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You can make friends with people in Osaka immediately if you use these 13 phrases

You can make friends with people in Osaka immediately if you use these 13 phrases

You could become one of the people of Osaka if you can remember these.

Osaka is a city of business and laughter, therefore a characteristic of this area is that a lot of the people that live here are friendly.
Japanese people often say that “Tokyo people aren’t friendly, but Osaka people are”, however it seems that many foreigners also have this impression as well.
With that said, I would like to introduce 13 phrases to use so that you can easily make friends with people from Osaka.

Greetings

Good morning

おはようさん
Ohayo San

Hello / Hi

まいど
Maido

How are you? (How’s business?)

もうかりまっか?
Mokari Makka?

I’m good ( So so)

ぼちぼちでんな
Bochi Bochi Denna

See you again

ほな、また
Hona Mata

Questions, conversation gap-fillers, and expressing gratitude

Really?

ほんま?
Hommma?

Thank you

おおきに
Ohkini

Excuse me

すんまへん
Summa hen

How much is this?

これ、なんぼ?
Kore Nambo?

Making your companion laugh

No / Don’t do that

あかん
Akan

No / Wrong

ちゃう
Chau

No way / How come?

なんでやねん!
Nandeya nen!

Communicating your feelings to someone you like

Really love it

めっちゃ好きやねん
Meccha Suki

Were you able to remember these phrases?

Also, if you take part in the “ALL STAR OSAKA WALK” tour, you will be able to use these phrases to make conversation with Osaka people.

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You should use these phrases to make friends with Osaka people if you come to Osaka.

ALL STAR OSAKA WALK
http://allstarosaka.com/

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