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by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: An Unusual Request
Replies: 14
Views: 6391

RE: An Unusual Request

gconyers wrote: You might have a problem playing anything from another country on American systems. Look into it before you buy anything. Over 95% of (Windows XP) Japanese games will work on American Windows XP computers, although you may have to change some system settings. Particularly the "code ...
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 10:36 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: East asian languages and SP2
Replies: 16
Views: 3084

RE: East asian languages and SP2

Dana Craig wrote: My dad took the pc to get a hard disk of a larger capacity installed (i.e new disks will be installed, and u can decide wether or not u want to keep the old disks on your PC) and also to install microsoft windows xp service pack 2 in it. So did you install XP Service Pack 2 ? so n...
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 7:44 am
Forum: Games
Topic: An Unusual Request
Replies: 14
Views: 6391

RE: An Unusual Request

flammable hippo wrote:
Picture from Ocarina of Time, Nintendo 64, 1998.
It is to be translated by the non-native. A not good result is found. :D
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 7:42 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Pimsleur's Japanese.
Replies: 16
Views: 10954

RE: Pimsleur's Japanese.

BetterSense wrote:
私と一緒にビイルを飲みませんか?私の所で。
ビール and over-use of 私.

A proper beer swilling lout ought to use 俺 anyway.

一緒にビールを飲まないかい?俺ん家で。
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 6:15 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: YET ANOTHER...
Replies: 150
Views: 25295

RE: YET ANOTHER...

phreadom wrote:
paul_b wrote:
ピンポーン
? Is that onomatopoeia or something?
It's the Japanese for "pin-pon" the sound of a 'correct' buzzer going off in a quiz game.

It's really rather old fashioned now, アタリ might be better.
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 5:01 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Handy flashcard program mkII
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

RE: Handy flashcard program mkII

Learning materials reviews & language learning tips is the right forum. Start one new thread there.

It is also acceptable to include a link in your .sig to promote a site.
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 4:13 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Penis Festivals....
Replies: 69
Views: 19672

RE: Penis Festivals....

lalaith wrote:
It may be a modern hangup, but it's still a hangup.
However
any sort of "OMG Private Parts!" oddity that you come across is a western/christian/catholic induced taboo.
so he has specifically allowed for hangups that were originally Western hangups being spread elsewhere.
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 3:36 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Penis Festivals....
Replies: 69
Views: 19672

RE: Penis Festivals....

This thread is _so_ heading for a lockdown. ;-) Before that happens I'll just mention that tentacle sex is also (indirectly) the fault of the introduction of censorship laws. Depictions of the sexual act "insert tab A into slot B" were heavily censored but somebody had the bright idea that if 'tab A...
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 3:26 am
Forum: Games
Topic: An Unusual Request
Replies: 14
Views: 6391

RE: An Unusual Request

lalaith wrote: And how do I buy a Japanese game in Japanese here in the U.S.? That's the tricky bit. To be honest it's a great deal easier to "obtain" Japanese game outside of Japan than it is to buy it. You can buy stuff from sites like amazon.co.jp but their terms don't allow the export of games ...
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 3:17 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: YET ANOTHER...
Replies: 150
Views: 25295

RE: YET ANOTHER...

tanuki wrote:
You MISSED the point.
ピンポーン

Well I never claimed to have great skills at ascii graphics but I thought that one was straight forward enough.
by paul_b
Mon 04.16.2007 2:53 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Beginner everything
Replies: 30
Views: 5060

RE: Beginner everything

HeyItsMatt wrote: because I could have sworn I originally responded to this after seeing it in the "Newest Threads" box on the sidebar. Ah. There's a feature of tjp that if the most recent post of a thread is deleted it stays in the timeslot of the removed message. So probably somebody posted spam ...
by paul_b
Sun 04.15.2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: An Unusual Request
Replies: 14
Views: 6391

RE: An Unusual Request

I think matching all those criteria is going to be a very difficult task. If you drop "English subtitles" and "Easily available in the US." then there will be loads. Possibly the best you could do would be to get a Japanese game and then get the English import of that game as well. Incidentally if a...
by paul_b
Sun 04.15.2007 3:36 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Boring Workbook Exercise
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

RE: Boring Workbook Exercise

lalaith wrote: a five year old would come out with "There's a man and a bank on the first floor," not, "There's a man on the first floor," and "There's a bank on the first floor". An English five year old would say that. Things can be easier or harder to say in different languages. The closest I th...
by paul_b
Sun 04.15.2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: きょうとうこうびなんだ...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2861

RE: きょうとうこうびなんだ...?

Yudan Taiteki wrote: Honestly I have never seen the word, so I can't say with certainty what it means, but it sounds like it just means "school day". I have, and it's in Edict, complete with example sentence. 登校日 【とうこうび】 (n) school day 今日は登校日だ。遅刻しないようにしないと・・・。 [T] Today's a school day. I'd better m...
by paul_b
Sun 04.15.2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Conjuctions
Replies: 17
Views: 2809

RE: Conjuctions

gconyers wrote: I found the word for 'while' (する間), but I'm not sure how to construct a sentence with it. I want to say: While X happened (or I was doing X), Y happened. I already know the use of ながら where one person is performing two actions at once, but that is not what I'm trying to say. Help pl...