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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.


One thought on “Where are you going?

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