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Japanese Behaviour “Ojigi”
7 Years Festival of Miyama Shrine
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Japanese Expressions
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Japanese Expressions “sah”  and“saah”  


The Japanese words “sah” and “saah” are used as follows.

  1. "Sah" can be used when one encourages someone to do something.

    Example : A family is preparing to go out. It is time to go and the father says to the family
    “Sah, Dekakeyo !"“Sah, Iko !”
      ( Come on. Let’s go !)

  1. “Sah” can be also used when one expresses joy or surprise.

    Example : Mother did her best and managed to bake a perfect cake. She says happily “Sah, Dekita !”  (Here, it’s done !)

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A child has a high fever, but the hospital is closed. The mother is worried, and wondering what to do. She says “Sah, Taihen ! Doshimasho !”  (Oh, dear. what shall I do?)

  1. “Saah” can be used when one can’t reply at once or when one does not want to give a clear answer.

    Example : The mother asks the father, “What time will you come home today?” The father says “Saah・・・?”  (Well, I’m not sure.)

 


 

The mother asks her son, “How was today’s test?” He answers,  “Saah・・・?”  (Well, I don’t know.) The mother guesses the test probably did not go well.

Sah, try and use “sah” and “saah”  !

“Sah, iko.”  (Come on. Let’s go.

  1. “Sah, hajimeyo.”  (Come on. Let’s begin.)
    “Sah, benkyoshiyo.”  (Come on. Let’s study.)

  2. “Sah, dekita.”  (Here, it’s done.)
    Sah, owatta.”  (Here, it’s finished.)
    “Sah, taihen.”  (Oh, dear ! Oh, my goodness !)

  3. “Saah・・・, wakaranai.”  (Well, I don’t know.)
    “Saah・・・, dodesho.”  (Well, I’m not sure.)

 

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