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eu01
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Silly question

Post by eu01 » Sun 01.06.2013 4:10 pm

I'm full of these... but I got confused over something relatively simple :sweatdrop:

This is the question:

アメリカでは、年上の人だったら、ファ-ストネ-ムで呼びませんか。

Which I read as- In America, if it's an older person, don't you call them by their first name?

To which I responded- that even if they are older, you call them by their first name...

はい、年上の人でもファ-ストネ-ムで呼びます。

I feel like I may be off... :think:

Thanks in advance. :D

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Re: Silly question

Post by Ongakuka » Mon 01.07.2013 6:39 am

I feel like I may be off...
I feel like you may be off on your thinking you may be off... seems perfect to me
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ

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Re: Silly question

Post by AJBryant » Mon 01.14.2013 10:32 am

Except that it's not really polite to use first names unless you're acquainted with them well.

>grumble grumble< kids today >grumble grumble< changing times.... :P

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Re: Silly question

Post by Mike Cash » Thu 01.24.2013 7:58 pm

It's off; the はい should be いいえ.
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Re: Silly question

Post by NileCat » Thu 01.24.2013 8:22 pm

Mike Cash wrote:It's off; the はい should be いいえ.
Touche!

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Re: Silly question

Post by eu01 » Wed 01.30.2013 12:36 pm

Thanks so much for all your answers! I checked the responses really late- but it helps a lot! :-D :-D

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Re: Silly question

Post by furrykef » Sun 02.10.2013 8:51 pm

Why are you typing hyphens instead of long vowel marks? :/
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