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Let's learn Japanese....

Post by mawchan » Mar 27th, '07, 11:40

:lol Anyone interested in learning japanese...i go to Japanese language school every saturday so i can teach u guys sum stuff that's pretty useful for everyday life...Please join me if interested...u can ask me anything...but i'm not sure if i'll be able to answer all of it...anyway i'll try my best^_^

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Post by biniBningPunkista » Mar 27th, '07, 12:01

wow...! im interested!!! ;) when do we start? ehihihi...

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Post by okies » Mar 27th, '07, 12:02

im interested too but where do we start?
maybe you can teach us wat u learnt...?
yeh in very excited

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Post by Tatsuri » Mar 27th, '07, 12:18

sure why not

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Post by jholic » Mar 28th, '07, 00:15

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Post by mawchan » Mar 28th, '07, 06:59

first what about we learn self introduction...
u can u introduce yourself with a greating
hajimemashite=nice to met youi(ONLY IN THE FIRST MEETING)
konichiwa=good afternoon
konbanwa= good evening
oyasumi nasai=good night
and ohayo gosaimasu=good morning
then u can say
watashi wa= i'm.....
or watashi no namae wa....= my name is
to say how old u are u can say
watashi wa...(your age)desu.
u can also briefly explain wat u like or dislike....
.......(subject) ga suki desu= i like....
or ga ichiban daisuki...=i really like...
(remember before ga is always put in front of suki or ichiban daisuki or daisuki, to indicates u like or dislike)
....(subject)ga kirai desu=i hate....
...(subject)ga suki janai=i don't like....
after telling ure like and dislike u can say
dozo yoroshiku or dozo yoroshiku=please ure guidance/please be nice to me or take care of me...

here sum useful website to use
http://www.freedict.com/onldict/jap.html
http://www.trussel.com/f_nih.htm
http://www.englishjapaneseonlinedictionary.com/

here sum hirgana and katakana table
http://www.learn-japanese.info/hiragana.html
http://www.aluminumstudios.com/japanese ... _table.gif
http://www.aluminumstudios.com/japanese ... _table.gif

now let me introduce my self properly
hajimemashite
watashi wa maureen desu
watashi wa ju-yon sai desu
etoo...supotsu,ongaku to nihon no dorama mo, ga ichiban daisuki desu...(i really like/enjoy to play sports, listening to music and watching japanese dramas)
sore kara subete no wa-shoku ga ichiban daisuki desu....
(and then i really like all of japanese food)


Everyone i really apologize but i won't be able to teach you guys hiragana and katakana,because my computer can't read japanese letters because of sum reason....
but i gave u a list of hiragana and katakana table up on top so if u want to know just look at the table and if u don't understand u can ask me....
And i'm so sorry if my teaching is not very good or useful...^^u can ask me any time if u don't understand...

Lesson for to day please introduce your self properly
with all of the things that i've wrote on top and feel free to ask if u need sumtin....
Sore jaa..mata ne...
Jaa yoroshiku onegaishimasu.....

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Post by biniBningPunkista » Mar 28th, '07, 11:43

yey... it was really useful! honto arigatou gozaimas!!!



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Post by bluemoo21 » Mar 28th, '07, 13:58

this is awesome. im learning japanese already but on my own which isnt really a good thing sometimes cuz there isnt anyone to talk to so this is just great. if it continues.
but... i gotta go 2 school.... :glare:

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Post by Superkyle » Mar 28th, '07, 14:23

i want to learn japanese too!

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Post by anoney » Mar 28th, '07, 15:19

mawchan wrote:etoo...supotsu,ongaku to nihon no dorama mo, ga ichiban daisuki desu...(i really like/enjoy to play sports, listening to music and watching japanese dramas)
sore kara subete no wa-shoku ga ichiban daisuki desu....
(and then i really like all of japanese food)


Not to be a party pooper, but just point out something I noticed...

