You’ve read enough. You’ve listened enough. You’ve written enough. But speaking? No. Everyone wants more speaking practice. With all the input coming flowing your way, you are happy. But your output is dry. Sure you’ve done things like change your inner monologue, shadow/mimic, and even read out loud. But you feel the need for more. Sure you can go to Japanese class, or try to make some Japanese friends online who will start talking with you.
Or you can just pull out your phone and have a fun conversation with Siri (or Google Now or Cortana).
Set your Siri to Japanese, and let the conversations begin!
How was my conversation?
It takes a while to get the hang of what Siri will and won’t answer, but it’s a lot of interesting practice along the way. It also is a good indication of your pronunciation, as you can see if Siri is able to pick up exactly what you are saying.
Give it a try and leave any great responses you get in the comments!
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.