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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby Miette » Thu 07.20.2006 2:00 pm

About the 'so-called' experts from Japan, my great Aunt the other day was saying how all the women's bathroom stalls were open so people could watch them... and I know for a fact (having stayed in Japan for a month quite recently) that she is very mistaken... she claims to have seen it while in Japan, but I think she must have been confused with something else...
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby AJBryant » Thu 07.20.2006 2:48 pm

Some stalls are rather open (more so than in the US). I've seen more than one public stall that was *really* public. So to speak.



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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby firescorpy » Sun 07.23.2006 8:15 am

Keatonatron, I agree with what you said.. I am a Japanese citizen and I used to live there, and you make a good point. My Japanese is not that good anymore so I am "relearning" it, although many rules I still follow as you say. I can also read, write, and speak Chinese so thats a plus. Oh hey, Heatonatron, where are you from in Yokohama? I am from Hongodai, just one station from Oofuna.
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby keatonatron » Sun 07.23.2006 9:24 am

Right now I'm hanging out in the Kannai area, but that's a bit off-topic.
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby datdo » Tue 09.12.2006 10:33 pm

keatonatron wrote:
As I pointed out in another thread: In the wrong situation, "お前" is a fightin' word. Go to Japan and use it with people you don't know and you just might get yourself beat up.


Thats not true if ur bigger, stronger and blacker than the other people. Its the only reason why I don't beat up for saying impolite or stupid things in english(which happens very often).

But in all truthfullness, knowing how to be polite is nessessary for all languages. Its little things like politeness level that can make people think of you as inferior or a *vagabond*.
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby keatonatron » Wed 09.13.2006 3:56 am

datdo wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
In the wrong situation, "お前" is a fightin' word.


Thats not true if ur bigger, stronger and blacker than the other people.


That would be considered the right situation ;)
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby chikara » Wed 09.13.2006 4:00 am

datdo wrote:Thats not true if ur bigger, stronger and blacker than the other people........

:o
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby magma » Wed 09.13.2006 10:26 pm

GANGURO!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby keatonatron » Wed 09.13.2006 10:38 pm

That's true! The blackest ganguros are the strongest of them all!
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby magma » Wed 09.13.2006 10:40 pm

Well, they endured the most UV radiation, so naturally they would be strongest (and most likely to have mutant powers!).
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby chikara » Wed 09.13.2006 10:45 pm

magma wrote:
Well, they endured the most UV radiation, so naturally they would be strongest (and most likely to have mutant powers!).

I developed some black spots due to excessive exposure to UV radiation and had to have them cut out.

They don't make you stronger but they can certainly kill you. :(
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby magma » Wed 09.13.2006 10:52 pm

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"?
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby chikara » Wed 09.13.2006 11:00 pm

magma wrote:"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"?

The person who said that never had melanoma :o
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby MoogleFan » Thu 09.21.2006 12:49 am

Ah, this thread is rather informative! When I was first learning kanji, I used to use 今日は instead of こんにちは all the time...then I stopped, because I found myself always reading 今日は as きょうは instead...I've seen plenty of people routinely use that as the kanji for こんにちは, though...
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RE: Important points when writing in Japanese

Postby babybluejackets » Sun 10.01.2006 9:50 am

You know do know there are polite and rude English speaking rules as well, right?

How ironic...
I found your post to be not only rude, but a bit agrrogant. There are better ways to phrase what you said without coming off as rude and demanding.

Nevertheless, I guess it was informative.
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