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mina, watashi hontoni gomennasai. i am still new to constructing sentences.



Hmm...?
I truly don't really understand what you said... Are you trying to say that you are mina? If so then it's:
Watashi wa Mina-san desu.
In Japanese you must tell the subject by adding 'wa' after the subject word. By doing so you indicate what you are going to talk about, the subject. In this case you talk about yourself, therefore 'watashi' (meaning: I/me) is the subject. Mina (your name) is the object and being mina is the verb. (sentence structure SOV).
And why do you have 'hontoni' (meaning: really) and gomennasai (meaning: sorry)? It looks wierd but were you trying to say that you are sorry to mina? or is mina you?
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floe304 wrote:
mina, watashi hontoni gomennasai. i am still new to constructing sentences.


Hmm...?
I truly don't really understand what you said... Are you trying to say that you are mina? If so then it's:
Watashi wa Mina-san desu.
In Japanese you must tell the subject by adding 'wa' after the subject word. By doing so you indicate what you are going to talk about, the subject. In this case you talk about yourself, therefore 'watashi' (meaning: I/me) is the subject. Mina (your name) is the object and being mina is the verb. (sentence structure SOV).
And why do you have 'hontoni' (meaning: really) and gomennasai (meaning: sorry)? It looks wierd but were you trying to say that you are sorry to mina? or is mina you?


what i was trying to say is "everyone, i am really sorry. i am new at constructing sentences." of course only the first part was translated. i couldnt do the second part because it was a little complex to do at the moment.

mina, watashi hontoni gomennasai
if constructed correctly: "everyone, i am really sorry". i sometimes hear it said like this, so i just assume it was constructed correctly.

Watashi wa Mina-san desu.
if translates correctly: "i am mina-san"

watashi
(n,adj-no) I; myself; private affairs; (P)
watashi
(n) (1) ferry (crossing); ferry(boat); (suf) (2) delivery; (P)
wa*
(prt) (sentence end, mainly fem.) indicates emotion or admiration; (P)
desu*
(aux) (pol) polite copula in Japanese; (P)
desu*
(n) death

Copula: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/copula

now is my name is Mina and IF i was a girl that might have made sense but i am not a girl nor it is my name. yes i am a guy using watashi. i know males use orro, orto or something along thoses lines but i wasnt sure on how to spell it so i still use watashi which is used by both male and females only males can use the other one.
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waah..i want to learn..teach me!!!pls...someone teach me!!!!onegai!!!!
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floe304 wrote:


URbaka wrote:


floe304 wrote:
mina, watashi hontoni gomennasai. i am still new to constructing sentences.


Hmm...?
I truly don't really understand what you said... Are you trying to say that you are mina? If so then it's:
Watashi wa Mina-san desu.
In Japanese you must tell the subject by adding 'wa' after the subject word. By doing so you indicate what you are going to talk about, the subject. In this case you talk about yourself, therefore 'watashi' (meaning: I/me) is the subject. Mina (your name) is the object and being mina is the verb. (sentence structure SOV).
And why do you have 'hontoni' (meaning: really) and gomennasai (meaning: sorry)? It looks wierd but were you trying to say that you are sorry to mina? or is mina you?


what i was trying to say is "everyone, i am really sorry. i am new at constructing sentences." of course only the first part was translated. i couldnt do the second part because it was a little complex to do at the moment.

mina, watashi hontoni gomennasai
if constructed correctly: "everyone, i am really sorry". i sometimes hear it said like this, so i just assume it was constructed correctly.

Watashi wa Mina-san desu.
if translates correctly: "i am mina-san"

watashi
(n,adj-no) I; myself; private affairs; (P)
watashi
(n) (1) ferry (crossing); ferry(boat); (suf) (2) delivery; (P)
wa*
(prt) (sentence end, mainly fem.) indicates emotion or admiration; (P)
desu*
(aux) (pol) polite copula in Japanese; (P)
desu*
(n) death

Copula: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/copula

now is my name is Mina and IF i was a girl that might have made sense but i am not a girl nor it is my name. yes i am a guy using watashi. i know males use orro, orto or something along thoses lines but i wasnt sure on how to spell it so i still use watashi which is used by both male and females only males can use the other one.


