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by PandanoTake
Fri 08.31.2007 10:26 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Which do you think is easier? Learning English or Japanese?
Replies: 29
Views: 5618

RE: Which do you think is easier? Learning English or Japane

I'm kind of in a hurry, so I'll make this post quick. I personally think Japanese is better to use because, in a Japanese context, it's a lot easier to be more specific and express yourself with both more accuracy and precision. In terms of difficulty, I can't really say English is difficult to lear...
by PandanoTake
Sun 07.22.2007 10:41 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Chinese & Katakana
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

RE: Chinese & Katakana

Thanks everyone!
by PandanoTake
Sun 07.22.2007 10:08 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Chinese & Katakana
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Chinese & Katakana

So I know this is "The Japanese Page" and all, but this is kind of still relevant. A friend of mine asked me a question about this article. HE asked why there is katakana amongst all of the Chinese writing. This confused me, as well, and any theories I came up with weren't really theories at all. So...
by PandanoTake
Mon 06.04.2007 11:06 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: People Amaze Me Sometimes
Replies: 83
Views: 14375

RE: People Amaze Me Sometimes

すごい。大変ですね。
by PandanoTake
Mon 04.16.2007 9:10 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Yakuza Japanese
Replies: 16
Views: 5925

RE: Yakuza Japanese

Kdar wrote:
Yakuza is Japanese Mafia, or the member of the group.
Yes...err..I mean like, do you know any more terms that they use?
by PandanoTake
Mon 04.16.2007 7:50 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Yakuza Japanese
Replies: 16
Views: 5925

Yakuza Japanese

So I've been watching Gokusen, and last night there was yet another word mentioned that was of Yakuza (dialect?).
Ohikaenasutte is a yakuza greeting. I was wondering what other words are out there that are used by Yakuza.
by PandanoTake
Thu 03.29.2007 1:55 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Memorization of Japanese Words
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

RE: Memorization of Japanese Words

I study about five a week, sometimes more, and about ten to twenty combinations. If you're a beginner, I'd suggest five a week with about ten combinations. EDIT: I use Genki II as a source, and divide the kanji in there up, as well as being taught more combinations. I also have Tuttle's kanji dictio...
by PandanoTake
Wed 03.28.2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Foreign Names in Kanji?
Replies: 20
Views: 2937

RE: Foreign Names in Kanji?

I haven't been given a Japanese name yet, but I have made one up for the time being. 佐藤翔太 さとう しょうた As far as katakana names: Many times foreigners use katakana to spell their name in Japanese. This, of course, is blatantly obvious, but only to those who know about katakana. However, many times websi...
by PandanoTake
Mon 03.26.2007 9:05 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson
Replies: 52
Views: 11249

RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Kagemaru wrote:
The videos I watched I thought it amusing she often makes reference to:

"In Japanese we say....."
Like...I really am just highly amused by all of this xD
I've been looking at several of her other videos, and I just can't stop laughing.
She's way too intense.
by PandanoTake
Mon 03.26.2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Titles in Japan
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

RE: Titles in Japan

Additionally, it's どうもありがとう.
I don't know if that was a typo or not, earlier, but better safe than sorry.
And -kun is written in Kanji off and on.
Like, my friend sent me a letter, and it said エド君, but it's often written out, too.
by PandanoTake
Mon 03.26.2007 8:36 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson
Replies: 52
Views: 11249

RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

In Japanese I told her, "I like to eat apples. But, on youtube, there are many people who do not speak Japanese. Because of this, why don't you speak slower?" EDIT: I don't really like her pronunciation... She like, opens her whole mouth...and lets out this...gutteral....whatever the hell you'd call...
by PandanoTake
Tue 03.20.2007 9:15 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Missing people
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Missing people

If I wanted to say that there are four people missing, as in, "There was an avalanche in Hokkaido and four people are missing." How would I go about saying that? My dictionary says tazunebito is a missing person. So woul I say "Yonin no tazunebito ga imasu."?
by PandanoTake
Mon 03.19.2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Politeness levels
Replies: 31
Views: 6886

RE: Politeness levels

Tajoumaru wrote: I avoid "ore" altogether, unless I'm imitating someone. I use "boku" around familiar persons and "watashi" around unfamiliar persons, though I always used "watashi" in Japanese class. I also try avoiding 2nd person pronouns, because that's always been a source of trepidation for me...
by PandanoTake
Thu 03.15.2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: How do you use your memory of Kanji?
Replies: 25
Views: 3555

RE: How do you use your memory of Kanji?

It's best to know the definition, but it is common for the ones who are able to break down the radicals to get a vague, or even clear description of what it actually is. But you should still know definitions.
by PandanoTake
Wed 03.14.2007 2:18 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: What languages do you know?
Replies: 695
Views: 116613

RE: What languages do you know?

two_heads_talking wrote:
there is more than one sign language too.. English signing is totally different than japanese signing.
Japanese signing is cuter.





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