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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby paul_b » Thu 06.22.2006 3:27 am

keatonatron wrote:
Previous Answer: 今仕事へ行かなければなりません.

Or かねば / かなくては.

Next Problem: 早く帰れるかどうかは課長__だ。

The gaps are strict on this one! (i.e. 2 characters exactly)


Hmm, could be

早く帰れるかどうかは課長次第だ。

[edit]Too slow again[/edit]
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早く帰れるかどうかは課長そうだ。

I`m just taking a random guess...:D


It looks not implausible to me. "I hear it's the section cheif who decides whether we get to go home early or not."

Well assuming Ryno doesn't get it ...

それについて聞こうか聞く__か思案した。
I debated whether to ask about it or not.
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby richvh » Thu 06.22.2006 7:26 am

To change the format slightly, with 東京__行きます。Which is better out of に and へ and why?

Well, へ is direction, に is destination. Assuming that 東京 as the destination is already fixed, then に is better. I know that に is better with past tense, but am not as sure for present/future tense. (Since the destination hasn't been reached yet, and thus might change, へ might be better.)
それについて聞こうか聞く__か思案した。

まい?

どうして君の__な女はこんな場所にいますか。
Why is a girl like you in a place like this?
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby keatonatron » Thu 06.22.2006 7:31 am

Sorry, I forgot to give the translation!!! :@

Yes, it was 次第. The translation is "Whether I can go home early or not is up to the boss."

それについて聞こうか聞くまいか思案した。
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby Ryno » Thu 06.22.2006 9:08 am

lol...i would have got it if i knew what 課長 meant ..lol.. NOW I KNOW
:D:D

ANSWER to RICHVH --> どうして君のような女はこんな場所にいますか。
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby richvh » Thu 06.22.2006 9:46 am

Ryno wrote:
lol...i would have got it if i knew what 課長 meant ..lol.. NOW I KNOW
:D:D

ANSWER to RICHVH --> どうして君のような女はこんな場所にいますか。


That's right, but you should be putting up your own question after you answer.

それはおいし______です。
That doesn't seem appetizing.
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby Ryno » Thu 06.22.2006 9:56 am

oh sorry ..i couldn't think of one...:P

Answer --> それはおいしそうじゃないです。

NEXT -> 明日は雨が降るかも___です。(It may rain tomorrow)
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby paul_b » Thu 06.22.2006 10:01 am

richvh wrote:
To change the format slightly, with 東京__行きます。Which is better out of に and へ and why?

Well, へ is direction, に is destination.

Yup, that's the way it works (or to be more accurate, worked).

Assuming that 東京 as the destination is already fixed, then に is better.

Well 東京 doesn't move, you know. :-P
(Since the destination hasn't been reached yet, and thus might change, へ might be better.)

I think an intended or temporary destination is still a destination.
それについて聞こうか聞く__か思案した。

まい?

Yup. まい is an old form, still seen in some common phrases like that one. The meaning is negative-violition/intention/will (e.g. to have the intention of not doing something) or negative-probability (something will probably not happen, or will naturally not happen).

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richvh wrote:
それはおいし______です。
That doesn't seem appetizing.


I think that's

それはおいしくなさそうです。

(although it appears that either is good).

明日は雨が降るかも___です。
明日は雨が降るかもしれません。

Extended your __'s a bit. :-P

OK, next one.

あの男は裏切りもし__ない。
He is capable of treachery.
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby Ryno » Thu 06.22.2006 10:16 am

well i was actually looking for 明日は雨が降るかもしれないです。

But HEY yours it also good :P
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby paul_b » Thu 06.22.2006 10:22 am

Ryno wrote:
well i was actually looking for 明日は雨が降るかもしれないです。

I know you were, but that form, while far from unheard of, isn't so common.

With adjectives it's common, in fact it's the norm.
寒くないです 769,000 yahoo.co.jp hits
寒くありません 42,500

On the other hand with yours it's the other way around.

かもしれないです 4,380,000
かもしれません 59,900,000
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby Ryno » Thu 06.22.2006 10:26 am

haha interresting.....well don't base everything from yahoo results... :P
but still interresting..

p.s did you yourself not say ..not to go to google to search for answers ? lol:D:o
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby richvh » Thu 06.22.2006 10:27 am

Ryno wrote:
Answer --> それはおいしそうじゃないです。

Well, um, not quite.
paul_b wrote:
I think that's

それはおいしくなさそうです。

Yes, that's what I was looking for.

paul_b wrote:
(although it appears that either is good).

Yes, but it goes on to say that おいしくなさそうだ is natural, and that おいしそうじゃない is a denial. If I'd led in with a 違います, the おいしそうじゃない would have been the obvious choice.

I'm clueless on the next question, though.
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby Oyaji » Thu 06.22.2006 10:52 am

Of course 座る works fine for sit, but an even more polite form of "Please be seated." would be:
おかけになってください。

How about this?
あの男は裏切りもしかねない。
He is capable of treachery.

Next:
優勝する___か、最下位で終わりました。
Not only did we not win the championship, we finished in last place.
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby paul_b » Thu 06.22.2006 10:56 am

Ryno wrote:
p.s did you yourself not say ..not to go to google to search for answers ? lol:D:o

Aha, but I _also_ said it's fine to use to argue about the answers afterwards. :-P

Oyaji wrote:
Of course 座る works fine for sit, but an even more polite form of "Please be seated." would be:
おかけになってください。

Aha. Well I guess I'm not _that_ polite.

...

(somebody's supposed to contract me now ... anybody?)

How about this?
あの男は裏切りもしかねない。
He is capable of treachery.

Yup - that's the one.

かねる - verb suffix meaning 'difficult to' often used in the negative.

優勝する___か、最下位で終わりました。
Not only did we not win the championship, we finished in last place.


Hmm, arggh, I can't quite remember whether I've got it right or not. ^ ^;

優勝するどころか、最下位で終わりました。

How's that?

***********

Assuming I got it then next question.

彼はドイツ語やフランス語は____、英語も知らない。
He does not know English, not to mention German or French.

If this is too hard I might give a hint later.
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby richvh » Thu 06.22.2006 11:11 am

I was thinking of ことがありません for Onaji's question. (Probably wrong, but...)

Um, 知って? You're really trying to stump us, aren't you, Paul?
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RE: Grammar quiz game.

Postby paul_b » Thu 06.22.2006 11:17 am

richvh wrote:
I was thinking of ことがありません for Onaji's question. (Probably wrong, but...)


優勝することがありませんか、最下位で終わりました。
Not only did we not win the championship, we finished in last place.

No I don't see how that could work.

Um, 知って? You're really trying to stump us, aren't you, Paul?

Heh-heh-heh. Nope 知って wouldn't work because he doesnt know them.

As for the difficulty level - no sign I've come close to stumping Oyaji yet. ;-)
And, to be honest, お座りになってください is about as 'wrong' as かもしれないです.
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