21 Dec 2018
Question about Japanese
Does anyone know any ways to greatly improve reading smoothness for Hiragana and Katakana? Currently, I am playing Pokemon in Japanese to practice reading aloud. However, I am having problems with choppiness and sound combinations. My brain seems to like to make my mouth pair certain sounds naturally with others by default due to English so a lot of times I will accidentally say certain sounds paired with other sounds by mistake rather than saying what is written. I also tend to stutter a lot while reading the sentences because it's just a lot of information to process for me. It shoots my confidence a little because I feel that if cannot even pronounce a basic sentence than becoming fluent and speaking sentence after sentence on the daily in the future just seems near impossible. Anyways, any tips for reading?