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by toryn
Fri 10.21.2005 7:03 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Saying 'mine'
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Saying 'mine'

Is there a way of saying 'mine is more/~er', like 'my manadarin is sweeter', e.g. watashi no mikan no hou ga amai da BUT eliminate the noun? As in, 'mine is sweeter', when in the context it's fairly obvious that the speaker is referring to their mandarin. My bro wants to know; his suggestion was 'wa...
by toryn
Wed 04.20.2005 8:56 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Anyone Interested in being Penpals?
Replies: 12
Views: 3992

RE: Anyone Interested in being Penpals?

You should be able to type Japanese characters using Global IME, exactly the same way as you would in any other program.
by toryn
Sun 04.17.2005 9:18 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Favorite Japanese Movie
Replies: 33
Views: 7803

RE: Favorite Japanese Movie

A more recent one I just watched yesterday is Azumi. It's taken from a manga, about a group of 10 assassins trained from a young age by this old warrior. Azumi is the only female assassin, and as you can guess, she's the best. There's something odd about it, yet at the same time cliched, but I still...
by toryn
Sun 04.17.2005 9:09 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Cost of Living?
Replies: 7
Views: 3239

RE: Cost of Living?

Hmmm... So, is it possible to study in Japan and rent? I'm planning to study in Japan in a few year's time for 2 semesters as part of a uni course. The uni pays for the flights to and from the city you're staying in, and you only pay fees to your uni back home, but you have to pay living expenses. S...
by toryn
Sun 04.17.2005 8:58 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: 1) ikou? hanasou? etc.. 2) shineru? yomeru? etc..
Replies: 2
Views: 4118

RE: 1) ikou? hanasou? etc.. 2) shineru? yomeru? etc..

genyue wrote: 1) 行こう - The -おう suffix, what does it means (or how can it be explained?) 話そう - The -おう suffix, what does it means (or how can it be explained?) These are volitional form verbs in plain form, which translates to 'let's/shall we?' some of the time. My textbook explains volition as mean...
by toryn
Sun 04.17.2005 8:36 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: The calendar
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

RE: The calendar

Basically, you have to learn the first ten (which aren't that hard, especially when you realise they're similar to some other counters), plus the 14th, and the 20th.

Everything else is simple, just the regular number plus nichi.
So the 15th is juugonichi, the 23rd is nijuusan'nichi.
by toryn
Sat 04.16.2005 12:56 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: The particle "to"
Replies: 9
Views: 2913

RE: The particle "to"

Yep, that's fine, Diggity. Names are still nouns.
by toryn
Sat 04.16.2005 12:45 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: i FINALLY got JAP 4busyPEOPLE
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

RE: i FINALLY got JAP 4busyPEOPLE

Hmm, I haven't got Genki, but I've got JFBP (and other books) and I have trouble with JFBP, though that might be due to the fact that I understand Japanese better in kana better than romaji. It just seems a little light? I dunno, I've been building my knowledge of Japanese from the ground up, so the...
by toryn
Thu 04.14.2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: I need help with Japanese
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

RE: I need help with Japanese

I might be wrong, but I think 'nde[su]' is sort of like 'node[su]', which is one way of saying 'so' or 'because'. So 'iindesu' would be 'because it's good', and 'kakundesu' would be 'because you/I write', I think. I've seen it mostly as an elaboration or an answer to someone. Like if a friend asks w...
by toryn
Sat 04.09.2005 6:40 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: MSN live chat group
Replies: 46
Views: 11824

RE: MSN live chat group

Sounds like a cool idea. It'd be a good way for me to force myself to write Japanese on demand.

If it happens, my email is theorangethathadnoface@hotmail.com (don't ask :D).
by toryn
Thu 04.07.2005 4:20 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: wat is ur favorite japanese word?
Replies: 48
Views: 10284

RE: wat is ur favorite japanese word?

Pippa wrote:
My favourite is いのしし. I don't know why;) I just like the sound, I guess.
Lol. In year 8 Japanese we had something of an obsession with inoshishi. Even after buta, inoshishi (subsequently the name of my buddy Nandini's plush pig) never got old.
by toryn
Thu 04.07.2005 4:11 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: I hate how people confuse Japan and China!
Replies: 19
Views: 4329

RE: I hate how people confuse Japan and China!

In my personal experience, people who are confused by the sound of Asian languages or the appearance of Asian people or the writing aren't looking for the differences, they probably have no need to. My school has plenty of Asians of different nationalities, and I've been exposed to Asian influences ...
by toryn
Thu 04.07.2005 4:02 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Japanese Keyboard Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

RE: Japanese Keyboard Layout

When I'm using IME, I just use the spacebar to change a word from hiragana to katakana or kanji.
by toryn
Thu 04.07.2005 4:00 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Study Group Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

RE: Study Group Feedback

The lessons seem really good so far. They're not really applicable to me, as I'm a bit ahead, but any chance to review the basics is still useful, I guess. The beginners seems to find it useful, so tops on ya.
by toryn
Thu 04.07.2005 3:52 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: What type of Japanese Music do you listen to?
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

RE: What type of Japanese Music do you listen to?

There's somewhat popular thread already active that might help:

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/vi ... ?f=6&t=177