おおきに

おおきに (ookini) 

Since I’ve been studying my kana regularly, I like sounding out comments written in Japanese on Youtube. Just saw this one and I’m like “Ookini? What does that mean?” So I went to Google translate and …it wasn’t helpful at all. It just told me what I already knew and didn’t offer a definition. (FAIL!) I switched over to the search engine and googled “おおきに” where I found some posts by other people who asked the same thing. “Ookini” means “thank you” in the Osakan dialect. (Knowledge increased!)

So in light of learning this new word, I would like to say:

おおきに! Thank you for all the follows, likes and comments! It really helps keep me on task to continue working towards my goal of Japan 2014!

Anna