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by torerling
Nov 9th, '08, 14:08
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

:w00t: 日本語を勉強するはとてもすきです Is that correct? I think that this would be better: [私は] 日本語勉強が大好きです。 Please tell me if i'm wrong! さあ。。 分かりません。   私は日本語を勉強するがとても好きです。 ? i think you can say totemo suki, or daisuki ... I think the object marker is needed .. nihongo wo benkyou suru = to study watashi wa . = I ...
by torerling
Oct 12th, '08, 14:17
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Hanazakari no Kimitachi e [2007]
Replies: 7382
Views: 1123691

Just saw the SP, I really love it :) just made me crave for more, maybe I'll see the series one more time...
by torerling
May 2nd, '08, 21:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

oh, yeah, particles~ =.='' x) and politeness, yes ^^ though in normal life you need just -masu level with foreigners and dictionary form-level with friends. (this is my opinion, maybe I am wrong... huh I am somehow scared to post here because here are so many people who know so much about japanese ...
by torerling
May 2nd, '08, 14:57
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

I envy you people, you have time to study only japanese... I'd like to spent more time with it, but I have to study english, swedish and german at school =/ well, actually I am not so sad since it's cool to know how to speak those languages... That's kind of what I did too, the time comes when you ...
by torerling
Apr 24th, '08, 23:25
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

You seem angry, torerling. Sorry Pauli, *sigh* I'm just tired of people misqouting me and making strawmen, Especially when we all should talk about something I/we really like.. *hug* Yeah, I can understand. I shoulder most of the blame because I started some of it with my misunderstanding, and defi...
by torerling
Apr 24th, '08, 22:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

XiaoPauli wrote:You seem angry, torerling.
Sorry Pauli, *sigh* I'm just tired of people misqouting me and making strawmen, Especially when we all should talk about something I/we really like.. *hug*
by torerling
Apr 24th, '08, 22:28
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

And I just said that I've heard that finnish sounds really hard. That wasn't an accusation at all! Furthermore I know that you only said that you don't know any language " that's as extreme as japanese.. " You took that quote out of context, with regards to cutting out a lot of words japanese is th...
by torerling
Apr 24th, '08, 16:25
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

I read your conversation and I can just say that i totally support XiaoPauli's opinion. And I am not from the USA but from Europe. Of course it's great to know a lot of language but what is the advance of knowing the basics of several languages but not being really proficient in them. Wouldn't it b...
by torerling
Apr 20th, '08, 18:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

I have nothing against you, torerling. I can agree that at this stage of our wonderful exchange, we've really missed the points of our original posts. I made my point concerning the first matter, and still strongly disagree with you with the level of relevance on the second matter, but I'll restrai...
by torerling
Apr 20th, '08, 18:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

first response Heh, my post had no ill intent. I was just responding to the claim by a couple of people stating that they knew of no language which was as extreme as Japanese casual form. I responded by saying that Korean has this trait as well. If I could go back and change my post, I would have p...
by torerling
Apr 20th, '08, 17:48
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

That's actually a fairly common phenomenon for different languages in general. I speak 5 languages and understand 9, I do not know one that's as extreme as japanese.. ;) I belive all conjugative languages have this "feature". Like Hungarian, for example. I do not know hungarian, so I can't speak fo...
by torerling
Apr 20th, '08, 16:29
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

I speak 5 languages and understand 9, I do not know one that's as extreme as japanese.. ;) also, i agree with torerling..i too speak 4 different languages...and none of what ikn0 come close to how short japanese speech is...even chinese isn't like that at all!!! ^^ There's several thousand language...
by torerling
Apr 17th, '08, 06:35
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

Short form is actually easy, its transitioning from short to long that is difficult for me anyways...thats what im trying to get use to right now. Personally i prefer short form cause its much easier to converse in. And long forms isn't hard either, it's just a bit different. At the univ we usually...
by torerling
Apr 17th, '08, 06:19
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

what surprises me is how one word, could mean a LOT when translated in english.. it cud even just be by changing the form of a verb... That's actually a fairly common phenomenon for different languages in general. I speak 5 languages and understand 9, I do not know one that's as extreme as japanese...
by torerling
Apr 16th, '08, 22:19
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

usually in short forms one use おうか, so that may of more use if you listen to drama speech, since they usually do the short forms. And usually our sensei always encourage us to drop subjects when it is coming from context, else it sounds like you're talking kind of stiff and unneccesary. うんんん。。。same...
by torerling
Apr 16th, '08, 22:08
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

well...i feel that your either mocking me or patronizing me by continuing to call me "先生”, when it is quite obvious from my last post, ALBEIT not mentioned that id rather not be called that.. nweis, torerling also mentioned, in japanese, they rarely include the subject of the sentence or conversati...
by torerling
Apr 16th, '08, 16:16
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Jdrama and the Japanese Language
Replies: 39
Views: 11450

Some times there are written texts also in dramas, that would be nice, and it's also easier to practice japanese when you have the kanji, but if you have a spot you don't HAVE to know kanji..
by torerling
Apr 16th, '08, 16:12
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

In the latter case, i would include a subject so "いっしょにがんばりましょう” but either way, after reading some of your earlier posts, your explanations are pretty good albeit there are typos. I wouldnt be able to explain them any better myself. We should start calling you fairytwix先生。 :D Unless it is hard to ...
by torerling
Apr 15th, '08, 06:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

In traditional classroom settings, they usually go through half a book per semester. Accelerated programs or language programs in Japan might go through the entire book in one semester. You can go at a pace you're comfortable with once you start getting to the chapters. It's the beginning that shou...
by torerling
Apr 14th, '08, 21:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/ ? What do you recommend I get first? Just text book 1 for now? Mm, that's the one, the most important things are, genki 1, and the workbook, get yourself a good dictionary and take your time with the things, so that you understand everything and have done the excercis...
by torerling
Apr 14th, '08, 18:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

Prab wrote:Any good genki and manga containing furigana that I should read?
げんき (genki) bookset for learning japanese published by japan times. Usually considered the best japanese textbooks, for reading, if you can get 鋼の錬金術師 (full metal alchemist) that's a very good series of manga :)
by torerling
Apr 14th, '08, 05:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Let's learn Japanese....
Replies: 837
Views: 223400

The genki books have furigana on all kanji, so It may help, It's also good to get manga containing furigana, now, as long as you keep in mind that manga doesn't teach you gooe grammar or a usable vocab :P