Where you say :

"etoo...supotsu,ongaku to nihon no dorama mo, ga ichiban daisuki desu"

You can leave out the GA because the particle MO takes it's place (not true of all particles, but certainly in this case). So the sentence should read:

"etoo...supotsu,ongaku to nihon no dorama MO ichiban daisuki desu"

Now, not to say that what you've said is wrong, but let's make the sentence more natural:

"Eetoo... Sports to ongaku to nihon no dorama ga ichiban daisuki desu"
"えーと…スポーツと音楽と日本のドラマが一番大好きです。"

The "to" (と) used above indicates that ONLY the things listed are your favorites things to do. This implies that there is nothing else you really like apart from those things listed. If you want to imply that there are other things you like but can't list them all, you would say:

"Eetoo... Sports ya ongaku ya nihon no dorama nado ga ichiban daisuki desu"
"えーと…スポーツや音楽や日本のドラマなどが一番大好きです。"

The "ya" (や) and "nado" (など) are like two ends of the same chain, they always come together (although "nado" is sometimes omitted). "Ya" comes in between everything you list, and "nado" comes right after the final thing you list. This sentence pattern implies that you really really like sports, music and Japanese dramas among other things. The "to" particle is very specific and limiting so you may find that it's not used as commonly as "ya" and "nado".

If you wanted to be more specific about the things you like, for example mawchan/Maureen said she likes to "do" sports, "listen" to music, and "watch" Japanese dramas. While all of this is implied by simply stating "sports" or "music" you can actually describe the things you like "doing" as opposed to just simply describing "what" you like. Sounds a little complicated, but it's not really. If anyone's interested I can explain further.

Sorry to hijack, good luck to us all!

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Post by eth84 » Mar 28th, '07, 15:45

hmm, sorry to come posting here all of a sudden(I was browsing through d-addicts and saw this latest topic)...

daisuki is to like a lot, but ichiban daisuki is your favourites right? Usually I see it used for identifying things in specific, so I'm wondering can ya/nado be used directly with ichiban daisuki? as ya/nado seems to represent "things like..."

Can anyone help?

Once again, sorry to enter with such questions, but since this is a learn jap thread, so hopefully questions and doubts are allowed as well. ^^

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Post by anoney » Mar 28th, '07, 15:59

I personally find "ichiban daisuki" to be a bit too strong a phrase to use when describing more than one thing. If I'm talking about many things like sports, music and Japanese dramas then I will omit the "ichiban" and just put "daisuki" because by stating those specific three things you are immediately highlighting them anyway. You're right, "ichiban" is used to highlight one specific thing (you like). For the sentence I used as an example above, I would probably say it like this:

"Eetoo... Sports ya ongaku ya nihon no dorama nado ga daisuki desu"
"えーと…スポーツや音楽や日本のドラマなどが大好きです。"

("daisuki" itself is still pretty strong for me, but that's just a personal thing)

Hope that helps.

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Post by mawchan » Mar 29th, '07, 07:26

anoney-san thanx for ure help...haha,i get meesed up too many times...since i just star my jap school...lols, u can help me everytime i made mistakes ok??thanx2
biniBningPunkista-san when u wanna say hontou arigatou gosaimasu, u suppose to put the particle ni in it so it become: hontou ni arigatou gosaimasu..(particle ni indicate s an activity or time)...

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Post by biniBningPunkista » Mar 29th, '07, 13:33

hontou ni arigatou gazaimasu for the correction...


btw... if you say sorry - kumenasai, can i still add ni when i put hontou in it?


