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Posted 3/24/08 , edited 3/24/08
Nippongo o hanashite mimashoo - Let us try to speak Japanese.
Watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu (aishitemasu/aishiteru) - i love you
Ohayoo - Good morning
Konban wa - Good evening
Konnichi wa - Good afternoon
Nanji desu ka - What time is it?
Mada ikanai de kudasai - Please don't go yet
Kirai desu ka - Don't you like it?
Tokidoki - Sometimes
Ikura desu ka - How much is it?
Sumimasen - Pardon me
Nannimo naranai - Good fpr nothing
Wakarimasu ka - Do you understand?
Arigatoo - Thank you
Nan desu ka - What is it?
Chotto matte kudasai - Please wait for a minute
Yoojin shinasai - Be careful
Ohairi nasai - Come in
Yo jin shite - Look out
Yukkuri arukinasai - Walk slowly
Takai desu - Too dear
Naze desu ka - Why is it so?
Doo shite no desu ka - What is the matter?
Japan ni ikimasu - I will go to Japan.
Japan kara kimashita - I am from Japan
Asa made matte kudasai - Please wait till tomorrow
Matemasu ka - Can you wait?
Miemasu ka - Can you see?
baka o iuna - Don't be foolish
Oikutsu desu ka - How old are you
Ikimashoo - Let's go
Okamai naku - Never mind
Go shinetsu desu - You are very kind
Gomen nasai - I am sorry
Soo desu ka - Is that so?
Sore o shitte imasu - I know that.
Watakushi wa daisuki desu - I like it very much.
Ikaga desu ka - How are you?
Mina dame desu - All wrong.
ittadakimasu - what you say before you eat.

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Posted 3/24/08
ittadakimasu...isnt that wat u say b4 u eat?..wat does it mean?
and Watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu means i love u?....i thought it was aishiteru...did i spell it right?

lol

ahhh! so much to learn!
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barni_salad_dressing wrote:

ittadakimasu...isnt that wat u say b4 u eat?..wat does it mean?
and Watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu means i love u?....i thought it was aishiteru...did i spell it right?

lol

ahhh! so much to learn!


ittadakimasu....yes it is the word that japanese say before they eat but i think it doesn't have an english translation....you say ittadakimasu to show respect....

i love you...watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu is the longer translation but normally watakushi wa anata o is removed and ai shite imasu or aishitemasu or aishiteru is used.



Posted 3/25/08

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barni_salad_dressing wrote:

ittadakimasu...isnt that wat u say b4 u eat?..wat does it mean?
and Watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu means i love u?....i thought it was aishiteru...did i spell it right?

lol

ahhh! so much to learn!


ittadakimasu....yes it is the word that japanese say before they eat but i think it doesn't have an english translation....you say ittadakimasu to show respect....

i love you...watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu is the longer translation but normally watakushi wa anata o is removed and ai shite imasu or aishitemasu or aishiteru is used.





thank you! makes so much more sense!
Posted 4/3/08
um,....Japan is changed to Nihon. so it's Nihon kara desu.
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ittadakimasu: its a respectful thing to say before yu eat it means somthing lyk thanks 4 da food
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um,....Japan is changed to Nihon. so it's Nihon kara desu.


what? japan's name changed??? (is that what u mean?)
Posted 4/7/08

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anime_delish wrote:

um,....Japan is changed to Nihon. so it's Nihon kara desu.


what? japan's name changed??? (is that what u mean?)


no...omg, don't say that..... the japanese name for Japan is Nihon...

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anime_delish wrote:


iceehil wrote:


anime_delish wrote:

um,....Japan is changed to Nihon. so it's Nihon kara desu.


what? japan's name changed??? (is that what u mean?)


no...omg, don't say that..... the japanese name for Japan is Nihon...



oh... sou ka.... gomen nasai! ><
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Posted 4/12/08
How do you pronounce some of these words ? o.o
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omai wa tomodachi desu honto ni arigato >> i'm really grateful to be your friend

ima made wa, atashi ga iru yo >> starting right now i will be here for you

oyasumi nasai >> good night

sashiburi >> it's been a while

sugoi >> wow/ amazing

kakkoi >> cool

shinjiru te >> believe me

ima soko ni iru boku >> now and then, here and there

ah! my headache is worsening.. this is going to be it for now enjoy
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Pronunciation, eh? Watch a bit of anime, and you might get down some pronunciation. XD
Also, there's tons of words in the list that are supposed to have "ou", but have "oo" instead. Like "arigatoo", which is supposed to be "arigatou", and "ikimashoo", which is supposed to be "ikimashou".
It makes a big difference, 'cause you pronounce "oo" and "ou" differently. ^^

Here's a tip for pronouncing Japanese words: The syllables always come in pairs of two. There is only ONE that does not come in a pair, and that's the consonant "n". And in romaji, most syllables are pronounced like English words. Also, in romaji, sometimes, there's exceptions to the one syllable thing. You'll see later. ^^

For example: "Toki doki" is pronounced "toh kee doh kee".
And when you see the phrase "made", it is NOT 'made', as in "I made my bed". It's "mah deh", cuz you break it down into pairs. -> "Ma-de".

Here's something: Never pronounce the "su". Like "Onegai shimasu". This word also shows that when "o" is at the beginning of a word, it is pronounced separately. That word is pronounced as "oh neh gah ee - shee mah s". See how the last part, you don't pronounce it as "soo"? In japanese words, in "su", ONLY the "s" is pronounced.

Also a note: When there's double consonants, like "otto-san", then the double t is not pronounced as "toh". I could say that is sort of sounds like a "d", but that's not true either. It's kind of a tight, restricting sound. so it's kinda like "oh TTOH san". Also, "san" does not rhyme with "ran". It's pronounced "sahn". Watch some anime to see what the restricting sound sounds like.

When there's double vowels, pronounce it like a single vowel. Except in singing. When you're singing, every single little syallable is pronounced.

And Japanese has words that are exactly the same, but it makes a big difference when you put a stress on a particular syllable.

There's the word hashi, which can mean chopsticks or bridge. "ha SHI" and "HA shi" make two completely different words. Just like in english, "address" as in "home address" and "address" as in "Gettysburg Address" are totally different things.

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ittadakimasu...isnt that wat u say b4 u eat?..wat does it mean?
and Watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu means i love u?....i thought it was aishiteru...did i spell it right?

lol

ahhh! so much to learn!


Ittadakimasu means thank you for the food... it is like a for of respect...
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ittadakimasu its like also buon apetite
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