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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Mon 02.13.2006 8:18 am

Thanks for the help guys. It seems pretty likely that I've got a typo, especially since I was guessing from Romaji. In my book, it's spelt onamae wa nan to osshaimasu ka? Beats me. Thanks again though.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Wed 02.15.2006 10:42 pm

Could anyone tell me how to write that verb in kana? I think it might be a typo and is suppossed to be おしゃいます. Is this correct? Oh, and I found a really good explanation for the particle が. It's an object or subject marker for a verb. I can understand that.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby richvh » Wed 02.15.2006 11:24 pm

It's おっしゃいます (dictionary form おっしゃる)
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Wed 02.22.2006 10:25 pm

Thank you. Looking back, I feel really dumb now. I typed it うっしゃいます. Duh!

On another note, I was throwing Japanese around my head just now, and I recalled hearing that すき was a verb meaning ''to like.'' So if I wanted to say that I liked anime, and myself being the subject is implied, would アニメがさき be an appropriate statement? I don't know if the verb is conjugated or not, but I just wanted to get it down before I forgot.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 02.22.2006 10:56 pm

I'm not quite sure why your すき suddenly became さき, but
アニメがすき is indeed correct
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Wed 02.22.2006 11:15 pm

Thanks, I don't know why either. Brain scratch I guess. Thank you though.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Fri 03.10.2006 10:48 pm

Just to ask, when used as a particle, 'お' is written as を, correct?
Would it be correct to say,"ぱんをもってきてうださい"?
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby richvh » Fri 03.10.2006 11:07 pm

Well, except for misspelling ください, that's correct.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Sun 03.12.2006 3:27 pm

Ah, yes. Thank you. I can't seem to spell anything correct lately.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Thu 03.23.2006 5:26 pm

Okay, back from a little bit of an absence, I just have a few questions on the several forms of the verb てす. My main question is concerning the differences between different ways of saying the same thing.

Present/future:私はアメリカ人です I am american.
past:私はアメリカ人でした I was american
tenative:私はちゅごく人でしょう I might be Chinese.
past tenative: 私はだったでしょう I might have been Chinese
negative present/future: 私はちゅごく人でわありません  I am not Chinese
or 私はちゅごく人でわないです
negative past: 私はちゅごく人でわありませんでした
私はちゅごく人なかったです
negative tenative: 私はちゅごく人でわないでしょう
negative past tenative:私はちゅごく人なかったでしょう

So, mostly, what's the difference between the various negative forms, are there times when some aren't acceptable, and of course, my spelling. By the way, I hope I might have used two kanji correctly.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Fri 03.24.2006 4:50 pm

Could anyone help please? I know it's only been about a day, but I don't want this to sink to the bottom and be forgotten.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby richvh » Fri 03.24.2006 5:53 pm

The negatives should be spelled では-whatever, not でわ-whatever. The difference between ではありません and ではないです is that the former is formal, and the latter colloquial - both are polite forms, but don't use the latter to your boss. You did use the two kanji 私 and 人 correctly, but left a few characters out on some lines.
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby shikitohno » Sat 03.25.2006 1:46 am

Okay, thank you. So are they just spelt like that? My book has them as dewa in romaji, so would that be how they're pronounced?
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby richvh » Sat 03.25.2006 7:59 am

Yes, the は in ではありません etc. is the particle, so pronounced "wa".
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RE: Could you explain...

Postby AJBryant » Sat 03.25.2006 2:23 pm

Romaji are EVIL.

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