字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 What is going on? Guys, welcome back to my video. This is a key in today's video. I'm gonna be talking about culture. So in one of my previous videos, I have explained why it is so hard for Japanese people to learn English. And in that video I focused on the linguistic differences between English and Japanese. If you haven't watched it, please check that out. But actually that's not old. There are so many factors is going to be there, and one of them is culture. Today I'm going to introduce two characteristics of Japanese culture that slowed down the English learning off Japanese people. The 1st 1 is shame. Culture. What is a shame? Culture, by the way, according to Oxford Dictionary, Shame culture is a culture in which confirm ity off behavior is maintained through the individuals fear off being shamed what to putting an easy word. People shame, culture tend to avoid thinks that could cause embarrassment, and Japan is often described as shame. Culture. Japanese people are too afraid of making mistakes because that's gonna immersed in my long. This is crucial in language learning because if you want acquire language, you have to use new words and phrases. But when you try something new, mistakes are inevitable. And this is where Japanese English, others get too scared. Most of them tried to stay in a comfortable zone. They don't try using your worst. They only used the same phrases and worse that they have been using for the past few years over and over again, because they feel comfortable with those words. They don't want to make mistakes trying new worse. This is maybe a little bit exaggerated, but you know what I'm trying to say? I also make out of the stakes when I speak English, but I'm not burst up because that's what supposed to happen. I'm not a native English speaker. I'm not perfect. 2nd 1 is high context culture. This overlaps what I mentioned in the previous video. Japan is a very high contact society where people read between the lines and speak, expecting the same from the listeners. This is because Japan has be a homogeneous country for geographical reasons, and people shared the same context on culture so people don't need to enunciate what they mean to say the interpretation is lost. Lee left, the listeners is such a high contact society. The amount of the information that single one has is enormous. As a matter of fact, single word or short sentence responses account for a large portion of conversations in Japan. But in contrast, English speaking countries like America has a low context culture where people try to explain things in an explicit way to make themselves clear. This is because English speaking countries are racially diversified. People don't share the same context on culture. So to describe things Cleary as possible length off one sentence tends to be longer than that of high, complex language. This cultural difference is making it so difficult for Japanese people to speak English because they're not used to speak that way. They're not accustomed to making long sentences. And if you observe Japanese English speakers, you will notice that their English sentences tend to be pretty short. So, he said, to characteristics of Germany's culture that makes it difficult for Japanese people to learn and speak English. How did you guys like it? So thank you so much for watching this video.