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by astaroth
Wed 12.16.2009 7:08 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?
Replies: 28
Views: 17494

Re: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?

.... I often wonder what Aussies sound like to other people. I think we don't have any accent! I think we sound 'normal' I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said to me "I just love your accent" when I lived in the USA. Depending on the situation I would sometimes reply "but I don't have an...
by astaroth
Wed 12.16.2009 4:05 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?
Replies: 28
Views: 17494

Re: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?

The guy who produced the video transcribed what he said
Italian:
Della ma groppoforma di papaligia. E fangelli ma trima, costo mosto: agalla mosto. Pi trima, pa trima.
That's definitely not Italian ... :)
by astaroth
Wed 12.16.2009 9:30 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?
Replies: 28
Views: 17494

Re: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?

That italian song definitely had the cadence of English spot on, to the point where my brain refused to stop attempting to make sense of it. But the first video was just some guy faking accents with gibberish, so I wasn't impressed. Was it actual Italian? I didn't understand a single word ... Anywa...
by astaroth
Mon 12.14.2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: translations of some sentences
Replies: 8
Views: 4830

Re: translations of some sentences

NocturnalOcean wrote:終われる is passive.
Isn't 終われる potential of 終わる?
by astaroth
Fri 12.04.2009 2:11 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 662232

Re: Let's Play

緑【みどり】green, greenery
becki_kanou wrote: But what does apple have to do with naked?
Adam and Eve felt naked after eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which is traditionally an apple.
by astaroth
Thu 12.03.2009 8:48 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 662232

Re: Let's Play

温泉【おんせん】spa, hot spring ... onsen
by astaroth
Wed 12.02.2009 3:44 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 662232

Re: Let's Play

春夏秋冬【しゅんかしゅうとう】the four seasons
by astaroth
Wed 12.02.2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Newbie the alphabet
Replies: 14
Views: 6533

Re: Newbie the alphabet

Yudan Taiteki wrote:ローマは一日にして成らず
:shock:
by astaroth
Tue 12.01.2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Newbie the alphabet
Replies: 14
Views: 6533

Re: Newbie the alphabet

"Rome wasn't built in a day" (...「ちりも積もれば山となる」でしょうか)
It takes years to master any language, a bit more for something as alien as Japanese. Though the grammar is pretty straightforward and no declinations, almost no irregular verbs. Take one step at a time ...
by astaroth
Mon 11.30.2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Newbie the alphabet
Replies: 14
Views: 6533

Re: Newbie the alphabet

Yup Italian too. I guess you meant the difference between the two syllabaries (hiragana and katakana) and the kanji. The short answer is that hiragana and katakana represent syllabic sounds, that is か is ka, け ke and so on, while kanji are ideogram so "they represent concepts" though this is quite r...
by astaroth
Mon 11.30.2009 2:45 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 662232

Re: Let's Play

強調【きょうちょう】emphasis
by astaroth
Mon 11.30.2009 11:51 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Newbie the alphabet
Replies: 14
Views: 6533

Re: Newbie the alphabet

Ciao scarmar, short answer: all of them. There's no way around you need the two syllabaries (hiragana and katakana) and the kanji to read Japanese, but as a starter I'd suggest you study hiragana first, then katakana and once you master those two start tackling kanji. Comunque ... benvenuto nel foru...
by astaroth
Wed 11.18.2009 6:50 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 662232

Re: Let's Play

早朝【そうちょう】early morning
by astaroth
Wed 11.11.2009 10:27 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 662232

Re: Let's Play

進歩【しんぽ】progress, development
by astaroth
Tue 11.10.2009 10:15 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 662232

Re: Let's Play

帰る【かえる】to return, to go back

(for the known homonym)