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by Ema
Wed 01.18.2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Tadaima
Replies: 6
Views: 6462

Re: Tadaima

Well from a cultural standpoint. My friends in Canada do not leave their doors locked when they leave their homes. Even in metro Toronto which is the biggest city. But not all Canadians would do that. My friend explained to me that she would rather have people steal her things than to make her neigh...
by Ema
Mon 01.16.2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Need Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

Re: Need Help

Ok this might be more basic than you are looking for, but you can set up your keyboard to accept kotoeri input and you type in "romaji" and hiragana pops out on your text instead. Then you can highlight your word and keep hitting the space bar or return key (or something, sorry I never use this) on ...
by Ema
Mon 01.16.2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Tadaima
Replies: 6
Views: 6462

Re: Tadaima

Tadaima/Okaeri is used only with family or family-like members within your own home. So most people would open the door with their own key. yell out Tadaima! and listen for the response Okaeri. So "I just got home!" with "welcome home" in response. But ritual becomes ingrained, so even when a child ...
by Ema
Mon 01.16.2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Self Study Plan
Replies: 17
Views: 10031

Re: Self Study Plan

it just grates on the ear and sometimes makes it difficult to understand what they mean. For instance, if you refer to bread with 'ko', how does the listener know if you mean a slice or a loaf? True, but can't you just do what we do in English? That is to specify the word "slice"? Mind you it would...
by Ema
Sun 01.15.2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Self Study Plan
Replies: 17
Views: 10031

Re: Self Study Plan

@ SomeCallMeChris Am finding counters very tough... :( [/i] Cheers, Nikhil Khullar I am Japanese and am basically fluent in Japanese except for those counters. I refuse to learn them in principal, because it is the most stupid part of the Japanese language and it hangs up everyone who is trying to ...
by Ema
Sun 01.15.2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: "when" in Japanese-I think the grammar guide here is off
Replies: 6
Views: 3953

Re: "when" in Japanese-I think the grammar guide here is off

As a person who learned Japanese via immersion, I really stink at figuring out grammar rules. I just hear it and say, yeah it sounds right. (Just like my English) I agree the original example sentence is too vague. It could mean buying presents in Florida to take home or buying presents to take to F...
by Ema
Thu 01.05.2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: はじめまして。from New Mexico, USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: はじめまして。from New Mexico, USA

Thank you for the welcome. I thought you might like to know that I am getting the notification emails. So far so good. :D
by Ema
Wed 01.04.2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: はじめまして。from New Mexico, USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

はじめまして。from New Mexico, USA

始めまして、谷垣恵麻と申します。私は日本生まれですけどアメリカ育ちです。 高等学校の時日本に戻って3年間北海道の釧路市に(で?)住みました。学校を卒業出来るほど日本語を覚えることは出来ませんでした。もうその時から20年以上たちました。去年に入ってまたもう一度漢字を練習して日本語を思い出そうとしてます。とてもむずかしいです。私わ出来るほど英語を覚えようとしてる人を助けようとします。換わりに私の日本語治して下さい。よろしくお願いします。 Hello, I'm Ema Tanigaki. I was born in Japan, but raised in the US. During my hig...