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Posted 11/15/12

Tomoko3san wrote

I have something against it when it is constantly used. When the person using it acts as if knowing romaji is the only thing they need to know and that when you can write every word in romaji that you are good to go. I have nothing against using it when it is needed, but the correct spelling should be used. Just scan the words people are summing up here and have a look at how many misspelled words there are. They seem to forget all about double consonants ...


Ah, I see. I never read the actual words people have posted so I've never noticed, but that's fair enough I guess.
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Posted 11/17/12

Tomoko3san


Yes, it matters where you are learning it from. You make it sound like there is no difference between a textbook and a cartoon. And if it was all anime discussion and 14 year olds rambling on about how kawaii they are, then there shouldn't be a Japan subforum. Either way most people won't even read my reply and will go on posting messed up words in Romaji. And that's all I'm going to say about it, I'm in a bad mood to begin with and I don't want to start a fight.


Do you have any idea how naive you sound? Yes, when you first start learning Japanese--if you want to learn it SERIOUSLY--a text book is a great place to start. However, I cannot count the amount of times my text book was USELESS in my attempt to speak Japanese in Japan. Some anime isn't bad. I know because I live here. In Japan. I listen to people of all ages speak Japanese on my way to work. On the street car to work, walking down the arcade (which isn't a game center in Japan), from my students who range from 2 years of age all the way up into adulthood as the day progresses.

I understand your frustration--but you've just started to learn Japanese. Typos happen in all languages. I really do not pay too much mind to people who post in romaji incorrectly if they aren't taking a course of any kind. Seriously, there's no obligation to spell it correctly. As for the sub-forum: if you don't like how people are here you can always stop visiting the sub-forum. Obviously your level of Japanese is so far above the majority of the people here. You needn't concern yourself with us poor, lowly folk.

All in all. It's not a big deal. Get over it.

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Posted 11/17/12

Kerensa wrote:


Tomoko3san


Yes, it matters where you are learning it from. You make it sound like there is no difference between a textbook and a cartoon. And if it was all anime discussion and 14 year olds rambling on about how kawaii they are, then there shouldn't be a Japan subforum. Either way most people won't even read my reply and will go on posting messed up words in Romaji. And that's all I'm going to say about it, I'm in a bad mood to begin with and I don't want to start a fight.


Do you have any idea how naive you sound? Yes, when you first start learning Japanese--if you want to learn it SERIOUSLY--a text book is a great place to start. However, I cannot count the amount of times my text book was USELESS in my attempt to speak Japanese in Japan. Some anime isn't bad. I know because I live here. In Japan. I listen to people of all ages speak Japanese on my way to work. On the street car to work, walking down the arcade (which isn't a game center in Japan), from my students who range from 2 years of age all the way up into adulthood as the day progresses.

I understand your frustration--but you've just started to learn Japanese. Typos happen in all languages. I really do not pay too much mind to people who post in romaji incorrectly if they aren't taking a course of any kind. Seriously, there's no obligation to spell it correctly. As for the sub-forum: if you don't like how people are here you can always stop visiting the sub-forum. Obviously your level of Japanese is so far above the majority of the people here. You needn't concern yourself with us poor, lowly folk.

All in all. It's not a big deal. Get over it.



Woah have I ever said that you only have to learn out of a textbook ?!
Yes of course my Japanese skills are so high up my ass that I cannot mingle with you folks, so farewell peasants.

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Posted 11/17/12
Compared to me you're all below peasants, so stop fighting.
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Posted 11/18/12
Definitely

To go back on topic :

えき station
あき autumn
かう to buy
あかい red
かお face
あおい blue (and green light)
うえ above
いえ house
いう to say
あう to meet


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Posted 11/23/12 , edited 11/23/12
While I think it's fine to pick up words here and there, you might as well have a go at actually learning the language.

