I think she liked my present?

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I think she liked my present?

Post by アシカス » Tue 03.23.2010 10:29 pm

hi... I'm not sure if I got this right, but I gave it a shot anyway.

What I want to say is: I think she liked my present. But, I'm not sure if I got the grammar points right.

彼女は 私の プレゼントが すき だと おもいです。

Is that right?

Also, along with the whole 'I think...", is that おもかったです。If you're in past tense? thanks for your help! I'm writing a speach, so I wanted to get the final polish done...

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Re: I think she liked my present?

Post by fitzhugh » Tue 03.23.2010 11:16 pm

I think what you're looking for is "omoimasu" (思う or 思います), not "omoi desu." "Omoi" as an adjective means "heavy" (重い). "Omoi" as a noun can mean "thought" or "feeling" (思い) but in this context you want 思います, meaning "to think."

Literally, "I think she liked my present" translates to 彼女は私のプレゼントが好きだと思います。Depending on context, there are more fluent ways to translate this, but I think that translation would be sufficient for your presentation. As "omoimasu" is a verb, putting it in past tense would make it "omoimashita" (思った or 思いました). "Omokatta desu" means "(it) was heavy."

I hope that helps! :)

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Re: I think she liked my present?

Post by アシカス » Wed 04.14.2010 5:03 am

Thanks! That really helped. I think I know both omoimasu, and omoidesu, but I forgot about heavey until you corrected me! Thanks, because now I won't make that mistake... She, my present was heavy!

So I suppose omoi mashita Would be the correct past tense? Thanks again!.

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Re: I think she liked my present?

Post by furrykef » Wed 04.14.2010 5:17 am

fitzhugh wrote:As "omoimasu" is a verb, putting it in past tense would make it "omoimashita" (思った or 思いました).
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