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Japanese sounds
Japanese vowels are easy to pronounce!
あa
as in father
い i
as in meet (but clipped shorter)
うu
as in boot
えe
as in bet
おo
as in cot
Compared to English,
Japanese has a relative
absence of stress and
intonation.
Fill in the blanks with the Japanese vowel sound then try to pronounce the words.
a
あ
i
い
u
う
e
え
o
お
Y__ m__ h__
K__ w__ s __ k i
H o n d __
Ō s __ k __
H __ r o s h __ ma
S a s h __ m __
T e r __ y a k __
S __ s h i
F __ j i S a n
S __ k i y a k i
S __ z __ k i
S a k __
T __ m p u r a
K a r a t __
K i m __ n __
T __ y __ t a
S a p p __ r __
__ r i g a m i
Remember to pronounce
every syllable the same
length. Try to ditch that
Western accent!
Ka -ra -o-ke rather than
Carryoky!
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