Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

"tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Feel free to practice writing in Japanese or romaji. Help each other out with corrections or replying back in Japanese

"tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby amego » Thu 01.05.2006 7:21 am

hihi...juz wanna know the meaning of "tanda" (or is it itanda?)...heard it a few times but still cant figure it out...does it represents the past tense or something? thanky thanx...:D
amego
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu 12.01.2005 10:07 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby Daisuke » Thu 01.05.2006 7:37 am

I looked it up... >

tanda (n) one-base hit
tanda (n) (baseball) single

I think it has something to do with Baseball.. :S
Last edited by Daisuke on Thu 01.05.2006 7:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
Daisuke
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1065
Joined: Wed 02.02.2005 5:20 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby SaigoNoBan » Thu 01.05.2006 7:38 am

Hi! I guess it would be helpful to know the context...

I'm guessing it's a 'ta' (ending of plain past) + contracted version of のだ (='the fact is', AKA explicativeの + copula, very well explained here IMHO http://www.guidetojapanese.org/particles3.html, "The 「の」 particle as explanation" section).

またね!
Last edited by SaigoNoBan on Thu 01.05.2006 7:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
とうとう戻ってきました!^_^ お待たせしました
User avatar
SaigoNoBan
 
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu 12.15.2005 4:14 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby amego » Thu 01.05.2006 8:53 am

oh icic thanx a million...my query is from a song by ayumi hamasaki....

bokura wa naite ita n da
僕等 は 泣いて いたんだ

anyway my IME yields things like 短だ (tanda)..so i was puzzled that it may mean "short"...haha... =p 
amego
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu 12.01.2005 10:07 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby Gaijinian » Thu 01.05.2006 9:04 am

ita no desu.
The harder they come, the harder they fall, one and all.
---
yawr.org
Gaijinian
 
Posts: 232
Joined: Sat 03.05.2005 6:22 pm

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby amego » Thu 01.05.2006 10:08 am

oic....thanx alot...
amego
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu 12.01.2005 10:07 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby amego » Thu 01.05.2006 10:08 am

oic....thanx alot...
amego
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu 12.01.2005 10:07 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby Daisuke » Thu 01.05.2006 10:15 am

Gaijinian wrote:
ita no desu.


Huh?..

And, no problem Amego..
Daisuke
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1065
Joined: Wed 02.02.2005 5:20 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 01.06.2006 1:38 am

What Gaijian is saying is that it is not a single word, it is part of a conjugation
僕等 は 泣いて いたんだ

That space needs to be taken out
僕等 は 泣いていたんだ
"We were crying"

なく is to cry
ないていた is were crying
んだ is a contraction of のだ, and a common ending for sentences in plain form.
Want to learn Japanese the right way? How about for free?
Ippatsu // Japanesetesting.com
User avatar
Harisenbon
 
Posts: 2964
Joined: Tue 06.14.2005 3:24 am
Location: Gifu, Japan
Native language: (poor) English

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby Daisuke » Fri 01.06.2006 8:34 am

Harisenbon wrote:
What Gaijian is saying is that it is not a single word, it is part of a conjugation
僕等 は 泣いて いたんだ

That space needs to be taken out
僕等 は 泣いていたんだ
"We were crying"

なく is to cry
ないていた is were crying
んだ is a contraction of のだ, and a common ending for sentences in plain form.


Oh I see.. Haven't been over that conjugation (yet).
Daisuke
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1065
Joined: Wed 02.02.2005 5:20 am

RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Postby amego » Fri 01.06.2006 8:58 am

oh icic...thanx Harisenbon...
amego
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu 12.01.2005 10:07 am


Return to 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests