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Yes, people from Kobe speak in their dialect so I can understand the difficulty. However, I think they are friendly.
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do Kobe people speak dialect? very hard for me to understand. maybe because young people speak fast and informlly, even at restaurants. Kobe less polite than Tokyo, if that is believable.
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Video Culture Class: Japanese Holidays - Tanabata