Shameless self plug: www.japanesebaka.com

The Hiragana and katakana lessons are free so you can at least post the words you learn in the language and new lessons/updates rolling out almost everyday.
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Posted 11/23/12
I bookmarked it, if I ever have 60 bucks to spare ... I'd rather stick with the free options.
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Posted 11/25/12 , edited 11/25/12
Kawaii
Tanoshii
Watashi
Boku
Anata
Kimi
Akai
Aoi
Shiroi
Jaketto
Beruto
Hon
Boshi
Densha
Shuden
Jikan
Nani
Mizu
Miru
Deru
Suru
Kuru
Naze
Ani
Ane
Chichi
Haha
Chikusho
Hunto
Taberu
Watashito
Issho ni
Dare
Doko
Dono
Kore
Sore
Are
Kono
Sono
Ano
Koko
Soko
Asoko
Kanari
Tanari
Osoi
Busu
Tenisu
Eiga
Yumei
Nihon

And pretty much a lot more. It would take up too much space so i'll leave it there Go adjust your vocab with some of these basics that you will probably use in everyday japanese life. xD
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Posted 11/25/12
Mostly all and the Japanese words that has been posted up I know all of it and the meaning
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Posted 11/25/12
Oh and not the words like Tomoko3san posted Tomoko3san
Tomoko3san write: To go back on topic :

えき station
あき autumn
かう to buy
あかい red
かお face
あおい blue (and green light)
うえ above
いえ house
いう to say
あう to meet
Posted 12/17/12
いろ Iro - Colors

あかい Akai - Red
あおい Aoi - Blue
みどり Midori - Green
きいろい Kiiroi - Yellow
しろい Shiroi - White
くろい Kuroi - Black
むらさき Murasaki - Purple
オレンジ Orenji - Orange
ちゃいろ Cha iro - Brown
はいいろ Hai iro - Grey
ピンク Pinku - Pink

のりもの Norimono - Transportation

じどうしゃ@くるま Jidousha / Kuruma - Car
とらっく Torakku - Truck
タクシー Takushii - Taxi
きゅうきゅうしゃ Kyuukyuusha - Ambulance
バイク Baiku - Bike
じてんしゃ Jitensha - Bicycle
さんりんしゃ Sanrinsha - Tricycle
きしゃ Kisha - Steam Train
でんしゃ Densha - Electric Train
ちかてつ Chikatetsu - Subway
しんかんせん Shinkansen - Bullet Train
ひこうき Hikouki - Airplane
ヘリコプター Herikoputaa - Helicopter
ふね Fune - Ship
ヨット Yotto - Yacht
フェリー Ferii - Ferry
ばしゃ Basha - Horse Carriage
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Posted 12/18/12 , edited 12/18/12
Been studying Japanese for 2 years now. I know quite a lot, too much to write down at least xD

That being said, Im by no means advanced. So much to learn. I mean, the Japanese have at least 5 different ways of saying the same thing after all :p

I'll post some useful ones though so people can extend their vocabulary:


- Ue (上): Top, above

- Naka (中): In the middle of

- Shita (下): Under, below, bottom of

- Tonari (となり): Next to

- Chikaku (ちかく): Near, In the vicinity of

- Mae (まえ): In front of

- Ushiro (うしろ): Behind

Here is the most basic way to use them:

________ no _________ ni __________ ga arimasu*

Example:

Teberu no ue ni pen ga arimasu
(The pen is on top of the table)

It can also be used like this:

Me - Pen wa doko desu ka?
(Where is the pen?)

Friend - Pen wa teberu no tonari desu.


*Remember the verb 'arimasu' (to be) is only used for inanimate objects. If you're talking about living things (humans, animals etc.), you use the verb 'imasu'.

konbini no mae ni ben-san ga imasu.
(Mr Ben is in front of the convenient store)
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Naruhodo - I see...
Sokka - I see...
Shitsure shimasu - Excuse me
Gomen nasai - Sorry
Yoroshiku - Please be kind to me. (Used in greetings)
Kochira koso - Me too, or Same here.
Moichidou - Once more
Yukkuri - Slowly
Mainichi Mainichi - Day after Day
Hateshi naku tooi sora ni - In the distant sky forever
Kizuite - Notice me
Ittekimasu - I'm leaving!
Itteraishai - Come back soon!
Tadaima - I'm home!
Okairi nasai - Weclome back!
Kanpeki - Perfection

There's more, but I don't want it to be too long. <3 Ja, mata ne!

Posted 2/1/13
Konichiwa

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