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Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/13/08
Watashi wa [your name]. Hajimemeashite.
This means. I am [whatever your name is]. Nice to meet you.

Kato no name wa nan desu ka
This means. What is your name. When asking for someone's name there are two words to use depending on the situation. kata and hito, hito is used when the person's name ur asking is not in ur presence and ur asking ur friend the persons name or something, its (informal) while kata is (formal), use this when the person is in front of you but ur asking someone else the person's name but use kato when ur actually asking the person their name. Confusing huh? I know. lol

Watashi wa shirimasen
This sentence means "I dont know". The word shirimasen means don't know, a word formed from the Japanese word shiru meaning to know.

Watashi wa koko-sei desu
For all my fellow group members in high school this phrase should be useful.
This means "I am a high school student". koko is short for the word kootoogakko meaning high school and sei means student



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Posted 4/13/08
konnichiwa, watashi no namae wa (blank), hajimemashite, shiteru arashi, hontone, dieski arashi!!!

Hello my name is(blank), nice to meet youyou know arashi (japanese pop band)really, i love arashi!!!

konnichiwa can also mean good afternoon, ohhiyo gazymas (not actual spelling) means good morning, konnichiwa good afternoon, and kombaya menas good evening!!!

lol living in japan helps with this !!!!
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Posted 4/13/08 , edited 4/15/08

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Watashi wa [your name]. Hajimemeashite.
This means. I am [whatever your name is]. Nice to meet you.

Kato no name wa nan desu ka
This means. What is your name. When asking for someone's name there are two words to use depending on the situation. kata and hito, hito is used when the person's name ur asking is not in ur presence and ur asking ur friend the persons name or something, its (informal) while kata is (formal), use this when the person is in front of you but ur asking someone else the person's name but use kato when ur actually asking the person their name. Confusing huh? I know. lol

Watashi wa shirimasen
This sentence means "I dont know". The word shirimasen means don't know, a word formed from the Japanese word shiru meaning to know.

Watashi wa koko-sei desu
For all my fellow group members in high school this phrase should be useful.
This means "I am a high school student". koko is short for the word kootoogakko meaning high school and sei means student





a little mistake there..

name in romanji is namae (なまえ/名前)

kato and hito. haven't come across this before.. hito means a person. therefore it sounds strange.
When asking for names..
anata no namae wa nan desu ka (what is your name)
kare no namae wa nan desu ka (what's his name)
kanojo no namae wa nan desu ka (what's her name)

shirimasen..
yep... 'dont know' means shirimasen.
shiranai comes from the word shirimasu.
shirimasu = know (after changing to ~nai form, it becomes shiranai, means 'dont know')
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Posted 4/13/08
Oops sry. thanks 4 the correction, ill kep that in mind. i kinda felt i made a mistake there but oh well. grammar really is the hardest part of learning a new language espacially if its ur first one.
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Posted 4/14/08
ehh? i thought shiru is the dictionary form of shirimasu? but it's hardly used in sentences i suppose
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Posted 4/15/08
oops sry! edited.
i am learning new forms now and i am getting pretty much confused!
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Posted 4/15/08
I'm still learning words....
but what is important is how you say it ne?
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Posted 4/16/08
^ sentence structure and various words forms..
that is the trouble i have to go through learning. *faints*
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Posted 4/16/08
mina......

desu is a verb...right??

how would i say it......des or de sho......what is the difference between the two?

arigatou gozaimasu.....
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Posted 5/6/08

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mina......

desu is a verb...right??

how would i say it......des or de sho......what is the difference between the two?

arigatou gozaimasu.....


desu..
hard to explain. i guess it is easy to understand.

deshou.
deshou is used when one have knowledge for the particuliar situation.

for example, you got an idea that this is XXX's pen and you wanted to ask if this is XXX's pen again, you use deshou.
kore wa xxx-san no pen deshou?

bacically it is used when one have a knowledge about the situation and wanted to converse about it use deshou.
like that.
Posted 5/9/08
kyou wa ii tenki desune...
=its sunny today

demo sonnano kankei nai!
= but it doesnt matter!!!!
Posted 5/10/08
Ready guyz????

minasan ohayo!!! (mornin guys!!!)
kyou wa nani hanasouka? (what will we talk about today)
nanika wakaranai koto ga attara itte ne^^ (if theres smthg u dont understand, pls ask)
ganbarimasu (ill give my best)

see ya~
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