Category: Listening

  • Don’t stop listening

    When you’re in the throes of conversation, listening intently to the Japanese dialogue you’ve worked up the courage to get involved with, it’s tempting to try and understand every single word being said, but forcing yourself into this nigh on impossible task is a recipe for disaster. The mind is a strange thing, so much…

  • Knowing what to listen for in a Japanese sentence, the gistful way

    You’ve been there. You’re Japanese speaking friend has just reeled off a question in your direction, everyone looks at you, and all you can think to say is “すみませんさんわかりません”, only problem is you’ve said that about five times in as many minutes 🙁 “Why can’t I understand even though I’ve studied for hours everyday? ”…