Kinki Japanese: The Dialects & Culture of the Kansai Region

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Tuttle Publishing, 1995 - Foreign Language Study - 176 pages
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With clear explanations of grammar, a Kansai-ben dictionary, and a helpful index, 'Kinki Japanese' is an indispensable guide to the rich speech of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. Hundreds of sample phrases, sentences, and conversations show how the dialect works in everyday situations, ranging from shopping to dealing with the boss.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Introduction
9
Fifteen Words Needed to Survive in Kansai
17
Example Conversations
39
Kinki Variations Kansaiben Across Kansai
46
Fifteen More Words Needed To Survive
55
Example Conversations II
69
ToraKichi
79
Fifteen More Kinki Words
87
Example Conversations III
110
Kinki Cuisine
118
Final Fifteen Words To Master Kinki Speech
123
Example Conversations IV
140
Dictionary
147
Index
171
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