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I read it [青水庵]{せいすいあん} if there's no hint. But, I googled this name and found an illustrator (NSFW) who calls himself [青水庵]{あおみずあん}. Why I read せいすいあん first? 庵 can be read as either あん and いおり. In case of this, since 庵 occurs directly after other kanji in a group, the general rule is to read all kanji using the Chinese pronunciation ([音読]{おんよ}み) in ...


There is a classic extension of this tongue twister that goes like this: 裏庭【うらにわ】には二羽 庭には二羽 ニワトリがいる。 (pronounced as うらにわにわにわにわにわにわにわとりがいる) 裏庭 means backyard.


Short answer: Japanese has two semivowels, /y/ and /w/. The semivowel /y/ is pronounced like the vowel /i/. The semivowel /w/ is pronounced like the vowel /u/. To say や, try saying いあ /ia/, but focus on transitioning smoothly from one vowel to the other. You'll end up with a や /ya/ sound. Likewise, to say わ, start by saying うあ /ua/, but go smoothly ...


There is no "w", except in "wa", so you only have to learn that. And it helps to see a Japanese MC on tv with a microphone and a constant toothy grin, while talking furiously. This is an important key, because it demonstrates that Japanese can be spoken without ever moving the lips sideways. So the beginning of the 'wa' syllable is basically done by opening ...


Yes. 下総{しもうさ}国{のくに} 一{いち}の宮{みや}


Well this question is very broad, but I'll just list some I can think off the top of my head. I will be adding more as I come across them online. Do you want to include medical/scientific terms? There's a lot of them. ティ ティーンズ    teens ティアラ     tiara ティシュ     tissue ティーピーオー  TPO ティルト tilt フェスティバル festival チ チクタク tictac チタン ...


I get [木]{もく}、[火]{か}、[土]{ど}、[金]{ごん}、[水]{すい} by googling that phrase and "発音"

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