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Old 09-05-2004, 09:55 PM   #7
MaryKaye
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Re: Help for a begginer

One thing that struck me when I was in Japan is that not only does it take a while to learn to understand any Japanese words, it takes a while to even start *hearing* them in a useful way--at first it's all a blur. Hang in there and it will get easier.

(My problem now is that when sushi chefs say "Onegashimaesu" I inevitably say it back--but they're not talking to me, they're talking to the waiter! I also find myself shifting my weight, in case I'm about to be attacked....)

Mary Kaye
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