Why I Don't Speak Japanese in Videos

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  • Published on Nov 14, 2018
  • Speaking Japanese is amazing fun. But not when you have to speak it all day without being allowed to switch to your native tongue. On Day 14 of Journey across Japan, we give it a shot.
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  • ね こ ね こ
    ね こ ね こ 20 hours ago +1

    i would like to see your speakingJapanese more!

  • Mars
    Mars Day ago

    you two are very fun. keep coming more videos

  • Mr House
    Mr House Day ago

    Lol you sure did change when you started to speak japanese, becamw all humble and shit

  • bog g
    bog g Day ago

    英語で口汚い言葉を聞いたり字幕で翻訳されて日本語になっても嫌な感じとかはないけど
    別の動画でナツキに「うるせー」と言っていたのはドキっとしたな
    言葉の意味を理解しているかどうかじゃなくその言葉が実際どう使われているか耳に馴染んで分かっているかの違いかな

  • leavelukealone
    leavelukealone Day ago

    That coke with coffee is the only coke I drink, it's amazing

  • Christian B
    Christian B 2 days ago +1

    What else of Sharla’s has he put in his mouth in the past week??

  • edes
    edes 2 days ago +1

    They are cute and in love by the way 😉

  • Crumpet
    Crumpet 2 days ago

    I think the Chris-Sharla crossover is my favourite on RUclip. I think it every time a video has them both in it

  • Indy Sidhu
    Indy Sidhu 2 days ago

    NO ONE IS BETTER THAN HER !

  • Costa K
    Costa K 2 days ago +1

    Omg the amount of indirect kisses in this video makes me ship them

  • I am Beverage
    I am Beverage 2 days ago

    DINOSAURS!!! I really love dinosaurs, please show more of the dinosaurs later some time if you have the chance!

  • Pete White
    Pete White 3 days ago

    Have you ever knobbed Sharla?

  • Bence Szollár
    Bence Szollár 3 days ago

    Y'know, a lot of people joke about Yakisoba Pan being the "Spaghetti Sandwich". Those people haven't been in a japanese Family Mart. They LITERALLY have SPAGHETTI IN A SANDWICH.

  • yulie1022
    yulie1022 3 days ago

    I greatly enjoy when Sharla is in your videos. You guys are perfect entertainment together!

  • Pauldjreadman
    Pauldjreadman 3 days ago

    That was rather relaxing for some reason and hilarious at the same time.

  • dvdesprza
    dvdesprza 3 days ago

    You two are living my dream

  • Sei Ta
    Sei Ta 3 days ago +9

    日本語めっちゃ上手い!(◎_◎;)
    i didnt know that you speak japnese
    very well👍
    you can go anywhere in japan
    and become friends with japnese,
    han?😊
    its so GREAT👍

  • Alain Gion
    Alain Gion 4 days ago

    Y’all are way more fluent than I thought wtf😂

  • Jon Snor
    Jon Snor 5 days ago

    Chris could inspire an anime or cartoon as character. The slice of life of a self deprivating british youtuber in japan with his illustre group of friends. That would be better than always the similar isekai light novels adaptations.

  • Paulo Haruo
    Paulo Haruo 5 days ago

    I know that feeling of not getting your point across, I feel the same way about English, since it's not my native language. I think we'll never be able to fully speak a language, since even in our own native ones we still learn new vocabulary every day. Anyway, great video!

  • Uremawife Nowdave
    Uremawife Nowdave 7 days ago +3

    10:51 I love the way she reins him in. “Okay!”.

  • Mash 29
    Mash 29 7 days ago +1

    I've been binging this series and this is my favorite episode so far...yall are killing it with the Japanese...I'm a frequent Japanese anime viewer (in subtitles no less)...but yall really inspired me to learn Japanese... 😬🙏

  • John Flemings
    John Flemings 7 days ago

    When does the English dub come out?

  • SALT MAN
    SALT MAN 8 days ago

    7:35 This is why Japanese can’t speak English.

  • The_ Jester
    The_ Jester 8 days ago

    Hey Chris! I'm a big fan of your videos, I watch them most days and like the style you use in them of being quite chill but also descriptive. Just posting this in a shameless hope for a shout out. Have a great day everyone 😊

  • jC3drums
    jC3drums 8 days ago

    I don't remember natto smelling as bad as durian (or at least, the odor doesn't spread as far and wide), but flavor-wise, I found them both equally disgusting.

  • Men Unknown
    Men Unknown 9 days ago

    The GAP of the culture behind the language is the biggest problem From日本

  • Shaq Attack
    Shaq Attack 9 days ago +11

    Chris you have to make your move on her NOW! She is perfect for you life wise and she is beautiful too. She's a babe 10/10.

