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

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2 thoughts on “おおきに

  1. I had a cab driver say that to me in Osaka and stared at him like a stunned fish before he clarified in standard Japanese. A bit more Osakaben someone taught me is “Ohaiyosan!” instead of the normal “Ohaiyo!” for good morning. I like it because it sounds like “Mr. Hello!”

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