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by Just Barb
Thu 07.03.2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Introduction to modern Japanese
Replies: 17
Views: 5097

Re: Introduction to modern Japanese

I've found the book pretty helpful! It is particularly good with grammar and reading. I try to work other sources for listening comprehension and practice speaking. So far, this has been my favorite!

Barb S.
by Just Barb
Fri 05.30.2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Terms for New Techology
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: Terms for New Techology

Thanks, Rich! I can’t believe how quickly you got back to me! That was just the sort of terms I was hoping for! Thanks, doinkies! That looks like a really great link. I’ve only been taking Japanese for a couple of terms so I don’t read that well. I’m saving the link for when I’m better. Jim- Thank y...
by Just Barb
Fri 05.30.2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Terms for New Techology
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Terms for New Techology

I’ve been working in a couple of Japanese textbooks so that I don’t forget too much over the summer. I noticed that some of the words pertaining to technology are starting to seem a little dated. I suspect that the computers aren’t connected to the internet. Most folks didn’t have a website.People a...
by Just Barb
Thu 04.24.2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Beginning Essay
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: Beginning Essay

Thanks so much, Sairana! I really appreciate the help! LOL!!!! I know that it’s easy to get in trouble as soon as I talk about my dog! Hmm, I know that we are taking her on the walk, but, it does sometimes seem as if things are the other way around! :lol: In a couple of places, I was able to change ...
by Just Barb
Wed 04.23.2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Beginning Essay
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Beginning Essay

Hi, I’ve been working on a short essay (presentation) for my Japanese class. I think that I have most of it right, but, my grammar is sometimes off. Do I have it right? (Are there any embarassing errors? ) What would be the best translation into Katakana for Howard and Cindy’s names? Thanks for putt...
by Just Barb
Sat 04.19.2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Possessive of plural people
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Possessive of plural people

Thanks, Harisenbon! It’s good to have the confirmation. I should have known that the に’s would get me! :mrgreen: Using りょうしん would be a good way to avoid the whole problem. 8) But, I can see that Bowring has put 3 sentences with compound subjects in a row, so, I know he must be trying to show how to...
by Just Barb
Sat 04.19.2008 11:38 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Possessive of plural people
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Possessive of plural people

Hi! I've been working on my own with the exercises in the workbook to "An Introduction to Modern Japanese" by Bowring and Laurie. There are a couple of translation questions that have been giving me trouble. They've asked: Are Marie's mother and father in France? and Are John's mother and father in ...
by Just Barb
Fri 03.07.2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Telling Time- Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

Re: Telling Time- Beginner's Question

I was having trouble with logging on this last week. It’s really great to see everyone’s responses! I am so surprised! Valatunda - I’m using Nakama right now. When I compared Genki to Nakama, I noticed that Nakama has a few more variations than Genki. Richvh - It’s amazing to see the variation. Than...
by Just Barb
Fri 03.07.2008 7:04 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: test
Replies: 50
Views: 18317

Re: test

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by Just Barb
Tue 02.26.2008 12:52 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Telling Time- Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

Re: Telling Time- Beginner's Question

Thanks, Rich!

That’s really interesting! It looks as if you have ぷ sound appear, whenever the last syllable gets shortened.

Barb Solomon
by Just Barb
Mon 02.25.2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Telling Time- Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

Re: Telling Time- Beginner's Question

Are some sounds more likely to use ぷん? :?
They all sound fine to me! :lol:

Thanks,

Barb S.
by Just Barb
Mon 02.25.2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Telling Time- Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

Telling Time- Beginner's Question

Hi, Wow! The new site looks great! :D I’ve been taking Japanese classes and I’ve just started to learn how to tell time. I’ve been wondering, is there any definite reason for the word for minutes to sometimes be ふん and sometimes be ぷん. I’ve been told that it is a matter of pronunciation and that I s...
by Just Barb
Fri 03.23.2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Nan and Nani
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

RE: Nan and Nani

Thanks so much! You've been a big help!

Barb
by Just Barb
Fri 03.23.2007 12:08 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Nan and Nani
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

RE: Nan and Nani

Ok, just to make sure that I understand, なに is used in most cases, なん is used for numerical things, such as the time or phone numbers. (I'm assuming that this is what you meant by a "counter".)

Thanks so much. I hated just guessing and not doing things the right way.

Barb
by Just Barb
Thu 03.22.2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Nan and Nani
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Nan and Nani

I started studying Japanese a few weeks ago. I've noticed that in some questions "nan" is used and some cases "nani" is. Why is one used and not the other?

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before. I've not been able to find an answer.

Thanks for your help.

Barb