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aizuchi o utsu

あいづちを うつ

to nod


from staff

あいづちを うったり、うなずいたり して、かんじゃさんの はなしを きいて あげましょう。

You should nod when you're listening to a patient.

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Why do Japanese people avoid eye contact when they talk?

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