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Post by allredndizzy » Mar 29th, '07, 13:59

^^ It's gomenasai ^__^
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Post by biniBningPunkista » Mar 29th, '07, 14:10

allredndizzy wrote:^^ It's gomenasai ^__^



hahaha.. thanks.. aAck! i guess i got all my pronounciation wrong :salut:



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Post by mawchan » Mar 30th, '07, 09:25

yea you can put hontou ni gomenasai...^^

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Post by Petoko » Mar 30th, '07, 09:56

Whah! Nice ^o^
Can I learn together with you guys? =3

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Post by cindai » Mar 30th, '07, 10:16

this thread is sooo interesting. i've buy some english- japanese dictionary but i still can't make a sentence because it's only teach word not sentence. i curious about one thing. how can we say I CAN'T or I CANNOT DO THIS in japanese? TQ

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 30th, '07, 11:53

konichiwa dare demo!
(hello, everybody!)

its so hard, i was reading and searching in my dictionary...

i want to learn japanese...

hahahaha...

its fun...

I once study korean but I only learn how to write and read...
but, I cant even understand what its meaning....

:lol

i hope i will learn japanese!!!

mabuhay!!
(longlive!)

dats tagalog....

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Post by Rasckita » Mar 30th, '07, 12:02

WOW this is so nice!!!!

I would love to learn japanese! :)


May i enter the classroom??? :unsure:
please! :D
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 30th, '07, 12:22

konichiwa rasckita-san!
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 30th, '07, 14:27

ei guyz...
i just wrote blah blah...
i dunno if it is correct...
if there are many mistakes please tell me
(and i expect that)

Konichiwa
Watashi wa Gizelle
Watashi no toshi 13 desu
watashi no onikiiri haiyu Aaron Yan desu
watashi no onikiiri joyu Song Hye Kyo desu
Watashi no teido 1st toshi gakkou
kaiten ni 2nd toshi gakkou
watashi no adana Ditchie desu

arigatou nimo kakawarazu dare yumo kono.....

pls judge it....
i think the grammar is totally wrong

messed up...

help....
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Post by arenizs » Mar 30th, '07, 14:42

konnichiwa minna san...
can I join also??
I would like to learn japanese...

Nihongo no benkyou hontou nie ganbattemasu..

I doubt wether it is correct or not.. :whistling:
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Post by wintersolstice084 » Mar 30th, '07, 14:55

Although I'm currently studying Japanese, it is far from being proficient. So if I make a mistake, please help me out, okay?

Hazimemasite! Watasi wa Kim desu.
Yon-nenkan wa, daigaku ni itte imasu.
Syumi wa, manga o kaite, hon o yonde imasu.
Ongaku wa, S.H.E to Fei Lun Hai mo kikatai desu.
Doozo yorosiku.

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Post by xiaoxin22 » Mar 30th, '07, 15:40

hiya.. i'm interested to learn japanese also. now i learning it in sckool as a elective but i still didn't learn much, i just learned the basic. therefore i would like to improve by learning together with you all. so i would like to start by introducing myself.

konbanwa minasan. hajimemashite.
watashi wa xiaoxin desu, zyuu hachi sai desu. boku wa singapore jin desu sore kara gakusei desu.
doozo yoroshiku.
ja, sayonara sore kara genkideine :cheers:

i hope is correct.. if there's any mistake, can you point out to me.
Arigatou..

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Post by Petoko » Mar 30th, '07, 19:20

Let me introduce myself too ^^;

Hajimemashite minna!
Watashi no namae wa Samira desu, 16 sai desu. Sore kara.. watashi wa oranda-jin desu.
Yoroshiku!

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Post by wintersolstice084 » Mar 30th, '07, 19:58

Sumimasen ga... kawaii_kojo-san, "onikiiri", what does it mean? I tried looking it up online but I couldn't find the definition...

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Post by KajaR » Mar 30th, '07, 20:10

OH! Just what I was looking for!
Marvelous! I want to learn to! :D

I'll try to introduce myself then...:
Konbanwa, hajimemashite!
Watashi no namae wa Kaja.
Watashi wa 16 desu.
(And this i'm a little unsure of.. Just found the words in a dictionary)
Hiken ga suki desu. Bakamono ga suki janai.
Dozo yoroshiku!

Please correct the part where I'm wrong.

