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CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby Infidel » Tue 05.22.2007 8:38 pm

coco wrote:
Gundaetiapo-san がつくってくださいました。
感謝しています。 :)


I love how coco links other threads. She is the queen of context.
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby tsumeshogi » Tue 05.22.2007 8:38 pm

Actually he didn't have the avatar there before. But my second post in this thread warned him against using "omaera", and in response he pulled out his catchphrase insult and revealed his avatar.
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby clay » Tue 05.22.2007 8:44 pm

Nice job Gundaetiapo!
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby coco » Tue 05.22.2007 8:54 pm

Actually he didn't have the avatar there before. But my second post in this thread warned him against using "omaera", and in response he pulled out his catchphrase insult and revealed his avatar.

That's true.
He didn't use any avatar until 19:57. 
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby tanuki » Tue 05.22.2007 9:02 pm

Infidel wrote:
coco wrote:
Gundaetiapo-san がつくってくださいました。
感謝しています。 :)


I love how coco links other threads. She is the queen of context.


Me too!

(I mean, "I love it, too", not "I am the queen of context, too". :D)
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby AJBryant » Tue 05.22.2007 9:32 pm

Damn, I go away to go shopping and grab dinner and I come back and find out I've missed all the fun.

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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby lalaith » Tue 05.22.2007 9:34 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Damn, I go away to go shopping and grab dinner and I come back and find out I've missed all the fun.

Tony


That's what you get for having a life away from here. Was your finger itching to hit that ban button as soon as you saw the avatar?
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby Infidel » Tue 05.22.2007 9:43 pm

ok, since the thread derailed and all, if I could go ahead and refer to the OP since the helpful posts were deleted. Would "whether or not" simply be "verb-u ka verb-nai ka" Rei: ni yasai o taberu ka tabenai ka no wa hachiji ni nete nasai.

例:野菜を食べるか食べないかのは八時に寝てなさい。
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 05.22.2007 9:45 pm

I think in that case you have to use 食べても食べなくても (probably just 食べなくても would be enough in most contexts).

The か...か... construction *I think* is only used in embedded questions like たかしちゃんが野菜を食べたかどうかわからない。
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby FuyunoYuki » Tue 05.22.2007 11:48 pm

之は何?

That guy was very rude. Someone needs to cut back on the anime. I don't think I've ever had a conversation with a nihonjin and heard "貴様”。 
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby inamorata » Wed 05.23.2007 2:19 am

whoz driving the car now i mean the forum-car now :|
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby katafei » Wed 05.23.2007 6:04 am

AJBryant wrote:
Damn, I go away to go shopping and grab dinner and I come back and find out I've missed all the fun.

Tony


My point exactly :)
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 05.23.2007 7:22 am

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
I think in that case you have to use 食べても食べなくても (probably just 食べなくても would be enough in most contexts).


Or 食べようが食べまいが

Another useful construction for the "whether" thingy is:

verbかどうか

例: 友達が来れるかどうか、まだわからい。
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RE: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT!?

Postby Infidel » Wed 05.23.2007 8:01 am

great. thanks guys. I'm going to try to remember this :)
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