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by Ben Bullock
Sun 04.04.2010 9:43 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Wish to have done
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: Wish to have done

Kirtar wrote:Awesome. This was exactly what I was looking for.

Just so I can be sure I understand, would this be a correct sentance?:

私がステーキを食べればよくなかった (I wish I did not eat the steak)
食べなければよかった here.
by Ben Bullock
Sat 04.03.2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Wish to have done
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: Wish to have done

Hello guys, I tried searching, but I couldnt really find what I was looking for. I am looking for he proper way to use a phrase like 'I wish'. For example: 'I wish she would have come to the party.' or, 'I wish she would have chosen the movie.' How does this work? There are two verbs in there, and ...
by Ben Bullock
Sun 03.28.2010 1:00 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Japanese The Spoken Language -book
Replies: 6
Views: 3085

Re: Japanese The Spoken Language -book

I was wondering if there is anyone who kindly scan that page for you. If you scan and upload the page, I think some of us might be able to decipher at least some words. This is an all-romaji textbook though, so I don't think it's a question of Japanese reading skills. Google books is often the answ...
by Ben Bullock
Sun 03.28.2010 12:40 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Why is it written like this?
Replies: 7
Views: 2603

Re: Why is it written like this?

Also, I have one last quick question, why is it that some animal words are written in katakana? When you brought it up about サカナ, I remembered that I saw other animal words in katakana also, like ネコ, カエル, and イノシシ. There's a page about this on jeKai: http://www.jekai.org/entries/aa/00/nn/aa00nn52.htm
by Ben Bullock
Thu 02.18.2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: How to use 面 ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Re: How to use 面 ???

I know it means face or Surface Or something like that but how is this actually used? I came across it recently as I was reading Ja.wikipedia: また、内部機構の 面 からは打楽器と弦楽器の特徴も併せ持った打弦楽器に分類される. I figure it means something like aspect due to the context but I want to be sure and I don't know how to pronounce...
by Ben Bullock
Mon 01.25.2010 10:11 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Kanji Recognition Software??
Replies: 3
Views: 4520

Re: Kanji Recognition Software??

Any idea if there's a program out there that would recognize a scanned document's kanji? Yomitori kakumei (読み取り革命) is excellent. There is a free trial version you can use for I think twenty days. There is also one built into Microsoft Office, if you have that. It's not as good as Yomitori Kakumei t...
by Ben Bullock
Fri 01.22.2010 3:00 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Topic marker in context of passive sentence
Replies: 10
Views: 4561

Re: Topic marker in context of passive sentence

It's not at all uncommon to see 'wo' used in passive sentences. It turns the sentence into a 迷惑の受け身 (meiwaku no ukemi), and is used in contexts associated with negative feelings. ... I'm not a native speaker, but I don't particularly see anything wrong with 私は弟にカメラを壊されました. I too don't know whether ...
by Ben Bullock
Thu 01.21.2010 1:17 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Verbs
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: Verbs

Hello, guys, I recently got interested in learning Japanese myself. My parents do not want to sI don't want to complain, but I'd like to know if anyone here knows which inflections are the most commonly used, like, maybe a Top 20 inflections list. I don't have a top twenty, but probably the top ten...
by Ben Bullock
Tue 01.19.2010 1:13 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Detailing a sequence
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

Re: Detailing a sequence

bakouki wrote: Would it be a terrible inconvenience to enlighten me as to the proper usage of "のあとに / noatoni" :?:
I thought I had done: 前受身のあとに後ろ蹴り
by Ben Bullock
Mon 01.18.2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Detailing a sequence
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

Re: Detailing a sequence

I don't want to make this a formal sentence nor do I want to make it a command, rather only an appropriate description of what is to be done. I do want to convey the sequence in its correct temporal order (front breakfall first, back kick last). Possibilities: A) とも tomo: mae ukemi tomo ushiro geri...
by Ben Bullock
Mon 01.18.2010 3:59 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Re: Some questions

H4. ~ことだ お金持ちになれば、貯金する ことだ 。 (If you want to be richer, you have to save.) :? You made so many sentences, a lot of which I can't read. Could you just post them one at a time? I don't think anyone wants to deal with fourteen of these at once. Anyway, just as one correction, the above なれば should be な...
by Ben Bullock
Sat 01.09.2010 7:46 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Japanese insults apparently
Replies: 12
Views: 9006

Re: Japanese insults apparently

The link you provided makes it look like those kanji are only used in financial documents As far as I know that is correct, the only significant use of these kanji forms is in financial documents. Note that the link is mine, so if my page is wrong I'd like to correct it. ...they are actually the tr...
by Ben Bullock
Fri 01.08.2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: etymology of 狼
Replies: 7
Views: 4278

Re: etymology of 狼

I've been wondering about this for a while now. 狼 (オオカミ) seems like it would come from a mix of 大 and 神. Does anybody actually know about the origin of the word. I can't help but think there's some kind of interesting story involved. According to the online version of the Daijirin dictionary , また、古...
by Ben Bullock
Thu 01.07.2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Japanese insults apparently
Replies: 12
Views: 9006

Re: Japanese insults apparently

Just got linked to a sort of tongue in cheek youtube video recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=MdT4lpJhyAY The presenters are both comedians I think I should mention, which is probably one of the main reasons I'm sceptical of the content. That and I've never heard any of those insults at...
by Ben Bullock
Wed 01.06.2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Combo letters
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Combo letters

Hi everyone, I'm just beginner at Japanese language, so I want to ask you: How to combo letters like "R" and "T" for example in my friends name "Arturas"? In one site I have found ARTURAS translation " アーサー", so I also want to know if this name means smth else? I'll be thankful for consultation :) ...