I wanted to bring some life back to this thread by posting a link to this super interesting documentary about Hiroshi Kamiya! Even if you’re not a personal fan of him, it’s great listening practice! ^>^
I’m thinking of buying some new drama CDs at the moment, as a birthday present for myself. Can’t decide on which series though. They’re a bit costly, so wanna make the most of the purchase. Might even go for something mainstream this time.
Late to the party and replying to a +2 year old post, but Coten Radio is a great source for listening practice. Conversational japanese spoken at a natural pace, just what i was looking for! Also, they’re on Spotify now as well.
I have now created a WIKI of the OP post, where people are encouraged to add Listening Practice Resources. Let’s help each other out when it comes to finding good interesting listening practice options!
Not really. I just figured that we don’t really need an anime category on here, with the General Anime Thread existing. There is already so much discussion on anime shows on WK that it’s probably best to just leave it off in this case. I just feel it can derail the purpose of this resource list.
So, I like watching street food and cooking videos. Not cooking shows, but just footage of the kitchen as ordinary working people make food in their restaurant, food truck/stand and so on.
Today I found something of a listening challenge! This old man speaks a nearly incomprehensible Japanese dialect.
I can’t tell which dialect this is, though I do recognize one of the speech-patterns from a seiyuu I’ve heard talking in normal conversation (the “ずらあーっと” expression). That was Wataru Hatano, who is from Nagano. But this restaurant is located in Osaka. Not sure if that’s the dialect here (since people do move from one place to another). Also, maybe there are dialects with similarities. I’d love if anyone could identify this guy’s dialect.
I’d also love if someone could help me figure out what he’s saying!
Sidenote: I created a "Dialects and slang category" so people can add listening practice resources in the wiki in the OP post. :)
Like, everything? C’mon, put in a little effort What did you get and what not?
I only listened to his very first sentences, and I wouldn’t say I understand everything, but I can sort of inuit between the lines In the beginning he’s saying something along the lines of that it will be crammed full (満員ぐらい) because today is Saturday. And waves his hand to show where everybody will be sitting.
Does this help already?
also, not really sure if this is really a dialect or whether he just mumbles a lot
I really do think it’s just that he’s super mumbly (there are several youtube comments saying they couldn’t understand what he’s saying). The bit at 3:45 or so is definitely です/ます form, even. Hopefully somebody with better ears will be along soon, though…