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RE: The nins

Postby hungryhotei » Mon 09.18.2006 10:45 am

庶l人=じゅうよさん
?
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RE: The nins

Postby Oyaji » Mon 09.18.2006 11:07 am

And still no 五人 in the original post. :(
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RE: The nins

Postby Iwark » Mon 09.18.2006 12:20 pm

Oyaji wrote:
And still no 五人 in the original post. :(


sumimasen. right now, I'm using another computer desu.
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RE: The nins

Postby richvh » Mon 09.18.2006 12:45 pm

「right now, I'm using another computer desu」は悪い文法だと思います。「Right now, I'm using another computer no desu」は少し改良ですが、全部のを一つの言語で書いた方がいいと思います。
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RE: The nins

Postby Iwark » Mon 09.18.2006 2:43 pm

richvh wrote:
「right now, I'm using another computer desu」は悪い文法だと思います。「Right now, I'm using another computer no desu」は少し改良ですが、全部のを一つの言語で書いた方がいいと思います。


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RE: The nins

Postby Shibakoen » Mon 09.18.2006 8:15 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Easy, you never use 目 to count people. You do sometimes use 名, though.

目(め)
名(めい)

The 名 style is a bit more stiff/formal. You'll encounter it at restaurants (お客様は何名様ですか?).

To fudge just a bit:

Sometimes you do use 目 when counting people.....but you can also use it for counting anything else. 目 is an "ordinal suffix" (difference between 1, 2, 3 and 1st, 2nd, 3rd).

So 三人 is "three people" while 三人目 is "the third person".

See?


Yup. :) I was actually wondering because I heard the 名 thing the other night when I went to a Japanese restaurant and it reminded me that I never was sure about this. It makes a lot more sense now, and I had completely forgotten about ordinal numbers.
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RE: The nins

Postby Iwark » Tue 09.19.2006 11:45 am

I was also wondering after the japanese people finish their conversation, why did they pull the other person's ear..
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RE: The nins

Postby aKuMu » Tue 09.19.2006 11:51 am

huh?
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RE: The nins

Postby datdo » Tue 09.19.2006 12:02 pm

I thought pulling someone's ear was a sign of affection...but I don't know...anime...poison(sp...fish in french?)
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RE: The nins

Postby paul_b » Tue 09.19.2006 12:06 pm

Iwark wrote:
I was also wondering after the japanese people finish their conversation, why did they pull the other person's ear..

Never mind ears, I'm starting to join those wondering if there is leg pulling going on.
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RE: The nins

Postby AJBryant » Tue 09.19.2006 12:33 pm

I'm over the edge.

Hope you don't mind if I 勝手に take action...

Thread locked.


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