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Greetings from London!

Post by hadouken! » Mon 11.14.2011 12:26 pm

こんにちはみんなさん!

名前はマイクですが, ロンドンをすんでいます. 日本語は2年べんきょう したんですが, このごろ先生とべんきょう しました. ひらがなとカタカナをかくことができるんですが,今かんじをべんきょうして います. むずかしいですね!

みんなさんをちょっとはなしたらいいなとおもいます!

よろしく おねがい します!

マイク

Hopefully that should say:

Hello everyone!

My name is Mike and I live in London. I have been studying Japanese for two years, recently I have studied with a teacher. I am able to write hiragana and katakana and at the moment I am learning kanji. It's difficult!

I think it would be nice to talk to you all.

Nice to meet you!

Mike

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Re: Greetings from London!

Post by chikara » Mon 11.14.2011 8:19 pm

TJPへようおそ  :wave:
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Re: Greetings from London!

Post by hadouken! » Tue 11.15.2011 4:35 am

You mean 'ようこそ' right? :wink:

Have I passed the first test? :D

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Re: Greetings from London!

Post by phreadom » Tue 11.15.2011 5:02 am

hadouken! wrote:You mean 'ようこそ' right? :wink:

Have I passed the first test? :D
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Re: Greetings from London!

Post by hadouken! » Tue 11.15.2011 7:06 am

Heh, nice to meet you guys! Seriously though, was my intorduction OK? There are probably a few mistakes, especially as I'm still trying to get to grips with the plain verb conjugations.

Regards,
Mike

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Post by phreadom » Tue 11.15.2011 9:13 am

hadouken! wrote:Heh, nice to meet you guys! Seriously though, was my intorduction OK? There are probably a few mistakes, especially as I'm still trying to get to grips with the plain verb conjugations.

Regards,
Mike
I'm just a beginner myself, but a few points I notice that might be wrong...
こんにちはみんなさん!
When using an honorific, みんな becomes みな... eg; みなさん
名前はマイクですが, ロンドンをすんでいます.
I think the が used in this sense is like "but...", so I'm not sure it works here? (See the が section of http://thejapanesepage.com/grammar/more_particles )

Also I think the second part should be ロンドンすんでいます.

The rest either looks mostly right to me or is just beyond my skills yet to comment on. :) (Beyond the points I already made.)

Hopefully someone more knowledgeable can give you a better answer. :bow:
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Re: Greetings from London!

Post by Ranja » Tue 11.15.2011 10:01 am

Your Japanese is fairly good!
Here is the corrected version of your introduction.
こんにちはみなさん!

わたしの名前はマイクで、ロンドンにすんでいます。日本語を2年勉強しています。(or 日本語を勉強して2年になります。)さいきんは先生と(or 先生に付いて)べんきょうしています。ひらがなとカタカナをかくことができます。今はかんじをべんきょうしています。かんじはむずかしいですね。

みなさんと ちょっと おはなしができたらいいなと おもっています。

よろしく おねがい します。
こちらこそ、よろしく おねがい いたします。 :)

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Re: Greetings from London!

Post by hadouken! » Tue 11.15.2011 11:14 am

phreadom, thank you for the みなさん correction. I didn't know about this at all!

ranja, thank you very much for the corrected version. I've let myself down a little bit here by not paying enough attention to the particles, simple things I should have known! Apologies. Thanks to your answer, I have learned some new words though!

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Re: Greetings from London!

Post by chikara » Tue 11.15.2011 7:34 pm

hadouken! wrote:You mean 'ようこそ' right? :wink:

Have I passed the first test? :D
With flying colours. :)

Dang typo. :blush:
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