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What is tatemae 2017/12/21 03:51
What is tatemae and Honne?After coming Japan,I heard this two words.
But I do not understand the meaning of this two words.
by Russo (guest)  

Re: What is tatemae 2017/12/21 09:52
Google can tell you.
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: What is tatemae 2017/12/21 09:58
A starting point. I don't necessarily agree with all of it though.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honne_and_tatemae
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Re: What is tatemae 2017/12/22 00:28
Tatemae is a kind of feeling of consideration. For example, provided someone who is your friends or your senior or you like cook you meal , but when you eat it it actually taste not good, then you could say itfs good though not. You should not say it taste bad because itfll hurt he or she. So if you say itfs not so good honestly, itfs Honne! Sometimes you need not to tell Honne to someone.
You have to be kind with Tatemae, not to say Honne directly.
Itfs defined that Tatemae and Honne as kinda idiom, but actually we donft say that because itfs kinda difficult expression.
by ST from Japan rate this post as useful

Re: What is tatemae 2017/12/22 08:37
You know the famous tale as the following.
http://worldstories.org.uk/stories/the-king-with-donkey-ears/

The adults said Tatemae.
And the child said Honne.
by biwakoman rate this post as useful

Re: What is tatemae 2017/12/22 08:40
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Re: What is tatemae 2017/12/22 15:49
In short, tatemae is what you say when you're being social, distant and polite, and honne is what you say when you're being honest, intimate and insensitive. A lot of people seem to think it's unique to Japan, but it's not.
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