A, wakarimashita. You ment to say 'minna', Gomen.
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Well good luck everybody Will write some japanese learning tips soon, are going to sleep now, c ya
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ok..i'll help 2 with the lessons :D

I.How we conjugate verbs in Japanese :

there are 2 ways : informal and formal (-masu verbs)

ex 1 :

oshieru = to learn

1.Formal conjugation

present tense : oshiemasu
past tense :oshiemashita
present tense negative form :oshiemasen
past tense negative form :oshiemasendeshita

2.Informal conjugation

present tense : oshieru
past tense :oshieta
present tense negative form :oshienai
past tense negative form :oshienakatta

ex 2 :

kasu = to borrow

1.Formal conjugation

present tense
: kashimasu
past tense :kashimashita
present tense negative form :kashimasen
past tense negative form :kashimasendeshita

2.Informal conjugation

present tense : kasu
past tense :kashita
present tense negative form :kasanai
past tense negative form :kasanakatta
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Ok.. this is how it works in detail. There are 3 groups of verbs in total

*this is for +nai nor +nakatta (different)

Group 1
If the verb (dictionary form) ends with ru, just drop ru and +masu or +mashita etc

eg.
Taberu => Tabe +masu
Miru => Mi +masu


Group 2
if it ends in other forms, take the second base (look at the hiragana sheet) and add masu

eg..
Kasu => Ka shi +masu

Yomu=> Yo mi +masu

Kaku=> Ka ki +masu

and so on..


Group 3
There are only 2 verbs in this group.
They are kuru and suru

Kuru => Ku => Ki + masu
Suru => Su => Shi + mas

Just practice it more and it will come easily to you.
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sugoi ne! arigatou for all of the information minna-san...watashi wa jouzuni nihongo ga hanasemasen... its really hard to write in sentences...i'm familiar with the hiragana and katakana but kanji is another thing... yoroshiku onegaishimasu
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arigatou ne...hontouni..!!
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can someone please help me understand how to properly use the "no, wa, wo, ne, ni, etc..." in constructing sentences. what is the differences between them and how do i use them properly.

example:
Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo!
Nobuta wo Produce
Soukou no Strain
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i'm trying out this site hope it helps ne...
gambatte kudasai!

http://japanese.about.com/od/japaneselessons/a/wheredoibegin.htm
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coolness ;D im just starting to learn kanji . i only know ai. bahhah
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floe304 wrote:

can someone please help me understand how to properly use the "no, wa, wo, ne, ni, etc..." in constructing sentences. what is the differences between them and how do i use them properly.

example:
Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo!
Nobuta wo Produce
Soukou no Strain


From what I've learned so far, 'no' is used when something is possesive.
example: Hon no namae (book's name)

'Wa' is used to let you know what the subject is. The word before 'wa' is what's being talked about.
example: Watashi wa Jim desu. (I am jim) * 'watashi' is the subject of the converstaion.

I also know of 'mo', it's kind of used like the english word 'also'.
example: ore mo. (me too) [literally: I also]

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Resource: http://linear.mv.com/cgi-bin/j-e/dict
wa*
(prt) (sentence end, mainly fem.) indicates emotion or admiration; (P)

i know "watashi wa" is I or ME with emotion but i am not sure when i can use these types of emotions and how to use it properly. i assume that "wa" is mainly fem. that girls would use this more then guys. if this is true when would a guy use it? or is it like ore that is for one gender only?
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URbaka wrote:

三千二百一十 san sen ni hyaku ichi ju - 3,210 (3 times 1000 and 2 times 100 and 1 times 10)

isnt it just san sen ni hyaku ju.
you dont have to say ichi ju.
its like putting a 1 next to a 3 (multiply) and saying its 3.


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