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Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

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clerk
店員 店員 (n)
てんいん
ten'in
clerk
親切な店員 親切な店員
しんせつなてんいん
shinsetsu na ten'in
friendly store clerk
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output power
出力 出力 (n)
しゅつりょく
shutsuryoku
output power
cuisine
料理 料理 (n)
りょうり
ryōri
cuisine
parking lot
駐車場 駐車場 (n)
ちゅうしゃじょう
chūshajō
parking lot
traveling
旅行 旅行 (n)
りょこう
ryokō
traveling
長距離旅行 長距離旅行
ちょうきょりりょこう
chōkyori ryokō
long-distance traveling
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convenient
便利 便利 (na-adj)
べんり
benri
convenient
invasion
侵略 侵略 (n)
しんりゃく
shinryaku
invasion
Twitter
ツイッター ツイッター (n)
ツイッター
Tsuittā
Twitter
was not warm
暖かくなかった 暖かくなかった
あたたかくなかった
atatakaku nakatta
was not warm
could not tell
伝えられなかった 伝えられなかった
つたえられなかった
tsutaerarenakatta
could not tell
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Friday at 6:56 pm
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Hey Listeners! What word would you add to this list? Leave a comment below.

JapanesePod101.com
May 25th, 2018 at 12:50 am
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Hi Sebastian,


Thanks for leaving the comment and sharing your experience! Your example is just like the most Japanese people have very hard time pronouncing 'R' and 'L' sounds in English when they are in one word.


Thank you for studying with us and keep up the good work!


Sincerely,

Miki H

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Sebastian
May 8th, 2018 at 5:48 am
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As a German speaker, I think it's hard to pronounce words like 便利、論理、連絡。

If it's a word that has a kanji that ends in ん, followed by a kanji that starts with either ら、れ、り、ろ、る;

then the "R" sound can be really challenging.😅

July 4th, 2017 at 2:44 am
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Hi Olga,


Thank you for your message!


If you have any questions, please let us know. ;)


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olga
July 1st, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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for russians japanese pronounciaton is very easy, i think

September 15th, 2016 at 9:45 pm
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Mitsuko san,

Konnichiwa.

I see. Thank you for your post.

Yuki 由紀

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Mitsuko
September 15th, 2016 at 8:50 am
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For me 親友 (しんゆう) has been then main word had for me. It always seems to sound like 侵入(しんにゅう) in conversation

November 10th, 2015 at 11:14 am
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Hi jiaying,


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Jae

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jiaying
November 4th, 2015 at 10:48 am
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i dont have credit card but debit card. but ur payment system do not accept debit

May 15th, 2015 at 8:10 am
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Ivan san,

Konnichiwa.

I see. That’s good.

Yuki 由紀

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Ivan
May 10th, 2015 at 5:18 pm
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as a spanish speaker this is piece of cake for me :sweat_smile: