Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - first try

first try

Feel free to practice writing in Japanese or romaji. Help each other out with corrections or replying back in Japanese

first try

Postby Furansujin » Mon 04.24.2006 9:46 am

I want to say:

I like to smoke cigarettes, but I want to stop.

Is this right ? (not sure of sentence construction and vocabulary)

煙草は煙ますが好きですでも, 止ますがほしいです.
tabako wa kemumasu ga seki desu demo, tomasu ga hoshii desu.

Is it well "とまる" -> "とます" to say stop something ?

It is one of my first sentence, maybe wrong but happy to try! :)
Furansujin
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu 04.20.2006 10:16 am

RE: first try

Postby adam » Mon 04.24.2006 9:58 am

It would be,

タバコを吸うのがすきですけど、やめたいんです。
tabako o suu no ga suki desu kedo, yametain desu.
adam
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Thu 01.26.2006 12:50 pm

RE: first try

Postby Furansujin » Mon 04.24.2006 10:06 am

Arf! I was far from the right sentence!! Just がすきです right! (more than nothing:()

What is "kedo" and why don't use "demo", I can't find it in grammar lessons?

Use "wa" instead of "o" was really a bad mistake, I want to go faster than I can!
Thanks for the right sentence, I learn from my mistakes! ;)
Furansujin
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu 04.20.2006 10:16 am

RE: first try

Postby richvh » Mon 04.24.2006 10:20 am

"Demo" can only be used at the start of a sentence, whereas "kedo" can be used to join clauses.
Richard VanHouten
ゆきの物語
richvh
 
Posts: 6451
Joined: Thu 09.29.2005 10:35 pm

RE: first try

Postby Furansujin » Mon 04.24.2006 10:32 am

ok thanks.
Just a last question. In the -tai form of やめる, why do you add a ん?
やめたい without ん is wrong?

Thank you very much to all for your help! :)
Furansujin
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu 04.20.2006 10:16 am

RE: first try

Postby richvh » Mon 04.24.2006 11:07 am

-n-desu (or, more fully, -no-desu) gives an explanation. See Tae Kim's explanation or Matt Kammermans' explanation
Richard VanHouten
ゆきの物語
richvh
 
Posts: 6451
Joined: Thu 09.29.2005 10:35 pm

RE: first try

Postby Furansujin » Mon 04.24.2006 12:43 pm

Ok that site is great. thanks Richvh
Furansujin
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu 04.20.2006 10:16 am

RE: first try

Postby Shibakoen » Mon 04.24.2006 9:21 pm

For the last part, could you use 「禁煙」 like 「禁煙したい」 or 「きんえんしなきゃ~」?
Image
User avatar
Shibakoen
 
Posts: 696
Joined: Mon 03.28.2005 5:17 pm


Return to 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests