まち vs. まち:Which Sounds “Countryside”?

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まち vs. まち:Which Sounds “Countryside”?

What is the difference between What is the difference between “まち(machi) and まち(machi)”? Which is used as the meaning of “town”? After reading this, you would be answering this question. Let me introduce what their subtle differences are and how you correctly use them such as native speakers today!




[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark-circle” wrap=”i”] まち(machi)

[wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-right-2″ wrap=”span”] Town / 城镇 / 마을 / Thị trấn, thành phố nhỏ

まち(machi)” means “Town” and which has been used as the meaning of “place which is larger than a village but smaller than a city”. The basic ways to use it are that “わたしまちに___。(I ___ town.)”, etc. For instance, “わたしはそのまちく。(I go to a town.)”, “わたしまちんでいる。(I live in the town.)”, “わたしはそのまちったことがある。(I have been to the town.)”, etc. The tips for using it are that “まち” is used as the meaning of “PLACE WHICH IS SMALLER THAN A CITY”. Everyone could use “まち” as casual, polite and formal such as “そのまちったことがあるよ。(I have been to the town.)” as casual, and “そのまちったことがあります。(I have been to the town.)” as polite and formal. Additionally, “まち” sounds a little bit “countryside”.

Example
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ちいさいまちんでるよ。 (I live in a small town.) (我住在一个小镇里。) (작은 마을에 살고 있어.) (Tôi đang sống ở một thị trấn nhỏ.)
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そのまちったことがありません。 (I haven’t been to the town.) (我从来没去过那个小镇。) (그 마을에 가본 적이 없습니다.) (Tôi chưa từng đến thị trấn đó.)
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きれいなまちですね。 (It’s a beautiful town.) (这是一个美丽的小镇。) (깨끗한 마을이네요.) (Đó là một thị trấn xinh đẹp nhỉ.)
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このまちきなんだ。 (I like this town.) (我喜欢这个小镇。) (이 마을이 좋아.) (Tôi thích thị trấn này.)
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[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark-circle” wrap=”i”] まち(machi)

[wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-right-2″ wrap=”span”] City / 城市 / 거리 / Đường xá

まち(machi)” means “City” and which has been used as the meaning of “a large town”. The basic ways to use it are that “わたしまちに___。(I ___ city.)”, etc. For instance, “わたしまちく。(I go to a city.)”, “わたしは<そのruby>街まちんでいる。(I live in the city.)”, “わたしはそのまちったことがある。(I have been to the city.)”, etc. The tips for using it are that “まち” is used as the meaning of “PLACE WHICH IS LARGER THAN A TOWN”. Everyone could use “まち” as casual, polite and formal such as “そのまちったことがあるよ。(I have been to the city.)” as casual, and “そのまちったことがあります。(I have been to the city.)” as polite and formal.

Example
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おおきいまちんでるよ。 (I live in a big city.) (我住在大城市。) (큰 번화가에 살고 있어.) (Nhà tôi nằm trên đường lớn.)
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そのまちったことがありません。 (I haven’t been to the city.) (我没去过那个城市。) (그 거리에 가본 적이 없습니다.) (Tôi chưa từng đến con đường đó.)
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きれいなまちですね。 (It’s a beautiful city.) (这是一个美丽的城市。) (깨끗한 거리네요.) (Đó là một con đường khá đẹp.)
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