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It can often be difficult for new and even intermediate Japanese speakers to come up with the appropriate response to certain questions and sentences, so today I am going to provide you with a few unique responses you can use that will help you sound more fluent and native.
When using Kotoh it’s a nominalizer so everything before Kotoh is modifying Kotoh. Usually with verbs we’re going to see things ending in base 3 or base Tah, which is usually past tense or present tense. Today we’re talking about “Kotoh ni naru.” Naru is a non volitional act.
Kotoh means thing, or what. In this episode I describe another way to overcome those moments when you can’t think of the right word or words to say. Instead of using filler words, this method has to do with describing the action or thing that you can’t think of.