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Old 2009-10-13, 16:17   Link #19
Join Date: Sep 2009
Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
Be very careful with that idea.... anime speak is very rude and far too casual in most cases. Fast way to alienate people...
While it's true that most dialogue in anime is informal (or even vulgar), in my experience most Japanese people accepted whatever crazy things may have come out of my mouth as being because I'm foreign, rather than taking offense. Unlike in America, where everyone expects everyone to be fluent, I feel Japanese are often impressed you can speak any at all. >>

In any case, dialogue from TV can be good if you keep it in context. If friends are talking, that's how you would talk with friends. The way a student speaks to a teacher or a worker speaks to his superior is generally how you would talk when being more polite. Just keep in mind that the less realistic the show is, the less reliable an indicator it is of how people actually talk.
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