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pronounciation

Postby Nexus Lord » Wed 05.18.2005 1:20 pm

hi im new and a beginer to japanese, ive got a lot of different sources for learning but all of these have different ways to pronounce kaji but i dont know which to use, for instance for mother do i use, BO, MU, KAA or HAHA
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RE: pronounciation

Postby xdj220 » Wed 05.18.2005 3:47 pm

For mother, if it's your mother, you'd say Haha, or Hahaoya if you're being more formal.

The general word for mother is okaasan, spelled o-[kanji for mother]-san

The other pronounciations you listed are more specific and used in less common compound words.
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RE: pronounciation

Postby Nexus Lord » Wed 05.18.2005 3:56 pm

oh right so they are all right but they are used in diofferent situations, but how do i know which is used for which situations, do you know where can i learn more about this
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RE: pronounciation

Postby Nexus Lord » Thu 06.23.2005 12:49 pm

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RE: pronounciation

Postby jinksys » Thu 06.23.2005 4:19 pm

Just like in english where we have mom, mommy, mother, ma, mum, mama, etc. The word depends on the situation. You wouldnt ask your boss, "how's your mommy been?" :D
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RE: pronounciation

Postby kanadajin » Tue 06.28.2005 4:40 pm

lol exactly.. you just need to find a stie that wil ltell you which words are formal which are common and which are w/e else there is lol or just how to tell the difference between these words.. because you don't want to make a mistake cause you might say some thing considered rude.. pretty much like jinksys said you wouldn't wanna say how has your momma been..
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