Anyone got any ideas. I primarily speak English, but I know Japanese and French equally well but not as well as English, so they both become muddled when I try to speak either..

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    Hi and welcome to Language Learning Stack Exchange. In order to help people understand your question, could you edit your question to explain what your L1, L2 and L3 are? I am assuming L1 (i.e. native language) is English, L2 is Japanese and L3 is French. Is that correct?
    – Tsundoku
    Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 9:50

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I think you need to train your brain to see French and Japanese as two different languages. After saying a sentence in French, immediately say it in Japanese also (and vice versa). This worked for me for Spanish and Italian. When talking to someone in Italian, I would repeat the Spanish equivalent of every sentence in my head immediately after saying it in Italian

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