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Tadaimasu <--------Spelling error??

I'm back
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suki da yo.... I like you
honto no jibun.....your true self
kokoro no tamago... egg of the heart
Posted 5/12/08
Soka = I see
Okite = wake-up
Yume = dream
Nichi = day
Ban = evening
Tsenno = sky
Sora = sky
Ame = rain
Kage = shadow
Kaori = scent
Yuki= snow
Ino = nice
Umi = beach
Akai mono = shopping
Ongakun = music
Saiko = the very last
Hentai = pervert
Aho = idiot
To ite = move
Jaksoku = promise
Tomodachi = friends
Ijiwaru = meanie


hope people will add more of those kinds of little words ^^
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Anata tsumannai!(female) Kimi tsumanne!(male) = You're boring!
Kirei-dayo. = You look beautiful.
Nani yatteta-no? = What have you been doing?
Di-iu imi? = What do you mean?
Uso-mitai. = This is too good to be true.
Motto yukkuri itte. = Speak more slowly.
Issho-ni nomanai? = Shall we drink together?
Dokkara kita-no? = Where do you come from?
Toshi ikutsu? = How old are you?
Odoranai? = Shall we dance?
Mada odoranai. = I don't feel like dancing yet.
Atchi ni ikeyo. = Get lost / Go away.
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hentai normally means something perverted not a pervert themselves,
Chikan is a pervert or a molester.
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Ittekimasu = I'm leaving (??).. said while you're going away for a short periode
Itterasshai = have a safe journey
Onaka ga itai = my stomach hurts
Hottoite yo = leave me alone
Isseki-nichou = to kill two birds with one stone
Fugen-jikkoku = Actions speak louder than words
Koi wa moumoku = Love is blind

This is absolutely my favourite one :
ICHIGO-ICHIE
It's literally translated as : "one encounter, one chance" or "one time, one meeting".
It is associated with the tea ceremony (hanadan docet ) and describes the concept of sth that happens only once in a lifetime.

*quote* Ichigo-Ichie means that every encounter with someone, even a friend whom you see often, should be treated as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. (As if today were the last time you might meet) The underlying philosophy of the tea ceremony is perhaps best described with this phrase. */quote* (irontsuba.com)

SUGOI!
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whats the meaning of gambare??ive heard it a couple of times in jdoramas of course!nd whats good luck in jap??arigatou goazimasu
Posted 5/28/08
ittadakimasu means "thanks for the food" . am i right ? . pls correct if i'm mistaken . :]
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kOn!!want to ask...wats d dffrence wen u ntrodce urself using WAYASHI WA (name) DESU.. with WATAKUSHA WA (name) DESU...im cOnfsed..oneagai??
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thanks for the infos!!
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x-aya-chan-x wrote:

whats the meaning of gambare??ive heard it a couple of times in jdoramas of course!nd whats good luck in jap??arigatou goazimasu


ganbatte.. ganbatte ne (used by girlz).. etto.. all these expressions are meant 2 encourage s.one.. they mean "come on! do ur best!"
(hinata says it 2 naruto each time in the academy.. naruto-kun.. ganbatte ne ^^)

u can also use it with kudasai.. which means sth like pls.. do ur best (ganbatte kudasai) [formal]

good luck : Gokouun o inorimasu (very formal)
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kOn!!want to ask...wats d dffrence wen u ntrodce urself using WAYASHI WA (name) DESU.. with WATAKUSHA WA (name) DESU...im cOnfsed..oneagai??


i think watashi wa is less formal (like atashi wa)
while watakushi wa is formal.. (used when u speak with s.one u consider higher than u, showin ur respect ^^)
Posted 6/1/08 , edited 6/1/08
the final syllable "su" of verbs is not pronounced as such . for example, "soo desu" must be pronounced as "soo des" without the final letter "u" . "ikimasu" should be "ikimas" . .

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reira86 wrote:


sheikhz_120292 wrote:

kOn!!want to ask...wats d dffrence wen u ntrodce urself using WAYASHI WA (name) DESU.. with WATAKUSHA WA (name) DESU...im cOnfsed..oneagai??


i think watashi wa is less formal (like atashi wa)
while watakushi wa is formal.. (used when u speak with s.one u consider higher than u, showin ur respect ^^)



ohh_arigato gozaimasu!!^^,
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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?

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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.





jaa you say ittadakimasu before you eat in meaning for bless this food and thanking god and the person who made it your right
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