Pitch Perfect: The Significance of Pitch Accent in Japanese Mastery with YUYU #218

Pitch Perfect: The Significance of Pitch Accent in Japanese Mastery with YUYU #218

Explore the debated importance of pitch accent in Japanese and why mastering melody might matter more than minute accents in everyday conversation.

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単語 (Vocabulary)

スレ/スレッド - Thread
重要視する (じゅうようしする) - To prioritize, To emphasize
発音 (はつおん) - Pronunciation
概念 (がいねん) - Concept
文法 (ぶんぽう) - Grammar
動詞 (どうし) - Verb
形容詞 (けいようし) - Adjective
雰囲気 (ふんいき) - Atmosphere
方言 (ほうげん) - Dialect
出身地 (しゅっしんち) - Birthplace, Hometown
一〜/〜の一人として (いち〜/〜のひとりとして) - As one of ~
同意見 (どういけん) - Same opinion, Agreeing
間違う/間違える (まちがう/まちがえる) - To make a mistake, To err
真似 (まね) - Imitation, Mimicry
聞きづらい (ききづらい) - Hard to hear, Difficult to understand
やけになる - To become desperate
惹きつけられる (ひきつけられる) - To be attracted, To be drawn in
独学 (どくがく) - Self-study
音 (おと) - Sound
文 (ぶん) - Sentence

会話の話題 (Conversation Topics)

Have you ever heard of pitch accent in Japanese? Have you studied it?

What kind of practice do you think is effective for capturing the melody of Japanese?

Do you encounter any difficulties when learning Japanese pitch accent? Do you have any favorite resources?

Please share if there are any points that should be emphasized more than pitch accent.

リソース (resource)


OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary)

OJAD - Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
OJAD is an online dictionary for Japanese language learners and teachers. This resource may be used for independent study of Japanese, and training of Japanese prosody in Japanese language or Japanese teacher training classes. Also, it may be use as a reference for the accents of the Tokyo dialect for native speakers.

NHK日本語発音アクセント新辞典 for android

NHK日本語発音アクセント新辞典 - Google Play のアプリ

NHK日本語発音アクセント新辞典 for ios

辞書 by 物書堂 - 製品紹介 - 物書堂
すべての辞書を一つに。さまざまな言語の辞典を検索することができる、『辞書 by 物書堂』。新しい辞典アプリの形にふれてみてください

First, download the 物書堂 app. You can download "NHK日本語発音アクセント新辞典 " from within the app. It is very convenient as it can be used on iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

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Video Podcast and Japanese Transcripts (Furigana Included/Excluded)

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