"Arigatou gozaimas" for making such a great tread! :clap:
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Post by Ore.Sama » Mar 30th, '07, 20:19

hajemimashite... Watashi wa noora desu.
Daigaku itte imasu. etto... kore kara Nihon-go koto gambarimasu!! :salut:

cindai... to say i can't do something... u can just say: dekinai or dekimasen (more polite form). Like, kore wa dekimasen (I can't do this).

Dozo yoroshiku!! ^^

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 02:56

wintersolstice084 wrote:Sumimasen ga... kawaii_kojo-san, "onikiiri", what does it mean? I tried looking it up online but I couldn't find the definition...


according to my dictionary it means "favorite"

watashi no onikiiri......(my favorite....)

im not sure

correct me if im wrong
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 03:00

wintersolstice084 wrote:Although I'm currently studying Japanese, it is far from being proficient. So if I make a mistake, please help me out, okay?

Hazimemasite! Watasi wa Kim desu.
Yon-nenkan wa, daigaku ni itte imasu.
Syumi wa, manga o kaite, hon o yonde imasu.
Ongaku wa, S.H.E to Fei Lun Hai mo kikatai desu.
Doozo yorosiku.


u likeFarenheit? me too!!!!!
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Post by eaachh » Mar 31st, '07, 03:07

Sounds interesting. Thank you so much for your kindness and I really apprecieated to join.
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 03:22

eaachh wrote:Sounds interesting. Thanks you so much for your kindness and I really apprecieated to join.


konichiwa eaachh-san!!!!!
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Post by mawchan » Mar 31st, '07, 03:33

Hai! minna san konichiwa
i'm sorry i took so long to reply buti've bene relli busy..lols
so anyways
for cindai-san if u want to say i can't do sumthin...then u can say
...(subject)ga dekismasen
i can do it
....(subject) ga dekimasu...Wakarimashitaka minna-san?(do u guys understand it?)....
i'll reply all of ure question later ok...i'm so so so sory
i have to run...basketball prctice...^^
hontou ni gomenasai....
sore jaa mata...

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 03:39

mawchan wrote:Hai! minna san konichiwa
i'm sorry i took so long to reply buti've bene relli busy..lols
so anyways
for cindai-san if u want to say i can't do sumthin...then u can say
...(subject)ga dekismasen
i can do it
....(subject) ga dekimasu...Wakarimashitaka minna-san?(do u guys understand it?)....
i'll reply all of ure question later ok...i'm so so so sory
i have to run...basketball prctice...^^
hontou ni gomenasai....
sore jaa mata...


basketball practice....

konichiwa!

bai bai!!!
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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 03:54

I wanna learn too! I only know some greeting words. I'm taking Japanese durning the summer I would love to be prepped :)


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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 03:58

hajimemashite kurisuta-san!

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Post by wintersolstice084 » Mar 31st, '07, 04:00

according to my dictionary it means "favorite"

watashi no onikiiri......(my favorite....)

im not sure

correct me if im wrong


Arigatoo gozaimasu Gizelle-san!

Anoo, for your introduction, I think it is okay but I don't think you need to use "watasi" every time you make a new sentence. For example, "Watasi wa, Kim desu. Adana wa, 'K' desu"

You don't need to add the "watasi no ___" because it is already implied that you are talking about yourself. If you change subjects, then you need to make that clear to the other person.

I hope this helps a little... :unsure:

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:02

wintersolstice084 wrote:
according to my dictionary it means "favorite"

watashi no onikiiri......(my favorite....)

im not sure

correct me if im wrong


Arigatoo gozaimasu Gizelle-san!

Anoo, for your introduction, I think it is okay but I don't think you need to use "watasi" every time you make a new sentence. For example, "Watasi wa, Kim desu. Adana wa, 'K' desu"

You don't need to add the "watasi no ___" because it is already implied that you are talking about yourself. If you change subjects, then you need to make that clear to the other person.

