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Postby daynieg » Wed 11.03.2010 4:21 pm

Hi everyone!

I have recently joined The japanese Page and i would like to say hajimemashite watashi wa Deina (Dayna) desu, yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

I have only been learning Japanese for a few months and have memorised both the hiragana and katakana, and I have started the core 2000 on Smart.fm, so I am feeling quite confident with how I am progressing. I have also been trying to figure out the particles, and that's a bit of a pain but, I've found some posts on here that help.

I was wondering if anyone has any advise on how I could advance from this point? I have a few text books, but they're just quick phrase book types.

Would love any help! :D :D
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby phreadom » Wed 11.03.2010 5:35 pm

Welcome to TJP Dayna-san! :wave:

Some good places to start for particles are to read over the Getting Started guide for the basics. That will cover a basic explanation of the language, how to be able to read and write it on your computer, some useful programs etc to help you in your studies and so forth.

And then dig into some of the particles lessons...

http://thejapanesepage.com/grammar/particles
http://thejapanesepage.com/grammar/chap ... _particles
http://thejapanesepage.com/grammar/more_particles

and so on... http://thejapanesepage.com/grammar/chapter_one ← you can basically start there and go on through learning more grammar and particles etc and asking when you have questions. :D

がんばります!TJPへようこそ、よろしくおねがいします! :bow: (See the Getting Started guide for tips on how you can help yourself read and understand that by using something like Rikaichan, or WWWJDIC etc. And again, please feel free to ask questions! :mrgreen: )
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby chikara » Wed 11.03.2010 7:14 pm

TJPへようこそ  :)

daynieg wrote:mushi mushi

hot and humid :?
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby phreadom » Wed 11.03.2010 7:35 pm

Yeah, I think they meant moshi moshi. ;) I forgot to mention that in my reply.
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby ss » Wed 11.03.2010 8:21 pm

ようこそ! Welcome.

You can say mushi mushi to Dustin, not Chikara :dance:
 
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby chikara » Wed 11.03.2010 8:40 pm

SS wrote:You can say mushi mushi to Dustin, not Chikara :dance:

:D

It could be 蒸し虫.

おいしいですね :P

daynieg-san, please don't take offence at our levity. Everyone makes typos. :)

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Re: mushi mushi

Postby daynieg » Thu 11.04.2010 6:38 pm

I take no offence what so ever! I have seen it written as mushi mushi in some places and moshi moshi in others! because I have really used one solid place to study from I have been getting different explanations for different things!

You say it means hot and humid? Does moshi moshi mean Hi then? that's what I was aiming for.....like "salute"!

I've got Heisig's books and I have been studying with Smart.fm, and this website has been helping a great deal with those sections on the particles (thanks)........Dreams On! :D
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby phreadom » Thu 11.04.2010 6:50 pm

chikara wrote:daynieg-san, please don't take offence at our levity. Everyone makes typos. :)

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I just borrowed that as my sig. ありがとうな力さん! :mrgreen:
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby chikara » Thu 11.04.2010 7:34 pm

daynieg wrote:...... You say it means hot and humid? Does moshi moshi mean Hi then? that's what I was aiming for.....like "salute"! ......

"moshi moshi" (もしもし) means "hello" and is usually used when answering the telephone or it can mean "excuse me" if calling out to someone.

If you mean "salute" as in "cheers" that would be "kanpai" (乾杯, かんぱい) but I don't know if that is used as a greeting in Japan. It isn't usually used as a greeting here, more as a thnakyou or a sign off.

There are some Japanese greetings on thejapanesepage.com here and here and some more at japan.about.com.

ganbatte :)

phreadom wrote:..... 力さん ....

主税 【ちから】 Chikara

大石 良金 (おおいし よしかね (主税、ちから) :)
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby phreadom » Thu 11.04.2010 9:54 pm

chikara wrote:
phreadom wrote:..... 力さん ....

主税 【ちから】 Chikara

大石 良金 (おおいし よしかね (主税、ちから) :)


I'm quite lost as to what you're trying to say. :( Could you put that in newbie-speak please? (In English preferably?) ;)

(my best guess is that you're saying there's other kanji for ちから, but that's just a guess and doesn't really tell me anything else.)
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby chikara » Thu 11.04.2010 10:35 pm

すみません :blush:

Chikara (主税) was one of the 47 Ronin.
主税「ちから」は47人の浪人の一方でした。

Forty-seven Ronin
.... Ōishi <Kuranosuke Yoshio> and the ronin attacked Kira Yoshinaka's mansion in Edo. According to a carefully laid-out plan, they split up into two groups and attacked, armed with swords and bows. One group, led by Ōishi, was to attack the front gate; the other, led by his son, Ōishi Chikara, was to attack the house via the back gate. ......


Ōishi Chikara -> 大石 良金 (おおいし よしかね (主税、ちから)
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby ss » Thu 11.04.2010 10:46 pm

So, Chikara san prefers to be remembered as 浪人 than 力?   :dance:
I'll call you 大石主税 next time.... :mrgreen: :wave: :)
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby phreadom » Thu 11.04.2010 10:57 pm

Ah, I understand now. Thank you for the explanation. :) :bow:
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby NileCat » Fri 11.05.2010 1:12 am

For some reason, since I saw his name for the first time, I've thought it is 主税, not 力. :) I find it interesting. :dance:
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Re: mushi mushi

Postby chikara » Fri 11.05.2010 1:57 am

NileCat wrote:For some reason, since I saw his name for the first time, I've thought it is 主税, not 力. :) I find it interesting. :dance:

That makes two people, yourself and Tony-san. :)
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