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Short Convo

Postby redfoxer » Mon 05.09.2005 11:57 am

Could someone double check this for me as im sure these short coversations arent fully correct...

A: eeto... (umm..)
B: eeto wa doushite ni? (Why did you say umm for? not lit.)

(i know i could say nani but i wanted to try it this way)

A: Sumimasen... (sorry)
B: nani ni (ka)? (what for?)
A: Baka ni irumasen. (for being an idiot)

Nihongo wa oshiete yo kudasai. (Please teach me japanese!)

Im pretty sure theres alot wrong there but i just want to see how it all works out. Arrigatou (p.s, i underlined ka because i am unsure it should be there, and i underlined the yo because i want to use the yo there but im not sure if i can)

as for the use of ni, i know ni is a partical showing movement but i think it is also used for "for"? could someone clarify?
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RE: hi

Postby Ogawa » Tue 05.31.2005 3:40 pm

kind of sucks when nobody ever replies(I KNOW HOW IT FEELS)nobody replies to mine. so here i am, I think most of what you have is right but dont quote me on it. you seem to be more proficient at less formal japanese then I, please enlighten me.
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RE: Short Convo

Postby redfoxer » Tue 05.31.2005 4:40 pm

lol thanks ogawa. I'm still not sure about the correctness of it all still, but im getting better at constructing sentences now due to alot of immersion. I definately no that baka ni irumasen is totally wrong tho. (being that it shoulda been imasu and that it could be phrased totally better then that. I don't know ^^ I'm still learning so all will come in time :)
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RE: Short Convo

Postby redfoxer » Tue 05.31.2005 4:41 pm

lol thanks ogawa. I'm still not sure about the correctness of it all still, but im getting better at constructing sentences now due to alot of immersion. I definately no that baka ni irumasen is totally wrong tho. (being that it shoulda been imasu and that it could be phrased totally better then that. I don't know ^^ I'm still learning so all will come in time :)
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RE: Short Convo

Postby donguri » Tue 05.31.2005 7:31 pm

I hate to be the harbinger of bad news...but there is a bit wrong here.... That being said, I admire you for trying.

>A: eeto... (umm..)
>B: eeto wa doushite ni? (Why did you say umm for? not lit.)

eeto wa nani could work, but it sounds like you are irritated or something...if you want a more literal translation, you could try "doushite eeto tte itta no?" (lit. Why did you say 'eeto'?)

>A: Sumimasen... (sorry)
>B: nani ni (ka)? (what for?)
just 'nani' or 'doushite' works better here for 'why'. you might even try 'doushita?' (what's wrong/what happened?). ni doesn't fit.
>A: Baka ni irumasen. (for being an idiot)
'baka dakara' means because I'm an idiot.

>Nihongo wa oshiete yo kudasai. (Please teach me japanese!)
Nihongo wo oshiete yo! works great, but if you're trying to be a little formal (or feminine), you could say 'Nihongo wo oshiete kudasai yo!'...the 'yo' needs to go at the end.

>as for the use of ni, i know ni is a partical showing movement but i >think it is also used for "for"? could someone clarify?

Nope. It is most commonly used as a movement, place, or time marker (among other uses), but it doesn't mean 'for'.
Hope this helps, and I hope I haven't taken any wind out of your sails. Keep trying, and I guarantee that you'll get better. Especially if you are unafraid to use your Japanese even though you know it's imperfect ...I'm still working on perfection myself:D
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RE: Short Convo

Postby kanadajin » Tue 05.31.2005 7:54 pm

lol ogawa i know how you feel to no one will answer my question !!... Anyway.. I think the short text is right but i'm not to sure.. Only one thing i'm not sure about but i might be wrong so yeeaa...
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RE: Short Convo

Postby Gaijinian » Sat 06.04.2005 8:55 pm

redfoxer wrote:
Could someone double check this for me as im sure these short coversations arent fully correct...

A: eeto... (umm..)
B: eeto wa doushite ni? (Why did you say umm for? not lit.)

(i know i could say nani but i wanted to try it this way)

A: Sumimasen... (sorry)
B: nani ni (ka)? (what for?)
A: Baka ni irumasen. (for being an idiot)

Nihongo wa oshiete yo kudasai. (Please teach me japanese!)
?


I'm not so sure about "eeto wa doushite ni...

After sumimasen, you should put just nani, or (stronger) nan da/nani ka

Irumasen... Hmm, I think your trying to use some form of "iru/imasu", but, not quite sure...

you cannot put that yo inbetween. osiete kudasai YO is OK.

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