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Postby leonl » Wed 12.24.2008 11:35 pm

I've got another round of translation exercises I would like another set of eyes to look at. This time from lesson three Thanks for all the help

3.3
Is this your father's car
これはお父さんの車ですか
No,it isn't. It's my mother's
いいえ、お母さんのです
Is this your pen?
これはあなたのペンですか
Yes, it is
はい、そうです
Is that also your pen?
これもあなたのペンですか
No, it's my younger sisters
いいえ、妹のです

Is this a Japanese tree?
これは日本の木ですか
Yes, it is
はい、そうです
Is that(over there)also a Japanese tree?
あれも日本の木ですか
あれも日本のですか
Yes, that is also a Japanese tree
ええ、あれも日本の木です

Is John English
ジョンさんはイギリス人ですか
Yes, he is
はい、そうです
How about Marie?
マリーさんは
Marie is French
マリーさんはフランス人です

Is this a wooden desk?
これは木の机ですか
Yes, it is
はい、そうです
Is that a wooden desk as well?
それも木の机ですか
No It is not
いいえ、そうではありません
Is this your television?
これはあなたのテレビですか
Yes, it is
はいそうです
Is that also your television
それもあなたのテレビですか
No, it isn't. It's my grandmother's
いいえ、祖母のです。
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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby richvh » Wed 12.24.2008 11:49 pm

They all look OK to me.
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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby becki_kanou » Wed 12.24.2008 11:56 pm

leonl wrote:I've got another round of translation exercises I would like another set of eyes to look at. This time from lesson three Thanks for all the help

Is this your father's car
これはお父さんの車ですか
No,it isn't. It's my mother's
いいえ、お母さんのです


All looked good except this one. Since it's your own mother it should be 母 rather than お母さん. Native speakers do say お母さん to refer to their own mothers sometimes, but as a learner it's probably best to go with the safe,polite option.
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby john2 » Thu 12.25.2008 12:00 am

becki_kanou wrote:
leonl wrote:I've got another round of translation exercises I would like another set of eyes to look at. This time from lesson three Thanks for all the help

Is this your father's car
これはお父さんの車ですか
No,it isn't. It's my mother's
いいえ、お母さんのです


All looked good except this one. Since it's your own mother it should be 母 rather than お母さん. Native speakers do say お母さん to refer to their own mothers sometimes, but as a learner it's probably best to go with the safe,polite option.

If I'm not mistaken safer outside of family or generally.
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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby NocturnalOcean » Thu 12.25.2008 4:26 pm

john2 wrote:
becki_kanou wrote:
leonl wrote:I've got another round of translation exercises I would like another set of eyes to look at. This time from lesson three Thanks for all the help

Is this your father's car
これはお父さんの車ですか
No,it isn't. It's my mother's
いいえ、お母さんのです


All looked good except this one. Since it's your own mother it should be 母 rather than お母さん. Native speakers do say お母さん to refer to their own mothers sometimes, but as a learner it's probably best to go with the safe,polite option.

If I'm not mistaken safer outside of family or generally.


What she said was that when you refer to members of your own family, it is normal and polite to use 母(はは),父(ちち).
Children often use お母さん also when talking about their own mother, but if an adult person does this, it sounds rather childish.
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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby furrykef » Thu 12.25.2008 4:45 pm

But if you're talking to somebody inside your own family, then I think お母さん is more appropriate. (Especially if you're addressing her directly, though obviously that's not the case in the sentence that was given.) It's one of those in-group/out-group things, with the group in this case being the family.

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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby leonl » Fri 12.26.2008 8:08 pm

Thank you for the replies and advice
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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Fri 12.26.2008 10:59 pm

NocturnalOcean wrote:Children often use お母さん also when talking about their own mother, but if an adult person does this, it sounds rather childish.


うちの母ちゃん/さん (or just 母ちゃん/さん) seems fairly common to me for referring to one's own parents even by college age people and older, although I certainly do hear ちち and はは as well.
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Re: Translate Into Japanese

Postby becki_kanou » Sat 12.27.2008 12:17 am

Of course people also say お袋 and 親父 and here in Kansai we say おとん and おかん.
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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