  • 〰ー
    〰ー 9 days ago

    日本人はがジョーク言えないのと同じで、外国人も冗談が言えないのか

  • Irika Devi Anggraini
    Irika Devi Anggraini 9 days ago +1

    sharla so cute when speaking japanese! smile as always sharlaaa

  • none chi
    none chi 10 days ago +1

    めちゃくちゃに流暢に話せるやんけ

  • NeostormXLMAX
    NeostormXLMAX 11 days ago

    holy shit if i closed my eyes you guys actually sound like actuall Japanese voice actors i wouldn't have been able to tell

  • Jasmine A. Hart
    Jasmine A. Hart 12 days ago +1

    you need to keep Sharla, she laughs at all your jokes....!!

  • Saiyan athletixx
    Saiyan athletixx 12 days ago

    surly you two are in a relationship haha

  • Vishnu Bhattacharyya
    Vishnu Bhattacharyya 12 days ago +8

    I Like the way he wrote "FRIEND" in between inverted commas lol 1:15

  • leya
    leya 12 days ago +3

    This is one of my favorite video of yours! Love the chemistry between you and Sharla.

  • Stunade
    Stunade 13 days ago

    This video got me thinking. Does Japanese have homophones?

  • lupinluver
    lupinluver 14 days ago +1

    Love you Sharla!

  • Niranjan Chinda
    Niranjan Chinda 14 days ago

    The auto generated subtitles are frking messed up

  • XP4U
    XP4U 15 days ago

    1:50 a HAHAHAHA 1:51 1:52 for your enjoyment

  • CharlesNIC - Vlogs and Gaming

    My friends who doesn’t use duolingo always say “Nani” and my other friend who always lies (but still use duolingo) always say “Shi-ne” (I use that for practicing and learning japanese)

  • Philip Brown
    Philip Brown 15 days ago

    Sharla's accent is better though. nazedesho?

  • DexPex
    DexPex 16 days ago

    Wonderful desu

  • ㇸ/\へヘどう見ても山ですmountain/\ヘ/\へㇸ

    Haha this video is so interesting as a Japanese.
    And yup, you are the always looks like serious when speak Japanese.
    Of course exist the joke and rough slang just like English.
    You need more learn those phrase XD

  • F.B I
    F.B I 16 days ago +4

    1999: There Will Be Flying Cars In 20 Years

    2019: Coca Cola Coffe

  • Isak
    Isak 17 days ago

    Wiho

  • Varun Pottepalli
    Varun Pottepalli 17 days ago

    What is the name of the song at 6:47?

  • Theyn Smith
    Theyn Smith 17 days ago

    And then they went into a love hotel and moaned in Japanese later that night.

  • Taha Mah
    Taha Mah 18 days ago

    still can't get it, are we supposed to watch the video or just focus on the subtitles to understand what they saying?

  • Shane Wilson
    Shane Wilson 18 days ago

    "dessert will cheer you up"

  • Saki630
    Saki630 18 days ago

    with this intro, it sounds like "Lets game it out" channel

  • ramon medel
    ramon medel 19 days ago +5

    Can't stop watching when you and sharla do videos! Great chemistry and have me laughing all the time.

  • Zow Zout
    Zow Zout 19 days ago +2

    I've only recently discovered your channel and have already subbed but I felt like commenting to let you know I appreciate your content! It's a lot of fun, you are very funny and have a great relaxed personality. And also, this is the first time I've seen you pair up with Sharla. And I must say you two are great together! Your chemistry is great and if you two aren't already dating, you definitely should! You look like you would make a great couple :). Anyways, again thanks for the great videos! It's been a lot of fun seeing your adventures and learn about you and your time in Japan!

  • Chazeet
    Chazeet 20 days ago +1

    I GOT IT, HE ACTS AND LOOKS LIKE JOHNEY DEPP

  • Mp3BuRn
    Mp3BuRn 21 day ago

    Can't be replaced.

  • LongHauler2300
    LongHauler2300 21 day ago

    I have a full beard (to my sternum in legnth) how would that be see by the japanese?

  • a a
    a a 21 day ago

    Dang i hate ramsey

    • a a
      a a 21 day ago

      Dang she wants to kill u with that desert. Get your job.

    • a a
      a a 21 day ago

      You made it to a 711 eventually yippee..

    • a a
      a a 21 day ago

      Never understood soda coffee its aweful and you agree😁

    • a a
      a a 21 day ago

      Dang i thought you gonna crash.

