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A few grammar questions, really need help.

Postby dcent2 » Tue 03.20.2012 2:39 pm

So, I'm playing Eartbound as a way to practice my natural Japanese and it is helping really well.

However, I've encountered a BUNCH of weirdness....Some just seem convoluted.

Current cp doesnt have IME, I'm sorry.

But in romaji here are what some sentences were.
(I dont know whether or not to put spaces in a few places.)
"Ore hontohasa
Shibui ochademo nominagara
shizuka ni shiteru no ga suki desu."
I know it says something like "I like to get quiet while drinking tea", but can you break it down for me though? Specifically the OchaDEMO, and the ni after shizuka?


"tokutei no ningen ni nanika wo motarasu you na enajii ga aru no da."
...um, WHAT?
Seems to me like its starting off saying "(to) Bring a specific person something -- then it pulls out "you na enajii ga aru no da."
Help me out please, lol :P

"Yoroshii desu tomo.
Anata no you na subarashii kata ga ossharu koto da."
Again with that "you na". I know what it means, (Inu you na neko - a dog-like cat. But that logic doesn't seem to work here.)


"Kitto machi no heiwa no tame ni ooi ni yakudatsu koto deshou."
Completely lost.

"Fufufufu....Omae mo zonbi ni nare!"
I thought at first he was asking "have you turned into a zombie too?" but He uses the imperative form of Naru for some reason with a "!" at the end. Directly after this, he attacks me.

"Kimi deha muri kana....
Kitai shiteru dakedo."
Pretty much got this but just making sure...I know hes saying "I wonder if Ill be overdoing it with you...But Im hoping I'm not." does deha kinda translate into, "with you/using you"?


Thanks:)
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Re: A few grammar questions, really need help.

Postby dcent2 » Thu 03.22.2012 10:32 am

bump....
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Re: A few grammar questions, really need help.

Postby Ongakuka » Thu 03.22.2012 10:58 am

I know it says something like "I like to get quiet while drinking tea", but can you break it down for me though? Specifically the OchaDEMO, and the ni after shizuka?


I don't really have the confidence to explain this 'demo' in English but it used when making a suggestion or an example. The 'ni' turns a na-adjective (i.e. shizuka-na) into an adverb.

tokutei no ningen ni nanika wo motarasu you na enajii ga aru no da."


(You?) have the kind of energy that can bring/do something to a certain person

Anata no you na subarashii kata


A wonderful person like you (or, 'a wonderful person such as yourself') The 'you na' pattern is straightfoward, it always means the same thing

He uses the imperative form of Naru for some reason


Its like using the imperative form 'die!' and then moving to kill someone, except in this case the character wants to zombify you.

"Kimi deha muri kana....
Kitai shiteru dakedo."


'I guess its impossible for you (to achieve whatever they are talking about.)
though I'm still hopeful.'

I think you should be able to work out most problems with Tae Kim's grammar guide, since all your questions seem to be related to fundamental grammar. Enjoy your game!
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ
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Re: A few grammar questions, really need help.

Postby dcent2 » Thu 03.22.2012 12:00 pm

Thank you so much! It all clicked perfectly in my head!
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