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Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby MetalSlime23 » Tue 08.16.2005 12:33 am

Hello!

I just joined tonight as a member. I have been browsing this site for a few days now and have found it to be one of the best resources I have come across so far. If anyone doesn't know what a metal slime is (my screen name) it's a cute little monster from the Dragon Quest RPG series. Surely anyone who knows anything about Japan knows what Dragon Quest is. I am learning Japanese and have fallen in love with it. It's the most beutiful spoken word I have ever heard. I am looking for some people who are also learning to chat with. Feel free to message me. I hope to make some new friends here! :D

Also, does anybody know how to say "what do you do?" in Japanese?
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RE: Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby Forever Yours » Tue 08.16.2005 1:08 pm

Hey.....Welcome to the site....>< almost spelt it as sight lol......Im sure you'll make new friends here.....In actual fact....I think we should be friends lol....and im sure i could find out what "what do you do?" is in Japanese......

What do you do?=Nanshimasu...

I think thats it
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RE: Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby Daisuke » Tue 08.16.2005 1:40 pm

Welcome.. :)

何をしていますか。 > nani wo shite imasu ka. > What are you doing?
何をしていましたか。 > nani wo shite imashita ka. > What have you been doing?
何をしますか。 > nani wo shimasu ka. > What do you do?

I am not sure how much '何をしますか。' is used, i never heard it said to me, and i never used it. But i guess that would be the closest to what translation you requested?.. Well, i mostly use the two others.

Good luck studying.. ;)
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RE: Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby Christian_ » Tue 08.16.2005 2:12 pm

はじめして!:)
Goals:
1) Have decent proficiency in Japanese, enough to get around/talk/read/write.
2) Visit Japan for a week or so one summer.
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RE: Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby yankumi » Tue 08.16.2005 2:25 pm

Would 何をしていましたか。 be "what were you doing?" rather than "what have you been doing?". Just trying to clarify, as I am beginning to study grammar now.

I think "what do you do" is difficult without a context. Does the speaker what do you do, what is your job? What do you like to do? What do you do for fun in the summer?
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RE: Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby Daisuke » Tue 08.16.2005 2:47 pm

DonnaP wrote:
Would 何をしていましたか。 be "what were you doing?" rather than "what have you been doing?". Just trying to clarify, as I am beginning to study grammar now.

I think "what do you do" is difficult without a context. Does the speaker what do you do, what is your job? What do you like to do? What do you do for fun in the summer?


Nah, i thought one of the tougher ones would correct it.. I guess you are right.

I thought the same.
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RE: Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby kydancer0123 » Tue 08.16.2005 5:58 pm

Konnichiwa, Hajimemashite!
Hope you have fun here, I'm sure you will! ^_^
Good luck on your studies!
P.S. - Don't be afraid to ask any questions, everyone will help!
Mata ne!;)
こんにちは, はじめまして!
また ね!
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RE: Hello Everyone! I'm New Here

Postby Daichi » Wed 08.17.2005 4:43 am

Hello Slime-san,
welcome and I hope you're enjoying the site.

Regarding your query, "What do you do", do you mean for a living?
If so:

おしごとわなんですか = O-shigoto wa nan desu ka = What is your job?
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