Why do japanese people pronounce L as R?

3 Answers

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    In the Japanese language

    there is no "L" sound.

    (In fact, there is also no "R" sound!)

    In fact

    the typical Japanese person is not pronouncing "L" as "R" but


    as an entirely different sound that is merely similar to the English "R" sound

    (and from the point of view of the typical Japanese person, this sound seems very similar to the English "L").

    English-speakers have similar trouble with several Japanese consonants (sounds that English does not feature, in fact: the very same sounds that Japanese typically use when trying to pronounce English "R" and "L").

    It's quite interesting

    and mutually confusing.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Werkom to Shitty Wok! 

  • 1 month ago

    cause they were taught todo that

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