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by Tajoumaru
Fri 03.30.2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: English Aeorobics
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

RE: English Aeorobics

Dear sweet Jesus...I almost burst a blood vessel laughing. My advice to that woman: instead of panicking, act crazy. Nothing is scarier than a whacko Asian lady.
by Tajoumaru
Fri 03.30.2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Kawaii
Replies: 24
Views: 3382

RE: Kawaii

Valatunda:

If you're looking for a less "slangy" version of かわいい you can always use かわいらしい, which may be considered more formal. Both terms are somewhat loaded; I'd say かわいい/かわいらしい is "cute/lovely/charming" all rolled into one.
by Tajoumaru
Thu 03.29.2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: Why do japanese movies suck?
Replies: 84
Views: 62678

RE: Why do japanese movies suck?

Instead of ripping this ignorant poster to shreds, I'd like to ask him/her to name a few specific examples. I've seen several hundred Japanese films (non-animated) and have been seriously disappointed only a few times (Miike's Izo comes to mind). I'm sure there are many all-around lousy Japanese fil...
by Tajoumaru
Thu 03.29.2007 3:41 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Name for Japanese Restaurant
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

RE: Name for Japanese Restaurant

keatonatron wrote:
吐き放題 -- The place where all those skinny girls go to eat.
I like that.


Depends on the kind of restaurant...

「餓鬼道のバイキング」 for a buffet.

「俗物的なフランス人」 for haughty French cuisine.
by Tajoumaru
Tue 03.27.2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Japanese/English Dictionary... Looking for good one
Replies: 40
Views: 6125

RE: Japanese/English Dictionary... Looking for good one

Delekii wrote: I have Kodansha's Furigana Dictionary and it is incredibly useful to me. I can't remember what the filmy cover looks like (I took it off long ago), but I think it was this one: Link J>E section is sorted by kana order, E>J by alphabetical order (of course). Kanji is given for all ent...
by Tajoumaru
Tue 03.27.2007 5:50 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Shiritori 〜2〜
Replies: 2044
Views: 513855

RE: Shiritori 〜2〜

歯科医
しかい
dentist
by Tajoumaru
Mon 03.26.2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Titles in Japan
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

RE: Titles in Japan

Meanwhile, physicians carry the title of 先生 as well.
by Tajoumaru
Mon 03.26.2007 6:18 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Shiritori 〜2〜
Replies: 2044
Views: 513855

RE: Shiritori 〜2〜


かたまり
lump, cluster
by Tajoumaru
Mon 03.26.2007 6:15 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson
Replies: 52
Views: 10657

RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Something about her behavior, movement, etc. reminds me of an automaton. A rather condescending automaton.
by Tajoumaru
Mon 03.26.2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Jobs in Japan for the "Gaijin"?
Replies: 57
Views: 7790

RE: Jobs in Japan for the "Gaijin"?

Is NOVA the school that makes a teacher-in-training do classroom practice drills with cardboard cut-outs?
by Tajoumaru
Sat 03.24.2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Culture of Marriage
Replies: 28
Views: 4574

RE: Culture of Marriage

I know that there's more emphasis in Japan these days on marrying for love rather than for familial obligations, but that's a trend found in all industrialized nations. The number of single persons in the 25-35 age range has shot up remarkably in recent years, especially in urban areas where women a...
by Tajoumaru
Sat 03.24.2007 4:48 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Pics thread 〜2〜
Replies: 358
Views: 97678

RE: Pics thread 〜2〜

Well, there go my sexylexi fantasies. Thanks for stringing us along like that! :(
by Tajoumaru
Sat 03.24.2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Jobs in Japan for the "Gaijin"?
Replies: 57
Views: 7790

RE: Jobs in Japan for the "Gaijin"?

Mike Cash wrote: Tajoumaru wrote: I heard the only jobs in Japan for gaijin are taking care of the elderly and scrubbing toilets. Well then how about paying attention to the thread, sport? I find it much easier to pay no attention and only write from a narrow, uninformed perpsective. And how did yo...
by Tajoumaru
Thu 03.22.2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: question about katakana....
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

RE: question about katakana....

An exception would be for Japanese words that are commonly written in katakana, such as the names of flora and fauna. E.g.: アンコウ (ankô, anglerfish); the "コウ" part is written with the "ウ" instead of a "ー". Were ankô actually a foreign loanword, it would be written アンコー.
by Tajoumaru
Wed 03.21.2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Jobs in Japan for the "Gaijin"?
Replies: 57
Views: 7790

RE: Jobs in Japan for the "Gaijin"?

I heard the only jobs in Japan for gaijin are taking care of the elderly and scrubbing toilets.