I hope this helps a little... :unsure:


tnx...
whe I type that I'm so tired of typing watashi.....

arigatou! :lol
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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:06

Japanese is going to be really hard I know. soooo can u teach me some basic conversational words or sentences? I'm a blank page ready to written on ppl :P
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:07

u like Farenheit?

watashi no onikiiri Aaron Yang, Wu Zun desu...

onikiiri Hebe....

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:09

christaluvsdrama wrote:Japanese is going to be really hard I know. soooo can u teach me some basic conversational words or sentences? I'm a blank page ready to written on ppl :P


You must first introduce yourself in japanese....
that will help alot...

watashi no namae____desu(my name is...)
in the first page of this topic you will find some japanese setences.....

e.g

watashi no namae Gizelle desu...
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:15

....cont..

13 sai desu (my age is 13...)
adana wa DItchie desu (my nickname is Ditchie)

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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:17

Me and Japanese culture......

I've watched anime all my life. I started watching JDorama's 2yrs ago, JMovies 7yrs. My favorite food is Japanese(yummy sushi! dragon roll & mochi bun) I can sing in Japanese (also almost any language) and also I can do a good mock imitation of speaking Japanese. Only I don't know 94% of what I'm saying LOL
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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:19

20 sai desu.(my age is 20)
adana wa Chrissy deu.(my nickname is Chrissy)
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:21

:lol

I first learned Korean...
I can read and write

but I an't understand the meaning of it....

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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:21

oooh sorry I said it wrong?

Watashi no namae Kurisuta desu(my name is Kurisuta)
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:21

hajimemashite Chrissy-san.....

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:23

christaluvsdrama wrote:oooh sorry I said it wrong?

Watashi no namae Kurisuta desu(my name is Kurisuta)



konichiwa...

gomenasai (sorry)..
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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:26

kawaii_kojo wrote::lol

I first learned Korean...
I can read and write

but I an't understand the meaning of it....


I'm half korean and black

I can't write or read in hangeul or konglish. I can speak a little though. I'm taking Korean at my university though. No one around here speaks it which really sucks. I can't wait till I graduate so I can go abroad. :-)
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Post by wintersolstice084 » Mar 31st, '07, 04:29

kawaii_kojo wrote:u likeFarenheit? me too!!!!!

Hontou ni? Wu Chun wa hansamu desu nee. Ever since I've watched Hana Kimi, I thought Wu Chun was really cute :wub: So, I thought I give their music a try too.

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:29

ohh i see...

but I hope I can stil read korean...

I still can write korean!!!

yeah, I remember it now...

I really like to know other languages...

Korean-Japanese-Chinese-Taiwanese....

I Love Asian Dramas.....

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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:30

Konbanwa!! Its 9:30pm
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:33

wintersolstice084 wrote:
kawaii_kojo wrote:u likeFarenheit? me too!!!!!

Hontou ni? Wu Chun wa hansamu desu nee. Ever since I've watched Hana Kimi, I thought Wu Chun was really cute :wub: So, I thought I give their music a try too.


I dont like Hana Kimi...

dont like Ella too...

but I like Tokyo Juliet...

Im currently listening one of their songs....

Zhi Dui Ni You Gan Jue ft Hebe...
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:35

christaluvsdrama wrote:Konbanwa!! Its 9:30pm


Konbanwa there!!!!

Its noon in my place....
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:35

Aaron is handsome too...

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 04:37

I will now eat my lunch...

bai bai!

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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:39

kawaii_kojo wrote:ohh i see...

but I hope I can stil read korean...

I still can write korean!!!

yeah, I remember it now...

I really like to know other languages...

Korean-Japanese-Chinese-Taiwanese....

I Love Asian Dramas.....



oh I'll tell you mandarin is really fun to learn. Well chinese is really similar to english in a lot of ways. My friend is teaching me mandarin, only to speak it though. I'm going to learn to read and write from a class.

