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Wow that really makes my japanese better

Postby kentaku_sama » Tue 04.07.2009 1:13 am

I've recently started doing the thing where you imagine situations where you can only speak japanese. All day long, every chance I get, I say something to myself in japanese like: I look at a tv and say : あれはテレビ,
I look at an apple and say: これは赤いりんごだ。 every day I say the date in japanese. today was yongatsu, nanoka.
April 7th. I don't yet know how to say the year but i think the number is 二千八 2009. I try to include vocabulary I learn that day as well, in fact priorty for it. So I guess soon I'll naturaly without thinking be able to say stuff, that's what I heard on this forum. By the way, ください is hard to say like a native: ku-DA-sai Da is hard but the rest is really soft. Yeah I guess it will just take practice. I encourage others to do this as well. Also I have a question:
If you want to know the meaning of a word (ex: say it's in kanji like: 薄い) do you say:
”これが”何の意味ですか?” OR ”この言葉がなんですか?” Or do you mark "kotoba" with a は?
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Re: Wow that really makes my japanese better

Postby richvh » Tue 04.07.2009 8:37 am

April is shigatsu, not yongatsu. 今日は二千九年(にせんねん)四月(しがつ)七日(なのか)です。

If you want to know the meaning of a word (ex: say it's in kanji like: 薄い) do you say:
”これが”何の意味ですか?” OR ”この言葉がなんですか?” Or do you mark "kotoba" with a は?

「これは英語で何と言いますか」とか「『薄い』と(いうの)は英語でなんと言いますか」とか
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Re: Wow that really makes my japanese better

Postby spin13 » Tue 04.07.2009 6:23 pm

richvh wrote:今日は二千九年(にせんきゅうねん)四月(しがつ)七日(なのか)です。

I fixed your typo.

richvh wrote:「これは英語で何と言いますか」とか「『薄い』と(いうの)は英語でなんと言いますか」とか

○○とはどういう意味ですか? also works.  If you need to know the reading, you can use これはどう読みますか?
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Re: Wow that really makes my japanese better

Postby welldone101 » Wed 04.08.2009 11:12 pm

or 読み方(よみかた)は何ですか。
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Re: Wow that really makes my japanese better

Postby friendly_fire » Sun 04.12.2009 7:25 am

kentaku_sama wrote:I've recently started doing the thing where you imagine situations where you can only speak japanese.


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