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Postby nenamoesha » Wed 02.22.2006 7:47 am

Hi all! My name is Su and I'm from Malaysia. I know very little Japanese or Japan culture for that matter, but I have always had an interest for the language. I spend a lot of time online and so I have decided to learn more. I know a bit of the basic romaji but I am very very confused when it comes to katakana, hiragana and kanji. I hope to find more friends who can teach me a thing or two about this intriguing language! ;)
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RE: newbie =)

Postby Daisuke » Wed 02.22.2006 10:46 am

Welcome.

I hope you find the site useful. There are lots of helpful people here, and I am sure they will answer if you have any questions. ;)

Have fun learning Japanese.
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RE: arigato

Postby nenamoesha » Thu 02.23.2006 8:26 am

thanks, daisuke for the warm welcome. =) were you really asking for my opinion about what you should put as your signature? or is that your signature? lol..
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RE: newbie =)

Postby Daisuke » Thu 02.23.2006 8:35 am

nenamoesha wrote:
thanks, daisuke for the warm welcome. =)


Anytime. :)

were you really asking for my opinion about what you should put as your signature? or is that your signature? lol..


Hehe, that is my signature.. :D
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Postby forbiddendesigner » Thu 02.23.2006 12:59 pm

some place it not bad

:) :| B)
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Postby Sachi » Thu 02.23.2006 1:59 pm

Welcome :) I'm sure you'll do fine in Japanese. Good luck!
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RE: newbie =)

Postby hamsterfreak4evr » Thu 02.23.2006 5:15 pm

ganbatte! (good lucK):)
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RE: newbie =)

Postby nenamoesha » Thu 02.23.2006 11:49 pm

hey thanks guys. so far i've only started on using the -i adjectives. my vocab is so limited i get confused most of the time! lol... i don't even know all the characters yet.. finding it hard to remember most of them. i guess this is why i need a hands on tutor! lol...
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Postby Mukade » Fri 02.24.2006 12:17 am

Yes, those hands-on tutors are the best. :p
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RE: adjectives

Postby nenamoesha » Fri 02.24.2006 10:21 am

I've just learnt the -na adjectives and still am confused.. lol.. sigh i guess it'll take me a long time to understand everything.. hehe.. ok bear with me, is this correct:
"Anata wa genki na hito dewa arimasen deshita." I'm trying to say:
"You were not a healthy person."

arigato! :D
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Postby mechakucha » Fri 02.24.2006 12:17 pm

TJPにようこそ、ねなもえしゃさん。 (Welcome to TJP, nenamoesha-san). As a fellow Malaysian, we are literally in the same boat, so maybe we can help each other out.
I wish u all the best in your efforts (努力(どりょく)での幸運(こううん)をお振(ふ)りしてます->I hope this is correct)


Anata wa genki na hito dewa arimasen deshita." I'm trying to say:
"You were not a healthy person."

I think you got it right, but maybe its better to use this instead:
(anata wa) kyoukenna hito dewa arimasen deshita.

genkina = energy, vigor, health -> is more associated in describing ones vigor, high spirits, being energetic, etc...

I could be wrong but if I am, please correct me.

Anyway, nenamoesha-san, all the best and good luck. Ganbatte ne!
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Postby Sachi » Fri 02.24.2006 1:59 pm

Good job with the sentence, though I personally would use:

「あなたはげんき人じゃありませんでした。」
"anata wa genki hito ja arimasen deshita."

"dewa" and "ja" are interchangable, ne? I hope so XD

Also, when you are modifying a noun with a -na adjective, you drop the -na i.e

"genki hito"
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Postby mechakucha » Fri 02.24.2006 9:12 pm

for ~na or ~i adjectives modifying the nouns, u keep the full form of the adjectives before the noun.
For example, [kireina].
あの美人はきれいな目をしています (That beauty has pretty eyes)
so, the ~na is kept as [genkina hito]

Or in other forms of the adjectives (negative, past, past negative, etc)
kami ga nagakunai hito (a person whose hair is not long)
sakana wo taberu no ga suki ja nakatta hito (a person who didn't like to eat fish)
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Postby nenamoesha » Sat 02.25.2006 10:05 am

iroirona wrote:
TJPにようこそ、ねなもえしゃさん。 (Welcome to TJP, nenamoesha-san). As a fellow Malaysian, we are literally in the same boat, so maybe we can help each other out.
I wish u all the best in your efforts (努力(どりょく)での幸運(こううん)をお振(ふ)りしてます->I hope this is correct)


oh yay, a fellow malaysian! :) i think i need more help from u then helping you in japanese! lol... i'm still so lost.

I think you got it right, but maybe its better to use this instead:
(anata wa) kyoukenna hito dewa arimasen deshita.


thanks for the correction. but what's 'kyoukenna' by the way? :D
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Postby nenamoesha » Sat 02.25.2006 10:10 am

Sachi wrote:
Good job with the sentence, though I personally would use:

「あなたはげんき人じゃありませんでした。」
"anata wa genki hito ja arimasen deshita."


thanks, sachi! :D
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