Monday, October 22, 2012

The Japanese way of rejecting 日本人的拒絕台詞

Because Japan is a high-context culture, they do not reject you in the face. Instead, they will use all sorts of indirect ways to express their negative answer, such as... "I think it will be difficult", "Chances are slim", or any other reasons to suggest that "NO" is imminent. If it proves futile to deter the determined foreigner, they will become quiet and let you wait till you persist them with another irritating call a few weeks later. However, if the foreigner feigns ignorance and blows his/her top, approval might eventually be granted :P

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因為日本是屬於高語境社會。所以日本人要拒絕你的話,會用各種非直接的方法來拒絕。例如說會“很難”,“機會很小”,或者其他拒絕你的理由。就是不要說“NO”。

2 comments:

  1. haha, it will be funny if this happens to a stubborn n persistent guy who is asking a girl to be his gf :P

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    1. HAha.... how I wish to be asked... XD

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