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Japanese woman (in Japanese): What do you feel like eating?

Australian man: Tabe—tai.

Japanese woman (in English): Are you trying to say that you want to eat something?

Australian man (in English): No, I want to eat Thai food.

Shibuya Station, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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