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Posted 3/27/08
Lol i might actually know the answer to that one someone correct me if im wrong x3

the hiragana way = こんにちは so with konnichiwa and not konichiwa but you already had that one ^^

There is a rule for writing hiragana "wa" and "ha." When "wa" is used as a particle, it is written in hiragana as "ha." "Konnichiwa" is now a fixed greeting. However, in the old days it was a part of sentence such as "Today is ~ (Konnichi wa ~)" and "wa" functioned as a particle. That's why it is still written in hiragana as "ha."

as for: 今日は
why it translated that way:

(今日は is connichiwa because you read the first kanji as con the the second as nichi then the hiragana ha(read wa).
But i dont know if this is correct japanese cuz im not that good at kanji's. sunwooz knows =P)

meaning of kyo:

kyou = today
今日 [kyou]

kyo means today. ie: きょ は げつ ようび です。 (kyo wa getsu yobi desu.) means: today is monday.

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Ahh i have some more questions LMAO xD -these phrases could be wrong cause i made 'em lol-
to stay with the kyo part..
kyou watashi wa sushi o tabemashita (today i ate sushi)...
watashi wa kyou ringo o tabemashita (today i ate an apple)...

Both look fine to me but is it ok to have kyou in the middle and in the other in the beginning or what is the correct order?
And is it okay to leave kyou watashi wa... without particles between kyou and watashi?...

ohh and another something ehh... >_< (i know i sux at this)...
Hmm i made a few phrases with the 5 grammar lessons i've seen at youtube... would be a miracle if this is correct lol:
"Ano bakemono wa zenzen kowaku nai yo". (that monster isn't scary at all) here i used the -ka nai at the adjective to make it negative, but is there a difference between that and:
"Ano bakemono wa zenzen kowaki dewa arimasen yo" Because that was the first way how i would say it and now i've learned that -ka nai method but i dont see much difference so is there?

Thnx again~ ^_^
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Posted 3/27/08
first question: Yeah you can use kyou in both ways.

secnod question: Kowai is an adjective that only goes with "Ku-Nai".

if you wanted to use deha arimasen, you'd have to use a compatible adjective like... "suki"

Watashi ha betsuni suki deha arimasen.
Watashi ha betsuni suki jya nai.

Suki is a "na" verb, which means that you can use "deha arimasen" and "jya nai"

You can't use "ku-nai" for suki

WRONG: watashi ha betsuni sukunai(suki) = Don't use it like this.
Posted 3/27/08
Ahh oki thnx this is so kewl!! I think ill understand it a bit better now.
but what does watashi ha betsuni suki jya nai mean? i didnt figure it out. (those 2 are exactly the same i assume).
all i could come up with is somthing like : I dont like nothing. (which would mean you like everything lol ^^) or somthing like that? =S
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Posted 3/28/08
Watashi ha betsuni suki jya nai means, "I don't really like it."

It's not "I REALLY don't like it," it's "I don't really like it (that much = anmari)

betsuni literally means.. I think, "Not especially," so it would translate into, "I don't especially like it"
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Posted 3/29/08
can u help me find a site which teaches me to speak nihongo?
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Posted 3/29/08
how do u say narto in japin
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Posted 3/29/08
how do u say i love u in japanes!
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Posted 3/30/08
I don't knwo what you mean by, "How do you say Naruto in japanese," It's the same thing, since it's a name.

And you say "I love you," by saying, "Aishiteru"
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Posted 3/31/08
erms , can i ask wad is "blab & crazy" in japan ? =x \
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Posted 3/31/08
【ねっきょうてき】 (adj-na) wildly enthusiastic; crazy (about something)
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I don't know what you mean by "Blab" lol
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Posted 4/1/08
woo san,
1.can we use both hiragana and katakana in one sentence?


2. can we learn hiragana without learning katakana ( i found this easy but boring )
3. Do you think Japanese prefer the one who talks japanese more?
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Posted 4/1/08
can i answer questions 1 & 2 for you, neuroneuster?

1. yes, you can use both hiragana and katakana in one sentence. (hiragana is used for japanese words while katakana is used for english-transcribed words)

2. in japanese, you have to learn both hiragana and katakana (and kanji as well) to read the basic sentences.
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Posted 4/1/08
well for question 1, english is not the only language the japanese use. They use aussie words, korean words, indian words, and any other country's!

3. Well that would differ from person to person. Generally speaking, people like you more if you can relate to them better.
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Posted 4/6/08
Thanks Utada and Sunwooz.
Well, why the word Wa is written as Ha. I saw this in previous posts.
Can you tell me more about this.
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Posted 4/6/08
no problem, neuroneuster...and about your new question...

some particles are written differently. just as you pointed out, the particle "wa" is actually written using the hiragana "ha" (). the particle "o" is also written as "wo" ().

i'm not sure why they write it as such, but i guess it helps differentiate the particles with the ordinary words...

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