I've taken french, spanish, italian and mandarin. I don't remember anything about how to write or read it and thats really bad, but I can speak them fine hahahaha I'm lazy when it comes to remembering things. If it isn't important to me I'll forget it. I know mastering speaking won't be a problem for me, but to read and write will be a downfall if I don't buckledown and be a good learner. :glare: :|
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Post by wintersolstice084 » Mar 31st, '07, 04:39

kawaii_kojo wrote:
wintersolstice084 wrote:
kawaii_kojo wrote:u likeFarenheit? me too!!!!!

Hontou ni? Wu Chun wa hansamu desu nee. Ever since I've watched Hana Kimi, I thought Wu Chun was really cute :wub: So, I thought I give their music a try too.


I dont like Hana Kimi...

dont like Ella too...

but I like Tokyo Juliet...

Im currently listening one of their songs....

Zhi Dui Ni You Gan Jue ft Hebe...


Soo desu ka? Zannen desu nee. I'm currently trying to get Tokyo Juliet. Hopefully, my connection will allow me to finish downloading the series before the year is over... :-(

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Post by christaluvsdrama » Mar 31st, '07, 04:39

kawaii_kojo wrote:I will now eat my lunch...

bai bai!


Ja ne then
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 05:18

konichiwa!!!

im back..

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Post by kurodreams » Mar 31st, '07, 05:26

okairi. =]

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Post by imanasian05 » Mar 31st, '07, 05:35

konnichiwa! ü

how can i say "gud afternoon everyone"?

watashi no namae cristina desu.
adana wa cris desu.
hajimemashite!
dozo yoroshiku.
watashi wa kookoo-sei desu.
watashi wa 15 desu.

gizelle-chan (kawaii_kojo), anata wa Filipino-jin desu ka? (are you a filipino?)
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Post by senakun » Mar 31st, '07, 05:49

imanasian05 wrote:how can i say "gud afternoon everyone"?


"minnasan konnichiwa"
(or minasan)
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watashi no namae wa paul desu.
boston kara desu.
dorama ga suki
matsu takako ga daisuki~!
cristina-san mo, minna-san mo,
yoroshiku onegai shimasu~
:lol
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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 05:51

imanasian05 wrote:konnichiwa! ü

how can i say "gud afternoon everyone"?

watashi no namae cristina desu.
adana wa cris desu.
hajimemashite!
dozo yoroshiku.
watashi wa kookoo-sei desu.
watashi wa 15 desu.

gizelle-chan (kawaii_kojo), anata wa Filipino-jin desu ka? (are you a filipino?)


yup...
definitely a Filipino....

hajimemashite!!!
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Post by Ore.Sama » Mar 31st, '07, 07:30

mawchan wrote:for cindai-san if u want to say i can't do sumthin...then u can say
...(subject)ga dekismasen
i can do it
....(subject) ga dekimasu...Wakarimashitaka minna-san?(do u guys understand it?)....


I have a question.. isn't "ga" used when something is unknown or when u refer to something for the first time... what i know is that "ga" is more like "a" in eng, while "wa" is more like "the". I do know that it has many other uses... demo mizukashi desu ne "-_-. can u just explain why did u use it here kudasai ^^

minnasan... I have a suggestion, why don't we try something different. Like ok for the next week let's keep it greetings, we learn and try some greetings. the week after let's change it to learning a new structure... like while having a normal conversation you can use the "structure of the week" once or as many times as you can... the week after let it be verbs for example... and so on.
That's only a suggestion... coz if we keep it like that our knowledge will only be limited to greetings... ne minna??

Ja mata ^^

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 07:50

gud idea...

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Post by kawaii_kojo » Mar 31st, '07, 07:59

i just wat 2 question dat should all verbs , conjuctions will be on the last?

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Post by mawchan » Mar 31st, '07, 08:20

Ano kawaii_kojou-san
when u want to say i'm 14 years old u can say watashi wa ju yon sai desu
Sai describe how old u are and the sentence that u used for telling ure age doesn't relli make sense....lols and to all the new member Hajimemashite watashi wa maureen desu, mawchan to yobareteimasu...yoroshiku onegaishimasu...

