Practicing Introductions and Other Phrases

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RE: Practicing Introductions and Other Phrases

Post by hihlordjp » Fri 02.25.2005 11:41 pm

mrfusion wrote:
Another question...

(I can't write in hiragana at this terminal, but I can ask anyway)

you wrote sushi as osushiwo, (four characters instead of 2)

Is there a reason why the longer one is more correct? I found the
two character spelling on the hiragana page for "su". Just curious.

doumo!


Oh, that's because when the Japanese refer to some things to eat or drink (like "mizu") they attach "o-" in deference to that object. So, 水(みず)becomes お水 (おみず)and 寿司(すし)becomes お寿司(おすし).

The "wo" on the other hand is a grammatical particle meant to mark it as a direct object of the verb "aishimasu". (Just like the "ga" in the other sentence, but it doesn't mark it as a direct object in that case).
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俺様は何時か此の地球の帝王に成るぞ!
...ジョウダンだよ。ヘヘ ^^;;

「君という光が私を見つける // 真夜中に」-- 「光」という歌より(歌手:宇多田ヒカル)

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RE: Practicing Introductions and Other Phrases

Post by ben » Fri 02.25.2005 11:53 pm

ありがとおたけるさん。わたしあるにほんごてがみ!

ーべん。

Tell me if I'm wrong, but i think i said, "Thank you Takeru-san. I have Japanese letters!"

"-Ben"

hmm...
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Post by hihlordjp » Sat 02.26.2005 12:25 am

ben wrote:
ありがとおたけるさん。わたしあるにほんごてがみ!

ーべん。

Tell me if I'm wrong, but i think i said, "Thank you Takeru-san. I have Japanese letters!"

"-Ben"

hmm...


I think it would be better if you said: ありがとう、Takeruさん。日本語(にほんご)は出(で)ています!Which roughly means "Thank you, Takeru-san. Japanese (characters) display (literally, "[are] coming out") now!"

てがみ means "a letter" (as in snail mail), by the way.
俺様は何時か此の地球の帝王に成るぞ!
...ジョウダンだよ。ヘヘ ^^;;

「君という光が私を見つける // 真夜中に」-- 「光」という歌より(歌手:宇多田ヒカル)

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RE: Practicing Introductions and Other Phrases

Post by ben » Sat 02.26.2005 2:51 am

ok, thanks for the advice...what do you mean japanese characters are coming out?...
Learning slowly, but surely...


...maybe...

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Post by kimita » Sat 02.26.2005 3:22 am

みなさん こにちわ。私わキミタです。どぞ よろしく。
hello everybody. my japanese name is KIMITA. nice to meet you.B)

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Post by hihlordjp » Sat 02.26.2005 3:28 am

ben wrote:
ok, thanks for the advice...what do you mean japanese characters are coming out?...


It's the literal translation of what I posted. You meant to say that you have Japanese characters already, right? So, by saying 「日本語は出ています。」, you're saying that Japanese characters are displaying properly now.
俺様は何時か此の地球の帝王に成るぞ!
...ジョウダンだよ。ヘヘ ^^;;

「君という光が私を見つける // 真夜中に」-- 「光」という歌より(歌手:宇多田ヒカル)

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Post by funkypenguin19 » Sun 02.27.2005 2:29 am

Konban wa, minna san! Hajimemashite. Watashi wa Amanda desu. Arasuka (Alaska) daigaku no gakusei desu. Doozo yoroshiku.

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Post by nora » Mon 02.28.2005 9:51 am

konnichiwa eric san. watashi wa nora desu. watashi wa malaysia jin desu. ogenki desu ka?:)
nora

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Post by Namakemono » Wed 03.02.2005 12:18 pm

Konnichiwa! Watashi wa Rodrigo desu. Watashi wa supeinjin desu yo. Dareka supeinjin ga koko ni arimasu ka?
Be yourself, be a namakemono.

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Post by SailorPuu » Thu 03.03.2005 5:25 pm

koinichi wa!!

hajimemae
watashi wa ingera desu
doozo youroshiju
Puu

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RE: Practicing Introductions and Other Phrases

Post by chousenjin » Thu 03.03.2005 10:45 pm

始めまして、 よろしくお願いします。チョウセンジンです。
ここにたくさん日本語を習っておしえれてように願っています。
(それが、、、 ちゃんと正いかどうか分かりません。。。)

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RE: Practicing Introductions and Other Phrases

Post by lalala » Fri 03.04.2005 11:04 am

こんばんは
私は ほほえみ です

始めまして どぞゆろしく

私 は 日本 に 住んで います です でも、私 は 外人 です。

私 の 趣味 は 合気道 と 居合道  と 日本語です。

すべて は へた です。

漢字 は きれい だけど 難しい です
konban wa
watashi wa hohoemi desu
hajimemashite dozoyuroshiku
watashi wa nihon ni sunde imasu demo watashi wa gaikokujin desu.
watashi no sumi wa akido to iaido to nihongo desu
subete wa heta desu.
kanji wa kirei dakedo muzukashi desu

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Post by shuichi » Sat 03.05.2005 9:49 pm

Konban wa! O genki desu ka? Watashi no namae wa Shuichi desu. Watashi wa juushi sai desu, to watashi no nihongo wa muda desu. O namae wa nan desu ka?

Sorry, but on this computer I can't write or read Japanese. Does anyone here like Gakuto-san, Morunin Musume, X Japan, L'Arc-En-Ciel, or any other Jpop/Jrock artists? I'd love to hear from you!

Like I said before, my Japanese isn't very good. I used to be able to speak it fluently, but it's become terribly rusty over the years with disuse. Gomen nasai!

Jaa ne.
Ai shiteru, Josie-chan.

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Post by mrfusion » Sat 03.05.2005 11:51 pm

Man, I've got SOOOOO far to go......

On the positive side, I'm just up to the "N" in the hiragana list and
have discovered that the vanilla cookie "Neco waffer" is really made with cats......


:D
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RE: Practicing Introductions and Other Phrases

Post by mrfusion » Sat 03.05.2005 11:51 pm

Man, I've got SOOOOO far to go......

On the positive side, I'm just up to the "N" in the hiragana list and
have discovered that the vanilla cookie "Neco waffer" is really made with cats......


:D
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