Small Talk and Awkwardness #152

Small Talk and Awkwardness #152
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気まずいのは日常茶飯事です。Unleash Your Confidence in Japanese Small Talk: Learn Culture-Specific Tips to Enhance Communication and Relationships

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単語 (Vocabulary)

()まずさ awkwardness
共感(きょうかん) sympathy
世間話(せけんばなし) casual small talk
内向的(ないこうてき)(ひと) Introvert
初対面(しょたいめん) first meeting
ベラベラ(しゃべ)る blabber
余計(よけい) unnecessary
瞬間(しゅんかん) moment

会話の話題 (Conversation Topics)

Do you like small talk?

Have you ever felt awkward in small talk with Japanese people? How did you handle the situation?

What differences do you think there are in the style of conversation with strangers in Japan compared to other countries?

Do you prefer to immediately open up to people you've just met, or do you prefer to gradually close the distance over time?



A profession in which one deals with and entertains guests. Occupations that deal with customers. Restaurants, inns, barber stores, beauty salons, massage parlors, etc.

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