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by chiisu321
Mon 05.31.2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translations: close in japanese, but not in english
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Translations: close in japanese, but not in english

I'm having trouble knowing the difference between some of these sentences. 私が料理を作ると、あまり食べません。 私は料理を作ると、あまり食べません。 「私」の後のPARTICLEが違うとわかるけど、英語で文の比較ができない :think: One of them is like whenever/everytime I cook, hardly eat. who hardly eats? i don't know. I understand the subject is often omitted, but in th...
by chiisu321
Wed 04.29.2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: AP Japanese Test
Replies: 3
Views: 4551

Re: AP Japanese Test

I've been to that website and it really just goes around in circles. haha It gives a sample for the structure of the test, but not really any study materials. I found that while looking at the structure, the difficult part seems to be the time limits through out the whole test. Maybe it's just me, b...
by chiisu321
Tue 04.28.2009 11:16 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: AP Japanese Test
Replies: 3
Views: 4551

AP Japanese Test

So, let me start by saying I've never taken a Japanese class, let alone a Advance Placement Japanese test. I lived in Japan for a little under a year and I have passed the JLPT 4 and then 3, but I have NO idea what to expect for this upcoming AP test? My mom set it up with the counselor at this scho...
by chiisu321
Thu 12.18.2008 9:33 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: a few questions (cell phones and such)
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

Re: a few questions (cell phones and such)

Skype is another option i considered, but because of the time difference im afraid i would disturb too many people at night while i try to speak into my laptop built in microphone. Talking into a phone reciever would at least let me speak more quietly. But, still Skype is another option. :) it's fr...
by chiisu321
Wed 12.17.2008 6:59 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: a few questions (cell phones and such)
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

Re: a few questions (cell phones and such)

It's just that since the age of adulthood is 18, it seems to make less sense for you to need to be 20 to sign for your own phone. I am 18, so this erks me a bit. The age of adulthood in Japan is 20. In the US, you can get a phone at 18. Then i guess i was misinformed, or maybe i assumed something. ...
by chiisu321
Tue 12.16.2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: a few questions (cell phones and such)
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

Re: a few questions (cell phones and such)

Some of the new smart phones these days are pretty spiffy... I think the iPhone and the Instinct hold their own against Japanese phones. Even without international options, sprint is $80 a month for unlimited text, email, and internet... I'm sure you could find some way in there to reach people int...
by chiisu321
Tue 12.16.2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: a few questions (cell phones and such)
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

Re: a few questions (cell phones and such)

I used Sprint in the US and I remember it has international features. Like, you pay an exta $5 or so a month to make international calls at the normal price. Dunno if it costs the other person more though. I suppose it would =/ Japanese phones are charged nothing to receive calls and e-mails. Like ...
by chiisu321
Tue 12.16.2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: a few questions (cell phones and such)
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

Re: a few questions (cell phones and such)

I'm not 20 yet, so even attaining one of these phones would be a hassle (one of my least favourite rules in Japan). I wish the USA and the rest of the world would adopt such a forward thinking attitude. Kids with phones are worse than kids with guns.. Go do some research on pictures forwarded from ...
by chiisu321
Tue 12.16.2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: the difference between "i like you" and "i love you"
Replies: 14
Views: 2934

Re: the difference between "i like you" and "i love you"

Well, Anata is a term that is used effectionatly by some(many?) women towards their significant other, so I wonder, will it be considered another step towards the "love" element? I ask, since I am not female and my dating experience with Japanese female is non-existant.. Becki-san, how do you feel ...
by chiisu321
Sun 12.14.2008 11:40 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: a few questions (cell phones and such)
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

Re: a few questions (cell phones and such)

It depends on the plan. That's why I advised to check the rates. On my plan, I have a certain amount of monthly minutes. When getting a call while overseas, they charge several minutes for each minute of your plan but you don't pay extra until you run out of your regular minutes (although I think t...
by chiisu321
Fri 12.12.2008 7:52 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: English speakers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3190

Re: English speakers?

The number of fluent English speakers in Japan is very small. This is true. Fluent and even proficient is asking to much. People do tend to know random things, but it's all because of media or words that have some relation to their job or something. I went to tokyo, there a handful of people will k...
by chiisu321
Fri 12.12.2008 7:31 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Japanese Milk
Replies: 41
Views: 35461

Re: Japanese Milk

i can taste the difference between the milks, but i don't prefer one to the other. Japanese milk reminds me more of yogurt, it's a bit more bitter? haha But, i'm no milk addict, so it's not like i cared anyway. milk is for cereal and for using in recipes. I don't actually DRINK milk straight from a ...
by chiisu321
Fri 12.12.2008 7:28 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Buying used bikes
Replies: 12
Views: 4784

Re: Buying used bikes

At least where i live, there are plenty of bike shops near the station with reasonable prices. After i bought my new bike and saw how much a used bike was.......i felt a little cheated. :lol: But, how long are you planning on using the bike? You might want to invest in a new one if you'll be here fo...
by chiisu321
Fri 12.12.2008 3:05 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: the difference between "i like you" and "i love you"
Replies: 14
Views: 2934

Re: the difference between "i like you" and "i love you"

あなたと友達になりたい(です)。 It sounds like from what she wrote that they already are friends, so maybe not this one. I would also suggest avoid using 好き if you want to avoid confusion. I think good substitute might be, it's fun being with you. However, I don't know how to say that properly. Maybe あなたと一緒にいることは...
by chiisu321
Fri 12.12.2008 12:57 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: a few questions (cell phones and such)
Replies: 21
Views: 6712

Re: a few questions (cell phones and such)

I'm already aware that I can send emails via computer and the type of address. I have a Softbank phone. I don't want to rely on a computer, which is the dilemma. I'm sure phones have email access now a days, but I was wondering if American phones can operate like Japanese phones and thereby have the...