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by OlgaD
Sat 07.06.2013 10:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: confusing grammar!
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

Re: confusing grammar!

Thank You so much Shin1ro さん! That's a great explanation! Now I understand.

Just to make sure, is the meaning of sentence no 2 "I mistook the place'" ?
by OlgaD
Sat 07.06.2013 5:56 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: confusing grammar!
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

Re: confusing grammar!

Thank You for help! About the 2nd question - there was no context to this sentence. It's taken out of the N4 preparatory book and it was the only sentence given in one of the exercises. Thanks again! :) Can anyone help me with no 2? Also, according to question no 1 - if ない can mean that someone awai...
by OlgaD
Fri 07.05.2013 11:11 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: confusing grammar!
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

confusing grammar!

皆さん、こんにちは! I have been trying to understand the meaning of these two sentences, but the grammatical structure is really tough for me. 1) おみやげに、何かいいものないかなあ。 I think it means - what would be a good/nice souvenir? the ないかなあ ending is confusing though. why ない ? 2) こんなところをまちがえるなんて。 I have a trouble with ...
by OlgaD
Wed 12.14.2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Tobira Or Authentic Japanese?
Replies: 2
Views: 8336

Tobira Or Authentic Japanese?

Hello everyone!

I've just finished AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE. I am looking for a book to do next with my japanese teacher. Which one do You find better - Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced or the Tobira books?

Thank You for Your help!
by OlgaD
Sat 05.14.2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: passive voice and potential forms
Replies: 2
Views: 3144

passive voice and potential forms

Hello! I have a problem understanding the meaning of those two sentences 1. 雨はとめられない 2. だれにもとめられない I know that this has to do with the passive and potential forms. とめられる can mean "can stop" but also it can mean "is stopped", right? Someone told me that the sentence 1 means rain can't be stopped or t...
by OlgaD
Fri 04.22.2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: many words for WOMAN/GIRL and MAN/BOY
Replies: 2
Views: 3863

many words for WOMAN/GIRL and MAN/BOY

Hello everyone! Recently when I was studying Japanese I saw many different words being translated as GIRL/WOMAN and MAN/BOY in my textbook. There must be some difference between them but I can't tell it. The more intermediate I become, the more similar words appear :) So I obviously know 女 and 女の子. ...
by OlgaD
Sun 09.26.2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: room number
Replies: 4
Views: 3455

Re: room number

Please, please help me :)

Bye everyone! :)
by OlgaD
Mon 09.20.2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: room number
Replies: 4
Views: 3455

Re: room number

Hi! Thanks for the answer. You helped me :) I've heard about this word (but my dictionary says it is not a commonly used word). So.. Could I say 10ごうしつ or should I use particle の (10のごうしつ) ? Or maybe the only correct combination is ごうしつは10です ? Please give me some example sentenctes with this word! A...
by OlgaD
Mon 09.20.2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: room number
Replies: 4
Views: 3455

room number

Hello again everyone :) When I tried to translate ROOM NUMBER into Japanese I wrote : 部屋番号 (heya bangou). But one day someone told me I could also say 部屋番 (heya ban) or 部屋番目 (heya ban me). So... which one is correct? In examples like... 部屋番号は10です or 部屋の番号は10です 部屋番は10です or 部屋の番は10です or 部屋番目は10です. (bu...
by OlgaD
Mon 08.23.2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: sightseeing + ni/e iku/kuru + のために problem!
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

Re: sightseeing + ni/e iku/kuru + のために problem!

Thanks for Your help once again, Nile Cat!!! :)
If I have more questions related to this subject I will write them soon.
But now I think I understand it :)
by OlgaD
Mon 07.26.2010 7:11 am
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: BoA
Replies: 0
Views: 2635

BoA

What do You think about BoA? Yeah, I know that she's Korean but she sings in Japanese too. I love WOO WEEKEND, her newest Japanese song. Well... In general... I love all of her songs. Irregardless of their language.
Which one is Your favourite?
by OlgaD
Mon 07.26.2010 7:06 am
Forum: Genki Textbook
Topic: Genki 1 workbook answers
Replies: 1
Views: 10514

Re: Genki 1 workbook answers

Well... Is You want to have answers You need to buy the answer book. You'll find it here: http://www.thejapanshop.com/Genki-Answer-Key/dp/B003VHWQCY?ie=UTF8&id=Genki%20Answer%20Key&field_availability=-1&field_launch-date=-1y&field_browse=2359175011&searchSize=12&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=2359175011&...
by OlgaD
Mon 07.26.2010 6:51 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: sightseeing + ni/e iku/kuru + のために problem!
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

sightseeing + ni/e iku/kuru + のために problem!

Hello! Could You please tell me how to differ words: けんぶつ かんこう . I've studied the examples and I still couldn't tell the difference. Some people use them as nouns(for ex 私は見物に来ました or 名所見物をしている ; 私たちは北海道に観光に行った) and some as SURU VERBS (for ex.今日の午後この町を観光した ; 私達は横浜を見物した). Also, I've tried to check up ...
by OlgaD
Mon 07.26.2010 6:35 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: people + trip questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: people + trip questions

Thank You Nile Cat!