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Hello dear listeners, time to test your language knowledge, body language that is. First, I will show you the gesture, next I will give you three choices and you guess the correct meaning.
Lesson 1, understanding Japanese body language and gestures. Ready? Here is the gesture. One more time.
Is the meaning A) Thank you B) I am sorry C) No way.
The answer is B, I am sorry. This gesture means I am sorry and also means please do me a favor. And it is usually used by women. ごめん! (Gomen!) When doing this gesture, we often say ごめん! (Gomen!) which means I am sorry or おねがい! (Onegai!) often say おねがい! (Onegai!) which means please. Do you know the meaning of this gesture? Find out in the next lesson.

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Mina-san, Welcome to our first Japanese body language video! Have you ever seen this gesture before?

March 8th, 2016 at 6:00 pm
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jon san,
konnichiwa.😄
Hiroko sensei wanted to tell learners that women tend to use polite words.
However, men can also use those expressions to anyone.
Being polite is better than being rude.
However, if you have very close Japanese friends, you can use ‘tanomu’ which is the same as ‘onegai.’
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jon
March 3rd, 2016 at 2:45 am
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to Hiroko,

hope you are well,

I have a question concerning this lesson. you said it was used by women.
I am a male trying to learn this. so my question is what would a male do, to say sorry or please?

Thank you for your help in this matter

Jon

February 29th, 2016 at 2:27 am
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Jarrett san, John san,
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for positive your comments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.😄
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John
February 22nd, 2016 at 12:48 pm
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Yes! It’s the videos like this one that are really awesome. This site has so many neat videos on useful everyday tips you may not get any place else!:thumbsup:

February 20th, 2016 at 10:29 am
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January 17th, 2016 at 12:56 am
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Jenni san,
Konnichiwa.😄
I see but you know now.
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January 13th, 2016 at 11:53 am
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December 1st, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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oscartv san,
konnichiwa.
Was it fun?
Good! 😄
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November 25th, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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ハハハ😄😄:すみません😞

November 25th, 2015 at 10:35 pm
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oscartvさん、
こんにちは。
どういたしまして。
「直しをどうもありがとうございます」ですね。😉
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