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INTRODUCTION
Chigusa: JapanesePod101.com presents Japanese Tongue Twister Challenge, Lesson 1: "New Year's Chanson Show."
Chigusa: Hello, I'm Chigusa Yamaguchi. I'll be your host for this audio series.
Chigusa: Tongue twisters are hard for even native speakers to pronounce. Repeated practice can improve articulation and enunciation — no matter your skill level with the language.
Chigusa: The best way to use this lesson is to listen and speak out loud after the beep.
Chigusa: This is a powerful language learning technique that helps you progress faster.
Chigusa: After you've learned the tongue twister, keep practicing it to increase speed and improve clarity. Professional speakers and singers often use tongue twisters as a way to warm-up before an important performance. You too can use them anytime you want to speak flawless Japanese.
Chigusa: Use this tongue twister to perfect your Japanese pronunciation.
TONGUE TWISTER
Chigusa: The tongue twister for this lesson is...
Chigusa: 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō)
Chigusa: Which translates to, "New Year's Chanson show." Listen to the tongue twister one more time, first at slow speed, then at natural native speed.
Chigusa: (slow) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō) (normal) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō)
Chigusa: Now you try. Listen to the expression and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō) (beep)(normal) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō)
Chigusa: This expression is so hard to pronounce because it uses so many "sh" and "s" sounds in almost every syllable. 新 (shin)、春 (shun)、 シャンソン (shanson)、ショー (shō)
Chigusa: The first word means "New Year."
Chigusa: (slow) 新春 (shinshun) / (normal) 新春 (shinshun)
Chigusa: Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 新春 (shinshun) (beep) (normal) 新春 (shinshun)
Chigusa: The next word means "Chanson," a genre of French music.
Chigusa: (slow) シャンソン (shanson) / (normal) シャンソン (shanson)
Chigusa: Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) シャンソン (shanson) (beep) (normal) シャンソン (shanson)
Chigusa: Listen to the first two words and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 新春シャンソン (shinshun shanson) (beep) (normal) 新春シャンソン (shinshun shanson)
Chigusa: The last word means "show."
Chigusa: (slow) ショー (shō) / (normal) ショー (shō)
Chigusa: Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) ショー (shō) (beep) (normal) ショー (shō)
Chigusa: Listen to the entire tongue twister recited slowly. Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (slow) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō) (beep) (slow) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō)
Chigusa: Listen and repeat the tongue twister at natural native speed.
Chigusa: (normal) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō) (beep) (normal) 新春シャンソン・ショー (shinshun shanson. shō)
Chigusa: Practice this tongue twister to improve your Japanese pronunciation.

Outro

Chigusa: This is the end of lesson 1.

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January 14th, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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it was easy ?