|Originally posted by erikknoops
a japanese girl at our dojo came up to me and ask me if I could help her with the saltthrowing technique.
I did not understand.
After some minutes we figured out that I had been pronouncing Shiho Nage like Shio Nage.
Since she joined our club I know how much my japanese and japanese promounciation suck.
When my wife (who's Japanese) trained in Hawaii she couldn't understand what any of the American teachers were saying when they used Japanese. I usually had to translate from Japanese (American pronunciation) to Japanese (Japanese pronunciation)