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My birthplace is Aomori prefecture. In the local dialect of that area there is a word called 'izui'.
After I graduated from high school and left my home town, I came to understand that 'izui' is not part of the standard Japanese language.
When we buy some new clothes and to describe the feeling you get when they do not fit well on your body, we tend to say “Kono youfuku ha izui ne” ( These clothes are 'izui' ) . [When something is a little off center and feels uncomfortable, a kind of unpleasant sensation] - we use the word 'izui' to express this.
I decided to replace the word with another one from standard Japanese, but I couldn't find one that fit just right right. There's no other way to say it; 'izui' is 'izui' . It is a very usuable word, and even now when I've stopped using my local area's dialect, this word still comes out of my mouth naturally.
When I was younger, I used think that using my local dialect was embarrasing, but now I feel different. That comfortable feeling I get using the dialect is really wonderful.
What dialect do you use ? Are there any words that you cannot translate into the standard language ?
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