Post Reply Verbs, Japanese Convo, expressing how to want or not want to do something.
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Present tensePolite verbs end in -Masu, with the exception of some. I will also talk about casual present tense verbs and how they end in -ru usually.



kanji hiragana romaji defintion
食べます、たべます tabemasu= to eat
食べる、 たべる  taberu to eat (casual way with friends etc)
します shimasu= to do
する   suru to do (casual)
飲みます のみます nomimasu= to drink
飲む のむ(のんでる)nomu(nonderu) to drink

ok, lets start with these 3


今寿司を食べます = いますしをたべます= ima sushi wo tabemasu= I'm eating sushi now
今=いま=ima= now
寿司=すし=sushi
を=wo (pronounced o) action of what you are doing to the subject
食べます=tabemasu= to eat

since it ends in masu it is the polite way to say that you are eating sushi now. Note; the polite way is usually only said with people that are considered your superiors in society. Japanese society has a polite way of saying things to people who are higher up than you on the food chain or just talk this way if you want to sound polite, a casual way for with your family and friends and a super polite way, but I'm just going to talk about these two forms because they are good enough.


今寿司を食べる=いますしをたべる=ima sushi wo taberu = I'm eating sushi now (casual way; said with friends+ family)

今何をしていますか? =ima nani wo shiteimasu ka= what are you doing now (polite way)

今=いま= ima= now
何=なに= nani= what
しています=shiteimasu = doing, (from shimasu)
か=ka= ? <--question mark, it is the polite way to basically make questions after using です=desu
です=desu= to be
ステファンです=I am Stephen


今何してる=ima nani shiteru= what are you doing? (casual way)


何も=なにも=nothing

男A:今何してる?= いまなにしてる=ima nani shiteru = what are you doing now?
男B:何も = なにも=nanimo = nothing
男B:あなたは? = anata ha= how about you?
男A:俺は寿司を食べる= Ore ha sushi wo taberu = I am eating sushi
男B:羨ましい!寿司を食べたい!=Urayamashii! Sushi wo tabetai= I'm envious/jealous! I want to eat sushi!
男A:はは、今何してる?=haha, ima nani shiteru? = haha, what are you doing now?
男B:実際は今お茶を飲んでる=jissai ha ima ocha wo nonderu = Actually, I'm drinking tea now,
男A:そっか、じゃ行かなきゃ=sokka, jya ikanakya = I see, well I gotta go
男B:じゃまたね   = jya mata ne = see ya later , take care
男A:又明日= またあした mata ashita             see ya tommorow

男=おとこ=otoko= Guy
実際(は)=じっさい(は)=jissai (ha)= actually; in fact..
お茶=おちゃ= ocha= tea
そっか=sokka= I see
じゃ= jya= well...
羨ましい=うらやましい= urayamashii= envious
食べたい=たべたい=tabetai= (I) want to eat (note you don't need to always say I in Japanese since it's a vague langauges, lol)

now, this brings us to a interesting point, the -tai form of verbs...when you want to do an actually you need this

飲みたい=のみたい= nomitai= I want to drink (casual)
食べたい=たべたい= tabetai= I want to eat (casual)
寝たい=ねたい= netai= I want to sleep (casual)

if you want formal just add です at the end

酒を飲みたい=さけをのみたい=sake wo nomitai= I want to drink sake

sake= alcohol

酔っ払いたい=よっぱらいたい=yopparaitai =I want to get drunk
よっぱらちゃった= yopparachatta= I'm drunk

糞!=くそ!=kuso! = $hit, damn!

寝たくない=ねたくない=netakunai I don't want to sleep

netai= I want to sleep, to make it negative we drop the "i" so it's neta, then add -ku nai

食べたくない=たべたくない=tabetakunai= I don't want to eat
飲みたくない=のみたくない=nomitakunai= I don't want to drink

I'm going to include everything in the next dialogue, and here is some vocab I will use in the next dialogue
友達=ともだち=tomodachi= friend
と=to= with
だけど=dakedo= but
だから=dakara= therefore; so
話します=はなします=hanashimasu= to talk
明日=あした=ashita= tommorow
試験=しけん=shiken= test
ある=aru= to have
朝早く=あさはやく=asahayaku =early in the morning
起きなきゃ=おきなきゃ=okinakya= I gotta wake up

ok, let me combine some things and lets see how well you can do; (select the reading section your more comfortable with; kanji, hiragana, or romaji) (feel free to glance between sections to learn more)


寝たくない、友達と話したい、だけど明日試験がある、だから朝早く起きなきゃ、糞!!

ねたくない、ともだちとはなしたい、だけどあしたしけんがある、だからあさはやくおきなきゃ、くそ!!

netakunai, tomodachi to hanashitai, dakedo ashita shiken ga aru, kuso! asahayaku okinakya, kuso!!

I don't want to sleep。 I want to talk with my friend but I have an exam tommorow。I have to wake up early in the morning, $hit!



If your going to learn anything, learn these 10 words because they are really common

だけど=dakedo= but
だから= dakara= so; therefore
糞=くそ= kuso= $hit; damn
羨ましい=うらやましい=urayamashii= envious
実際は=じっさいは=jissai ha= The truth is; actually;
退屈=たいくつ=taikutsu= bored
むかつく=mukatsuku= pissed off
眠い=ねむい=nemui = sleepy
何処=どこ=doko= where?
わかった!=wakatta= understood!; gotcha!

if your going to learn any verbs, choose these 10

話します=はなします=hanashimasu = to talk
食べます=たべます= tabemasu= to eat
飲みます=のみます= nomimasu= to drink
行きます=いきます= ikimasu= to go
来ます=きます= kimasu= to come
殺します=ころします= koroshimasu= to kill
死にます=しにます= shinimasu= to die
眠ます=ねます=nemasu= to sleep
ある= aru= to have (inanimate objects)
いる= iru= to have (animate objects)


hmm, please let me know if I forgot to put any reading information for some kanji or for hiragana. If you want to learn hiragana I suggest using these websites;

the following teaches you the entire Japanese alphabet, writing hiragana, pronounciation of the sounds

http://www.umich.edu/~umichjlp/Hiraganapro/


the following helps you increase your speed of recognition by making you match them up

http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/hiragana.html



hmm, I'm pretty sleepy so it's possible I made 1 or 2 mistakes at most, but if you see something you think is a mistake check with me and I'll change it,

有難う!ありがとう!arigatou! thanks!!

-Phen-








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ohhh every day ' learn many new things arigatou Phen senpai
Posted 5/4/08
thanks!
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Im half Japanese and im still learning from here arigatou Phen Senpai!!!!! ^_^
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