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Sep 29

English

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Learning English, especially the pronunciation

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I've been learning English since I was 13, at a junior high school. My mother works as an interpreter, so while I didn't follow her career, I've always been familiar with English with some periods of breaks on and off. I needed to talk in English from time to time at my work, and I had never imagined of learning another language besides English.

So living in France was something I had never expected, nor is learning French. English and French are similar to some extent (compared to Japanese, of course) in terms of grammar, but their pronunciations differ a lot. After having spent a certain time studying French, I noticed one thing: now I feel more tired in speaking English.

If you see facial expressions of Japanese people, it wouldn't take long to understand that we don't move our mouth as much as the Americans, just because that's how our language is spoken. The intonation is much weaker, and the type of pronunciation has a less variety. In addition, we are not inclined to show our emotion in the way Amercains usually do, consisting one of the biggest cultural differences between two countries.

However, though I have to admet that my French pronunciation is nowhere near perfect, the French language, the French language requires not much of the motion of mouth in comparison with English. With the intonation much flatter (though throughout the sentence there is a intonation), I was more at ease while learning to converse in French, which made me realize that English demands some muscles that I don't use for Japanese and French.

That being said, in Japan (and I guess in most of the Asian countries), we adopt American English education, so it goes without saying that the pronunciation takes the American style. On the contrary, my sister learned English at New Zealand, and she affirms that New Zealand English or British English is less complicated in pronouncing. Getting used to speaking with other English accents might help me get through this muscle problem, but it would not be easy to relearn the accent from the scratch.

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I've been learning English since I was 13, at a junior high school.

I've been learning English since I was 13, at a in junior high school.

I've been learning English since I was 13, at a junior high school.

Grammar

My mother works as an interpreter, so while I didn't follow her career, I've always been familiar with English with some periods of breaks on and off.

My mother works as an interpreter, so while I didn't follow her career, I've always been familiar with English with some periods of breaks on and offintermittent breaks.

My mother works as an interpreter, so while I didn't follow her career, I've always been familiar with English with some periods of breaks othough learning it has been and off. and on journey

I get what you're trying to say
Grammar Stylistic

So living in France was something I had never expected, nor is learning French.

So living in France was something I had never expected, nor iwas learning French.

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English and French are similar to some extent (compared to Japanese, of course) in terms of grammar, but their pronunciations differ a lot.

After having spent a certain time studying French, I noticed one thing: now I feel more tired in speaking English.

After having spent a certain amount of time studying French, I've noticed one thing: now I feel more tired inwhen I speak ing English.

After having spent a certain time studying French, I noticed one thing: now I feel more tired inwhile speaking English.

can say while or after
Usage

If you see facial expressions of Japanese people, it wouldn't take long to understand that we don't move our mouth as much as the Americans, just because that's how our language is spoken.

If you seewatch facial expressions of Japanese people, it woulddoesn't take long to understand that we don't move our mouths as much as the Americans, just because that's how our language is spoken.

If you see the facial expressions of Japanese people, it wouldn't take long to understand that we don't move our mouth as much as the Americans, just because that's how our language is spoken.

The intonation is much weaker, and the type of pronunciation has a less variety.

The intonation is much weaker, and the types of pronunciation has ave less variety.

In addition, we are not inclined to show our emotion in the way Amercains usually do, consisting one of the biggest cultural differences between two countries.

In addition, we are not inclined to show our emotion in the way Americains usually do, consisting which is one of the biggest cultural differences between the two countries.

In addition, we are not inclined to show our emotion in the way Americains usually do, consistingwhich is one of the biggest cultural differences between two countries.

Spelling Grammar

However, though I have to admet that my French pronunciation is nowhere near perfect, the French language, the French language requires not much of the motion of mouth in comparison with English.

However, tThough I have to admeit that my French pronunciation is nowhere near perfect, the French language, the French language requires not much of the doesn't require a lot of motion of the mouth in comparison withed to English.

However, though I have to admeit that my French pronunciation is nowhere near perfect, t. The French language, the French language requires not much of the motion of mouth in comparison with English.

However (without the though) would be the correct transition here.
Spelling Grammar

With the intonation much flatter (though throughout the sentence there is a intonation), I was more at ease while learning to converse in French, which made me realize that English demands some muscles that I don't use for Japanese and French.

With the intonation much flatter (though throughout the sentence there is a intonation), I was more at ease while learning to converse in French, which made me realize that English demands some muscles that I don't use for Japanese and French.

With the intonation being much flatter (though throughout the sentence there is a intonation), I was more at ease while learning to converse in French, which made me realize that English demands some muscles that I don't use for Japanese and French.

With and being go together here. Or you could say, "because the intonation is much flatter.."
Grammar

That being said, in Japan (and I guess in most of the Asian countries), we adopt American English education, so it goes without saying that the pronunciation takes the American style.

That being said, in Japan (and I guess in most of the Asian countries), we adopt American English education, so it goes without saying that the pronunciation takes after the American style.

On the contrary, my sister learned English at New Zealand, and she affirms that New Zealand English or British English is less complicated in pronouncing.

On the contrary, my sister learned English atin New Zealand, and she affirms that New Zealand English or British English is less complicated into pronouncinge.

On the contrary, my sister learned English atin New Zealand, and she affirms that New Zealand English or British English is less complicated in pronouncing.

"In" goes with countries.
You would use "at" for a specific location, "My sister learned English at school"
Grammar

Getting used to speaking with other English accents might help me get through this muscle problem, but it would not be easy to relearn the accent from the scratch.

Getting used to speaking with other English accents might help me get through this muscle problem, but it wouldill not be easy to relearn the accent from the scratch.

Getting used to speaking with other English accents might help me get through this muscle problem, but it wouldill not be easy to relearn the accent from the scratch.

Use will because you are speaking in the future tense (It might help me implies that you would do this in the future, so it will not be easy to relearn the accent..)
Grammar

I needed to talk in English from time to time at my work, and I had never imagined of learning another language besides English.

I needed to talk in English from time to time at my work, and I had never imagined of learning another language besides English.

I needed to talk inspeak English from time to time at my work, and I had never imagined of learning another language besides English.

I think speak sounds better here.
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