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Things That Make Your Japanese Sound Unnatural

Often the strangest thing you can say in a foreign language is a perfect word-for-word translation of something you might say in your native tongue. Different languages use different kinds of expressions to accomplish particular meanings, and Japanese is no exception. Learn here how you can speak more naturally by adopting Japanese conventions to replace ideas you might want to import from your native language.

Sep 19, 2016 12:00 AM
Comments · 9
Thank you for that article! Very helpful!
November 23, 2016
I know that males and females may have different speech patterns in Japanese, but is it very uncommon for females to speak more like males? I've noticed girls who use speech that is more common for boys to use and was wondering how uncommon this was. If you are female and speak more masculine is that seen as a bad thing? I tend to use more male speech (僕、だろう、ーだよ)while still using a lot of のs because I like the words/grammar/speech patterns. Is it okay to mix and match?
October 14, 2016
very helpful structures.Thank you
April 3, 2019
The seemingly ubiquitous and random use of "んです” is a tough one for us beginners. But it is very clearly laid out here in 3 examples. Thank you for a very informative article. 
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