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by Diggity
Mon 09.19.2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: desu pronounciation
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

RE: desu pronounciation

Yes my Genki Cd has native japanese speakers and all the verbs have a silent u in the -masu form, and desu has a silent u as well. So tabemasu sounds like tabemass... and so on. In songs it would make sense from a rhyming standpoint so they would sound as a rhyme with other words that end in a u. I ...
by Diggity
Fri 09.16.2005 6:40 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Check my translation on this please...
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

Check my translation on this please...

Taitei nanji kan gurai nemasu ka. - Usually, about how long do you sleep? and... Mainichi, nanji kan benkyou shimasu ka. - Everyday how long do you study? I'm pretty sure I am reading this right but wanted to make sure as... sensei ga imasen yo! And I believe this is how I say I don't have a teacher...
by Diggity
Mon 09.12.2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Please translate this sentence for me
Replies: 1
Views: 2452

Please translate this sentence for me

I have a question about this sentence or question rather... anata no kuni ni nani ga arimasu ka How do I translate this? I can't figure out if it's asking me what is the name of my country or where it is or what exactly it is saying. Same with... anata no ie ni nani ga arimasu ka... this time about ...
by Diggity
Tue 09.06.2005 2:03 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Opinions on the Genki Series?
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

RE: Opinions on the Genki Series?

I have the Genki 1 book and was able to get through the 1st 5 chapters in about 3 months on my own. The lessons are easy to understand and if you actually try to work on the exercises with the audio cd it makes it easy to learn. I listen to the vocab cd on my way back and forth from work 10 min each...
by Diggity
Mon 05.16.2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

RE: Hello

Welcome. If you have questions feel free to ask. I would recommend getting a kyoukasho (textbook.) I am using the Genki series and am almost halfway through book 1 in about 2 1/2 months.
by Diggity
Tue 05.10.2005 12:18 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: する ・ やる
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

RE: する ・ やる

So they are interchangeable? It shows suru being used with things like studying and yaru with things like sports and doesn't mention anything about politeness. (I am using the Genki book.) Are there any instances where I have to use one over the other, or no? And thanks for the reply!
by Diggity
Mon 05.09.2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: する ・ やる
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

する ・ やる

Can someone elaborate on the difference between suru- "to do", and yaru - "to do, to perform."

Thanks.
by Diggity
Mon 05.02.2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Adjectives questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Adjectives questions

Ok, it's been awhile since I've posted (I've been slacking the last 2 weeks.) I have two questions about adjectives. I know how -i and -na adjectives work as far as conjugation... this is more along the lines of how to place them correctly in sentences. 1) The room is beautiful. If I want to transla...
by Diggity
Wed 04.27.2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Wa Versus Ga
Replies: 6
Views: 2336

RE: Wa Versus Ga

Personally I think Ga would win cause Wa is too much of a cry baby :D
by Diggity
Thu 04.21.2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: -i adjectives
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

RE: -i adjectives

Well in the textbook it gives a footnote saying that: "Some speakers follow a more regular conjugation, where desu is inert in both polarities (affirmative and negative.) For these speakers the chart loos like the following : affrimative negative present ~idesu ~kunai desu past ~katta desu ~kunakatt...
by Diggity
Wed 04.20.2005 7:27 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: watashi no asa... watashi no nichi
Replies: 10
Views: 4505

RE: watashi no asa... watashi no nichi

There are better ways to say what I said but I am studying from the Genki textbook and haven't learned the -te form yet (still have 2 more chapters to get through.) Trust me as I learn it I will put it to use! I didn't even see that I typed 5:30 in romaji at the bottom. I wrote it while I was at wor...
by Diggity
Wed 04.20.2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Surname transliteration to Kanji
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

RE: Surname transliteration to Kanji

I think they would laugh at you in a "not" good way.
by Diggity
Wed 04.20.2005 11:28 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Japanese kanji font
Replies: 5
Views: 2582

RE: Japanese kanji font

はい、 とても おもしろい です よ!

BTW - It's "totemo." You had an extra t in there ;)
by Diggity
Wed 04.20.2005 11:25 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Writing Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

RE: Writing Numbers

Click on Kanji from the site menu, click on 4kyuu...
The first 13 listed are the kanji for 1-10, 100, 1000, and 10000.
by Diggity
Wed 04.20.2005 11:19 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Surname transliteration to Kanji
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

RE: Surname transliteration to Kanji

Of course someone like like Clay or Mukade would be much better at answering this question, but for everything I have READ about going to Japan, translating your name in kanji would be just for fun. If you actually presented yourself like that you would looked at funny. I think that you would presen...