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Lesson 3:Learn Japanese sokuon

sokuon is a small っ or ッ in the middle of vocabulary. It doubled the consonant after it, and leave a small pause in the middle.

 

nippon → nip_pon

In the case of にっぽん, you’d pronounce it like “nip” (pause) “pon.” You don’t want to leave a really long space there, obviously, but just a little bit to separate the two pieces out.

To pronounce the small tsu, imagine that you are separating the consonants from each other and pronouncing them each individually.

 

For example, がっこう is gak + a pause + kou.
Below is a video to help you understand sokuon.
Author: Japanese-lesson.com
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7 thoughts on “Lesson 3:Learn Japanese sokuon

  1. Is it only me or sounds do not work?

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      It should work now

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  2. Is there any kanji written for sokuon?

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      Nope, just a small っ

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  3. Sokuon looks similar to tsu つ How do I not get confused?

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    1. Or is it just that tsu when in the middle of a word acts as Sokuon?

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      the size ,sound is smaller

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