Description of the Japanese Pronunciation ま み む め も
ま み む め も consist of the Japanese consonant [m] with the Japanese vowels [a], [i], [u], [e] and [o] respectively. When you pronounce [m], you are going to close your lips and make a sound by allowing air to pass out through your nose. Regarding the sound み /mi/, you need to raise your tongue a little more towards the roof of your mouth than the other sounds. [m] is a voiced sound.
Does it make sense to you? Let’s try to pronounce ま み む め も after the tutor on the video!
Wasabi Japanese Pronunciation Lessons
Words Exercise with the Pronunciation [m] ま み む め も
Please repeat the following words after the tutor on the video.
|まいにち||ma i ni chi||everyday|
|見る||mi ru||to look at|
|むいか||mu i ka||6th (day)|
|向こう||mu ko u||over there|
|めがね||me ga ne||glasses|
|持つ||mo tsu||to have|
Sentences Exercise with the Pronunciation [m] ま み む め も
Please repeat the following sentences after the tutor in the video.
|Japanese Sentences||English Translations|
|毎日同じ道を歩きます。||I walk the same road every day.|
|前を見て進みます。||I will look forward and proceed.|
|眼鏡を持っています。||I have glasses.|
Tongue Twister Exercise with the Pronunciation [m] ま み む め も
Please repeat the following tongue twisters after the tutor on the video. Also, please focus on the pronunciation practice, not the meaning, because they were made only for the sake of practice.
|Japanese Tongue Twisters||Vocabulary|
娘: daughter, 息子: son, 娘婿: son-in-law, 向こう: over there, 呑む: to drink
麦: barley, ごみ: trash
生: row, 麦: barley, 米: rice, 卵: egg
This is the how to pronounce [m] ま み む め も. We recommend that you practice the sentences above at least 5 times for each exercise, though we understand that pronunciation practice can be dull. Good pronunciation will give you listening and speaking ability, and thereby you will be confident enough to speak Japanese with native speakers. Thus, the ability you gain is well worth the time spent. We are looking forward to seeing you in the next lesson; [j] や ゆ よ.