    • a a
      a a 21 day ago

      She is not your girl friend 😞

  • Jérôme W
    Jérôme W 22 days ago

    Envy you so well when you both speak Japanese! I would like to have that level

  • Jérôme W
    Jérôme W 22 days ago

    Can you say how have you learn Japanese ?

  • teru matsuoka
    teru matsuoka 23 days ago

    it is really nice to see japan. i left japan when i was 11 years old and now i'm 52. went back twice. really miss it. plus i have no japanese friends here and no one to speak japanese with. you 2 speak japanese very well

  • Augustine. C
    Augustine. C 25 days ago +1

    why does chris's voice sound so much more.. romantic in japanese??!?

  • Joakim Engeset
    Joakim Engeset 26 days ago

    I was in Tokyo a couple years ago and two friendly students offered to show us around and afterwards they took us to a sushi place. My friend and her dad who I was travelling with both read some Japanese, but I didn't and the menu was in Japanese. I got melon soda, because that's delicious, and the first thing I ordered was apparently natto. I didn't mind it, neither did I know what natto even was. It tasted alright. I was just eating like one would until one of the students turned around with an astonished look in his face and said "DO YOU LIKE THAT?!" and I was like "uh yeah its sushi?". Even after learning what it is I still don't think I'd mind having more natto sushi

  • Lydia C
    Lydia C 27 days ago

    I've just discovered this video and instantly have a sense of amazing nostalgia! I loved in Fukui-Ken for a year (in Takefu) and took many trips with visitors to the amazing dino museum!

  • 8PedroFerreira
    8PedroFerreira 28 days ago

    Question for the native Japanese speakers. How thick are their accents?

    • 8PedroFerreira
      8PedroFerreira 25 days ago

      魚炭 but is it obvious that he’s not a native speaker??

    • 魚炭
      魚炭 25 days ago +2

      二人の日本語のアクセントは、とても自然だと思いますよ。
      シャラさんの日本語は、知的で優しい雰囲気に満ちています。
      驚いたことに、クリスさんの日本語は、とても礼儀正しく紳士的です。
      彼が日本語を話す時の口調と、彼が英語を話す時の口調は、まるで違っていますね。
      日本語を読めない方のために、秘密兵器( Google翻訳 )を使ってみました。
      I think that the Japanese accent of two people is very natural.
      Shara's Japanese is full of intellectual and gentle atmosphere.
      To my surprise, Chris' Japanese is very polite and gentlemanly.
      The tone when he speaks Japanese and the tone when he speaks English are totally different.

  • Octo-Punisher
    Octo-Punisher 28 days ago

    Kitsune Udon got its name because it's their favoured offering. The fox spirits, that is!

  • sass
    sass 28 days ago

    Im suprised you can ride bikes on the sidewalk. In the US you'd get a ticket.

  • Shoko Twokawa
    Shoko Twokawa 29 days ago

    Coming to these videos makes me wanna get hardcore into learning Japanese since I want to live there once I’m out of college (if I can afford/not likely but still)

  • KzMiz
    KzMiz 29 days ago

    Why that noodles are colled Kitsune Soba or Udon? You might have known it. Kitsune Soba or Udon is Noodles with an Abura-Age (油揚げ). The Abura-Age on noodles looks like a sleeping fox with its tail wrapped arround itself. So, it is Fox Noodles. There are some theories of why fox. Another is because Foxes love Abura-Ages. Abura-Age is a thin fried Tofu. Do foxes love them? We have a Tanuki (raccoon dog) Soba or Udon. Do you know? Tanuki Sobas are more complicated and East and West Japan call them different. It sounds like Tane (ingredient) Nuki (remove) change to Tanuki. I don't know.....

  • Luke Halpin
    Luke Halpin 29 days ago

    Bit late, but I think it's called 'Kitsune Soba' (Fox Soba) because fried tofu is often given as an offering to Kitsune shrines, and that is what was topping the soba itself :)

  • Renan Teixeira
    Renan Teixeira 29 days ago

    did u sleep with her?

  • Lauren
    Lauren 29 days ago

    Natto is genuinely the worst thing I ever ate in 4 years in Japan

  • Karbon Krankin
    Karbon Krankin Month ago

    Once I get my Japanese down I'll gladly edit your subtitles for you.

  • Joe Santa Maria
    Joe Santa Maria Month ago

    How do you say “she is beautiful” in Japanese?

    • Ryan Steele
      Ryan Steele Month ago

      彼女はきれいです(kanojo wa Kirei desu)

  • Jordan Burke
    Jordan Burke Month ago

    Nice Nintendo 64 controller 10:05 [=

  • ParanormalerDachs
    ParanormalerDachs Month ago

    i know why is he cycling in the back.. >.> 3:28