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by Jetsi
Sat 02.05.2011 11:24 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Trying to figure out the subtlety of this
Replies: 6
Views: 4679

Re: Trying to figure out the subtlety of this

Pretty intense for such a low grade reader but I think I have it. Now let's just hope it stays around. :lol:
by Jetsi
Fri 02.04.2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Trying to figure out the subtlety of this
Replies: 6
Views: 4679

Re: Trying to figure out the subtlety of this

そですね。多分私は今分かります。四番目の選択は正しいですね? イタリック体ですね? So desu ne. Tabun watashi ha ima wakarimasu. Yonbanme no sentaku ha tadashii desu ne? Itarikku tai desu ne? Hmmmmmm. Perhaps now I understand. It is like the fourth choice, right? It is italics, don't you think? でも、一つだけあいません。 Demo, hitotsu dake arimasen. But...
by Jetsi
Thu 02.03.2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Trying to figure out the subtlety of this
Replies: 6
Views: 4679

Trying to figure out the subtlety of this

I recently purchased some graded readers and am reading the first book in Volume 1, 女の子. Inside, there is this portion of the text. The " " should be the Japanese version of quotation marks that looks like brackets, something I don't know how to do at the moment, and that is what is giving me diffic...
by Jetsi
Sun 10.03.2010 9:53 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 水の色は花瓶の色です?
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Re: 水の色は花瓶の色です?

Thanks furrykef.

If there was a way to shorten it up I would welcome it. But I will work with what I have for now.
by Jetsi
Sat 10.02.2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: 水の色は花瓶の色です?
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

水の色は花瓶の色です?

Hi everybody, This almost seems too easy but I am unsure of the nuance of the sentence structure. I am translating this: The color of the water is the color of the vase. And I come up with this: 水の色は花瓶の色です。 みずのいろはかびんのいろです。 Mizu no iro wa kabin no iro desu. Yes? Close? Not even? Thanks in advance.
by Jetsi
Mon 06.21.2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: The Way is in training
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

Re: The Way is in training

Later after I posted I thought to myself, "Did I remember the う?" Nope!

Thanks for the clarification. I meant no disrespect to native speakers, I was just curious. Thanks to everyone for their help.
by Jetsi
Sun 06.20.2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: The Way is in training
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

Re: The Way is in training

道を鍛錬する処 みちを たんれんする ところ Replace を with の to get the alternate version (since 所 is also read ところ). I'm guessing Nilecat-san's sentence is read thus: 千日の稽古を鍛とし、万日の稽古を錬とす せんにちの けいこを たんとし、まんにちの けいこを たんとす 千鍛万錬 is probably せんたんまんれん. Wow, I forgot I had rikaikun installed on my computer, I could have looke...
by Jetsi
Sat 06.19.2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: The Way is in training
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

Re: The Way is in training

Those all look great. Any idea how to pronounce them? If you have any hiragana I would be much obliged.
by Jetsi
Sat 06.19.2010 10:38 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: The Way is in training
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

The Way is in training

I am trying to get this famous Musashi quote in Japanese and the internet has been a futile search. The grammar is way above my understanding of Japanese but I am going to throw my educated guess out there. The Way is in training. -- Houhou no naka ni kunren suru. -- 方法の中に訓練する。 Is this right? And I ...
by Jetsi
Mon 01.12.2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: LiveMocha discussion thread
Replies: 17
Views: 23719

Re: LiveMocha discussion thread

I believe they are going to try and make it a paid website in the near future. I also believe your customer support will fall in line nicely with whatever level of membership you purchase, so I expect I will get the same as I have been. I use the site to keep in contact with some penpals I have made...
by Jetsi
Tue 11.04.2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: LiveMocha discussion thread
Replies: 17
Views: 23719

Re: LiveMocha discussion thread

I don't know what the choices were, but I would have thought it would be something to do with getting seated at a restaurant.

Updated with info from Unit 4 of Lesson 1.
by Jetsi
Wed 10.29.2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: LiveMocha discussion thread
Replies: 17
Views: 23719

Re: LiveMocha discussion thread

Added a small bit of info on Lesson 2.

Also, if I can sign you up as a friend of mine to help grade my lessons, let me know. Same user name, Jetsi.
by Jetsi
Mon 10.27.2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: LiveMocha discussion thread
Replies: 17
Views: 23719

LiveMocha discussion thread

A thread to post questions, comments, notes, etc. about the LiveMocha website, http://www.livemocha.com . I will start with a small amount of notes that will be needed during Unit 1, Lesson 1: You are taught some kanji during the course, but when you get to the speaking exercise you see some kanji a...
by Jetsi
Mon 10.27.2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Forum section for other training methods and sites
Replies: 8
Views: 7904

Re: Forum section for other training methods and sites

It has been a week, I guess Clay doesn't mind too much. I will start a thread and hopefully we can get it stickied.
by Jetsi
Mon 10.20.2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Forum section for other training methods and sites
Replies: 8
Views: 7904

Re: Forum section for other training methods and sites

I agree with you. I will wait for Clay before I do anything as I don't want to infringe.