Japanese/Dialects/Mikawa

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Mikawa-ben (三河弁) is the dialect spoken in Mikawa Province (三河国 mikawa-no kuni), one of the old provinces of the Aichi prefecture (愛知県, Aichi-ken). Mikawa-ben is mainly spoken in western Aichi, while Nagoya-ben is spoken in the eastern half. Mikawa-ben is very similar to Hyojungo.

Vocabulary[edit]

  • Jan (じゃん): the dialect form of the Japanese word desu
  • Dara (だら): the dialect form of the Japanese word deshō
  • Rin (りん): the dialect form of the Japanese word shinasai