Lmao they always say: 今日はあついだね～ to you anyway hahaha
Lmao i feel you bruh, I often try to talk to my japanese co-workers but i can’t make full natural sentences when talking to native speakers… it’s like i get so nervous that I forget all the stuff I learned in the past haha
Just a note, it’s ungrammatical to put だ after an い adjective, but yes they say あついね or あついですね a lot
I still hear atsuidane anyway (It’s a dialect in my area)
Ah, it sounded like you meant generally.
Good to know, thank you
I will internally combust if I have to start every convo with weather
Sometimes I can manage, but I make one mistake and I get increasingly flustered. It gets a lot better and I get less flustered once I know people better.
What part of 日本 are you in? if you’re comfortable
the only correct respond to someone asking you how the weather is in the summer in Japan is とても暑いですね。
Tha land of nowhere, Ibaraki XD
えええ？Isn’t that a commuter prefecture for Tokyo??
Yessss but there’s nothing to seeee here, just a few flowers here and there… falls, and that’s it. Once you’ve lived here and explored the famous places it gets boring easily
Ah, I see. What about finding the not so famous places? One of my favorite things to do in my area is find and visit the neighborhood cat hangout spots Is there anywhere nearby you can enjoy your hobbies or interests?
The new seasonal Starbucks frappuccino flavor is always a good conversation starter.
The nearest Starbucks is over an hour away. We don’t have any good boba tea places nearby either
I spent 3 years on an island a 2.5 hour ferry ride away from the nearest Starbucks. I feel your pain. Moving from that level of inaka to regular inaka, and then from there to suburban Kanagawa was like being in a whole different world.
Oh that’s rough. How is suburban life treating you? How else does it compare to inaka life?
Suburban life is pretty good. I went from driving to work to commuting by train. In the inaka, my husband and I both needed cars. Here, it would honestly probably be better to have one car rather than two. I miss the rice fields and the mountains, but we have way better variety at the grocery store and a lot better shopping access in general. We also have way faster/cheaper access to Tokyo, but thanks to Corona we haven’t been able to take advantage of that yet.