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Help with Basic Sentence

Postby rizu » Fri 03.02.2007 10:58 am

おはようございます。

てつだってください! This seems like such a basic sentence and I'm having trouble with it.

"Kyouko's father comes home late everyday."

This is what I have but... for some reason it's not computing "This is right" or "This is wrong" in my brain.

毎日、京子さんのお父さんはおそいに帰ります。
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby richvh » Fri 03.02.2007 11:35 am

おそいに⇒おそく
帰ります⇒帰ってきます
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby aKuMu » Fri 03.02.2007 11:40 am

How about 毎日京子さんの父は帰宅が遅い ?
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby rizu » Fri 03.02.2007 11:40 am

Thank you.

Another question...

Why does おそい become おそく without a particle between it and 帰ってきます?
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby rizu » Fri 03.02.2007 11:41 am

I have no idea what "帰宅が遅い" means. :(

*EDIT* - Got it. ^_^
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby aKuMu » Fri 03.02.2007 11:53 am

Maybe you want to read > this <

and 帰宅が遅い means きたくがおそい
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby rizu » Fri 03.02.2007 12:40 pm

aKuMu wrote:
Maybe you want to read > this <

and 帰宅が遅い means きたくがおそい


Thank you much. Hadn't gotten there yet in my studies. It makes perfect sense now. ^_^
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby seiryuu » Fri 03.02.2007 10:20 pm

rizu wrote:
Thank you.

Another question...

Why does おそい become おそく without a particle between it and 帰ってきます?
"i" adjectives have (i>ku) when used as an adverb.
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby rizu » Tue 03.06.2007 9:51 am

I have another question about a quick sentence but I didn't want to start another thread.. so here it is.

I am trying to say "There are thousands of students at my college." (In response to the question: あなたの大学に学生が何人いますか。

I have: 私の大学に学生がたくさん千人います。

I know it sounds wrong but I'm not sure how to fix it...

*Side note: This is an exercise practice in the -nin counter.
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby Delekii » Tue 03.06.2007 10:31 am

何千 is many thousands~

By the way, a site which it sounds like you would get good use from, is
http://www.alc.co.jp/

Put in little snippet's (in English or in Japanese) and see what comes up - it can be very helpful. For example if you had put in "thousands" you would have got a few pages of example sentence's using "thousands" in different ways.
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby richvh » Tue 03.06.2007 11:04 am

I'd think 数千人 would be a good response.
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RE: Help with Basic Sentence

Postby rizu » Tue 03.06.2007 11:22 am

Thank you again for your help. ^_^
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