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もん ??

Postby sakura » Wed 02.23.2005 8:53 pm

Does もん have 2 different meanings?

I saw on one page that 'gate' it pronounced もん and I also saw that 'question' is also pronounced もん. Is this right? I just wanna make sure, thanks :)
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RE: もん ??

Postby clay » Wed 02.23.2005 9:20 pm

Japanese only has 48 main sounds to play with. English has 26 letters but the combinations thereof produces many more sounds. So since there are fewer sounds in Japanese, there are many words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings. For example, shi could mean death, poem, city, a man etc.
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RE: もん ??

Postby sakura » Sun 03.06.2005 2:08 pm

Oh, I get it, thanks so much ^_^
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RE: もん ??

Postby Gaijinian » Mon 03.07.2005 11:15 pm

Also, "mon" is sort of a childish way to express dissatasfaction...
学校に行きたくないもん! I don't wanna go to school!
If you under 7 (and I assume you are), this can be used, but usually when your trying to be funny.
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RE: もん ??

Postby redfoxer » Thu 03.10.2005 3:53 pm

wow...i can actually read hiragana....makes me feel big :D now for the other billion or so kanji/kana....Thanks clay. your sites the best!
日本語はとても面白いと思いますよ!私は日本語が大好きです!
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RE: もん ??

Postby sakura » Fri 03.11.2005 6:47 pm

What in this world made you think I was 7?? xD
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