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Friday, November 9, 2012
atashi (あたし): poor girl's watashi
Yesterday, the guys at U-Zen were enjoying my Japanese and wanted to teach me funny/unusual tango. They said "atashi" was used (instead of watashi) by young girls from the country side and that I would sound pretty funny talking like that. They said "atashaa" can replace watashi wa.
From Yuko: "You only hear in old tv shows about farmers life or samurai's old girlfriend from back home etc. It is definitely a blue collar word. So SSG guys, especially Ayumu, will love it.
"Asha onaka ga suitan dayooooo "
(I'm hungry: I will say this if I'm playing a poor farmer girl in country side)."