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by Koryo
Fri 11.07.2008 1:08 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ないでください
Replies: 15
Views: 4516

Re: ないでください

Whoops, I was using the wrong web browser (I have my other one set to search only Japanese pages by default). Thanks for pointing that out. :oops: Nonetheless, even with the 変換 key, I think 5 million entries excludes it from classification as very very rare.
by Koryo
Thu 11.06.2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ないでください
Replies: 15
Views: 4516

Re: ないでください

It's very very rare to write おもちゃ in kanji, you should probably stick with hiragana on this one. Not trying to nit-pick, but for a word with 119,000,000 hits on Google for the kanji version, I wouldn't exactly call that "very very rare", especially since the kana rendition is more popular by only 1...
by Koryo
Sun 11.02.2008 1:04 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Do not attach 「だ」 to i-adjectives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

Re: Do not attach 「だ」 to i-adjectives?

Does that mean it is gramatically wrong to say このべるは高いです。or このべるは高いだ。? このべるは高いです。 is grammatically correct. このべるは高いだ。 is grammatically incorrect and should just be このべるは高い。 It is often said that です is the polite equivalent of だ grammatically, but they are actually a little different. It has additio...
by Koryo
Sat 11.01.2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 腹減った (はらへった) and お腹すいた? (おなかすいた)
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

Re: 腹減った (はらへった) and お腹すいた? (おなかすいた)

お腹が空いた is more polite than 腹が減った. Aside from that, there's not too much difference. 日本語で言えば、「お腹が空いた」の方が上品な言い方で、「腹が減った」はちょっと下品です。
by Koryo
Fri 10.31.2008 5:48 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: 柔らかな と 柔らかい の 違い ありますか?
Replies: 12
Views: 4121

Re: 柔らかな と 柔らかい の 違い ありますか?

can 冷たい be changed into 冷たな? No, there are very few adjectives that have both な and い forms.  大きい←→大きな  小さい←→小さな おかしい←→おかしな  細かい←→細かな 柔らかい←→柔らかな  暖かい←→暖かな 真っ白い←→真っ白な (など)  四角い←→四角な  (など) I think that's about it. I might have missed one or two. Beware that the な form of the first four are different ...
by Koryo
Fri 10.31.2008 2:57 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: 「行く」
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: 「行く」

いく is more common, but ゆく is by no means rare, and actually very common in poems and songs. Both have been used together since the Heian period. There's no magic way to tell if something is read いく or ゆく, but you get a feel for it after a while. Often there's no way to tell unless you hear it like i...
by Koryo
Thu 10.30.2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Typing つ with a ten ten
Replies: 2
Views: 3037

Re: Typing つ with a ten ten

If you're using romaji input, "du" usually does the trick.
by Koryo
Fri 10.24.2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Interesting use of たら......から.
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Re: Interesting use of たら......から.

I'm not even really sure I would call this slang. Yeah, 知るか is definitely not slang. Know of any slang Japanese dictionaries? If you're still looking for Japanese slang dictionaries, here are the two I find most useful. They're not complete, but better than nothing. 日本語俗語辞書 若者用語の小事典 Just keep in mi...
by Koryo
Fri 10.24.2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Interesting use of たら......から.
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Re: Interesting use of たら......から.

Takoyaki wrote:Btw, I never ran into 知るか(よ) before. Is that like "How should I know!?"
Yeah, with a bit of "why should I care!?" mixed in. Although it is often rendered with more, shall we say, colourful translations. "Who the **** cares?" "Who gives a ****?"
by Koryo
Fri 10.24.2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: doing dishes to selling bicycles
Replies: 5
Views: 2179

Re: doing dishes to selling bicycles

I couldn't find the word, "do dishes". Is it, "デイシェスする”? 皿洗いをする or 皿を洗う さらあらいをする or さらをあらう Before and after, when I want to say," I want to slepp after I eat," I'd go with 食べてから寝たいです。 I'd go with たべてからねたいです。 do I add a の before the 後? For 後, it works like any other noun. Nの後 or V後: whether you use ...
by Koryo
Mon 10.20.2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: whats いうることは ? O~z
Replies: 9
Views: 4552

Re: whats いうることは ? O~z

whats the grammar difference between 電気を消しましょうか and 電気を消しませんか Roughly the same as the difference between "Will you turn off the lights?" and "Won't you turn off the lights?" I could be off here, but as far as I'm aware, 電気を消しましょうか is much closer to "Should I turn off the lights?" or "Do you want me...
by Koryo
Mon 03.31.2008 4:07 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Learn Japanese with Anki
Replies: 256
Views: 56391

Re: Learn Japanese with Anki

Hey Joker123, Personally, I recommend against resetting your progress. I'm sure you'll remember some of the cards you've already learnt and the system will automatically adjust for the ones you haven't. That's what it's designed to do. I ended up tied up in some other things in life and didn't have ...
by Koryo
Fri 02.01.2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Magazine Subscription
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

RE: Magazine Subscription

If you're interested in subscriptions to magazines that don't usually ship outside of Japan, Sasuga Books offers a fairly wide welection of import subscriptions. I've also had subscriptions through CDJapan before. They have a more limited selection of genres, but a wider selection within the genres ...
by Koryo
Fri 02.01.2008 3:12 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: + なんです
Replies: 16
Views: 2847

RE: + なんです

I think a large part of のだ being difficult for learners of Japanese to grasp is the partial explanations and limited examples that textbooks seem to give. Sometimes I find a 国語 dictionary or other similar resource goes a long way toward clearing up the confusion; then again, sometimes it doesn't. It...
by Koryo
Fri 02.01.2008 2:03 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Listening Comp.
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

RE: Listening Comp.

I've found watching TV shows that have シナリオ本 available (or that have transcripts at Drama Note, etc.) a great help. When I'm not sure of what I'm hearing, I can look it up in the book, or read along. Of course for it to be any fun, you'll have to find a show you enjoy, but that's another matter.