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Is it me or does every question like for example 'Ikaga desu ka?' (How are you?) have ka in it?
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yo! im back.. hehe.. i have a question..
whats the difference of
"Ogenki desu ka?" & "Ikaga desu ka?"
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vendeaska wrote:

yo! im back.. hehe.. i have a question..
whats the difference of
"Ogenki desu ka?" & "Ikaga desu ka?"


They both mean the same thing. There's no real difference aside from which one the person wants to say.
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Is it me or does every question like for example 'Ikaga desu ka?' (How are you?) have ka in it?


The "ka" is the equivalent of a question mark in English. It's usually said in common sentence structures, but a simple upswing in a person's tone (like asking a normal question verbally) indicates a question as well. The "desu ka?" is also a polite way of asking for general things that doesn't involve a verb.
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ShugoAmu1 wrote:

Is it me or does every question like for example 'Ikaga desu ka?' (How are you?) have ka in it?


The "ka" is the equivalent of a question mark in English. It's usually said in common sentence structures, but a simple upswing in a person's tone (like asking a normal question verbally) indicates a question as well. The "desu ka?" is also a polite way of asking for general things that doesn't involve a verb.


Oh right, thanks for clearing that up for me
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Ryukon wrote:


vendeaska wrote:

yo! im back.. hehe.. i have a question..
whats the difference of
"Ogenki desu ka?" & "Ikaga desu ka?"


They both mean the same thing. There's no real difference aside from which one the person wants to say.


oh.. i see.. thanks^^
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i know what you say before you eat means thank you for the meal or somthing i cant remember what my aunt said
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i know what you say before you eat means thank you for the meal or somthing i cant remember what my aunt said


commonly when translated to english, which there is no definate translation, it may be "thanks for the food", "bless this food" or "thank you for this meal."
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ahhh!!!!! the headaches!!!
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I wonder why its watakushi and not watashi though. cos watakushi is for the extremely formal and posh, whilst watashi is just how for normal people
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darknessofthemoonlight wrote:

ahhh!!!!! the headaches!!!


ahhhh!!!!!!!! me too, so many japan word to learn going to crazy@_@
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ShugoAmu1 wrote:


Ryukon wrote:


ShugoAmu1 wrote:

Is it me or does every question like for example 'Ikaga desu ka?' (How are you?) have ka in it?


The "ka" is the equivalent of a question mark in English. It's usually said in common sentence structures, but a simple upswing in a person's tone (like asking a normal question verbally) indicates a question as well. The "desu ka?" is also a polite way of asking for general things that doesn't involve a verb.


Oh right, thanks for clearing that up for me


actually there is a difference the first one you said is basically a formal version of asking the second one is more of a way to say it casually
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of the following i'm not sure if it's right

warui - sorry
megane - glasses
yabai - this is bad
kowaiso - sad
subrashi - wonderful
demo - but
yada - don't want to
daijoubu - he/she/it/I/you/we is/am/are alright
saiko no tomodachi - best friends
saite - worst/lowest
saigo - last
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If somebody can tell me if this (look up) is correct, I'd b grateful.

Jaa ne ><
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