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why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby たんてい ノリ » Wed 10.17.2012 3:41 am

example: あなたが「いいね!」と言っています。

please... T_T
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby Shiroisan » Wed 10.17.2012 4:10 am

I can't think of a context to which your example sentence could make any sense, but as for your question, it means that's a direct quote, as does our " " markers.
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby たんてい ノリ » Wed 10.17.2012 5:14 am

well.. iv'e seen it on jp version of facebook.
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby Shiroisan » Wed 10.17.2012 6:02 am

Ah yes, although I'm sure that sounds odd even to Japanese people- it could make sense if it says that after you click the like button.
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby Ongakuka » Wed 10.17.2012 7:37 am

Makes sense but it's kinda strange isn't it. Internet language is strange. 'You and 3 other friends like this...'
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby Stefan » Wed 10.17.2012 8:50 am

As for what it's called the top left one is called 括弧(kakko) the bottom right one is called 鉤括弧 (kagikakko). Just like Shiroisan wrote prior, they are basically quotation markers and work as such. I could be wrong, but I don't believe it's internet language as some the magazine I translate like 週刊現代 has kakko in it. Even novel's from the 70's have it.

As for the Facebook thing, it's there way of notify that you "liked" something and put it in the kakko's to emphasize that you pushed the ii ne or like button in japanese.

ya know the same way it say John doe likes thejapanesepage.com as a facebook notification.
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby Ongakuka » Wed 10.17.2012 6:04 pm

Sorry I wasn't referring to the brackets, just the actual Japanese. 「」、 『』 and punctuation marks like 。、(and occasionally ! ?) are all part of standard modern Japanese.
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby HawaiianBoy » Sun 10.21.2012 1:49 am

Ongakuka wrote:Sorry I wasn't referring to the brackets, just the actual Japanese. 「」、 『』 and punctuation marks like 。、(and occasionally ! ?) are all part of standard modern Japanese.


yes they are the Japanese version of quotation marks, periods etc
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby RustyNayl » Wed 11.14.2012 1:44 pm

In my Japanese class, my teacher uses these in a sentence to mark when the tone of your voice goes up or down.
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby たんてい ノリ » Fri 11.16.2012 5:30 am

RustyNayl wrote:In my Japanese class, my teacher uses these in a sentence to mark when the tone of your voice goes up or down.


thanks for the info .. ^^
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Re: why use 「」 and what is that?

Postby furrykef » Sun 02.10.2013 8:15 pm

Using them to indicate pitch is nonstandard usage, though. You will only see it in instructional texts to indicate proper pronunciation, and even then the markings used will often be different.
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