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Post by nanski » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:10 pm

o genki desu ka?

nihongo o hanashimassho!

please feel free to correct me, btw.
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Re: nihon-go!

Post by Gordon » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:18 pm

Biru o nomitai desu

(I did 2 years of japanese at high school, but as David Rakoff says, it's the unbicycle of languages)

Have you picked up much kanji?

p.s. I think your first 'da' should be a 'ka'
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Post by Furtho » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:35 am

Minna-san, yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

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Re: nihon-go!

Post by Emilie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:23 am

tako gasuki jya arimasen.

&

omiyagi desuka?
hai! hibiscus desu!

&

oterai wa doko desuka?

...3 years of study right there...sad...

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Post by nanski » Fri May 22, 2009 7:47 am

i've been trying to learn kanji for about a year now. i'm surprised at how many i can recognize, though it's still not nearly enough to read a newspaper.
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Post by nanski » Tue May 26, 2009 11:57 am

someone recently told me that the Japanese didn't originally have a word for green. they said grass is blue. and they actually have an equivalent expression that goes something like: the grass is always bluer...

i'm finding this endlessly amusing. i should try to find something on wikipedia, to find out if it's really true and if so, more details.
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Post by islandhopper » Tue May 26, 2009 12:24 pm

nanski wrote:someone recently told me that the Japanese didn't originally have a word for green. they said grass is blue. and they actually have an equivalent expression that goes something like: the grass is always bluer...

i'm finding this endlessly amusing. i should try to find something on wikipedia, to find out if it's really true and if so, more details.
It's quite similar in Gaelic
Contemporary Scottish Gaelic distinguishes between blue and green with the terms gorm and uaine, respectively. However, the dividing line between the two colors is somewhat different from English, with uaine signifying a light green or yellow-green. The word gorm extends from dark blue (what in English might be Navy blue) to include the dark green or blue-green of vegetation. Grass, for instance, is gorm, rather than uaine.
Though I have to say that most people these days would say the grass was "uaine" as they're probably translating from their original English thought pattern.

This all seems quite common in many languages and cultures though as seen here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguis ... n_language

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Post by gaikokujin » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:48 pm

日本に住んでいる外国人です。.このサイトを見つけたばっかりですけどこれからお願いします.

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Post by nanski » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:48 am

wow. that's got kanji in it and everything.
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Post by gaikokujin » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:01 pm

I was hoping you'd be impressed!

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Post by nanski » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:54 pm

i could actually read about 5 of them. not so much impressive as miraculous.

I've finally taken crystalball's (i think it was crystalball) advice and started listening to Japanese radio everyday. I'm in love with one of the evening DJ's voice. i hope it will improve my japanese. i guess it will take awhile though...
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Re: nihon-go!

Post by gaikokujin » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:59 am

This site is quite good for kanji:

http://readthekanji.com/

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Post by nanski » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:58 am

gaikokujin wrote:This site is quite good for kanji:

http://readthekanji.com/

ナンスキさんは日本のどちらに住んでいますか?仕事のために来たんですか?
watashi wa okinawa ni sunde imasu. hai, shigoto (?) no tame ni kitan desu.

that site looks interesting. right now, i'm studying kanji from a book, but this looks more practical...
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Post by nanski » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:37 am

i was just thinking, as sam was making fun of noodle kugel on rosh hashanah, that my favorite japanese word is:

atatakakunakatta

which means it was not warm.

don't try saying it fast.
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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:50 am

nanski wrote:i was just thinking, as sam was making fun of noodle kugel on rosh hashanah, that my favorite japanese word is:

atatakakunakatta

which means it was not warm.

don't try saying it fast.
That hurt just to read.
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Re: nihon-go!

Post by nanski » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:09 am

roundbitsofplastic wrote:
That hurt just to read.
it's just silly, isn't it?!

they also have alot of repeat sounds words like peko peko, and toki doki. they're nothing compared to atatakakunakatta, though.
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Post by gaikokujin » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:19 am

That's definitely a hard one! As are those like hanasaserareru and the like.

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Re: nihon-go!

Post by nanski » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:09 am

going off japan a bit has put me off learning japanese. i think this is bad because the less i interact with people here, the more i hate it. class has started back up, but i have a new teacher who doesn't speak English (probably a good thing except for grammar explanations) and talks way too fast for me. so then i get pissed off and don't go to class and fall further behind.

maybe i'm just not meant to speak a foreign language.
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