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  • Hey guys! Welcome Jei back to my channel!

  • and this is Holly! This is her first time being in my videos

  • She was actually the first person to ever send me mail!

  • She sent me this adorable picture that I still have up over there

  • So we've known each other for years, and now she's finally in Japan!

  • Today we're gonna be making a Japanese tongue twister video

  • The other day when I was drinking with Jei at his seijin shiki

  • we were talking about tongue twisters and he was ridiculously good at them

  • So I figured I had to bring him here to make a video

  • So we've got 5 tongue twisters today to teach you guys

  • Me and Jei are gonna battle, and Holly is going to be the judge

  • And we'll try to think of some penalty for the person that loses

  • Let's do this!

  • We'll start with something easy, I think the easiest one is probably...

  • Nama mugi means raw wheat

  • Nama gome is uncooked rice

  • Nama tamago is raw egg

  • So we're gonna try and say that 3 times

  • Ladies first!

  • Oh god, okay...

  • That was really good

  • I've got the pressure now, you said I was really good at this

  • All right, here we go

  • Holy shit!

  • Oh my god

  • That was so fast! He totally won that one

  • That was like twice as fast as mine

  • Ok the next one is his specialty

  • This is the one that he's been practicing for years

  • So I'm obviously gonna fail this one

  • Do you wanna teach them this one?

  • A bouzu is a monk or priest

  • So I guess it's like a religious head figure

  • A byoubu is a folding screen

  • You know those fancy folding screens that you see in traditional Japanese homes

  • Jyouzu means to do something well, skillfully

  • Bouzu, so again the monk or the priest

  • E is like a painting

  • Kaita can mean to draw in this situation

  • So the monk drew the monk's picture well on the folding screen

  • Doesn't have to make sense it's just a tongue twister

  • Three times?

  • Sure if you can yeah

  • I'm good at once, but all right let's go

  • Holy crap! What even!

  • Is there a world tournament for this? Because you should definitely enter

  • Ok this one is new for me so I keep forgetting what it is

  • You definitely won that one

  • A for effort

  • I feel like they get harder though

  • Yeah it's gonna get harder for me too

  • This next one's a new one for both of us, we just found it on the internet

  • He said he went to Tottori with his brother 2 days ago

  • Ototoi is 2 days ago

  • Otouto = younger brother

  • Tottori is a place in Japan

  • Itta to = said he went

  • Ok ok, I'm gonna try

  • Was that right?

  • Yep you got it

  • I feel ilke I'm gonna lose this one, here we go

  • I think you're gonna win one

  • Here we go, my last attempt

  • No... you got it you got it

  • I finally got one!

  • Mine didn't even sound like Japanese though

  • I feel like when you say it really fast it doesn't even make any sense

  • This is the first Japanese tongue twister that I was ever taught when I was learning Japanese

  • Tonari no kyaku = the customer next to you

  • yoku = often

  • kaki = persimmon

  • kuu = casual way of saying eat

  • kyaku = customer

  • The customer next to you is a customer that often eats persimmons

  • That's even hard in English

  • I'd never eaten a persimmon until I'd got to Japan

  • Yeah me neither!

  • It looks like a tomato but it's orange

  • One of my friends gave me those and I was like "Is it supposed to be a mandarin??"

  • I learnt the Japanese word before the English word

  • Yeah same!

  • Everytime I see them in Canada I'm like "Oh kaki!"

  • Do you wanna try this one first?

  • Ok wait, one under my breath practice round

  • Ohh that was really good

  • Oh no~ the pressure

  • I wanna give it to you

  • Cause she's been friends with her for years

  • That makes it 2-2 and the last one will be the deciding round

  • Ok we have 2 more to choose from, which one do you think we should go with?

  • Let's go with the super hard one that makes no sense

  • So this last one is very long and very awkward

  • It's actually kinda difficult to explain

  • I can't even say it slowly

  • kaeru = frog

  • pyoko pyoko = frog noises

  • mi = 3

  • So it's saying the frog croaks, 3 croaks

  • and then put them all together and it's 6 croaks

  • So I think it's saying there are 2 frogs that are croaking 3 times each?

  • And all together it's 6

  • Let's go with that

  • Something like that

  • Do a slow round first

  • Did I say it?

  • Yeah you said it well

  • You did it pretty well

  • What's happening if I lose again? We don't know yet?

  • We don't know yet, we'll find something in my fridge

  • Ahh it's not mu, it's awasete. I'm gonna read it

  • He was like THIS close to beating you

  • If you had said that last one properly you totally would've won

  • Do you like licorice?

  • Black licorice I hate

  • So I've got these snacks from Finland

  • So his prize is some Super Salmiakki

  • If you guys watched my fan mail opening video over on my 2nd channel you know what these are

  • They're like a combination of black licorice and menthol

  • They've got like a minty flavour to them

  • That's even worse than just normal black licorice

  • All right, I say you have 3

  • Oh yah the menthol!

  • You're going one by one I woulda just been like get it all over with

  • Yeah I have to I have to

  • I think my gramma would like this

  • Actually yeah my gramma used to eat something really similar

  • So to me the flavour isn't that strange

  • You're willing eating one

  • I'm used to this flavour

  • Oh my god

  • That's so funny, I'm used to the flavour

  • When I posted the video everyone was surprised that I wasn't keeling over with disgust

  • That's me, omg it's so bad

  • All right guys, well thanks for watching

  • Cheers!

  • If you have any more Japanese tongue twisters you would like us to try

  • Leave them down in the comments!

  • I'm not really familiar with any more so I would like to learn some more

  • Make sure you check out Jei! And Holly also has a channel!

  • I will link them both below, so check them out

  • And I'll see you guys soon! Bye!

Hey guys! Welcome Jei back to my channel!

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/09
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