Do you feel embarrassed about English pronunciation


"I want to pronounce it like a native, but it's embarrassing ..."

I feel that.

In this article, I would like to share with you some important things that people who are "embarrassed" about pronouncing English should know.
Please read this article to understand how embarrassing to speak English is a great resistance to English pronunciation correction, and to be more confident and able to take on the challenge. I'm happy!

Three reasons why English pronunciation feels a little embarrassing

Why do you feel embarrassed to pronounce English?
First of all, I will explain three main reasons why Japanese people feel embarrassed about English pronunciation.

Reason (1) I can't pronounce well

We Japanese are basically shy.
Of course it depends on the person,

"I don't want to fail"
"I don't want to say the wrong thing"

It is the national character of the Japanese that has a strong fear of saying that.
It can be said that this is a brake for strengthening English pronunciation.

If you can't pronounce it well but "pronounce it like English" and people around you think you're not good at it, you shouldn't overdo it from the beginning.

Reason (2) Because there is resistance to the intonation peculiar to English

If you want to pronounce English like a native speaker, you need to develop the inflection peculiar to English.

The language of Japanese is very flat and is characterized by little intonation, but English is the exact opposite.
The characteristic of English is that there is an intonation as if you were singing a song, and there are waves in one sentence.
English pronunciation will not be enhanced without mastering this.

However, many people find it as embarrassing as "singing a song in public" to speak English with certain intonation, and they speak in flat English in a conservative manner.

Reason (3) Because it seems that you want to stand out

When I was a student, I think I had the opportunity to read English in front of everyone in an English class.
At this time, people who were good at English were seen by the envy of those around them, saying, "That person is amazing."

However, on the other hand, he may have been slandered because of the feeling of distorting a person who is good at pronunciation, such as "I just want to stand out" or "I'm wearing parentheses".
In any case, it is true that when Japanese speak English like a native speaker, it can attract the attention of others.

Many people are unable to pronounce English positively because they don't want to be noticeable.

Three risks caused by feeling embarrassed in English pronunciation

In fact, being "embarrassed" is a major obstacle to correcting English pronunciation. Why does pronunciation correction go wrong when I feel embarrassed?

Here are three risks that can be caused by feeling embarrassed in English pronunciation.

Risk (1) You will not be able to pronounce in a loud voice

Obviously, people tend to have a quiet voice when they are not confident.
This is due to the feeling that "I don't want to be asked by many people because it may be wrong."
However, English pronunciation improves by "speaking clearly and loudly."
If you always speak English in a small voice without moving your mouth too much, you will never achieve your goal of "speaking English like a native speaker".

Risk (2) You will not have the opportunity to practice because you are afraid of failure

To improve your English pronunciation, you need to master how to move your mouth, tongue, and throat and practice it repeatedly.
In the process, having the opportunity to actually talk to people in English is effective because you can realize how smoothly you have become able to speak English.
However, those who remain embarrassed will not be more willing to have "practical opportunities." After all, I'm reluctant to speak English.
The opportunity to practice here is to go to a place where you can actually talk to foreigners.
I have a strong feeling that I can't speak English well yet, so I'm embarrassed and don't feel like speaking English in public.

Risk (3) Japanese pronunciation habits will never go away

If you feel embarrassed and train your English pronunciation sparingly, your mouth movements will naturally become modest, and you will end up returning to speaking English in the same way you speak Japanese.
Pronouncing English with your mouth, tongue, and throat will inevitably produce a clear sound.
This allows you to learn how to pronounce English with your body.
If you repeat the modest vocalization method, you will never be able to get rid of the habit of "Japanese and English".

There is only one solution! To master English pronunciation properly

After all, many of the reasons Japanese people find English pronunciation embarrassing come from their lack of self-confidence.

If you can really pronounce English like a native speaker, it may stand out in a good way, but you won't feel embarrassed.
If you want to overcome your embarrassment and pronounce English with all one's might, learn English pronunciation correctly.

If you master the correct pronunciation, you will not be embarrassed to speak English, but you want to speak more! You will even think.

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