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by KharismaticKayteh
Wed 05.09.2012 5:20 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Japanese Colors.
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Japanese Colors.

This isn't quite a grammar question, and I thought about placing this topic in the Translation area, but it didn't seem like the right place after I read the "before you post a translation" bit. Anyway, today I was thinking about all the colors there are. There are simple ones -- red, orange, yellow...
by KharismaticKayteh
Tue 01.31.2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Recommend a Learning Program.
Replies: 7
Views: 5079

Re: Recommend a Learning Program.

Studying online is not the best idea . Not only are 95% of the programs inconsistent, but having your study zone on the computer is just a bad idea in general. Ahh, arigatou gozaimasu, but online studies is literally all I have right now. Trust me, I know it is not the most reliable, but it's bette...
by KharismaticKayteh
Tue 01.31.2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: When to reuse the topic of the sentence.
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

Re: When to reuse the topic of the sentence.

So with the "Nihongo wa heta de," it is already established that I am the topic, so it is assumed that I am referring to my own Japanese?
by KharismaticKayteh
Fri 01.27.2012 12:31 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Recommend a Learning Program.
Replies: 7
Views: 5079

Recommend a Learning Program.

Now, I am aware that there are threads on here that feature various sites and softwares that are useful for learning Japanese, so don't think I haven't seen them~. My question is whether you (yes, you, the reader) would post your personal favorite site/software. I do not take formal classes for Japa...
by KharismaticKayteh
Fri 01.27.2012 12:25 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: When to reuse the topic of the sentence.
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

When to reuse the topic of the sentence.

"Hello, I am Kathryn. My Japanese is terrible." Feel free to correct it, but I always imagine it as: "こんにちは、私はキャサリンです。 私の日本語が最低です。" Now, from my understanding, it is not necessary to restate the topic ("私") if it has not changed. Is that true for this situation? And if so, how would the second state...
by KharismaticKayteh
Wed 12.28.2011 2:45 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 下の人は。。。
Replies: 577
Views: 196632

Re: 下の人は。。。

はい、熱いお茶が好きです。熱くないと逆にまずいと思います ^^ Not sure whether my understanding was correct, but... いいえ、アシア系でわありません。 Iie, Ashiakei dewa arimasen. 下の人は... あついお茶が好きです。 Shita no jin wa... atsui ocha ga suki desu. it's pronounced 「したのひと」, not 「したのじん」 :) Dude. I don't even know how I came to such a conclusion. -_-'. ...
by KharismaticKayteh
Wed 12.28.2011 2:43 am
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: The Next Person Game in English
Replies: 478
Views: 147669

Re: The Next Person Game in English

Ehhh. I hate it every now and again. It's a good job when people don't accuse me of lying to them simply because I don't have the flexibility to offer them deals that my manager can offer.

Next person is saving up a lot of money for something nice.
by KharismaticKayteh
Sun 11.20.2011 2:01 am
Forum: Games
Topic: おおかみ- Okami
Replies: 4
Views: 16553

Re: おおかみ- Okami

OHMAHGAWD! Someone knows it exists! I wanted it so badly when it first came out for PlayStation, but I was kind of a poor kid, so it never happened. When my boyfriend had his Wii, I found the Wii version at Game Exchange, when I had had no idea that it existed for the Wii prior to that, so I begged ...
by KharismaticKayteh
Sun 11.20.2011 1:53 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ら、り、る、れ、ろ -- Pronouncing the R's.
Replies: 10
Views: 4226

Re: ら、り、る、れ、ろ -- Pronouncing the R's.

I have heard the Japanese R being described as similar to a D in some cases. I prefer to think of it as a Spanish rolled R, but being sure to use only a single flick of the tongue. It's really formed a lot like L, but doesn't normally sound much like one at all, because you make the L shape so very...
by KharismaticKayteh
Sat 11.19.2011 1:32 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Direction -- ほう and ほうこう
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: Direction -- ほう and ほうこう

Shame. Oh, well. Surely someones knows a simpler way to explain it.

有難う御座います。
by KharismaticKayteh
Fri 11.18.2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Direction -- ほう and ほうこう
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: Direction -- ほう and ほうこう

So, basically, I am never using "hou" because it makes little sense to me, hahaha.
by KharismaticKayteh
Fri 11.18.2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ら、り、る、れ、ろ -- Pronouncing the R's.
Replies: 10
Views: 4226

Re: ら、り、る、れ、ろ -- Pronouncing the R's.

I agree with your teacher, it seems like I'm mostly making a light R sound with the rest of my mouth while my tongue grazes and comes away from the roof of my mouth. But then, I have no idea if the compliments on my accent are genuine or from the cultural tendency to encourage any progress at all.....
by KharismaticKayteh
Thu 11.17.2011 11:33 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ら、り、る、れ、ろ -- Pronouncing the R's.
Replies: 10
Views: 4226

Re: ら、り、る、れ、ろ -- Pronouncing the R's.

Ahh, I see. I'm from Arkansas, so I should probably be careful of that, hahaha. My R's would come off quite firm. I was, however, wondering how to make the standard Japanese R. Don't hurt yourself explaining in case what I'm asking is complicated, but I mean like the particular location of the tongu...
by KharismaticKayteh
Thu 11.17.2011 11:25 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Direction -- ほう and ほうこう
Replies: 8
Views: 4103

Re: Direction -- ほう and ほうこう

Okay, I think I see.

To be sure, is it simply like ほう means just "direction" (about as vaguely as English "direction"), but ほうこう might be used with a specific direction (left, right, north, south, etc.)?
by KharismaticKayteh
Thu 11.17.2011 2:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: こんにちは!
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Re: こんにちは!

Welcome! I understand exactly how you feel -- I'm always too shy to try out my Japanese because I fear I will make some errors, but how else are we to learn but by making errors, right? Please please please, talk to me any time and perhaps we can study together! I used to keep to my Japanese studies...