Japanese Online Newsletter Vol. 74 バカとアホ

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Baka and Aho

Two words can be used to taunt others, "Aho" and "Baka," but their usage differs between Kanto and Kansai. In the Kanto region (Eastern Japan including Tokyo), the word "idiot" is often used, but "Baka" can be used casually when someone makes a mistake. In the Kansai region (Western Japan including Kyoto and Osaka), however, the usage is reversed: "idiot" is used in a rather light-hearted way, while "Baka" is used more harshly.

When using escalators in Kanto and Kansai, people stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. However, in Kansai, people stand on the right side and walk on the left. In addition, when cutting eel, people in the Kansai region cut it from the stomach side, while in the Kanto region, the knife is inserted from the back. In the Kanto region, the word "meat" means pork, but in the Kansai region, the word "meat" means beef.

As you can see, many customs differ between Kanto and Kansai. If you don't pay attention to them, you won't notice them. However, when you visit Japan, please try to look for the differences between Kanto and Kansai.

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