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Japanese....SnStress and Tone


Please note: ˆ = a long sound        Previous page


Word Stress  
saku (to blossom), sakura (cherry blossom),
sa
kurasô (primrose) (i.e. a slight stress is
normally applied to the first syllable)
hashi (chopsticks)/hashi (bridge)
sakuranbo, hiki
Intonation  
Dare? (Who's there?) Ore. (It's me)
Yokose! (Give it to me!)
Gomen nasai! (Sorry!)
Sugu ni tsutae masu
(I will tell him/her immediately)
Watashi janaiyo! (It wasn't my fault!)
Anatano egaoga suki (I like your smile)
Hitono hanashiwa kiki nasai!
(Listen to me when I'm talking to you!)
Kôhi iru? (Would you like some coffee?)
Un, chôdai. (Yes please) Uun, iranai. (No thanks)
Iketeru! (Great!)
 

Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Fumiaki Ichihara
Mari Okazawa

Osaka
Tokyo
February 6th 2002
February 6th 2002
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