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I've been meaning to ask...

Post by Sachi » Tue 02.21.2006 4:30 pm

I'm a bit confused by Japanese puncuation ^^; I know that 「」are like Japanese quotation marks, right? But how would you use those in a sentence with dialogue?

i.e.

Mrs. Smith said, "I like cats."

Would that amount to

スミスさんは「私はねこが好きです。」を言いました。

in Japanese? Any help on this much appreciated :)

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Post by WacKostRacKo » Tue 02.21.2006 4:37 pm

スミスさん は 「猫が好きです」 と 言います

it was just the particle that needed changing.

hope that helps

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How about:

外人: これはすしです。すしが好きです。
日本人: おお!日本語が上手ですね。
外人: Erm....what?


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Post by ryuubu » Tue 02.21.2006 6:30 pm

Can you use 「」 with と信じる?

Like... I dunno (never used 信じる like this, but):

「神様がいない」と信じてる

??

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Post by AJBryant » Tue 02.21.2006 7:03 pm

Can you use 「」 with と信じる?

Theoretically, but do you *believe* anything with quotation marks? We don't even do that in English, as a rule.

Besides -- that's what the と is for -- it's the quotative particle.


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Post by Sachi » Wed 02.22.2006 12:01 pm

どうもありがとうございます!

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