Japan has different Japanese dialects

RE: Japanese dialects
So here it is pretty gray today and it's raining cats and dogs. Welcome to the forum and thank you for your advice on the dialects! In Germany, too, there are very few people who speak several dialects. Here, too, you can usually only speak one dialect and so-called standard German (標準 語 hyoujungo the standard language / standard language).

But there are also people here who can only speak their dialect and not at all High German. I don't mean that in a derogatory way. Most of them grew up in southern or eastern Germany and speak Bavarian, Swabian, Allemanic, Saxon etc., many of them have a university degree and are not able to speak 標準 語 hyoujungo (I don't mean that in a derogatory way). Does this also exist in Japan, and which 方言 hougen are most affected by it?


@ sora-no-iro: There are a few Japanese native speakers in the forum, but unfortunately they rarely write. I would be happy if you could contribute here and explain a bit of a modern and practical 日本 to us. It's nice if you incorporate Japanese parts into your posts, but make sure that even beginners can easily understand them. There is this point 3) in the forum guidelines:

Quote: 3) Little use of Japanese:
Out of consideration for beginners, excessive use of Japanese words and phrases is not desirable. Of course it is not a problem if you want to explain / translate something etc. But please avoid it in normal conversation.
However, I think this shouldn't be interpreted too strictly for native speakers, so just feel good here! Greetings, atomu

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(This post was last edited: 08/21/05 10:23 AM by atomu.)