When learning Japanese, pronunciation is an important part of showing respect and understanding of Japanese language and culture. However, it is not always easy to achieve perfection in Japanese pronunciation. This October, VIETIS organized a very useful Seminar on this topic under the guidance of Mr. LongDT – Manager of Development Department Group 2 of VIETIS Solution.

Comtors and BrSEs who regularly meet with customers will certainly occasionally encounter these pronunciation errors. We hope the seminar has shared with you a lot of useful knowledge. Let’s take a look at some common mistakes below!

  • Intonation and stress errors: In Japanese, intonation and stress play an important role. A pronunciation error in intonation can change the meaning of a word or sentence.
  • Errors where pronunciation is different from transcription, errors in pronouncing “N” at the end of words: Many Japanese learners often have difficulty pronouncing “N” at the end of words. This requires patience and practice to improve pronunciation.
  • Wrong pronunciation of accent: Accent in Japanese is the difference in height, but it does not rise/fall suddenly like sharp and heavy accents in Vietnamese. Therefore, please minimize the use of sharp and heavy accents when speaking Japanese. In a sentence, in addition to accent, you also need to pay attention to intonation. Intonation will affect the overall pitch of the whole phrase.

To improve Japanese pronunciation, let’s listen and repeat often with sound and intonation, using phonetic Japanese documents to practice. Through effort and perseverance, you will definitely communicate and improve Japanese more fluently.