VIDEO| Speakin’ Japanese lesson: Could you repeat that?

VIDEO| Speakin’ Japanese lesson: Could you repeat that?

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

To progress in learning a new language, asking a lot of questions is a good way to start. We may often feel embarrassed to do that, but we shouldn’t hesitate because we’re learning.

Like we say in Japan, “To ask a question is a shame for a moment. Not to ask a question is a lifetime shame.”

To start, let’s try this phrase:

“Mou ichido onegai shimasu” which means “Could you repeat that?”

(“Mou” – an adverb to indicate that you are going to add something, “Ichido” – once/one time, “Onegai shimasu” – please do ~)

OK, stay safe and see you in the next episode of Speakin’ Japanese.

* Photos courtesy of photoAC

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