A new guide to Engrish

For those who are unaware of the joke on the title, it is a tease on Japanese language. The alphabet ‘L’ is absent in the Japanese script and hence they replace every ‘L’ in foreign words with ‘R’. Please do not think that i am mocking the Language or the accent or their inability to pronounce L in any way in this post. I am a Japanese language student and it gives me immense pleasure to study the language. In fact, it is one of the few things i enjoy doing by myself. The only thing this post aims to serve is enjoyment while you get to know about some really fun Japanese pronunciation.

To start of with i should tell you that Japanese pronounce syllabus as they come. And also that they tend to add a vowel after every consonant.


アラームAlarm Araamu

アルバム Album  Arabamu

エアポート Airport Eapooto

アドバンスド Advanced Adobansudo

スリッパ Slippers  Surippa

リットル Litter Rittoru

ライブ Live Raibu

ドル Dollar Doru

ラブ Love Rabu

レシピ Recipe Reshipi

スライド Slide Suraido

テレビ Television Terebi

チケット Ticket Chiketto

ワクチン Vaccine Wakuchin

ナチュラル  ミネラル   ウォーター  Natural mineral water Nachuraru mineraru waataa

ウイルス Virus Uirusu

ビデオ Video Bideo

テレホン・カード Telephone card Terehon Kaado

システム System Shisutemu

スライド Slide Suraido

ラバー Rubber Rabaa

レストラン Restaurant Resutoran

ホテルHotel Hoteru

バックミラー Rearview mirror Bakkumiruu

プリン Pudding Purin

プラスチック Plastic Purasuchikku

ピクセル Pixel Pikuseru

リキッド Liquid Rikiddo

ヘッドライン Headline Heddorain

エキサイト Excitement Ekisaito

スリル Thrill Suriru

ドットコム Dot COM Dottokomu

パートタイムPart-time Paato taimu

フルタイムFull-time Furu taimo

デジカメ Digital camera Dejikame

カップル Couple Koppuru

クリップ Clip Kurippu

クラブ Club Kurabu

コラム Column Koramu

キャッツ Cats Kyattsu

ブレイク Break Bureiku

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