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[Japanese Audio Blog] 自己紹介

Was studying Korean and got bored, so looked through my computer and found this 자기소개 in Japanese that I did to prepare for the oral exam in my Japanese class in university. LOL.

Since it was for an exam, not everything is the truth. ^^

So here’s the random audio blog.

Listening to myself again…. I think I sounded terrible -____- Awfully awkward.

And I think I got worse from the last time I tried to read something in Japanese. ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Feedback and criticism most welcome! 😀

Random sushi photo 😀 😀 냠냠

Random declaration: I aim to show everyone that self studying Korean AND Japanese is possible. And I aim to be erm conversational in Japanese without having gone to Japan. HAHAHHAHA.

yeahhh. 자신감 is very important. LOL.

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    23 November, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Hmm, Japanese sounds a little like Korean.. But well done though!

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      23 November, 2012 at 11:06 PM

      I know right!!! FML ㅠㅠㅠ

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      23 November, 2012 at 11:16 PM

      hahaha. i thought so too. not that i can do any better than Shanna. I’m actually very envious right now. How i wish i can do as much with my Japanese because I’ve just made myself a 왕따 in our class for not understanding a thing. My classmates are learning about the short forms and quoted speeches while I just finished remembering all my hiragana. Yes, just hiragana. How many days I need to remember my katakana, i do not know! huhuhu

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        24 November, 2012 at 10:04 AM

        hahaha I need to start hearing more Japanese ><;;; Are you taking a beginners class?

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          24 November, 2012 at 4:41 PM

          Intermediate! I’m in the intermediate class! I did pass beginner class last year (how? that I do not know!).

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      24 November, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      I used to think so too. In my head Japanese sounds more angular and Korean sounds more smooth. If that makes any sense… Which I doubt it does.

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        24 November, 2012 at 4:43 PM

        It does make sense… coz that’s how I think too. XD
        Japanese is “sharper” (or as you’ve said, angular) and Korean is “softer”. And I have a tendency to “soften” my Japanese whenever I try speaking it.

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    24 November, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    I’m ashamed of myself ’cause you are working so hard and you are catching up to my level sobs. You are doing really good atm hun! Only the intonation is a wee bit of a problem! Don’t be too hard on yourself! ^ ^

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      25 November, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      hehe shall try to improve ><;; how long have you been learning Japanese?

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    15 January, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    1st – I’d love to buy & read your ebook on learning korean!
    2nd – I’m a native English speaker teaching in Korea, and only know pre-intermediate japanese, and am currently in the elementary level of korean, but when I try to speak Korean to Korean natives, they say my pronunciation sounds Japanese! @_@ They always tell me that my intonations are all off–that there’s too much up-and-downs in my vocal tones. So, try adding more emotion to your Japanese and/or copy the up-and-downs from Jpn actresses in Jdramas to sound more native.

    Speaking of Jdramas, you must watch these 3 if you haven’t already:
    1) Hana yori dango 1 & 2
    2) Proposal Daisakusen (way better than the Krn remake)
    3) Otoko Densha

    g’luck studying! がんばってね!~^^

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