Kane a negative form?

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Kane a negative form?

Post by dragon89 » Wed 11.16.2005 10:55 pm

My cousin always says "kawaii ka ne" for not cute. I have not heard this used anywhere but from her. Can someone explain how and when to use it. Arigatou!!

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RE: Kane a negative form?

Post by AJBryant » Wed 11.16.2005 11:12 pm

Either you're not hearing it right, or your friend's not saying it right.

It's "Kawaikunai" (sometimes mutated in slangy use to "kawaikunee")

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RE: Kane a negative form?

Post by dragon89 » Wed 11.16.2005 11:15 pm

I'm pretty sure she got it from an anime so she is probably saying it wrong. Arigatou!

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RE: Kane a negative form?

Post by kirama » Thu 11.17.2005 12:08 am

go anime ?
when wanting to say sum thing right loisteen to it a couple of times and say it with accent,its sounds more atheinic

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RE: Kane a negative form?

Post by netarou » Thu 11.17.2005 5:46 am

かわいいかね? Kawaii kane? Is it really cute?
Plain form + kane sounds as if you were an aged person.
But desu/masu + kane is widely used like;
かわいいっすかね? Kawaiissu kane?
そうしますかね。 Sou shimasu kane. There we go.

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RE: Kane a negative form?

Post by AJBryant » Thu 11.17.2005 12:10 pm

its sounds more atheinic
Man, I can almost smell the Vegemite on your post. ;)

That's a fair dinkum example.

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