Another correction/ testing

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kentaku_sama
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Another correction/ testing

Post by kentaku_sama » Wed 12.31.2008 3:03 am

Here are some sentences I made up, the only things I looked up were the words "green grocer's" and "vegetable". Please tell me if their wrong or sound unnatural.

安いのに、 買いません!!  Even though it's cheap, I will not buy it!!
でも、 青いなら買います。 but if it's blue I'll buy it.

私のピザを食べる何のためですか? Why are you eating my pizza?
八百屋に行く何のためでしたか?! Why did you go to the Green Grocery shop?
今日、 12月3日ほんとですか? Is today really December 3rd?
私は五十音を好きのに、 漢字のほうが。 Even though I like the Japanese alphabet, I like Kanji better.
野菜を私は大好きませんのに、 魚を大好きだよ!! Even though I don't like vegetables very much, I love fish!!

Hope these are correct. :)

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Re: Another correction/ testing

Post by richvh » Thu 01.01.2009 11:00 am

kentaku_sama wrote:Here are some sentences I made up, the only things I looked up were the words "green grocer's" and "vegetable". Please tell me if their wrong or sound unnatural.

安いのに、 買いません!!  Even though it's cheap, I will not buy it!!
でも、 青いなら買います。 but if it's blue I'll buy it.
These are OK.
私のピザを食べる何のためですか? Why are you eating my pizza?
どうして私のピザを食べているのですか?
八百屋に行く何のためでしたか?! Why did you go to the Green Grocery shop?
どうして(or 何のために)八百屋に行ったのですか?
今日、 12月3日ほんとですか? Is today really December 3rd?
今日、本当に12月3かなのですか?
私は五十音を好きのに、 漢字のほうが。 Even though I like the Japanese alphabet, I like Kanji better.
仮名が好きでも、漢字のほうが好きです。
野菜を私は大好きませんのに、 魚を大好きだよ!! Even though I don't like vegetables very much, I love fish!!
野菜があまり好きではなくても、魚が大好きだよ。
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Re: Another correction/ testing

Post by NocturnalOcean » Fri 01.02.2009 3:33 am

richvh wrote:
kentaku_sama wrote:
私は五十音を好きのに、 漢字のほうが。 Even though I like the Japanese alphabet, I like Kanji better.
仮名が好きでも、漢字のほうが好きです。
野菜を私は大好きませんのに、 魚を大好きだよ!! Even though I don't like vegetables very much, I love fish!!
野菜があまり好きではなくても、魚が大好きだよ。
You cannot use temo/demo like this.

I think just using が will sound much better.
野菜があまり好きではないが、魚が大好きだよ

Same with this one I think.
仮名が好きだが、漢字のほうが好きです

There might be other solutions, but at least でも/ても cannot be used in these sentences.
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Re: Another correction/ testing

Post by okoma » Mon 01.12.2009 4:03 am

安いのに、 買いません!!  Even though it's cheap, I will not buy it!!
でも、 青いなら買います。 but if it's blue I'll buy it.
(実際に安い場合)(それは)安いけれども、(私は)買いません!!
(実際は安くない場合)たとえ安くても、(私は)買いません!!
でも青いなら買います/買うつもりです。

NocturnalOcean wrote:
You cannot use temo/demo like this.

I think just using が will sound much better.
野菜があまり好きではないが、魚が大好きだよ

Same with this one I think.
仮名が好きだが、漢字のほうが好きです

There might be other solutions, but at least でも/ても cannot be used in these sentences.
I think so, too.

野菜があまり好きではないが、魚大好きだ。
or 野菜あまり好きではないが、魚大好きだ。

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