If you want your Japanese to come off as fluent as possible first you have to master the art of the Japanese accent. It’s something that can be very simple if you know what sort of accent you’re trying to create and some rules around tone and pacing in your speech. So let’s have a look at some simple rules you can follow to instantly improve your Japanese speaking, making you sound far more clear when speaking Japanese!
Japanese is hard. But, what makes it harder than say, Chinese? Let’s have a look at some key features that might make Japanese a harder language for you to learn.
If you live outside of Japan, the chances of hearing natural Japanese are kinda slim. This makes listening to Japanese (and getting really good at understanding it) really difficult. In this blog, I’m going to break down all of the best ways to listen to and practice Japanese – especially if you don’t already live in Japan.
I was 14 years old when I first visited Japan, fell in love, and decided that I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.
Since then, I've interpreted, translated, lived in Japan, and helped over 2,000 people learn Japanese. My greatest passion in life is Japanese, and my biggest goal is to make learning easy for others.
For a long time, I've heard the same thing as people stepped into my classroom. Learning Japanese is incredibly confusing – there are plenty of apps, with random words and confusing kanji. Language schools are expensive with restrictive timetables. Do you start with vocabulary? How do you know if you're pronouncing it right? Where do you even begin?
So, I decided to make it easy. Learning the Japanese language needs to be individualised, it needs to be practical, flexible, and most of all it needs to be enjoyable. And that's where Japanese in 12 comes in.
Includes 7 of my holy grail memorisation strategies that leveled up my vocab bank and helped me study smarter, not harder!