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A few questions

Post by ProbyWaN1337 » Thu 09.15.2005 12:49 pm

Hi I was wondering how you would go about introducing yourself in Japanese.

Would I say "Watashi wa Justin desu."
or would I say "Namae Justin."

I'm confused. :/

Any help would be appreciated.

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RE: A few questions

Post by kossori » Thu 09.15.2005 1:41 pm

ジュスです
Name + Copula for introducing yourself
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RE: A few questions

Post by ProbyWaN1337 » Thu 09.15.2005 2:15 pm

Arigatou!

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RE: A few questions

Post by Gaijinian » Thu 09.15.2005 6:16 pm

Namae Justin is broken Japanese. It is like saying, "Name Justin."
(Watashi no) namae WA Justin desu.
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RE: A few questions

Post by Harisenbon » Thu 09.15.2005 6:44 pm

And even then, Japanese people don't usually say 私の名前はOOです unless they're talking to small children (or foreigners). :D

I think the following are a bit more natural.

If you are talking to a friend's friend, you can just say
OOです

if you are introducing yourself to a new colleuge or whatnot,
OOと言います.

If you are introducing yourself to someone of higher standing.
OOと垂オます.
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RE: A few questions

Post by zengargoyle » Thu 09.15.2005 7:25 pm

Harisenbon wrote:

if you are introducing yourself to a new colleuge or whatnot,
OOと言います.
Harisenbon,

would that be pronounced いいます or ゆいます? and do you have any hints on how to pronounce 言う in different contexts? IIUC this is one of those words that is sometimes pronounced different ways... but i may be confused...

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RE: A few questions

Post by Harisenbon » Thu 09.15.2005 8:06 pm

いいます would be the correct pronunciation. ゆいます is not often used, I don't believe. However, the more common ゆう is a spoken slur on the correct pronunciation いう.

whenever it is written (not as speach), you should assume that the pronunciation is いう, I believe.
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