Ore.sama -san i agree with ure idea...
let me explain ga is used to describe sumthin that u like or sumthin that u dislike
tatoeba(for example) watshi wa ongaku ga suki desu
(i like music)
or piano ga dekimasen(i can't play piano)
or watashi wa kankoku tabemono ga daikirai desu..( i relli hate korean food)
Do u understand or want me to explain more?

and i think u got it all mix up wa particle is more like a or an in english, but it's not always a or an it can be sumtin else depends on the sentence
wa shows the subject of a sentence, the person or thing that we're talkin about.
wakarimashitaka?( do u understand?)
and it's muzuklashi (hard) not mizukashi...^^
eetoo...nihon go wa chotto muzukashi kedo omoishiroi da ne?( japanese is a bit hard but it's iteresting isn't it?)^^....
Jaa minna-san tsugi wa donna koto benkyoshimasuka?
(so everyone what kind of thing u want to learn next?)
should we learn about adjectives?
like how to say i want to do sumthing or it was sumthin...
or do u want to learn how to say
who is it?
which? what?
when and stuff like that?
u can choose which ever u guys feel like studying first and we'll try to speak japanese in this forum as much as we can...
Jaa kotae o kikitai yo....mata ne...

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Post by mawchan » Mar 31st, '07, 08:41

[quote="kawaii_kojo"][quote="imanasian05"]konnichiwa! ü

how can i say "gud afternoon everyone"?

watashi no namae cristina desu.
adana wa cris desu.
hajimemashite!
dozo yoroshiku.
watashi wa kookoo-sei desu.
watashi wa 15 desu.


ano when u say my nickname is cumthin
u can say watashi wa christina desu, cris to yobareteimasu( or u can call me cris)
and when want to say hajimemashite it's better if u say it like this
hajimemashite watashi wa....
and in the end after finish introducing ure self u can say yoroshiku onegaishimasu
because yoroshiku onegaishimasu is more like an ending when u say to ppl ( please take care of me or please co-orperate)
aaa soshite kawai-kojou-san good afternoon is konbanwa..
as u can say i've write everything u need to know for introduction in the first page
and please read wat i've typed about the introduction first when u want to ask sumthin and if it's not there then u can ask me...so i dun have to type again and again...^_^
^^ :lol

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Post by mawchan » Mar 31st, '07, 08:47

kurodreams wrote:okairi. =]

it's supposed to be okaeri....^^

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Post by mawchan » Mar 31st, '07, 08:51

senakun wrote:
imanasian05 wrote:how can i say "gud afternoon everyone"?


"minnasan konnichiwa"
(or minasan)
-----

watashi no namae wa paul desu.
boston kara desu.
dorama ga suki
matsu takako ga daisuki~!
cristina-san mo, minna-san mo,
yoroshiku onegai shimasu~
:lol


paul san konichiwa
when u want to say i'm fromboston or i live in boston u can say
boston ni sundeimasu( i live in boston)
and when u want to say cristina-san mo, minna-san mo,
u supposed to put to between cristina-san and minna-san instead of mo
so it's cristina-san to, minna-san mo
(chris-san and everyone)
:salut:

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Post by Aljassmi » Mar 31st, '07, 08:54

Konichiwa mina-san

atashi wa aljassmi desu, hajimemashite :-)

since my japanese sucks, yoroshiku! :salut:

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Post by lilsushi213 » Mar 31st, '07, 08:57

min'nasan, kon'ni chi wa. (good afternoon everyone)
that's the way i've learned how to write in roomaji. my japanese teacher said you add apostrophes for words like min'na, or dan'go. as long as there's an N character in the word, dependent from any of the hiragana or kan'ji characters? iono, it works both ways though.

hajimemashite. watashi wa susan desu. doozo yoroshiku onegai shimasu. =]
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