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by flammable hippo
Tue 08.25.2009 2:23 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Funny Pronunciation
Replies: 21
Views: 10013

Re: Funny Pronunciation

chikara wrote:Bill Nighy, Orlando Bloom and Geoffery Rush are not Americans ;)

LOL wow don't I feel like a jackass right now. Well at least Johnny Depp's American and that's all that really matters ;)
by flammable hippo
Sat 08.22.2009 11:20 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Funny Pronunciation
Replies: 21
Views: 10013

Re: Funny Pronunciation

Very interesting reply NileCat, thank you. I suppose part of the humor (at least for me) comes from the fact that at one point in time, that's what I sounded like :wink: . It's very interesting to look at them and sort of see how far I've progressed since then. So in a sense, although I was laughing...
by flammable hippo
Sat 08.22.2009 12:48 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Funny Pronunciation
Replies: 21
Views: 10013

Funny Pronunciation

So Americans always tend to make fun of the accent Japanese people have when trying to speak English, but the accent Americans have when trying to speak Japanese can be just as bad (if not worse). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYL5t1GX3Oc So I post this link, not to make any point or to start a dis...
by flammable hippo
Fri 08.07.2009 9:29 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: してもいいか していいか
Replies: 17
Views: 6451

Re: してもいいか していいか

In this case the difference is that していいか just means "doing that, will it be OK?" and してもいいか is like "doing also that, will it be OK?" The も creates the implication that there is some other choice that is also OK. i don't think the mo in this case is the same mo that means "also." It's part of the ...
by flammable hippo
Wed 08.05.2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: "have not done yet"
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Re: "have not done yet"

Hope my poor English makes sense.
Don't be so modest, your English is great! :D
by flammable hippo
Fri 07.24.2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Past conditionals
Replies: 16
Views: 6010

Re: Past conditionals

(As a side note, I think your sig is a little inappropriate since politics and religion discussion are not allowed on this forum.) I don't see anything wrong with the sig "life sucks, then you die." There is nothing inheritely religous or political about that statement. The first is merely an opini...
by flammable hippo
Sun 07.19.2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Kanji question
Replies: 7
Views: 2388

Re: Kanji question

After a while you just get so used to the rules of stroke order that when you come across a new kanji you can usually figure out the stroke order just by looking at it. So spend a lot of time learning the stroke order of kanji in the beginning (learning the names of them however seems a bit useless....
by flammable hippo
Sat 07.18.2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 久しぶりですね
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

久しぶりですね

Hey everyone. I wonder if any of you remember me. It's been quite a while since I've been on this site (2 years in fact, time sure does fly by). Recently I've felt a bit nostalgic and started to remember how great this site was. I'm also impressed at how much it has improved. Two summers ago I got a...
by flammable hippo
Sat 06.23.2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Most overrated anime/manga ever
Replies: 39
Views: 28457

RE: Most overrated anime/manga ever

That was kind of the point of this, when people dislike something it is usually for a reason. "Just not getting it" made me think you don't know what you're talking about. That's all. On the internets you will find people disagreeing with your anime tastes, sorry if I offended you. Just to let you ...
by flammable hippo
Thu 06.21.2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Iwo Jima name change
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

RE: Iwo Jima name change

I have a feeling that even with the name change, everyone is still going to say Iwojima. It's the same with the whole Pluto not being considered a planet anymore thing. I haven't met anyone yet who actually takes that seriously.
by flammable hippo
Thu 06.21.2007 9:13 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Teen japan fans
Replies: 179
Views: 34718

RE: Teen japan fans

I don't really care that certain people like Japan only because of anime and manga, it's not any more of an invalid reason to like the country than saying the vague term culture. But the people who I thought were being discussed and who I dislike are the ones that act like they're cool because they ...
by flammable hippo
Thu 06.21.2007 8:53 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 22
Views: 3975

RE: Handwriting

you don't have to connect さ, you can if you want News to me. Yeah, さ and き when hand written generally aren't supposed to have the little curvey part on the bottom connect with the rest. The connecting style is basically a computer font. When I was first learning hiragana, I wrote them like I saw o...
by flammable hippo
Mon 06.18.2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: basho vs. tokoro
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

RE: basho vs. tokoro

ところ can also be used to mean "am about to..." as in "I'm about to go to the bank"-銀行に行くところです
by flammable hippo
Mon 06.18.2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Teen japan fans
Replies: 179
Views: 34718

RE: Teen japan fans

I don't like these hardcore otaku who do all of the above mentioned activities for liking Japan(ese) only because of manga/anime, I dislike them because they tend to a)understand nothing about Japan other than what's produced in manga and just don't care at all and b)act like they are special becaus...
by flammable hippo
Mon 06.18.2007 6:02 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Shiritori 〜2〜
Replies: 2044
Views: 527926

RE: Shiritori 〜2〜

産業革命-industrial revolution