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erm just to make it clear... isshou kenmei is always followed by a verb where as ganbatte is not?
It that the difference between them?
Sorry if it actually making it more confusing...
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erm just to make it clear... isshou kenmei is always followed by a verb where as ganbatte is not?
It that the difference between them?
Sorry if it actually making it more confusing...


"Ganbatte" is already a verb, actually. Like my other post, "ganbatte" is derived from "ganbari masu/ganbaru". And "isshou kenmei (ni)" is an adverb.
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soupy197 wrote:

If you do know, can you teach us the basics? :D


i think i do know how to construct basic sentences...so i hope this wud help you...^^,

example:

The use of "wa" and "ga"

"wa"
1. Atashi no uchi wa tooi desu.
~My house is far.
2. Kono uta wa saiko no desu.
~This song is the best.

"ga"
1. Atama ga itai.
~My head aches.
2. Shitsumon ga aru.
~I have a question.

I'm not sure if u already know these basics though. ^^,



What does "desu" mean? (Yeah, I know, stupid question...)
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ah~ I see~
But their meaning is somewhat the same right? I can use which ever I want right?
Thx for replying my post! ^_^
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christ512 wrote:

ah~ I see~
But their meaning is somewhat the same right? I can use which ever I want right?
Thx for replying my post! ^_^


Yeah, you could. It's just that "isshou kenmei (ni)" is more specific to doing something, and "ganbatte" is more general and can be applied for anything.
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What does "desu" mean? (Yeah, I know, stupid question...)


The only stupid questions are the ones not being asked. Besides, most people don't ask what "desu" means and just use them anyway without knowing their meaning.

"Desu" as "is" or "am", more or less.
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erm... from what I've learnt... desu is a particle that's always used in a sentence when it doesn't have a verb... it represent present tense, while "deshita" is the past-tense...
Am I right?

Btw, thx again for the reply on my question~
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christ512 wrote:

erm... from what I've learnt... desu is a particle that's always used in a sentence when it doesn't have a verb... it represent present tense, while "deshita" is the past-tense...
Am I right?

Btw, thx again for the reply on my question~


It's actually not a particle, lol. It's an ending and indication, like "masu". There's more to the true meaning and usage of "desu", but you got the basics of it down.

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Ganbatte kudasai/ Ganbarou/ Ganbatte is when u used to cheer for people
Meaning : Do your best or like good luck

Ganbarimasu is the way u reply it after the people root for u

Example:
Ashita no tesuto was ganbatte ne
Tomorrow's exam do your best okay

Answer:
Hai, ganbarimasu
Yes, I will

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Posted 10/6/08 , edited 10/6/08
Ototoi - 2 days ago
Kino - Yesterday
Kyo - Today
Ashita - Tomorrow
Asatte - The day after tomorrow

Kyo/Ashita/Asattewa nanyoubi desuka?
What day is it today?
-Kyowa getsuyoubi/kayoubi/suiyoubidesu
Today is Monday


Kino/Ototoiwa nanyoubi deshitaka?
Yesterday, 2 days ago what day is it?
-Kino/Ototoiwa nichiyoubi/doyoubi deshita

The particle of the past tense will always be shita and the present will always be su
Hope that helps with ur ending usage
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Posted 10/6/08 , edited 10/6/08
あのう。。。かれがそれはわかるんです。そして、「がんばって」のために私たちはすでにそれを片付けました
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Posted 10/6/08
i know how to construct simple sentences....but i'm no that good yet bcoz i'm still studying....
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It's all right. The main thing is that you learn a little more each time and not give up. It isn't easy learning a new language, but I'm sure you'll do fine =)

Ask if you need help.
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LuckyCatz wrote:

What does "desu" mean? (Yeah, I know, stupid question...)


The only stupid questions are the ones not being asked. Besides, most people don't ask what "desu" means and just use them anyway without knowing their meaning.

"Desu" as "is" or "am", more or less.


Hey, thanks man. I've been wondering for a while, actually ^_^
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Hey, thanks man. I've been wondering for a while, actually ^_^


You're welcome. I also forgot, that "desu" can also be for "it"
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