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spacegirl92
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ji and ji

Post by spacegirl92 » Fri 09.16.2005 9:54 am

in the ten-ten letters there's the 's' to 'z' row:
za ji zu ze zo
and there's the 't' to 'd' row:
da ji zu de do

my question is how do you know when to use which "ji"?

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Kates
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RE: ji and ji

Post by Kates » Fri 09.16.2005 11:02 am

Most often the s-ji is used: じ for reasons that may even be a mystery to the Japanese!

The t-ji: ぢ is rarely used... and actually... I can't think of a single word that I've learned in my four years that uses ぢ. (I'm sure someone can come along and prove me wrong on this, that it IS actually used--not that I doubt it is.) So ぢ is very rarely used, I imagine.

If you are writing a word and need to write JI, I'd say that safely, 9 times out of 10, you're going to use じ.

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RE: ji and ji

Post by spacegirl92 » Fri 09.16.2005 5:41 pm

arigatou gozaimasu


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