Wait, the Japanese word daijoubu can mean both “yes” and “no?” Why? HOW?!?

Stimulate your mind and your appetite with a four-course meal of Japanese linguistics, culture, and spicy curry. In all languages, there are words that have multiple meanings. For example, in English “right” can mean a direction (“Turn right at the corner”), that something is correct (“That’s the right answer”), or that the freedom to perform […]

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