Can someone tell me if this is right?

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loganbell
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Can someone tell me if this is right?

Post by loganbell » Fri 05.30.2008 11:40 am

Me and my friends all know/ are learning different languages, and so we all are doing the same sentance in different languages, including english, french, russian, spanish and japanese. the sentance is hello, my name is peter pan, i can fly/ i fly. but i have lost my shadow/ i do not have a shadow. here's what i have:

私のなまえはピーターパンです.
私はとびます.
でも影はありません.

i'm really unsure about the last sentance...

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Re: Can someone tell me if this is right?

Post by richvh » Fri 05.30.2008 11:45 am

Looks OK to me. If you want to change the second sentence to "can fly", use とぶことができます or とべます.
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Re: Can someone tell me if this is right?

Post by loganbell » Fri 05.30.2008 11:48 am

coolio, thanks. :D now i can add this to the list :)

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Re: Can someone tell me if this is right?

Post by _duif » Sat 05.31.2008 2:56 am

but why not use some more swell looking kanji:

名前 for namae
飛ぶこと出来ます for tobu koto dekimasu.
waiting for 悟道.

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Re: Can someone tell me if this is right?

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Sat 05.31.2008 9:34 am

できます looks better in kana.
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Re: Can someone tell me if this is right?

Post by adnudcyk » Fri 07.18.2008 7:05 am

"とぶことができます"

just to see if i know what this means, tell me if my translation is right.

とぶ means to fly

こと Means 'thing' to make the verb 'tobu' into a noun?

が Is the particle to mark the noun as the subject

できます Masu form of できる Meaning to be able to

Hence the sentence means: (assuming it is about me) I can fly

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