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wogboypaul
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Post by wogboypaul » Mon 06.01.2009 4:35 am

Hi I am n00b at this site I just joined in today. :D
My name is Paul and i study my nationality in English 英語 (i think thats correct). My background language is Greek (since I am Greek in blood) and I am now deciding to learn Japanese (i wish i started earlier).

I was wondering if we can do ANYTHING thats Hiragana/Katakana/romaji that can help me learn words, phrases, etc.

And also one more question. Is there a Japanese/romaji dictionary that actually works???

Thanks in advanced.

Please introduce yourselves :D.

I do hope we can learn off each other.

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Post by 8bitkoopa » Mon 06.01.2009 5:07 pm

hey there, i'm a native english speaker as well. as far as online dictionaries go, i use this one http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/%7Ejwb/cg ... dic.cgi?1C

it has entries listed in both kana and kanji. you can also search by entering romaji. to translate kanji and kana characters online, simply copy and paste into the search engine. i hope this helps. happy studies :]

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Post by wogboypaul » Tue 06.02.2009 8:21 am

ありがとう ございます。

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Post by phreadom » Tue 06.02.2009 12:08 pm

You may also want to consider the Rikaichan plugin for the FireFox web browser. :)

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2471 (Has some small screenshots to show what it looks like)

Or you can get it from its home page at : http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/

I use this every day! :)
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Post by 8bitkoopa » Wed 06.03.2009 12:10 pm

hee hee >:D this will be alot easier. thank you phreadom. >:}

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Post by selinangela » Fri 07.17.2009 9:54 pm

Konnichiwa, nihongo ga hanasemasen :D

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Post by Gundaetiapo » Fri 07.17.2009 11:04 pm

wogboypaul wrote:Hi I am n00b at this site I just joined in today. :D
My name is Paul and i study my nationality in English 英語 (i think thats correct). My background language is Greek (since I am Greek in blood) and I am now deciding to learn Japanese (i wish i started earlier).
Welcome to TJP.

Sorry, it's not clear from your post what your native language is. What does "background language" mean?

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Post by 8bitkoopa » Sat 07.18.2009 1:51 am

selinangela wrote:Konnichiwa, nihongo ga hanasemasen :D

but of course you can, you just did! don't give up yet, you've got great potential. :mrgreen:

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Post by two_heads_talking » Mon 07.20.2009 9:15 am

8bitkoopa wrote:
selinangela wrote:Konnichiwa, nihongo ga hanasemasen :D

but of course you can, you just did! don't give up yet, you've got great potential. :mrgreen:

well in his/her defense they didn't actually speak Japanese, they merely typed it.. lol :mrgreen:

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Post by 8bitkoopa » Mon 07.27.2009 11:14 am

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Post by Infidel » Tue 07.28.2009 4:46 pm

wogboypaul wrote:Hi I am n00b at this site I just joined in today. :D
Welcome. Just fyi. You're not a noob. A lot of people think noob = newbie, but it does not. A noob is an idiot that thinks he knows everything, not a person that knows there is a lot to learn.

Scroll down to behavior of noobs and you'll see why the term noob is a derogatory term.
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Post by Harisenbon » Tue 07.28.2009 8:09 pm

Infidel wrote: A lot of people think noob = newbie, but it does not. A noob is an idiot that thinks he knows everything, not a person that knows there is a lot to learn.
Huh. I never knew that.

It's amazing how fast language changes... :/
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Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 07.30.2009 10:38 am

Infidel wrote:
wogboypaul wrote:Hi I am n00b at this site I just joined in today. :D
Welcome. Just fyi. You're not a noob. A lot of people think noob = newbie, but it does not. A noob is an idiot that thinks he knows everything, not a person that knows there is a lot to learn.

Scroll down to behavior of noobs and you'll see why the term noob is a derogatory term.
Newb, pronounced the same as noob is also short for newbie and many times, when someone hears the term newb, they associate it with noob and with the OP being Native Greek, perhpaps we can forgive them their misunderstanding.

Now, let's all remember Noob, Newb, Newbie, new rice, greenie, proby (probie)..[short for probationary], etc are all terms for rookies and quite honestly all of them can be used either in a derogatory or non-derogatory manner.

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Post by 8bitkoopa » Thu 08.06.2009 1:10 am

:mrgreen: i haven't been here in awhile....

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