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Christmas stuff in japanese?

Postby kentaku_sama » Mon 12.13.2010 1:20 pm

How do you say:

Only 10 days til christmas.

What do you want for christmas?

I want this for christmas.

Santa comes down the chimney and brings the good little children toys.
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Re: Christmas stuff in japanese?

Postby chikara » Mon 12.13.2010 6:28 pm

Have you had a go at any of those yourself?

kentaku_sama wrote:How do you say:

Only 10 days til christmas. .......

How about;

クリスマスまでにたった10日間です。
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Re: Christmas stuff in japanese?

Postby kentaku_sama » Tue 12.14.2010 11:40 am

Ok, but can you explain this sentence? Like what does Xにたった mean in a sentence?
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Re: Christmas stuff in japanese?

Postby chikara » Tue 12.14.2010 6:29 pm

kentaku_sama wrote:Ok, but can you explain this sentence? Like what does Xにたった mean in a sentence?

It is not Xにたった but Xまでに which means "by X". Thinking more about it I should have just used まで, until, and not までに. :blush:

クリスマスまでたった10日間です。

From WWWJDIC;
たった (adj-f,adv) only; merely; but; no more than;

How are you going with your attempts at translating those other sentences? :)
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