A little help please...

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A little help please...

Post by LlamasRUs » Thu 04.13.2006 11:07 pm

I am tring to find out how you place an Address properly in Japanese...

I have this thingy and it tells me....the address....but I don't understand the way that it is placed grammatically as opposed to its English counterpart.....

Much help is obliged....

Doomo arigatoo gozimasu!!!
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RE: A little help please...

Post by Christian_ » Thu 04.13.2006 11:29 pm

This is how you adress people:

「Name (名前)」 「Title」

Some titles to use are

さん ~ San= The most common pretty respectful title used a lot.
様 ~ さま ~ Sama= I don't think its used much, but it was reserved for royalty
ちゃん ~ Chan= Used among girls who know each other well and are friends
くん ~ Kun= Used among boys who know each other well and are friends.

I hoped that helped, by the way its どうもありがとうございます ~ Doumo Arigatou Gozaimasu. Don't worry though I used to say dumb things like ありがと without the う or 今日は instead of こんにちは.
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2) Visit Japan for a week or so one summer.

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RE: A little help please...

Post by hamsterfreak4evr » Thu 04.13.2006 11:37 pm

do you mean adressing envelopes or adressing a person when speaking to them?

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Post by LlamasRUs » Thu 04.13.2006 11:56 pm

Thank you all ^_^

And I was talking saying like "I live on 278 Malebury"
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Post by Harisenbon » Fri 04.14.2006 4:07 am

私はメールブリ ロード、278ばんちに住んでいます.

Something like that?

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RE: A little help please...

Post by pikctsach » Fri 04.14.2006 4:08 am

And I was talking saying like "I live on 278 Malebury"
I think you can simply say

住所:Malebury道、278号。
or
私の住所は Malebury道の278号。

住所=juusho=address.
道=michi=street

号=gou=No.

Anyway, i'm not sure :) but Nihonjin can understand it :D

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