Tongue Twisters in Japanese – Vol. 2

The tongue twisters in Japanese

Improve your comprehension and pronunciation of Japanese trying out this tongue twister. All you need to do is to repeat three words three times. Enjoy!

JAPANESE TONGUE TWISTER WORDS

漢字 Furigana Romaji English
青巻紙 あおまきがみ aomakigami blue paper roll
赤巻紙 あかまきがみ akamakigami red paper roll
黄巻紙 きまきがみ kimakigami  yellow paper roll

What is a makigami paper roll?

A makigami paper roll is a traditional Japanese paper which was rolled together in order to better transport it. Makigami were typically used as letters.
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Do you know the origin of the Japanese word itadakimasu?

The origin of the Japanese word itadakimasu

Watch this video and learn why Japanese people say “itadakimasu” before starting to eat. You will also understand why you do not say it to a person who starts eating as we do in other countries in terms of “enjoy your meal”. It is only used by the person who actually starts eating.

What do you say in your country before you or someone else starts eating? Please share it with us in the comment section.

Learn more about the origins of Japanese words

Do you know Japanese gestures – Vol.6?

Japanese Gestures

Test your knowledge of Japanese gestures and find out if you know the right answer to the question shown in this video.

Learn more about Japanese gestures

Do you know Japanese gestures – Vol.5?

Japanese Gestures

Test your knowledge of Japanese gestures and find out if you know the right answer to the question shown in this video.

Learn more about Japanese gestures

Do you know the origin of the Japanese word sayounara

The origin of the word sayounara

Many people around the globe know the Japanese word to say good bye sayonara (さようなら). But do you know what it literally means and what its origins are? Find out watching this video.

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