>確かに私たちは同級生なんだけど、私はあなたより年上でしょう？In Japan, when students are in same grade, they use common Japanese. don't use polite Japanese. Use polite Japanese to acquaintance and senior grade.It's a little interesting for me that your friend, UK people, care of the Japanese social system, when you use Japanese. I heard that when people use another language, the character will be change to the person who use the language. Certainly, I saw some Japanese people who are ordinarily modest change the character when they start to use English.I learned around the area in linguistics class that taught languages control our brain!
Mmm, I once heard of bad reputation of that movie. I think movies is like that having exaggeration somehow in order to earn money. I think the important thing is memorizing, especially in documentary. No matter how exaggerated that movie is, there is a fact that a Korean student was dead trying to rescue the man fallen on the railroad.
TattsunさんI agree, and everybody I have spoken to about this incident have said the same as you. However, I would rather be accused of being too polite than being rude. So therefore I tend to use polite Japanese more often than usual now. By the way - the woman was Japanese - not British. I dont know if my character changes when I speak Japanese... I haven't thought about that one!Ｔｏｍｏさんできるだけ、丁寧な英語を使ったほうがいいだと、私はおもいます。まあ、できるだけでいいから、心配しないください。ＵｎｉｋｕｎｎさんThey changed alot about スヒョン's life in order to make a more 'interesting' movie. An event like this happened at the station where I lived in Tokyo a few years ago. A police officer tried to save a woman who was trying to commit suicide. He succeeded - the woman was saved - but the police officer lost his own life in the attempt.
Mmm... But being too polite can also be considered rude. Its a double edged sword... :(
僕の身の回りの、年下の友達はタメ語だよ。敬意とか全然ない(笑)My younger friends around me never use polite Japanese to me... lol.逆に、丁寧語使われても、距離を置かれてる感じもするんじゃないかな。I will sometime feel 'mental distance' when someone younger and close use polite one.By the way, when Japanese say 敬語, it can, almost always, strictly indicates ていねい語.敬語 includes ていねい語, 謙譲(けんじょう)語 and 尊敬(そんけい)語. However, I think, they don't distinguish and acknowledge them well.