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INTRODUCTION
Chigusa: JapanesePod101.com presents Japanese Tongue Twister Challenge, Lesson 2: "Tokyo Patent Approval Office." Use this tongue twister to perfect your Japanese pronunciation.
Chigusa: Hello, I'm Chigusa Yamaguchi.
TONGUE TWISTER
Chigusa: The tongue twister for this lesson is
Chigusa: 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku)
Chigusa: "Tokyo Patent Approval Office"
Chigusa: (slow) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku) (normal) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku)
Chigusa: Listen to the expression and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku) (beep) (normal) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku)
Chigusa: This expression is so hard to pronounce because it uses several difficult sounds to pronounce, "kyo", small "tsu" and long vowels. 東京、特許、許可、局。
Chigusa: The first word means "Tokyo"
Chigusa: (slow) 東京 (Tōkyō) / (normal) 東京 (Tōkyō)
Chigusa: Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 東京 (Tōkyō) (beep)(normal) 東京 (Tōkyō)
Chigusa: The next word means "patent."
Chigusa: (slow) 特許 (tokkyo) / (normal) 特許 (tokkyo)
Chigusa: Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 特許 (tokkyo) (beep) (normal) 特許 (tokkyo)
Chigusa: Listen to the first two words and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 東京特許 (Tōkyō tokkyo) (beep) (normal) 東京特許 (Tōkyō tokkyo)
Chigusa: The next word means "approval."
Chigusa: (slow) 許可 (kyoka) / (normal) 許可 (kyoka)
Chigusa: Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 許可 (kyoka) (beep)(normal) 許可 (kyoka)
Chigusa: Listen to the first three words and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 東京特許許可 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyoka) (beep) (normal) 東京特許許可 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyoka)
Chigusa: The last word means "department" or "office."
Chigusa: (slow) 局 (kyoku) / (normal) 局 (kyoku)
Chigusa: Listen, and repeat.
Chigusa: (normal) 局 (kyoku) (beep)(normal) 局 (kyoku)
Chigusa: Listen to the entire tongue twister recited slowly. Listen and repeat.
Chigusa: (slow) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku) (beep)(slow) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku)
Chigusa: Listen and repeat the tongue twister at natural native speed.
Chigusa: (normal) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku) (beep) (normal) 東京特許許可局 (Tōkyō tokkyo kyokakyoku)
Chigusa: Practice this tongue twister to improve your Japanese pronunciation.

Outro

Chigusa: This is the end of lesson 2.

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