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Where are you going?

By Rachael Dory

Today’s lesson is another exchange used in Tsugaru-ben, originally brought to my attention by the lovely Chris Simmons.

A: どさ?

B: ゆさ。

Here is the exchange, in standard Japanese:

A:どこに行くのさ?(Doko ni iku no sa? / Where are you going?)

B: 湯に行くのさ。  (Yu ni iku no sa. / I’m going to an onsen/take a bath.)

The phrase is a set exchange – if you ask どさ? on the Tsugaru side, the person will automatically reply with ゆさ rather than another phrase, such  as スーパー or some other location.

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