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RE: Please help

Postby Blackgem » Wed 11.02.2005 11:25 pm

is that in girl version?
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RE: Please help

Postby KeroGero » Wed 11.02.2005 11:50 pm

It's neutral, actually. There are no gender specific words or particals that I could think of to fit in there. Though, I've read that "anta" is a more feminine word for "you", I've also read that it can be taken as an insult. (That's why "anata" is there instead.)

Oh, now that I think of it, you could add a "wa" to the end of "...omoite iru" to make it more feminine.
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RE: Please help

Postby Blackgem » Wed 11.02.2005 11:56 pm

oh thanks and how can i get my computer to write japanese?
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RE: Please help

Postby KeroGero » Thu 11.03.2005 12:33 am

Hm, there should be something in the FAQ about that, lemmie check...

Here we go: http://www.thejapanesepage.com/faq.php?cat_id=6
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RE: Please help

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 11.03.2005 4:07 am

ishnar wrote:
Just because a bunch of dumb Americans might confuse you for Japanese doesn't mean that Japanese people will think you're Japanese.


Really? All my asian friends in Japan get mistaken for Japanese people all the time. Chinese, Philipino, Korean, Thai.
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RE: Please help

Postby roosh » Thu 11.03.2005 6:09 am

yea...some asians may look like japanese..i agree with that.;)
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RE: Please help

Postby redfoxer » Thu 11.03.2005 8:00 am

i get chinese people talking to me in chinese all the time, but thats only when im in china town. lol. if your asian, you will get people assuming you speak the language if your in an asian country. i mean, have any of you guys been like france or somewhere and people have spoke to you in french? its just something that happens.
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RE: Please help

Postby roosh » Thu 11.03.2005 9:49 am

haha. redfoxer, you know chinese?出乎意料呢!
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RE: Please help

Postby Blackgem » Thu 11.03.2005 7:25 pm

im part chinese but can't speak it
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RE: Please help

Postby Blackgem » Thu 11.03.2005 8:02 pm

also you do you say "now you 2 people can love eachother forever" in japanese (girl version):)
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RE: Please help

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 11.03.2005 8:24 pm

これから、永遠にお互いを愛してください。
korekara eienni otagaiwo aishitekudasai

From now on, please love eachother for eterninty, would be the most direct translation.

instead of aishitekudasai you could also use

大切にしてください
taisetsuni shitekudasai

Treat each other well.

Which I think sounds a little more adult, but that's just me.

I'm curious about why you always ask for girl versions of translations. Although there are certain phrases that are vaguely gender specific, Japanese does not have completely set male/female speech patterns.
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RE: Please help

Postby Blackgem » Thu 11.03.2005 8:39 pm

thanks!
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RE: Please help

Postby Blackgem » Thu 11.03.2005 8:40 pm

well im a girl
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RE: Please help

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 11.03.2005 10:24 pm

You know, you can post two answers in one post. It just takes up room to post each sentence in a separate post.

Also, your being female does not negate what I said: there isn't a hard destinction between male and female Japanese, so there is no reason to say "girl version" for common phrases.
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RE: Please help

Postby Blackgem » Thu 11.03.2005 10:39 pm

wow alot of questions! how do you write " do you like me?"in japanese? my conputer can read japanese now:)
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