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Post Reply Basic Lesson 1.5: Japanese Common Expressions
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Thanks!!! http://www.thejapanesepage.com/node/306 <--- that might help for people who are not sure how to pronounce some of the words
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^^ found another link that might help http://www.tokyopop.com/Sgt_Frog/tp_article/1529068.html
Posted 6/12/08
i have some.. actually i copy this in my book..hehe ..hope it helps

How are you = Genki?
Goodbye = Sayonara.
That's not right = Sonna-koto nai yo.
Absolutely = Zettai
That's wrong = Chigau wa yo♀
Chigau yo♂
Im happy = Ureshii (joyous)
Shiawase (fortunate)
I don't know = Shiranai.
it's risky = Yabai!
Go! Go for it(Good Luck) = Gambatte!
Gambare!
*Gambare! is stronger, and is used in any situation(speaking directly to someone who is about to sit a test/play support, cheering for your favorite team,encouraging runners in a marathon). Gambatte use befor the event, these phrases are the normal japanese equivalent to "good luck"

Cool = Kakkoi.
Awsome = Sugoi.
Suge.♂
Cute = Kawaii.
Liar = Usotsuki!
That hurts! = Itai!
Ite-na!♂
Dont touch me = Sawannai-de♀
Take your hand(s) off = Te dokete-yo♀
Look = Mite!
I know it = Shitteru
Shitteru-yo
I don't know = Shiranai
Shiran.♂
You're kind = Yasashii ne
You're sexy = Sekushii-dane


Posted 6/14/08
so..wat does Nantte Itta Noyo mean?...and wat about Doushta?..
I watched the drama Puzzle 2008 and the teacher points out good rhymes with english...

ex: Overcome sounds like "Bakamon=dumb"..kekke
Treasure sounds like "Dore ja" (i don't even knoe wat dore ja mean..i forgot)
Knee sounds like Hiza "Ni"

hahaha..its kool..
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suki da yo.... I like you
honto no jibun.....your true self
kokoro no tamago... egg of the heart


lol! you sure are shugo-chara-ish..heh
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urusai(spelling) is shut up XD
Goshdosamadeska(spelling?) is thanks for the meal usually you say it after eating so its like thanking someone for the food they gave you and said it was good. Most people shorten it to just gosh. I think it is like thanking a god or something for food xD I can't remeber. . .
Sekai means world.
Itadakimasu is what you say before you ate no proper translation, though similar to thanks for the food.
Doshde? Is why
Hottone is for real

Yeah I am just gonna say this now I have no clue if any of these spellings are right xD
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Gochisoh sama - means thank you for the food or something like that, the counter part of itadakimasu, so it means you say it after eating.
Matta ne, Matta or Ja ne- means see you
Abunai- means, look out its dangerous or something like that
Tadaima- means im home
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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!


subarashii~ thanks for sharing this :D
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mentos23 wrote:


reira86 wrote:

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!


subarashii~ thanks for sharing this :D


^^
Dou itashimashite (u're welcome )

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gochizosama!!

neh, how do u say 'i am a foreign exchange student?? I'm going to go to japan but i dunno how to say it
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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.

please add more....



is konnichi wa really good afternoon? O_o i know its something else.-_-
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How are you = Genki?


Different way to say it (the formal way, I suppose)

O Genki desu ka?

Anyone know any kansai Japanese? I only know one phrase and that's because it's used so much:

NANDEYATEN?! = DA HELL YOU SAYIN'?!

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alrighty me lil boyz & girlz...
tis ruff talk jpn 101z...
so listen up & lend me thy earz...

teme kiiiteruka - you listenin
nani yuuteruka - what are you talking about
kochi koi - come here
konirayo - why you (i'm gonna get you)
damare! - shut up!
jiji - gramps / pops (rude)
oba or baba - granny (rude)
mo urusai! - be quiet!
mo dette - get out
ijime - bully / be mean
kenka! - fight!
ketobasu - kick (beat) someone

ruff talk peace out! now git, scram, beat it! mo dette!
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Yay japanese language. I really have to brush up. I havent even looked at a book ever since school ended. Any ways, Boko no namae wa BooB desu. Boku wa sexy Desu XD
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wave_stackz16 wrote:


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! :)


you can also say 'suki' , that's more an 'I like you'

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