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b4d0m3n
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Help with these sentences, please.

Post by b4d0m3n » Tue 05.16.2006 4:23 am

Hello TheJapanesePage.com, how goes it? Here are a bunch of Japanese sentences I was required to write as part of my course. I was wondering if you guys would help me out here with grammar and, perhaps, wording. I would appreciate your help. Especially my use of kanojo as 'she' an kanojo no as 'her'. I'm not sure if the last sentence is entirely elegant, but I kind of ran out of ideas.

1) この 人 の 名前 は ふじい いつきさん です。
This person's name is Fujii Itsuki.

2) 彼女 は 二庶オさい です。

She is twenty-seven years old.

3) 日本人 です。

She is a Japanese.

4) 彼女 の しゅっしん は おたる です。

Her hometown is Otaru.

5) としょかにん です

She is a librarian.

6) いつきさん は びょうき です。

Itsuki is sick.

7) いつきさん の かみのけ は ちゃいろ です。

Itsuki's hair is brown.

8) いつきさん は 本 が すき です。

Itsuki likes books.

9) びょういん が だい きらい です。

She despises hospitals.

10) てがみ を かきます が すき です。

She likes to write letters.

11) これ は うれしい の ひと です。

This is a happy person.

Thanks for your help.

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by Matsutake » Tue 05.16.2006 4:54 am

5) としょかんいん make sure to press the n twice before pressing the i or んい becomes に like in your sentance above.
10) 彼女 は てがみ を かく こと が すき です。
11) この ひと は うれしい ひと です。

All the rest are ok.

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by b4d0m3n » Tue 05.16.2006 6:16 am

Matsutake wrote:
10) 彼女 は てがみ を かく こと が すき です。
What does kaku koto mean in this context?

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by hungryhotei » Tue 05.16.2006 7:52 am

b4d0m3n wrote:
Matsutake wrote:
10) 彼女 は てがみ を かく こと が すき です。
What does kaku koto mean in this context?
'to write'. Adding koto(or 'no') after a verb changes it into a noun which is necessary for this X ga suki construction.

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by b4d0m3n » Tue 05.16.2006 11:49 pm

hungryhotei wrote:
b4d0m3n wrote:
Matsutake wrote:
10) 彼女 は てがみ を かく こと が すき です。
What does kaku koto mean in this context?
'to write'. Adding koto(or 'no') after a verb changes it into a noun which is necessary for this X ga suki construction.
Awesome, thank you. Er, shouldn't that be 'kaki', then?

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by kotori » Wed 05.17.2006 12:19 am

why would it be 'kaki'? The verb is kaku.

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by b4d0m3n » Wed 05.17.2006 1:05 am

kotori wrote:
why would it be 'kaki'? The verb is kaku.
'To write' is kakimasu.

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by Oyaji » Wed 05.17.2006 1:12 am

kakimasu is the polite conjugation of the verb kaku. In the case above the plain form kaku is used.

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RE: Help with these sentences, please.

Post by b4d0m3n » Wed 05.17.2006 1:34 am

Ah. Thank you.

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