Listen to the native speaker and follow the visualization of their intonation, which changes according to pitch-accent.
Record your speech while repeating after the native speaker.
Compare your intonation with the native speaker’s intonation.
Everyday you get a new training that consists of 3 new expressions that native speakers use in their daily life as well as the examples of how those expressions can be used.
As you continue practicing day after day, you will sound more natural and your speech will be enriched with useful vocabulary. While you are training the pronunciation of new sounds, the accents in words, intonation in phrases and the general rhythm of Japanese language, you naturally develop a proper articulation, which will make you sound like a native speaker.
By listening to native speakers, your listening skills will also rise to a new level.
Japanese language is a musical language. Unlike English, it doesn’t have a stress-accent but it has a “musical accent” known as pitch-accent.
Pitch-accent is a decrease or increase in the tone of voice between syllables in a single word. Our technology analyzes pitch patterns of your voice and compares them to the proper pitch patterns of a native speaker visually in the form of a "wave". The wave indicates the highs and lows of the pitch.
It helps you to compare your pronunciation not only by audio but also visually by comparing your “wave” with the “wave” of the native speaker.
Keep repeating after a native speaker and strengthen your neural network.
Our trainings use spaced repetition method so you won't have to worry about remembering new language patterns.
Keep on training and your neural network will do the rest.
Japanese language is full of words and phrases that form language patterns and help people express their thoughts quickly. Our app forms trainings out of these 3 types of words and phrases:
They are rarely found in other languages, but are very often used by the Japanese native speakers in everyday speech. Onomatopoeia words are the highlight of the Japanese language making it distinctive and unique.
They can quickly and precisely describe feelings and emotions; various sounds, shapes of objects and their textures. Onomatopoeic words might seem difficult to memorize, but don't worry! We have illustrated them to make the learning process fun and interesting!
Idioms and word collocations
Unlike onomatopoeia words, Idioms exist in every language. With just a few words they help to describe a situation very clearly and succinctly and, at the same time, they contribute to a better understanding of Japanese culture as well as Japanese way of thinking. Knowing and understanding such expressions shows a deep interest in the language and culture, which resonates in the soul of a native speaker.
They help you to make the conversation not only informative, but also emotional. In anysituation you will know how to express gratitude, joy, surprise and many other emotions.
Whether its a most recent slang word or a common Japanese surname, there is a lot of words and phrases you can learn and practice with Aomi in addition to every-day trainings.
To always know the newest and trendiest words and phrases currently in use.
Japanese language is full of loan words that mostly come from English. These loanwords are called 外来語 - “Gairaigo”
Since Japanese alphabet consists of syllables (morae) rather than letters, it is important to understand that loan words sound quite different from their language of origin.
One of the most common mistakes among foreigners who learn Japanese language is pronouncing loaned words just like they would pronounce them in the language of origin.
Unfortunately, native speakers won’t be able to understand it as they are used to Japanese pronunciation of these words. Thus, it is essential to learn proper Japanese pronunciation of the loan words and pay attention to their pitch-accent.
In Japan, when talking to people who are not friends or relatives, you should address them by their surname followed by a honorific title さん. Just like other words in Japanese language surnames have their pitch-accent. In this section we have collected the most common surnames. Please practice pronouncing Japanese surnames to sound polite when talking to a native speaker.
It is quite common to train and improve speaking skills by repeating tongue twisters when learning foreign language. They help to develop articulatory precision. When you try to quickly pronounce a tongue twister all muscles in your mouth become activated and forced to follow contractions and movements that are common to the language you are learning. It is a fast and effective way to improve articulation and speed of your speech.
In this section you will find Japanese words and expressions that define important aspects of Japanese culture. They will help you to understand native speakers better through understanding their mentality.
Whether you are learning Japanese language just to be able to communicate with native speakers or you are planning to work in a Japanese company or even do business in Japan, this section will help you to understand concepts of Japanese culture, which, in turn, will help you to fit in, build your career in Japan or find a good business partner.
Regardless of the reason for learning Japanese language, this section will let you understand Japanese culture on a deeper level, broaden your horizons and let you see the world in a slightly different way.
Some Japanese words might not have a good equivalent in other languages. Thus, It can be hard for foreigners to fully comprehend and memorize them.
That's why we collaborated with Japanese illustrator to explain those words through funny yet easily understandable pictures.
You can also get yourself a t-shirt with one of those illustrations!