You might have a dog or cat at home, but I bet you don’t have a monkey! You’ll have to take a tour to the local zoo or animal sanctuary while in Japan to see some of these furry creatures.
After this lesson you’ll be able to talk about the animals in your life and also about the more rare animals you don’t see every day.
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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Japanese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
mouse / rat
How did you do? Did you notice that the animal names that sound the same in Japanese as they do in English are written in katakana? But don’t be fooled! You still need to practice, practice, practice to get the Japanese pronunciation right! Feel free to go through this lesson again and say the words out loud until you have the names of animals in Japanese perfected.
Here are a few recommended Japanese lessons to try next!
Sayaka Matsuura: Rocket Japanese
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!