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#30 How To Speak -14

    If you want to start your second language, we need the practice of pronunciation. Of course this is because we need to make us understood correctly, but, more important, if we can pronounce our second language relatively near the pronunciation of the native speaker, we are able to have something like confidence and become not to hesitate when we talk.
    I don't know but especially we Japanese have too much hesitation in speaking English. And this hesitation seems like to disturb our speaking. There is some elements in this hesitation but if we only practice the pronunciation of our second language, we can get rid of the hesitation to some extent.
    I practiced my pronunciation by Shadowing and now I have been practicing it by IPA videos on You Tube. Of course my pronunciation is not good but at least I don't have some hesitation when I speak English.

My YouTube channel is ESPINMC


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    I agree with you on this point. If we consult a dictionary when we see someone dancing on the stage and try to say to the person "お尻振って~!! in English", we can find the English equivalent of "尻" is "buttock" or "hip". So most of us Japanese who are studying English may say to the dancing person "Shake your buttock!" or "Shake your hip!"
    However, maybe these expressions are unnatural, aren't they? Maybe we should say "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!"
    But I have not heard someone saying "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!". I have heard something like this. "Shake your booty!!" So I feel that the expression "Shake your booty!!" is more natural than the others.
    By the way, even if we consult a dictionary for the word "尻", it is diffi…