Is Kyoutsuugo a dialect in Japan?

I was thinking really long and hard about learning Japanese and I read somewhere that Kyoutsuugo is known all around Japan. Is it a dialect? I mean it can't be a writing system right? Gah, I know these are super basic questions, but in order for me to really start learning I need to learn the basics of the basics. Also, if you have any tips on Japanese they would be greatly appreciated!

2 Answers

  • Gavin
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    Kyoutsuugo just means 'standard Japanese'. It is basically the middle-class Tokyo dialect.

  • 9 years ago

    Usually we call it hyojungo 標準語, not kyoutugo 共通語.

    That is the standard Japanese not only speaking but also writing.

    When you learn Japanese with textbooks, you will learn hyojungo.

    I've never seen a textbook for Japanese dialects.

    I think it is difficult to write something in a dialect.

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