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Postby joieaumonde » Wed 10.24.2007 2:32 am

Hello, minna-san.
Watashi wa Joy desu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! :bow:
I'm taking beginning Japanese, and a project that sensei gave us is to ask questions to Japanese people, or Japanese speaking people who have lived in Japan for some time. The main thing is to be able to communicate in Japanese and learn the culture.
Chotto ii desu ka? I have a few questions I'd like to ask.

1. Nannensei desu ka?

2. Gakkou no namae wa nan desu ka?

3. Dono kurasu ga suki desu ka?

4. Dono kurasu ga kirei desu ka?

5. Nanji ni okimasu ka? (To get ready for school. How do I ask this in one sentence?)

6. Gakkou ni wa dou de ikimasu ka? (Edited, but still not sure)

7. Obento wo mottekimasu ka? Donna tabemono? (Edited)

8. Dare ga obento wo tsukurimasu ka?

What other questions should I ask? Please answer these questions! Onegai! Doumo arigatou gozaimasu~
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby Cone » Wed 10.24.2007 4:59 am

"6. How do you get to school? (How do I ask this in Japanese? I don't even know how to begin. Gakkou ni iku wa dou desu ka?)"

学校には何でいきますか。 (gakkou ni wa nani de ikimasu ka?) "Nani de" means "by what means/what do you use/how", thus I could answer: 「車でいきます。」"I go by car."

"7. Obento wo mottekimasu ka? Dono tabemono? (Did I ask the second one correctly?)"

Probably とんな食べ物 (donna tabemono) is better.

私は日本人じゃないですから、その質問を答えてはダメです。(I don't fit your criterion, so I can't answer your main question.)
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby joieaumonde » Wed 10.24.2007 7:53 pm

Thanks Cone-san for answering my translation/grammer questions! Much appreciated.
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 10.24.2007 7:56 pm

It's "nan de", not "nani de".
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby joieaumonde » Wed 10.24.2007 7:58 pm

Ah, Yudan Taiteki-san, arigatou.
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby Cone » Wed 10.24.2007 11:53 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
It's "nan de", not "nani de".


Hmm...I'm sure I was taught that it was "nani de", "nan de" meaning something completely different, but ok.
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby saraLynne » Thu 10.25.2007 3:58 am

I, too, thought there was a distinction between the two. Clarification?
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby Delekii » Thu 10.25.2007 5:36 am

Perhaps:
6. どうやって学校に行きますか
?
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby AJBryant » Thu 10.25.2007 10:44 am

I have to admit that my first preferation for SIX would be "DOU de ikimasu" not "NAN de ikimasu."


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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 10.25.2007 11:44 am

AJBryant wrote:
I have to admit that my first preferation for SIX would be "DOU de ikimasu" not "NAN de ikimasu."


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considering one takes a route to somewhere, I would have to agree.
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RE: Japanese student lives

Postby joieaumonde » Thu 10.25.2007 7:54 pm

Sou desu ne~
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