっちゃ (ateji) (adv) (sl) (ksb:) very; extremely; excessively
- あかん (exp) (ksb:) useless; no good; hopeless
- Rachi ga akanai
- しゃあない (exp) (ksb:) it can't be helped; so it goes; c'est la vie
- ちゃう (int) (1) (ksb:) no; that's wrong; it's not like that; (exp) (2) (ksb:) isn't it?; wasn't it?
- 違う 【ちがう】 (v5u,vi) (1) to differ (from); to vary; (v5u,vi) (2) to not be in the usual condition; (v5u,vi) (3) to not match the correct (answer, etc.); (v5u,vi) (4) (See 話が違う) to be different from promised; (exp) (5) (ksb:) (at sentence-end; oft. as 〜のと違うか) isn't it?; wasn't it?; (P); 【たがう】 ; (v5u,vi) (1) to differ; to be different; (v5u,vi) (2) to run counter to; (v5u,vi) (3) to change (into something out of the ordinary)
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