Did you know that Japanese people are saying?
By the way, which language has the most dialect in the world? I think it is English. That’s because English is spoken in most countries and regions in the world, and the pronunciation is completely different from place to place. American English, British English, Full English, and finally English for those who speak in a second language. As you get used to it, you can hear any dialect to some extent, but some people have pronounced sounds that are difficult for you to hear.
So what about Japan? It is a very small country that speaks Japanese only in the world. This time, I will introduce the truth.
In fact, Japan has a dialect. The expression and intonation are completely different in each region. Sometimes even Japanese people cannot understand Japanese in a certain area at all.
Why do dialects happen in the first place? If you follow the English language, everyone was speaking with the same accent. However, due to the growing population, communities are partly divided when the area becomes larger. Now you can easily go to other areas by plane or car, but a long time ago, walking and horses were the only means of transportation. So while some interact with other regions, most people spend a lot of time in a small community, and each region has a different accent.
Where is the Japanese standard language?
It is said that mainly around Tokyo uses the most standard language. There are various theories, but it is said that it will be the standard language because it is the capital of Japan and many people migrate from various areas.
What dialects are there in Japan?
A large island located in the northernmost part of Japan. Originally, there were people from Ainu who lived in different cultures, and they had their own Ainu language. Since about 1600, many people have come to migrate from Japan by exploiting the fishing and coal industries. Most of the immigrants were migrant workers from all over the country, so people from various regions are gathered and there is not a distinctive dialect, but due to the influence of the Ainu people, the remains of the Ainu language still remain Many remains.
Even in Japan, especially in the northern region, people have migrated through land reclamation, and there were not many people coming and going.
This is the most distinctive dialect in Japan. Aomori prefecture’s Tsugaru dialect is famous for its habitual dialect, and we do not understand what even Japanese people say. Old people have particularly strong intonation and cannot understand at all.
In Japan, the dialect often referred to as the Kansai dialect is very distinctive. There are many people with cheerful personality in the comedy area. This dialect is a way of speaking that will remain in your head no matter where you are in Kansai.
This area is famous for the Okayama dialect and Hiroshima dialect. Both have a similar style of speaking but are notorious for saying bad things.
The famous dialect in this area is the Hakata dialect. It is a very cute way of talking and is a popular dialect in Japan.
Even Japanese who have lived in Japan for some time may not understand dialects from other regions. However, basically, if you understand Japanese, it will not change anywhere. And Japanese honorifics are the same in all regions. And with the spread of the Internet, dialects are becoming weaker among young people.
The intonation will change a bit in your area, but don’t worry because it’s not so good.
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