Let’s practice Aizuchi/back channeling
- Can do: grasp how to do Aizuchi correctly and nicely.
- Study style: not in particular.
- Tools: not in particular
- Preparation: not in particular
Variety of Aizuchi
＊Caution: if you say twice continuously, it could turn the meaning to “Don’t want to listen anymore”.
Same meaning with (hai). Casual. Used to friends.
Show that you are skeptical.
＊Caution: It could sound defiant.
Show that you are listening and agreeing by nodding.
Ee↘is same meaning with Hai. Ee↗ is for when you are surprised.
Hee is for when you are impressed.
Hontou↘ is for when you show sympathy.
There is more phrases which changes the meaning depending on the intonation.
「そうですか→」I’m thinking about it…
「そうですか↘↗」Is that so?(skeptical)
See [soudesuka] section in Intonation for more.
When it make sense to you. I see.
When to use Aizuchi
- End of sentences
- After conjunctions
- After conjunction particles
＊Aizuchi should be said after the speaker finished talking. It will cut off the talk if you do Aizuchi before the speaker is done.