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| Jan 9, 2017

Play down the hype with a so-so phrase

Un … māmā-kana. (Hmm. It was … so-so.) Situation 1: On her first day back at the office after the holidays, Ms. Gray speaks with Ms. Tamachi. グレイ: お正月休み、実家に帰ったんでしょ?楽しかった? 田町: うん…、まあまあかな。 Gray: O-shōgatsu-yasumi, jikka-ni kaetta-n-desho? Tanoshikatta? Tamachi: Un … māmā-kana. Gray: You went back ...