What’s the difference between furigana and okurigana? When do I lengthen a vowel and when do I double a consonant? What on earth is a mora? When you’re new to learning Japanese, or a foreign language in general, one of the surprising hurdles to overcome is the jargon… in your own language! So many technical terms are thrown around flippantly and rarely explained outright that it’s easy to get lost. This series serves as a basic introduction to some terms that you’re bound to meet on your journey towards Japanese fluency. This isn’t an exhaustive vocabulary list but rather a primer on a few terms that you might find difficult to wrap your head around as a beginner. We’ve started with Japanese writing and grammar, and this time we’ll look at Japanese pronunciation.
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