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Vocabulary: The Story

Postby 100PercentWeasel » Sun 08.03.2008 7:05 pm

I'm having a really tough time picking up new vocabulary. Someone told me to find some medium in which I'm interested in and pick it up from that. Thats not really working too well because my grammar isn't the greatest so picking it up from movies/music is difficult when I don't understand which particular form the particular word I'm looking at is in or if I don't know its relation to the rest of the sentence (due to lack of understanding of the vocab surrounding it). So I thought it would be fun to start a thread where people create a (hopefully) silly, fun and continuos story, introducing new vocab words of their choice and explaining the grammatical structure of their addition. If this is actually goes anywhere, please keep your additions short and do explain them even if they're simplistic. If you write your addition in three versions one in romaji, one with only hiragana, and a third with kanji/hiragana everyone can participate even those who don't know kanji/hiragana. If there are errors please correct them. Here we go...

Hajimemashite. Watashi no namai ha kimu desu. Douzou yoroshiku.

はじめまして。わたしのなまえはキムです。 どうぞよろしく。

始めまして。 私の名前 はキムですどうぞ宜しく。

Translation: How do you do. My name is Kim. Nice to meet you.

Hajimemashite - How do you do
Watashi - I
Namae - Name
キム - Kim
Douzoyoroshiku - Nice to meet you.

Particle no as used here is possessive. (My Name)
Particle ha as used here is subject marker. (Kim's Name)
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby Majik4ever » Sun 08.03.2008 7:57 pm

Konnichiwa Kim-san! TJP へよこぞ!(Welcome to the Japanese Page!)

Your Grammar is pretty good but two things I noticed (note the red):

Hajimemashite. Watashi no namae ha kimu desu. Douzou yoroshiku. (<<I'll let you off the hook with this one since you got it right at the bottom of your message.)

はじめましてわたしのなまえはキムです。 どうぞよろしく。

めまして。 私の名前 はキムですどうぞ宜しく。



First the period should be a comma because it is part of the sentence 'watashi no namae wa kimu desu.'
Second the Kanji is not right. It should be ’めまして、’. I hope you didn't randomly chose a Kanji from IME....Never trust the IME! It is evil beyond compare......lol

Now let's see what the others have to say....hehe

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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sun 08.03.2008 8:27 pm

A period after はじめまして is fine.

As for vocabulary, you should get a textbook -- that's the best way to learn vocab.
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby clay » Sun 08.03.2008 10:10 pm

私の趣味はスカイダイビングです。
--
私の watashi no my
趣味 shumi hobby
スカイダイビング sukai daibingu skydiving

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As Chris said a textbook is best for structured learning, but it certainly won't hurt to have a little fun and supplement your studies here. :)
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 08.03.2008 10:51 pm

@Clay: Is that true?

私の趣味は読書です。推理小説が大好きで、今『オリエント急行の殺人事件』を日本語で読んでいす。

わたし の しゅみ は どくしょ です。 すいり しょうせつ が だいすき です。
いま オリエント きゅうこう の さつじん じけん を にほんご で よんでいます。

My hobby is reading. I love mystery novels. Right now I am reading Murder on the Orient Express in Japanese.

読書(dokusho) reading for pleasure
推理 小説 (Suiri shousetsu) mystery novels
大好き (daisuki) love / like a lot
今 (ima) now. currently
オリエント 急行 (oriento kyuukou) The Orient Express
殺人 事件 (satsujin jiken) a murder case
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby clay » Mon 08.04.2008 3:16 am

@Clay: Is that true?


hehe. No, but I used to tell my students my hobby was skydiving and my favorite sport was ゆびずもう. If they didn't think ゆびずもう was a 'real' sport, I'd say 将棋.

I thought the goal was to
create a (hopefully) silly, fun and continuos story,


So our hero Kim likes skydiving. But we could be honest and tell of things we like personally. Or... we could combine the two and have Kim reading while midair. :lol:
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby becki_kanou » Mon 08.04.2008 8:47 am

clay wrote:I thought the goal was to
create a (hopefully) silly, fun and continuos story,


So our hero Kim likes skydiving. But we could be honest and tell of things we like personally. Or... we could combine the two and have Kim reading while midair. :lol:


Oops you're right :?
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby richvh » Mon 08.04.2008 9:01 am

友達は皆、スカイダイビングをする時、読んではダメと言っています。
ともだちはみな、スカイダイビングするとき、よんではだめといっています。
My friends all say, when you sky dive, you must not read.

友達 tomodachi, friend
皆 mina, all
スカイダイビングをする sukaidibingu wo suru, to sky dive
時 toki, time
読む yomu, to read
~て(で)はダメ must not do
言う to say
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby yukamina » Mon 08.04.2008 6:32 pm

でも飛行機から落ちながら、いつも本を出してしまいます。
でも ひこうき から おちながら、 いつも ほん を だして しまいます。
But as I'm falling from the plane, I always end up taking out my book.

でも demo , but
飛行機 hikouki, air plane
から kara, from
落ちながら ochi-nagara while falling(ochiru + nagara)
いつも itsumo, always
本 hon, book
出す dasu, to take out(in this context)
~しまう ~shimu. end up doing ~

Please feel free to correct any mistakes I make. I have low production skills.
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby richvh » Mon 08.04.2008 7:39 pm

読んでいたから高度計を見ず低すぎるところまで落ちたことが少なくないけど、いつも危機一髪、紐を引いて、パラシュートを開いて、無事で地面に着地します。
There are not a few times that I have not looked at the altimeter and fallen too far because I reading, but I always pull the cord in the nick of time, open the parachute, and land safely.
読む yomu, read
から kara, (after verb) because
高度計 koudokei, altimeter
見る miru, to see
~ず (= ~ない) zu, not ~
低い hikui, low
~すぎる sugiru, too ~
ところ tokoro, place
まで made, up to/as far as
落ちる ochiru, to fall
こと koto, event
少ない sukunai, few
けど kedo, but
いつも itsumo, always
危機一髪 kiki ippatsu, in the nick of time, by a hair's breadth
紐 himo, cord
引く hiku, to pull
パラシュート parashuuto, parachute
開く hiraku, to open
無事 buji, safe
地面 jimen, ground
着地する chakuchi suru, to land
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Re: Vocabulary: The Story

Postby clay » Tue 08.05.2008 5:06 am

でも、一体だれが私の紐を引いたのか・・・不思議です。だからこそ推理小説が好きです。
But, just who pulled the cord... is a mystery. Therefore I like mysteries.

でも demo but
一体 ittai (how, what, why) on earth; just
だれ dare who
私の watashi no my
紐 himo cord, string
引いた hiita pulled
だれが引いたのか as for who pulled the string
不思議 fushigi mystery
だからこそ dakara therefore
推理小説 suiri shousetsu mystery novel
好き suki like

Recapituation:
始めまして。 私の名前 はキムですどうぞ宜しく。
私の趣味はスカイダイビングです。
私の趣味は読書です。推理小説が大好きで、今『オリエント急行の殺人事件』を日本語で読んでいす。
友達は皆、スカイダイビングをする時、読んではダメと言っています。
でも飛行機から落ちながら、いつも本を出してしまいます。
読んでいたから高度計を見ず低すぎるところまで落ちたことが少なくないけど、いつも危機一髪、紐を引いて、パラシュートを開いて、無事で地面に着地します。
でも、一体だれが私の紐を引いたのか・・・不思議です。だからこそ推理小説が好きです。
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