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Does Learning Japanese Make your English Worse? — 6 Comments

  1. Honestly, if I get to the point in my Japanese skill where I’m accidentalky replacing English with Japanese, I’d be happy lol.

  2. Your point about loan word sounds is so true: after living in Japan for about a year a while back, I still cannot pronounce the words “yogurt” or “cheese” without sounding Japanese. And don’t even get me started on accidentally saying things like “bye-bye” (with a drawn-out sound, of course) at inappropriate times, like at the end of a job interview once–no kidding! No worries, I got the job anyway. Ironically, it’s a job in China, where I won’t understand the language at all. Anyone want to buy a huge library of Japanese books and DVDs? :D Ha, ha!

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