How to Speak Japanese

How to Speak Japanese

Japanese Phrase Book: 18 Phrases All Japanese Beginners Should Know

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When you have difficulty in understanding something, you don’t have to hesitate to ask it at all.  If you just nod, people may consider that you can understand what they say. Let’s ask using the following Japanese phrasebook when necessary.  Japanese Phrase Book for When You’re in Trouble Making Requests  (ゆっくり / 少すこしゆっくり / もっとゆっくり […]

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Japanese Greetings: 30 Phrases You Need to Know

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As the Japanese saying goes “Start with a bow and end with a bow”, Japanese people regard being polite and expressing it by greetings as very important. Let’s learn key phrases here!  *() shows Keigo (polite form). Japanese Greetings for Various Situations Daily Japanese Greetings おはよう(ございます)。 Good morning. こんにちは。 Good afternoon. こんばんは。 Good evening. おやすみ(なさい)。 […]

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Japanese Expressions: Learn Real Japanese from Manga for Free

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Do you like Japanese manga? There are several popular ones in the world such as ONE PIECE, NARUTO and BLEACH. Yet, such well-known ones were initially unknown when they were just published. In Japan, there are tens of thousands of cartoonists who are writing manga with the hope of being popular like ONE PIECE and […]

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For Your Japanese Speech; Imitate Great Speakers II

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*The target readers are those who are going to make a Japanese speech or presentation This article is a continuation of “For your Japanese Script; Imitate Great Speakers”. As we mentioned in the previous article, imitating native speakers is one of the best ways to make your Japanese speech sound as natural as possible. It […]

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Big Key for Your Japanese Speech; 間 (Ma) Timing

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Do you feel a little nervous about making your Japanese speech Don’t worry! You can look confident and enjoy public speaking just by using this technique 間; timing. When people get nervous, they usually speak really fast, avoid eye contact and often feel insecure. When speaking Japanese, it is very important to watch your speed […]

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During a Japanese Speech, With Vs Without Your Script

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  Introduction During your Japanese speech, there are two ideas; you read out your script and you speak without your script. I think this has been controversial for a long time because both of the propositions are reasonable and understandable. One person says, “If you read out your script, you can prevent yourself from making […]

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With Pictures: How Japanese Body Language Works

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According to the 7%-38%-55% Rule stated by Albert Mehrabian, when people receive an ambiguous message, people interpret it by using this criteria with the ratio; words accounts for 7%, tone of voice accounts for 38%, and body language accounts for 55% of that. Also, as this word; poker face indicates, we can identify what you […]

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Road-Map: How to Make Your Japanese Speech

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Each language has own manner when making a speech. Although a Japanese speech is not an exception, it is difficult for learners to get a feel of this style. It may not be necessary to follow it correctly, but, on the other hand, if you can make your Japanese speech in this way, it would […]

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Proofread Your Japanese Script by Native Speakers

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*The target readers are those who are going to make a Japanese speech or presentation. After you have written your Japanese script, I recommend you to get it proofread by native speakers, if possible. Expectations about your writing will change depending on your situation, like for instance, people are required to respond quickly in business […]

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Avoid Being Monotone, the End of Japanese Sentences

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It is likely that Japanese learners don’t have difficulty in finding Japanese sentences to be unnatural very much, but it is difficult to find how to improve them. As you may not be aware, there are some tricks in Japanese sentences to make them colorful. In this article, you will learn one of the easiest, […]