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I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby leonl » Tue 07.01.2008 8:23 pm

I Like to eat sushi

Watashu wa sushi o taberu koto ga suki desu.




Vs

I like sushi

Boku wa sushi ga suki desu


I know the second one is right, but I am not sure about the first one I learned the sentence pattern way back in 8th grade.
Sorry about the romaji. I don't have ms office so I can't download language packs


basu ni note gakko e ikimasu

I ride the bus to school
or
I ride the bus and go to school.
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Re: I like to do Vs I like

Postby Sairana » Tue 07.01.2008 8:45 pm

You don't need MS office to use the IME. It's part of the operating system, not part of an application package.

The first sentence seems a bit off, though. But I can't put my finger on why.

For the second set (not sure why they're in this thread, but.....) I guess I'd just say "Basu de gakkou ni ikimasu." (I go to school by bus.)
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby richvh » Tue 07.01.2008 8:53 pm

The IME you can download from Microsoft which requires Office to be installed is for 98/ME and doesn't work with XP, anyway.

The XP IME is shipped on the XP installation CDROM.
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby leonl » Tue 07.01.2008 8:54 pm

I don't have an XP CD and when I try to download from ms the validation process says I need a cd.


One more question


goji yonjuugofun ni okite shaawaa o araumasu

I wake up at 5:45 and take a shower

I positive about the sentence structure, but not about the last verb
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby Sairana » Tue 07.01.2008 8:59 pm

leonl wrote:I positive about the sentence structure, but not about the last verb


浴びます ・ あびます

シャワーを浴びます
shawaa wo abimasu
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 9:00 pm

leonl wrote:.....
goji yonjuugofun ni okite shaawaa o araumasu

I wake up at 5:45 and take a shower

I positive about the sentence structure, but not about the last verb

The verb to take a shower is 浴びる (abiru) which conjugates to 浴びます (abimasu)
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 9:02 pm

leonl wrote:....
basu ni note gakko e ikimasu

I ride the bus to school
or
I ride the bus and go to school.

basu de gakko e ikimasu
I go to school by bus
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby becki_kanou » Tue 07.01.2008 9:33 pm

leonl wrote:I Like to eat sushi

Watashu wa sushi o taberu koto ga suki desu.
Vs

I like sushi

Boku wa sushi ga suki desu

I know the second one is right, but I am not sure about the first one I learned the sentence pattern way back in 8th grade.


Your origianl sentence:寿司を食べることが好きです。(すし を たべる こと が すき です。) is fine. You can nominalize verbs (turn them into nouns/gerunds) with こと as you did in your example, or with の.

eg:寿司を食べるが好きです。
すし を たべる  が すき です。
の sounds more natural and you will here it more often in spoken Japanese.

Also, you can say シャワーを浴びる (あびる) or シャワーをする。
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 9:38 pm

becki-san, on the question of sounding natural, in your experience do the Japanese say "ride the bus" as the OP has used in "I ride the bus to school"?
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby becki_kanou » Tue 07.01.2008 9:42 pm

chikara wrote:becki-san, on the question of sounding natural, in your experience do the Japanese say "ride the bus" as the OP has used in "I ride the bus to school"?


They're both fine, バズに乗って学校へ行きます just puts more emphasis on the act of riding.
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 9:51 pm

Thanks. In this country we go "by bus" or go "on the bus" but I can't recall ever hearing someone say "ride a bus".
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby leonl » Tue 07.01.2008 10:13 pm

chikara wrote:Thanks. In this country we go "by bus" or go "on the bus" but I can't recall ever hearing someone say "ride a bus".


Hontoo? Doko kara kimashita ka?
(Where are you from. is what I am aiming at)

Maybe I'm weird but I usually say I ride the bus to school.
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 10:31 pm

leonl wrote:Hontoo? Doko kara kimashita ka?
(Where are you from. is what I am aiming at) ....

オーストラリアに住んでいます。
私のアバターは手掛かりですね。 :P

leonl wrote:Maybe I'm weird but I usually say I ride the bus to school.

Different English speaking countries use different turns of phrase.
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby leonl » Tue 07.01.2008 10:38 pm

chikara wrote:
leonl wrote:Hontoo? Doko kara kimashita ka?
(Where are you from. is what I am aiming at) ....

オーストラリアに住んでいます。
私のアバターは手掛かりですね。 :P

leonl wrote:Maybe I'm weird but I usually say I ride the bus to school.

Different English speaking countries use different turns of phrase.


Australia. boku wa amerika ni sunde imasu.
nibannobunshoo wa wakarimasen.
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Re: I like to do Vs I like , and other questions

Postby chikara » Tue 07.01.2008 10:46 pm

leonl wrote:nibannobunshoo wa wakarimasen.

niban no bunsho
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watashi no abataa wa tegakari desu ne

You can always cut and paste into WWWJDIC :)
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