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Posted 11/28/07

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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?


ummm. she said mina as in everyone.
but its spelled wrong.
its minna.
and the sentence said "everyone im very sorry."


^someone already corrected it. gomen. kono forum wa hontou ni ii ne. koko de minna ni ippai nihongo wa oboetemasu. (dareka wakarimashita?)
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Posted 11/28/07

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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.




Actually you have to say ichi ju, even though ju is ten you have to tell how many tens there are.
san sen ni hyaku ichi ju is literally three one thousands, two one hundreds, and one ten.
the only time you will just use the single number is when its the last number or your talking about the single number.
eg.
三十一 san ju ichi (31)
百 hyaku (100)
It's a little confusing sometimes but you just have to get used to the order of numbers.
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Posted 11/30/07

URbaka wrote:


akamex3lover wrote:


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.




Actually you have to say ichi ju, even though ju is ten you have to tell how many tens there are.
san sen ni hyaku ichi ju is literally three one thousands, two one hundreds, and one ten.
the only time you will just use the single number is when its the last number or your talking about the single number.
eg.
三十一 san ju ichi (31)
百 hyaku (100)
It's a little confusing sometimes but you just have to get used to the order of numbers.


well.. actually, the proper way to say 3210 is san zen ni hyaku ju .. it's lil bit hard to explain, but that's how common japanese people (including me) say it...and yeah.. NO "Ichi"
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oh yeah I know about this it's like the proper way to spell something is with "s" but when pronounced commonly it is pronounced with "z". Like "saru" (monkey) becomes "zaru" in speech, right?
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oh yeah I know about this it's like the proper way to spell something is with "s" but when pronounced commonly it is pronounced with "z". Like "saru" (monkey) becomes "zaru" in speech, right?


hmmm not really.. it's really hard to explain... in speech it can be simply "saru" .. but with adjective(?) it became "zaru" (like.... "kozaru" = small saru = small monkey) ...hmmmmmm -_____- hard to explain
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i soo wanna learn but it makes my head spin!!!
Posted 12/5/07
does anybody know what mushi mushi means???
im still confused about that...
and thanks everybody for the info about jap.
Posted 12/5/07
sorry to post twice...but....
can you pm me about my question if you know=]]]
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"mushi mushi" is mispelled it is moshimoshi. moshimoshi is used as a "hello" mostly while answering the phone but sometimes you can use it if someone is day dreaming and your like Moshimoshi, Daijoubu? "excuse me, are you ok"? from what i get it is somewhat informal. second thing is even though then your saying it, it seems like your saying it twice. this is mistaken, moshimoshi doesnt mean your saying hello hello it only means hello.

mushimushi
(adv,n) (uk) hot and humid

moshi
(adv) (uk) if; in case; supposing; (P)

moshi
(n) (abbr) mock examination; trial examination

moshimoshi*
(conj,int) (1) hello (on phone); (2) excuse me! (when calling out to someone); (P)
Note: (*) denotes kana-only entry.

Refrence: http://linear.mv.com/cgi-bin/j-e/dict
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tnx 4 d infos! i'm starting to get dizzy
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thAnks... that was usefull... though i find it hard to remember ^_^lol
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Nihongo is hard to understand ne.. I'm taking jap lessons but they only just started and i've only gone for 2 lessons so far. But the lessons are really useful. So.. If anyone wants to know anything I'd be glad to help to the best of my ability. Atashi wa gambarimasu~

By the way, the ways of saying I/me are:
Watashi: Used mainly by females and sometimes males in formal situations
Watakushi: Extremely formal
Atashi: Slang used by females
Boku: Used by males, semi-informal
Ore: Used by males, extremely informal

Ways of saying you:
Anata: You, also means "dear" when used by husband and wife
Kimi: You
Omae: You [rude]

Although in japanese, either of these 3 ways of saying YOU is rude. Because japanese don't usually use the word YOU.
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"Kore wa ANATA no mono desu ka?" is not used
Instead, "Kore wa [insert name here] no mono desu ka?" is used. So usually, YOU is changed to the person's name

"I" is omitted sometimes too.

Eh, Nihongo is difficult, ne?^^
Minna gambatte kudasai yo!
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I totally agreed with anaraz nihongo is difficult to understand and learn too. I have problems struggling with my current nihon class.
Anyway I’ll just continue with adjective which I don’t think anyone has posted yet.
Here goes:

There are 2 types of adjective in Japan language.
• い- adjective
E.g: omoshiroi(おもしろい,Amusing), ookii(おおきい,big), tanoshii(たのしい,enjoyable), etc…
*mostly all ending with “い” is under this adjective

• な-adjective
E.g: shinsetsu(しんせつ, kind), benri(べんり,convenient), etc….
*Impt: kirei(きれい,pretty), yuumei(ゆうめい,famous) though end with “い” fall under “な”-adjective

Btw, adjective is descriptive words. For those who doesn’t know what is it :D
I’ll continue….

When using adjective + noun:
• い- adjective
Omoshiroi sensei (おもしろい せんせい, Amusing teacher)

• な-adjective
Shinsetsu na hito(しんせつ  ひと, Kind person)
*Always add a “な” between the adjective and noun

Here comes the sentence structure part which I have difficulty remembering it. I’ll start with な-adjective first as it’s the easiest:
• な-adjective
Present(positive): ano hito wa yuumei desu(あのひと は ゆうめいです,That person is famous.)
Past(positive): ano hito wa yuumei deshita(あのひと は ゆうめいでした, That person was famous.)
Present(negative): ano hito wa yuumei jaaarimasen(あのひと は ゆうめいじゃありません, That person is not famous.)
Past(negative): ano hito wa yuumei jaaarimasen deshita(あのひと は ゆうめいじゃありませんでした, That person was not famous.)

• い- adjective
Present(positive): ano hito wa omoshiroi desu(あのひと は おもしろいです, That person is amusing.)
Past(positive): ano hito wa omoshirokatta desu(あのひと は おもしろかったです,That person was amusing.)#
Present(negative): ano hito wa omoshirokunai desu(あのひと は おもしろくないです,That person is not amusing.) #
Past(negative): ano hito wa omoshirokunakatta desu(あのひと は おもしろくなかったです,That person was not amusing.)#
#Rule: omit the “い” from the adjective

I hope I have helped much with the adjective part .
Oh if there’s any mistake correct me. That way I can learn my mistake too.
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'Watakushi' part from above, it is used for female(and few male) in extremely formal way(..like very rich people).. and 'Watashi' is also formal but little bit more common for female.... females usually call themselves 'watashi, 'atashi' or by her own first name(ex: 'Kaori', 'Yui')..

'Watashi' is also used for male in formal way.. males usually don't call themselves 'Watakushi' (few do.. rarely) unless they're homosexual...lol

Many young boys(including young teen boys) call themselve 'Ore' or 'boku' (some people call emselve 'jibun' or 'uchi' for both male and female) ..and no 'watashi' for boys because it'll be very obvious... when males get older like adults, they start calling themselve 'watashi' because of job influences...
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Posted 12/7/07

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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]



but how do i know when to use what and is there a list of which ones i can actually use. i am sure i cant just randomly use na ne ni no nu or wa we wi wo wu when ever i feel like it. i know what a few of them mean like ne wa mo. but i dont know how to use them properly in making sentences. someone help, onegaimasu
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