Can I Slip This In?

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Can I Slip This In?

Post by ruisu81 » Sat 06.02.2007 9:27 am

私は一人で日本語が勉強します。

If so that's AWESOME! Lol...if not, darn, a little advice please...

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Post by richvh » Sat 06.02.2007 9:47 am

The 一人で is fine in that position, but:
私は一人で日本語勉強しています
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Post by ruisu81 » Sat 06.02.2007 9:58 am

ahhhh...thank you, kind sir. back to review :@ can't believe i missed that を (T_T)

didn't come across 勉強しています yet, but i see why you put it...is 勉強します incorrect?

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Post by tanuki » Sat 06.02.2007 10:03 am

Depends on what you mean. If you mean "I'm studying Japanese alone.", then 勉強しています is the right option. With 勉強します it would mean "I will study Japanese alone."
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Post by ruisu81 » Sat 06.02.2007 10:11 am

わかりました.皆さん、どうもありがとう

Oh, hey richvh, tomorrow is Japan Day in Central Park if you're interested!
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Post by Infidel » Sat 06.02.2007 11:04 am

err

The thread title made me think 入れていい?
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Post by richvh » Sat 06.02.2007 11:07 am

Thanks for the heads up, but I doubt I'll make it - NYC isn't somewhere I go for pleasure, as a rule.
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Post by Infidel » Sat 06.02.2007 11:48 am

seapony lives that way I think.
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Post by metapod » Sat 06.02.2007 1:33 pm

I used that same sentence when speaking to a japanese person, and they said 独学で is better than 一人で.

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Post by Gundaetiapo » Sat 06.02.2007 1:44 pm

Thanks for the heads up, but I doubt I'll make it - NYC isn't somewhere I go for pleasure, as a rule.


Does JLPT count as pleasure?

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Post by juddcarlos2003 » Sat 06.02.2007 1:56 pm

はい、「独学」を使ってできます。
You could say: わたしは独学で日本語を学んでいます。
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Post by Yudan Taiteki » Sat 06.02.2007 4:09 pm

Why 学んでいます instead of 勉強しています?
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Post by ruisu81 » Sun 06.03.2007 12:20 am

richvh wrote:
Thanks for the heads up, but I doubt I'll make it - NYC isn't somewhere I go for pleasure, as a rule.

Yes, I prefer the old Times Square too.

metapod wrote:
I used that same sentence when speaking to a japanese person, and they said 独学で is better than 一人で.

Thanks, that's a good one!

juddcarlos2003, I'm not really sure how to pronounce that...I love the way I ask a question and get a bunch of different answers though. Best thing about this site.

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Post by juddcarlos2003 » Sun 06.03.2007 3:05 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
Why 学んでいます instead of 勉強しています?


I guess you could use either one... 学んでいます is more like "I'm learning" and 勉強しています is like "I'm studying"

I would go with 学んでいます because you are learning something... but like I said... I guess you can use either one.

Would anyone else know which would sound more practical?
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Post by Yudan Taiteki » Sun 06.03.2007 3:16 pm

学ぶ is not a word I hear very much in conversation, and none of the examples in any of my dictionaries have 学ぶ in the ている form. alc does list some, though.
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