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OK, let's go on to the next step. But before that, be sure to review the introductory course. Now, correct this sentence: Is he going to enjoy the party very much? Don't care about the context and meaning. Just be brave.

Courtesy is the name of the game in the Japanese culture. You have to make as many proper sounds as possible, in a conversation, to show that you are listening to the person attentively - in appearance at least.

"Yesterday..."
"Uh huh."
"I..."
"Uh huh."
"went..."
"Uh huh."
"to..."
"Uh huh."
"Well..."
"Uh huh."
"Are you..."
"Uh huh."
"kidding?"
"Uh huh."

--- Many Japanese seem to think "Uh huh" is a cool expression because it sounds very English. There is even such a stupid newscaster who use "Uh huh" very frequently even when interviewing a person in Japanese. So, master the art of "Uh huh."

Also, it is very important to nod as often as possible when listening to someone, and that a few nods at a time. Master the art.

Well, I'm a bit tired. It's Sunday. So much for today's lesson (Who asked?). Please note that practice makes perfect. Uh huh.

Comments

In the US, it's also expected that you nod or make some kind of indication that you're listening. I hate that. I mean, I understand the purpose of it, but I'd rather be able to just finish what I have to say first and then you can say what you want to say...=)

Hahaha, CC, you can say that again. ;)