Mayumi K’s Osaka dialect 大阪弁 Japanese Podcast

Don’t let the full title fool you: “Osaka dialect 大阪弁 Japanese lesson in English” – Mayumi K’s podcast is fully bilingual, with Mayumi speaking in Osaka-ben and then repeating the words in English. Along the way she also throws in vocab explanations and speaking tips. At 5 minutes a serve the podcast is a good length for repeated listens. The level is intermediate and it is a nice touch that Mayumi doesn’t make concessions in her speech but zooms along at normal speed. Easy on the ears, useful content and full scripts on the accompanying website. Even if you aren’t keen on speaking the Kansai dialect you should at least get accustomed to its features – who knows – you may even start enjoying manzai. Recommended. [courtesy of Nihongojouzu.com]

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