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Japanese Culture Class #11 - Graduation!
Dear Team JapanesePod101/Yuki [由紀],
I understand that Sotsugyou [そつぎょう/卒業] is "graduation", but I can't heart the word correctly. I hear: [そつにょうし] instead of [そつぎょう/卒業]. Why is the "gyou" so soft that it sounds like a "nyou"?
('Gyou' is a soft 'nyou' in the word?)
言葉 = 卒業
(word = graduation [sotsugyoushi])
Thank you so much,
Graduation actually means ‘sotugyou’ 卒業….:disappointed:
Please check the spelling above.
Why do the words related to graduate have a "nyou" sound when "ぎょう" (gyou) is used? I hear an "n" and not a "g".