Why I Don't Speak Japanese in Videos

  • Опубликовано: 14 ноя 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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Комментарии • 4 064

  • The Parisienne
    The Parisienne День назад

    We want more NATSUKI

  • Ortund Gaming
    Ortund Gaming День назад

    I know I'm very late, but it'd be awesome if you could do a colab with Lovelyzkelly

  • Kazuto Katsuragi
    Kazuto Katsuragi День назад

    Is that tofu on the Fox Soba? Maybe that's why it's called that. Dunno where I heard it from, but foxes like tofu, no? Don't quote me on that though, lol.

  • thinkprotoss
    thinkprotoss 2 дня назад

    I really like the editing! The perspectives and the composition of the scenes are resulting great whole! 感謝 (i hope ;) Grüße aus Deutschland =)

  • attlee2010
    attlee2010 2 дня назад

    This was fucking hilarious!

  • Ron S
    Ron S 2 дня назад

    Was fun watching Sharla torture Chris with food.

  • Steph Lu
    Steph Lu 2 дня назад

    I had natto in Japan and I LOVED IT. I had it for breakfast every morning that I could haha. I'm looking for it in australia but I have no idea where to find it

  • Lawrence Wood
    Lawrence Wood 2 дня назад

    no one is better bring her back . well you are just as good get better looking you will be the best

  • Nimer
    Nimer 3 дня назад +1

    I mean the ending was the best... "i will also eat some. iam not that mean... eww ewww -throwing up to bag-" Sharla is not friend, she is what you call best friend!

  • Alejandro Nuñez
    Alejandro Nuñez 3 дня назад

    What's the name of your intro song?

  • ROY ひぐらし
    ROY ひぐらし 3 дня назад


  • Vergil666 Dante
    Vergil666 Dante 3 дня назад

    Sharla's ass though. It is amazing.

  • I. Ghiorghita
    I. Ghiorghita 4 дня назад

    its a coverup. hes gay

  • Wolfwood
    Wolfwood 4 дня назад

    What's the song at 4:52 please I have to know!

  • Joe Cragg
    Joe Cragg 4 дня назад +1

    Hey, really random but please could you possible write the Hiragana for the phrase, “when I drink coffee the Japanese flows”? I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly you said but I can’t quite get it and it’s just really bugging me now haha! Thanks

    • Joe Cragg
      Joe Cragg 3 дня назад +1

      ORS80 ahh okay that makes more sense to me now! Thanks very much

    • ORS80
      ORS80 3 дня назад


  • SakuraK1tty
    SakuraK1tty 4 дня назад

    I know how you feel with the language thing. When my parents come to visit in Germany I am just knackered by the end of the day. Translation takes alot out of you. Lucky that my children are bi lingual so there is no need to translate what they are saying. Can also force them to translate for me when I need a break lol.

  • Ilya Pyatin
    Ilya Pyatin 5 дней назад

    What's the track at 6:48? Thanks

  • Greg Walter
    Greg Walter 5 дней назад

    You could add anything in those subtitle and I wouldn't ever know it.

  • Ear Rapist
    Ear Rapist 5 дней назад

    Dont cover the lens with your hand before you cut to the next scene, its really cringy

  • Dimas Farhan
    Dimas Farhan 5 дней назад

    you deserve her, she's really gorgeous. hope you'll long lasting forever

  • hopper727rs
    hopper727rs 6 дней назад

    I would do many things to sharla, they wouldnt last long, but i would do many many things.

  • dandeelyonn
    dandeelyonn 6 дней назад

    9:50 - sounds like someone needs Dr Jelly

  • Al Lex
    Al Lex 6 дней назад

    Sharla "Friend"

  • Veereble Atsim
    Veereble Atsim 6 дней назад

    "Yakisoba pan desu!"
    *drops into his actual accent to get his sarcasm across* "Yakisoba pan desu."

  • Orange Creamsicle
    Orange Creamsicle 6 дней назад

    Other than English and beautiful Spanish I wish I knew Japanese.

  • Nakazul
    Nakazul 6 дней назад

    You come of as rude? Heaven forbidd 😋🥴😏 You notice a diffrent Chris when he speaks Japanese indeed. The British sass gets buried, and that not always bad. Liked this video a little extra.

  • TVobscure
    TVobscure 7 дней назад


  • Jackson dye
    Jackson dye 7 дней назад

    apparently rigorous physical activity makes Chris grow a stache.

  • Blake Burrill
    Blake Burrill 7 дней назад


  • Scumbag
    Scumbag 8 дней назад

    This is literally my favorite video I've seen. So kawaii!!

  • RandomGuitarNote
    RandomGuitarNote 9 дней назад

    “She went straight to fuck” 😅

  • Joshua W
    Joshua W 10 дней назад +1

    She is a damn hoot!

