"tanda" wa nan desu ka?

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"tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by 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

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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by 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
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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by 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!
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とうとう戻ってきました!^_^ お待たせしました

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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by 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 

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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by Gaijinian » Thu 01.05.2006 9:04 am

ita no desu.
The harder they come, the harder they fall, one and all.
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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by amego » Thu 01.05.2006 10:08 am

oic....thanx alot...

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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by amego » Thu 01.05.2006 10:08 am

oic....thanx alot...

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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by Daisuke » Thu 01.05.2006 10:15 am

Gaijinian wrote:
ita no desu.
Huh?..

And, no problem Amego..

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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by 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.
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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by 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).

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RE: "tanda" wa nan desu ka?

Post by amego » Fri 01.06.2006 8:58 am

oh icic...thanx Harisenbon...

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