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Carlanox



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

just taking my introductory to japanese exaon saturday..
totemo muzukashi desuyo!!
demo nihongo wa totemo omoshiroi desuyo
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

xyz wrote:
How do you say 'I'll come to you' in JP?

xyz


It's either Watashi wa anata no hou e iku OR Kochi kara iku

Iku=go
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masnita



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 11:51 am    Post subject: Basic Japanese Words/Phrase Reply with quote Back to top

Hi

I got some basic Japaneses words for you gals and guys..

> > > 1.Ohayo Gozaimase ~ Good Morning
> > > 2.Konnichiwa ~ Good Afternoon
> > > 3.Konbawa ~ Good Night when you meet someone
> > > 4.Sayonara ~ Good bye
> > > 5.Oyasumi nasai ~ Goodnight when you're going to bed
> > > 6.Arigatou gozaimase ~ Thank you
> > > 7.Tie ( do itashimashite ) ~ You're welcome
> > > 8.Ogenki Desuka ~ How do you do
> > > 9.Gomen nasai ~ Sorry
> > > 10.Sumimasen ~ Sorry or excuse me
> > > 11.Omedeto kudasai ~ congratulation
> > > 12.Osaki ni ~ I'm going back
> > > 13.Omatase shimashita ~ sorry for keeping you waiting
> > > 14.Odaijini ~ Condolence
> > > 16.Hajimemashite ~ hai,hello
> > > 17.Itterasshai ~ Good bye, have a safe journey
> > > 18.Okaerinasai ~ welcome back
> > > 19.GANBATTE KUDASAI ~ Please work hard/Make an effort


1.Watashi = I
> > > 2.Anata = You
> > > 3.Kare = Him
> > > 4.Kanojo = Her
> > > 5.Watashitachi = We
> > > 6.Anatatachi \ Anatagata= You all
> > > 7.Anokatatachi \ anohitotachi = Them
> > > 8.Jin = People (e.g: Nippon-jin @ nihon -jin = people from jepun /from Japan; Mareshia-jin= people from Malaysia/from Malaysia )
> > > 9.Gakusei = student
> > > 10.Sensei = Teacher
> > > 11.Koin = factory worker
> > > 12.Hisho = secretaru
> > > 13.Gishi \ enjinia = engineer
> > > 14.Kokku = chef
> > > 15.Gaka = painter
> > > 16.Komuin = government officer
> > > 17.Jimuin = clerk
> > > 18.Taipisuto= typist


> > >1.Sofu ~ Grandfather
> > > 2.Sobo ~ Grandmother
> > > 3.Chichi ~ Father
> > > 4.Haha ~ Mom
> > > 5.Ani ~ Big brother
> > > 6.Ane ~ big sister
> > > 7.Ototo ~ Brother
> > > 8.Shujin ~ Husband
> > > 9.Tsuma / kanai ~ Wife
> > > 10.Kodomo ~ Child
> > > 11.Kazoku~ Family

In a family:
> > > 1.Otosan ! ~ Father ( children to their father or wife to husband when they have kids)
> > > 2.Okaasan! ~ Mom! (children to their mother @ husband to wife when they have kids)
> > > 3.Oniisan! ~ Brother!
> > > 4.Oneesan!~ Sister !
> > > 5.Obaachan! ~ Grandma!
> > > 6.Ojiichan! ~ Grandpa!
> > >
> > >0 =Zero
> > > 1=Ichi
> > > 2=ni
> > > 3=san
> > > 4=shi-yon
> > > 5=Go
> > > 6=Roku
> > > 7=Shichi/nana
> > > 8=Hachi
> > > 9=Ku kyu
> > > 10=Ju
> > > 11=Juichi
> > > 12=Juni
> > > 13=Jusan
> > > 14=Jushi/juyon
> > > 15=Jugo
> > > 16=Juroku
> > > 17=Jushichi /junana
> > > 18=juhachi
> > > 19=Juku / jukyu
> > > 20=Niju
> > >
> > > Pasento = percentage
> > > bai = double/times
> > > bunsu = fraction
> > > keisan = arithmetic/ approximately/about
> > > gusu= even numbers
> > > kisu = odd numbers
> > > tai = comparison
> > >Shizukana = calm
> > > machi = town
> > > wakai=young
> > > ookii = big/grown up
> > > ichiban = big
> > > Oishi-i= delicious
> > > Atarashi=new
> > > wa = more
> > > yori = from
> > > kirei = beautiful/pretty
> > > hana = flower
> > > yasui=cheap

hope these basic words can help you guys ok...really appreciate if anyone can teach me new phrases.

Domo arigatio gozaimas

Jaa Nee.

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Genma



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Noted that there are several errors in the list. Do verify before any of you try to use them, to avoid embarrassment. Smile
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kook05



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

oshio_minahmi wrote:
Hi watashiwa malaysia kara kimashta,nihong go no seito deshta.Dakara skoshi nihongg go wakarimasu.Have you watch Love Revolution?I really like Yabuki's dialogue in a play.But i'm not really sure as my japanese are poor.It goes like this "seikatsu ? sonna mono wa,.......,koi o samai!"Can you please fill in the blank?
Which one is more polite,watashi or boku?
What can we say to those who help us?is it osukaresamadeshta?
I really hope you can help me.Iro iro na arigatou gozaimashta!!!!


i'm not very sure but i think can also say GOKUROSAMADESHITA to those who has helped us???
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himitsu



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i'm not very sure but i think can also say GOKUROSAMADESHITA to those who has helped us???[/quote]

ehh...gokurosama deshita is only used if the speaker is of higher position than the listener ie boss to subordinates...at least that is what my sensei taught...is used mainly by people of higher positions to thank their subordinates for the hard work they had put in ....

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masnita



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Arigato Genma for the pointer....I'm also a new learner to the language...really appreciate if you can inform me on the errors.

Cheers Applaud
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gLay



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

masnita wrote:
Arigato Genma for the pointer....I'm also a new learner to the language...really appreciate if you can inform me on the errors.

Cheers Applaud


hey masnita!.. i'm glad to help.. Wink

the incorrect ones are on the left, and the correct ones are on the right with some explaination...

Omedeto kudasai = congratulations | Usually said "Omedeto Gozaimasu"

kare = him | kare = boyfriend

kanojo = her | kanojo = girlfriend

ichiban = big | Actually, as far as I'm aware, ichiban literally means "the most." Often used in superlative expressions. e.g. Nihon no yumeijin no naka de, kimura-san ga ichiban kakkoi desu. Meaning: Among Japanese celebrities, kimura is the most handsome.

yori = from | From my experience, kara = from. Yori is usually used for comparison expressions. Literally means "more." e.g. Kimura-san no hou ga Takenouchi-san yori kakkoi desu. Meaning: Kimura san is more attractive than Takenouchi.

Hope it helps... Oshiete kudasai..

jaa ne!
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kook05



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

himitsu wrote:
i'm not very sure but i think can also say GOKUROSAMADESHITA to those who has helped us???


ehh...gokurosama deshita is only used if the speaker is of higher position than the listener ie boss to subordinates...at least that is what my sensei taught...is used mainly by people of higher positions to thank their subordinates for the hard work they had put in ....

cheerios[/quote]


hey, thanks.... Wink
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takuya_angel



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2003 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

May i know what does 'sukebe' means??
That's what Riko always calls Teppei in LG and it's been killing me since.
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Genma



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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2003 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

JDorama.com has an online English-Japanese dictionary.

Sukebei means lecher, or pervert, or sex maniac.
Refer to this link:

http://jdorama.com/list.php?s=sukebe&w=w&op=and&l=ro
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windrider



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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hajimemashite, boku wa Windrider desu, Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

Just started learning japanese not long ago, stepping into intermediate very soon.

I started with the intensive basic course at JCS and found the pace rather slow. Seriously thinking of moving.

Anyone has any good schools to recommend?

Going to NUS in about a year... (i'm in NS now) hoping to take the most intensive courses to raise my level as much as possible, so that i can hopefully take pre advance or advance in NUS and complete JLPT1 there.
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himitsu



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

windrider wrote:
Hajimemashite, boku wa Windrider desu, Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

Just started learning japanese not long ago, stepping into intermediate very soon.

I started with the intensive basic course at JCS and found the pace rather slow. Seriously thinking of moving.

Anyone has any good schools to recommend?

Going to NUS in about a year... (i'm in NS now) hoping to take the most intensive courses to raise my level as much as possible, so that i can hopefully take pre advance or advance in NUS and complete JLPT1 there.


what do u mean by the pace is slow?as in not much on grammer has been taught?Cause my fren actually reccommended there,she has already finished her advance classes... when you go to private ones it is v much more ex..abt twice more than the JCS and you have to wait btw classes ie when you finish elementary 1, you need to wait before they gather enough ple to start elementray 2....
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

no i dont mean slow in the grammar aspect. The pace at which they teach grammar is ok. But comparing their pace to other places... they dont teach katakana at all in their 5 1/2 months basic course... thus it is only possible to take JLPT 4 after u reach their intermediate course... which added to the basic course, in already one year, while at other schools u can reach JLPT4 in as fast as 4 months...
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 11:32 pm    Post subject: Jap Reply with quote Back to top

windrider wrote:
no i dont mean slow in the grammar aspect. The pace at which they teach grammar is ok. But comparing their pace to other places... they dont teach katakana at all in their 5 1/2 months basic course... thus it is only possible to take JLPT 4 after u reach their intermediate course... which added to the basic course, in already one year, while at other schools u can reach JLPT4 in as fast as 4 months...


oic...well...i not too sure bt my fren took JLPT4 after finishing the basic...think my fren was taught by NUS lecturer when she is doing her advance level...but she said that even at advance level, there are ple who cant do a proper self introduction...these things always happen, wide gap in the std...and fast doesnt mean that they will lay a solid foundation for the language....most importantly they should try to cover all aspects which includes listening,speaking,writing and reading...
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2003 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I see... Well i guess i'll be going bunka after all. Going to chiong all the way so that when i go NUS 1 year later i can hopefully reach advance standard and take their advance course...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

To ppl interested in Japan / Japanese and learning or already knowing Japanese we created an ICQ group. To practise together, talk, help and so on ... (also see my signature...)
Since we aren't getting any profit from it and do this just because we are interested in it as well, i guessed that it would be ok to suggest our group here... if it isn't allowed please tell me.

p.s.: of course everyone is welcome to our group ! newcomers and native speakers as well ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2003 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Do you mean it like
I'll come to your place ?
Then you can use

[Watashi wa] anato no tokoro ni ikimasu
or even shorter : anata ni ikimasu

I'll come to your home could also be
[Watashi wa] anato no uchi e ikimasu

But It's always better to add the time when you'll do something... I guess the future form is handled a bit different then you just say it in english
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

恭子深田わかわいいですね? <-- is that right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

afraid that there is a mistake..
it should be 恭子深田かわいいですね

although は is taught as ha... but it is most commonly pronounced as wa in most of the sentences...... つまり(in other words)
は (pronounced as wa) = is
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