  • NightFlash
    NightFlash 11 дней назад

    wat is the song at 0:15 ?

  • Nick
    Nick 12 дней назад

    Is Sharla ur woman?

  • Abhinav Ramesh {TV}
    Abhinav Ramesh {TV} 12 дней назад

    Its really interesting how saying one word in different ways means different things in japanese.

  • Ricardo Urquiza
    Ricardo Urquiza 12 дней назад


  • Annichann
    Annichann 12 дней назад

    What song is it you are using after the intro? I have seen some other RUcliprs use it too and I like it!

  • Fletcher Sellers
    Fletcher Sellers 13 дней назад

    Your show always has the best soundtrack, from opening to fillers. Brilliant

  • 町田庵
    町田庵 14 дней назад


  • KF 926
    KF 926 14 дней назад

    Anyone else ever have a sentence in Japanese pass through their mind as a response and have know idea what it means.

  • bombatomba77
    bombatomba77 15 дней назад

    Not really related to the video (too much), but I noticed that Chris and Sharla speak Japanese very different, and I think it all comes down to their natural voice. Chris, like most people who can converse in foreign languages (or do accents), sounds like he is imitating someone, where as Sharla most of the time sounds very natural and fluffy (like she normally sounds speaking English), so that it is less jarring when she switches from Japanese to English. I always use the accents that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman perform as their Marvel characters in the movies. The former sounds - like, well, Benedict Cumberbatch speaking in with an American Accent. The latter sounds like a silly accent that he learned on television.
    This is why I am so horrible at speaking (conversationally) languages other than my native; all I can hear is the guy I learned most of my vocab from when I speak (who in this case is Chief Arino).

  • bridge
    bridge 16 дней назад

    The more I look at this guy the more he looks like elon musk in a way I can't explain

  • Sourauu
    Sourauu 17 дней назад +1

    I want to learn this language so bad

  • Christian Gatlin
    Christian Gatlin 17 дней назад +1

    Cannot lie, this one has been one of my favorite videos in a while. I guess it may partially bc Sharla is in it and I miss her Japanese content as well. But I liked the whole Japanese challenge, adds to the video for sure.

  • Kristian Bakkom
    Kristian Bakkom 18 дней назад +1

    Sharla destroys all the fun of watching "Abroad in Japan" because she cheers Chris up when his sad and miserable and want to die.

  • VincentDaFox
    VincentDaFox 18 дней назад

    I was smiling the entire video! Love your work Chris!

  • Clerklier Brush0
    Clerklier Brush0 18 дней назад

    I love how negative brits are

    • Aquarius
      Aquarius 16 дней назад

      Clerklier Brush0 That's how we keep are sanity.

  • Lorent
    Lorent 19 дней назад +1

    I fucking love this channel.

  • Angie Natoyn
    Angie Natoyn 22 дня назад +2

    This was a really wonderful episode.

  • Plinkage
    Plinkage 22 дня назад

    what if around your Japanese friends you try to speak as much japanese and they try to speak as much english. you both correct eachother as needed obviously but that way everyone gets better at the same time.

  • aerplanes BLN
    aerplanes BLN 25 дней назад

    10:32 sans

  • aidhog
    aidhog 25 дней назад

    These videos give me such wanderlust. Not even for japan, just to get out with my friends and find strange and fun places.

  • LazyRock
    LazyRock 25 дней назад

    Amazing how people's voice tone changes when speaking another language.

  • LazyRock
    LazyRock 25 дней назад

    2:14 LOL

  • blad90
    blad90 26 дней назад

    What's the intro song? Its so bloody funky, reminds me of some crazy 80s montage!

  • chassun FMK.
    chassun FMK. 26 дней назад +1

    I'm japanese!
    Fukui is my hometown😆

  • Grun
    Grun 26 дней назад +1

    what a waifu

  • Zaraki_Octopus
    Zaraki_Octopus 26 дней назад


  • Alex Cleveland
    Alex Cleveland 28 дней назад

    Chris, don't lie, this was a date. ;)

  • kvvia
    kvvia 28 дней назад

    Thank god I understand both English and Japanese (Both are not my mother-tongue ._.

  • TheUselessTrials
    TheUselessTrials 29 дней назад

    Love having Japanese subtitled by someone who's actually better at English than Japanese. That somehow makes it more comprehensible and in turn teaches you more Japanese than the usually very simple subtitles.
    Thanks, Chris! Had a good laugh, too.

  • Standing Pineapple
    Standing Pineapple Месяц назад

    Eat only meat all day. And beer.

  • B C
    B C Месяц назад +3

    She's actually gorgeous inside and out what a top tier female

  • Stelios Kontos
    Stelios Kontos Месяц назад +3

    Sharlas butt has got it goin onnnn

  • Esin Aamutuuli
    Esin Aamutuuli Месяц назад +1


  • Jim Nixon
    Jim Nixon Месяц назад

    "Friend" then "She went straight to fuck." 10/10

  • Nelson Baquerizo
    Nelson Baquerizo Месяц назад

    Aye no disrespect, but Sharla thicc.

