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Non-polite form as tourist 2018/11/25 20:01
When using japanese in Japan as a tourist I have noticed myself I forget to use the polite form sometimes. For instance "x wa ja nai desu" instead of "x wa ja arimasen", or sometimes even just "x wa ja nai".

Am I considered very rude spreaking plain like that or is it excused as being a visitor? Its not like i want it to be a habit to avoid polite form, but when I get nervous I easily forget myself. Want to make sure I do not upset People when I speak broken japanese like that...
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Re: Non-polite form as tourist 2018/11/26 12:00
Perfection is not expected if you are a foreigner and nobody will be offended. It's the effort that counts.
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