RUDE Japanese Words You Use Without Knowing + What You Should Say Instead

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In this lesson we’ll learn words & phrases you should avoid.
There are LOTS of words that learners use but are actually RUDE / CRINGEY in Japanese.
If you learn Japanese just using dictionaries, Google Translate and textbooks, you end up sounding RUDE AND WEIRD D:

Do you know how to say these things in Japanese PROPERLY?:
– I love you.
(Phrase you get from the Google Translate is NOOOO!)
– I’m happy to be your friend.
– Thank you. (Arigatou is rude!)
– Lots of ways to say the word “you”
– “Well done” (yoku dekimashita – looking down at someone)
– Imperative (e.g. たべろ!いけ!) vs Request form (e.g. たべて!いって!)
– How to SWEAR / Japanese Swear Words
– I feel bad. (Does かわいそう mean “it LOOKS cute”???)

P.S. Japanese can be very different depending on the region.
What I’m teaching is the standard (hyoujungo) Japanese that’s used in Tokyo / Kanto region. ^^


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