  • Jazz Throwout
    Jazz Throwout Месяц назад

    You look better with that stubby face. Sort of like Robert Downey as Tony Stark. Meanwhile wen you're shaved you just look like an ordinary, slightly chubby English bloke... 😉 (Sharla is charming btw.)

  • Meme juice
    Meme juice Месяц назад +1


  • CsontFox
    CsontFox Месяц назад

    Replace Sharla with a giant dinosaur

  • Chris S
    Chris S Месяц назад

    Hey chris! So I've been watching your videos for like 2 or 3 days now and I don't subscribe to slot of people but I feel your channel and what you do is worth it! Love the videos and keep going!!!

  • Alkzues
    Alkzues Месяц назад +4

    Sharla is cute

  • Marco Pollo
    Marco Pollo Месяц назад

    It is true dat you change your personality when you change your language

  • William Papsco
    William Papsco Месяц назад

    10:11 is that an n64 controller? What's that about?

  • Ben Peng
    Ben Peng Месяц назад +1

    This video cheered me up so much.

  • Yamamoto tamotu
    Yamamoto tamotu Месяц назад +1


  • alex a
    alex a Месяц назад

    I want to know only one thing, did they bang?

  • fap man
    fap man Месяц назад +1


  • Charlie McClay
    Charlie McClay Месяц назад

    Just submitted my applications to teach at an Eikaiwa (Jet is closed right now) and can't wait to hear back! Also applied for a few positions in Korea where I will at least be able to travel over to the land of the rising sun!

  • HappenstanceUK
    HappenstanceUK Месяц назад +1

    Really like Sharla and Chris as a presenting duo. They work really well together.

  • 浪漫
    浪漫 Месяц назад

    I think people say kitsune soba because of the tofu colour

  • Shah Rizal
    Shah Rizal Месяц назад

    Am I the only one who thinks the shots between 6:43-6:53 are incredibly good?

  • Adi Luj
    Adi Luj Месяц назад

    what's the name of the song form the intro ?

  • ryuukatamura
    ryuukatamura Месяц назад

    Kitsune soba is so called because it's believed fox spirits like those tofu skin thingies

  • yousigiltube
    yousigiltube Месяц назад +1

    I've been watching this channel for a long-time and this is one of the videos that I have enjoyed the most. That's incredibly unfair because my interest in Chris and Japan at this point are no doubt much higher than they were when I watched most of the earlier videos, but it was wonderful seeing Chris speak in Japanese and become genuinely disconcerted that he couldn't be himself in Japanese, and acknowledge that when speaking Japanese most people become socially inhibited, yet still have a lot of fun speaking the language. Great content, keep it coming.

  • LOU13
    LOU13 Месяц назад +1


  • Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
    Wubba Lubba Dub Dub Месяц назад

    Fukui, lul

  • Nosetalgia
    Nosetalgia Месяц назад +2

    This is some Jim-Pam level chemistry here, Love it guys!

  • basel alshayeb
    basel alshayeb Месяц назад +1

    you defently in love with her 🤣😂

  • Tori Lovejoy
    Tori Lovejoy Месяц назад +1

    this is my fav video from you so far that ive watched

  • Tori Lovejoy
    Tori Lovejoy Месяц назад

    I'm definitely a better vlogger..... I never vlog

  • takineko
    takineko Месяц назад

    Replace her with Pewdiepie XD

  • Mike Undercofler
    Mike Undercofler Месяц назад

    My wife and I tried coffee coke while we were in Kyoto, I thought it was alright but it made her regret our entire honeymoon.

  • Setsuna Soul
    Setsuna Soul Месяц назад

    I can’t understand native speakers too well but I understand you guys perfectly. Japanese speaking native English speakers are speak alike haha

  • ICan'tFindMyChopsticks
    ICan'tFindMyChopsticks Месяц назад

    I’m binge watching your videos so I can get back into the swing of my Japanese studies

  • Saharian
    Saharian Месяц назад

    CHRIS, turn off electronic stabilization on that GH5!

  • Kaveeren Naidu
    Kaveeren Naidu Месяц назад

    Futari domo o niai desu ne!

  • Tyler Canady
    Tyler Canady Месяц назад

    oh snap. You sounded really good there at the beginning (Japanese)
    Man, I really don't like listening to most non-native accents but ya'll two... I really like it!

  • Matt Harris
    Matt Harris Месяц назад

    Just discovered this channel. Keep making videos!

  • アルフィー
    アルフィー Месяц назад

    Ngl KURISU DEH SOO. Ur japanese accent is about as bad as my scoucer impression mate!