A complex speech sound or glide which usually starts with just one Japanese vowel and gradually adjusts to a different Japanese vowel while in the same syllable, just as (oi) in boil or (i) in fine. A diphthong when it comes to Japanese language (literally means “two sounds” or “two tones”), referred to as a gliding vowel. Japanese diphthong is known as two adjacent vowel sounds happening while in the very same syllable.
Theoretically, a Japanese diphthong is known as a vowel having two completely different goals – that’s, your tongue moves during the pronunciation of your vowel. Learn More
Click on the hyperlinks below to view a list of practical Japanese travel phrases which you’ll find structured by group. For every travel word or phrase in Japanese, you will notice the actual English interpretation.