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Lesson 3, Understanding Japanese body Language and gestures. Ready, here is the gesture. One more time. Is the meaning A) Me B) Blow your nose C) My face. The correct answer is A) Me. This gesture means it’s me. You use this gesture when you are not sure whether it’s you that someone is talking to. You use this gesture to make sure 私? (Watashi?) When using this gesture, we often say 私? (Watashi?) which means me? Do you know the meaning of this gesture? Find out in the next lesson.


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January 18th, 2016 at 06:30 PM
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Mina-san, Here is our third Japanese body language video! Let us know what you think!!

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December 22nd, 2019 at 06:32 PM
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こんにちは Devin,

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December 19th, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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I wish these videos did not have the intro and outro

June 13th, 2019 at 03:35 AM
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Roy Mark
June 8th, 2019 at 10:22 PM
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She's just too cute! 😅

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June 16th, 2017 at 07:16 PM
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Thank you for posting.

The gesture shown at [1:02] is explained in this video:


And it means "come here." ;)




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Jean-Roger Orsini
June 16th, 2017 at 08:17 AM
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I hate this gesture, it's so childish.

Maybe it should be specified that it's mostly used by women. I've rarely seen men doing it unless you know...

February 13th, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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My aunt has a story about a man who was teaching a Japanese class to non-Japanese students, and introduced himself by repeatedly pointing at his nose and saying "Watashi wa sensei desu." Later he gave them a quiz where one of the questions asked what "Watashi wa sensei desu" meant, and they all answered, "This is my nose." This is why context is important. XD

December 20th, 2016 at 08:03 PM
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HI, at the end of this video, she shows a gesture which is not explained in the following lesson. What does it mean?

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November 3rd, 2016 at 05:50 PM
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Leo san,


Yes, you can.:smile:

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