A little help?

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A little help?

Post by wolfpawz6262 » Mon 05.15.2006 10:24 pm

I'm trying to write a letter for a crush of mine...But it's a little hard writing it. Could anyone tell me if I'm doing this right so far? (And if you can, can you help me figure out how to translate lines 2, 3 and 5? Or give me some links to some TJP articles that could help?)

English:
1. They say you're not allowed to love me...
2. Only because I'm too young.
3. But it's hard to not love you.
4. Please can you love me?
5. I promise to try to be mature enough for you.
6. Please give me a chance.
7. I love you more than life.
8. I must win your heart.
9. What do you say?
10. Can you love me, Josh?

Josh = The guy I like. *Blush*

Japanese:
1. Watashi o ai shite ikemasen sou desu...
2. ? ? ?
3. ? ? ?
4. Watashi o chikazurareru kudasai ka?
5. ? ? ?
6. Kouki o kudasai.
7. Watashi wa anata o no hou go, (life*) yori daisuki
8. Kokoro no anata katsu wa shinakereba narimasen.
9. Nani shite iu?
10. Watashi o chikazurareru ka, Joshu-kun?

* = What's the japanese word for "life"?

Domo Arigatou.

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Post by richvh » Tue 05.16.2006 2:52 pm

1. Watashi o ai shite wa ikenai sou desu
9. Nani o iimasu ka

4 and 10, I suspect that what you've written as "chikakurareru" should be "chikaku nareru"; in 4 it should be in -te form (narete) and "kudasai ka" should be "kudasaimasen ka"; in 10, don't use "ka" after plain form verbs, as it sounds like an interrogation, so "nareru no" or "naremasu ka" would be better (but since you started off with desu/masu form, you should stick with that.)

8: Anata no kokoro o katanakereba narimasen.
7: Watashi wa anata no koto no hou ga jinmei yori daisuki desu.

My overall advice: write your love letters in English, at least until both you and your boyfriend are much better at Japanese, so you don't have a bunch of virtual strangers peering into your private life.
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Post by Apollo » Tue 05.16.2006 3:22 pm

That's so freaking cool how people are so good with Japanese and can just do stuff like that, it takes me hours just to write out a sentence because I forget like almost everything. @_@
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Post by Dakata » Tue 05.16.2006 3:40 pm

Awww...That's so kawaii. :3 She's writing a little love note. *Tee hee* Romance-y things are so adorable!

(Sorry, but I can't help. I'm learning too. XP Good luck though. :3 *Tee hee* I just had to comment.)

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RE: A little help?

Post by hyperconjugated » Tue 05.16.2006 5:34 pm

HAHA TONY! You'r are so busted!
I guess we now know where the J
from AJ comes from!
special hell man....special hell....
:D

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Post by Sachi » Tue 05.16.2006 5:44 pm

hyperconjugated wrote:
HAHA TONY! You'r are so busted!
I guess we now know where the J
from AJ comes from!
special hell man....special hell....
:D
The post is gone. I'm not even gonna ask what he said.... :p

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RE: A little help?

Post by richvh » Tue 05.16.2006 5:46 pm

Sachi wrote:
hyperconjugated wrote:
HAHA TONY! You'r are so busted!
I guess we now know where the J
from AJ comes from!
special hell man....special hell....
:D
The post is gone. I'm not even gonna ask what he said.... :p
I don't think Tony has posted in this thread, I think hyperconjugated is implying that Tony is the Josh the OP is writing to.
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RE: A little help?

Post by Sachi » Tue 05.16.2006 5:53 pm

richvh wrote:
Sachi wrote:
hyperconjugated wrote:
HAHA TONY! You'r are so busted!
I guess we now know where the J
from AJ comes from!
special hell man....special hell....
:D
The post is gone. I'm not even gonna ask what he said.... :p
I don't think Tony has posted in this thread, I think hyperconjugated is implying that Tony is the Josh the OP is writing to.
Whoops, nevermind then ;)

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Post by PandanoTake » Tue 05.16.2006 6:13 pm

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RE: A little help?

Post by Jim » Tue 05.16.2006 6:46 pm

wolfpawz6262 wrote:
I'm trying to write a letter for a crush of mine...But it's a little hard writing it. Could anyone tell me if I'm doing this right so far? (And if you can, can you help me figure out how to translate lines 2, 3 and 5? Or give me some links to some TJP articles that could help?)

English:
1. They say you're not allowed to love me...
2. Only because I'm too young.
3. But it's hard to not love you.
4. Please can you love me?
5. I promise to try to be mature enough for you.
6. Please give me a chance.
7. I love you more than life.
8. I must win your heart.
9. What do you say?
10. Can you love me, Josh?

Josh = The guy I like. *Blush*

Japanese:
1. Watashi o ai shite ikemasen sou desu...
2. ? ? ?
3. ? ? ?
4. Watashi o chikazurareru kudasai ka?
5. ? ? ?
6. Kouki o kudasai.
7. Watashi wa anata o no hou go, (life*) yori daisuki
8. Kokoro no anata katsu wa shinakereba narimasen.
9. Nani shite iu?
10. Watashi o chikazurareru ka, Joshu-kun?

* = What's the japanese word for "life"?

Domo Arigatou.
What, I don't get a love letter too? :(

I agree with rich, stick to English or whatever language you speak fluently so you know what your saying ;) For all you know, Rich could be writing the opposite for you.;) (I'm joking, but it's better to know what your saying all the time)
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RE: A little help?

Post by Danyoru » Sun 05.21.2006 1:32 pm

wolfpawz6262 wrote:* = What's the japanese word for "life"?
"Jinsei" is the Japanese word for life.

e.g.

"Sore ga jinsei da"

(That's life)

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