日本の方のためのアクセントリダクションレッスン

英語の発音、アクセントを良くしたい日本の方のための5つのアドバイス

日本の方のための英語発音

Accent Reduction for Japanese Speakers

5 English pronunciation tips for Japanese speakers who want to improve their English accent:

1) L & R

  • L is made with the tip of the tongue touching the top of the mouth (just behind the teeth). The sides of the tongue are down.
  • R is made with the tip of the tongue curling back in the mouth. We don’t touch the top of our mouths when pronouncing a R sound in English.
  • Compare: low – row, led – red
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2) Word Stress

  • Japanese tends to place equal stress on syllables. This means that longer words can be unclear.
  • Make the stressed syllables bigger!
  • unfortunately, conversation, apparently, understandably

3) Vowels

  • Japanese has 5 vowels, whereas English has around 20.
  • Compare the difference between: good/food, seat/sit, cat/cart

4) TH

  • This sound is made by putting the tip of the tongue by the back of the upper front teeth.
  • Keep the tip of the tongue relaxed.
  • Compare:
  • Ttin – thin
  • Dden – then
  • Ssin – thin
  • Zzen – then

5) Words ending in a consonant

  • When a word ends in a consonant, do not add a vowel sound.
  • Book not Booko
  • Red not Redo
  • Hat not Hato

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