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well actually to be exact desu would be "to be",and nihongo is the japanese language but i guess its the same
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well actually to be exact desu would be "to be",and nihongo is the japanese language but i guess its the same


Yeah it does mean "to be" but its easier for some ppl to think of it as "is, are. am"
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Lesson 2

To ask a question you add ka to the end of your sentence.

To ask Is NOUN NOUN/Are NOUN NOUN you use NOUN wa NOUN desu ka.

ka - used to ask a question

EXAMPLES:
Are you Japanese?
Anata wa Nihon-go desu ka.

Are you a teacher?
Anata wa sensei desu ka.

NOTE: If u took of the ka in these sentences it would just be a statement.


is there supposed to be a dash after "nihon" wen i saw that it showed as a whole Nihongo >.> just asking
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Yuuffie wrote:

Lesson 2

To ask a question you add ka to the end of your sentence.

To ask Is NOUN NOUN/Are NOUN NOUN you use NOUN wa NOUN desu ka.

ka - used to ask a question

EXAMPLES:
Are you Japanese?
Anata wa Nihon-go desu ka.

Are you a teacher?
Anata wa sensei desu ka.

NOTE: If u took of the ka in these sentences it would just be a statement.


is there supposed to be a dash after "nihon" wen i saw that it showed as a whole Nihongo >.> just asking


There doesn't need to be a dash there. Nihongo is just fine. I did that to show that -go is just something added to the end of a country's name to mean "language" <should have written that on the lesson
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Yuuffie wrote:

Lesson 2

To ask a question you add ka to the end of your sentence.

To ask Is NOUN NOUN/Are NOUN NOUN you use NOUN wa NOUN desu ka.

ka - used to ask a question

EXAMPLES:
Are you Japanese?
Anata wa Nihon-go desu ka.

Are you a teacher?
Anata wa sensei desu ka.

NOTE: If u took of the ka in these sentences it would just be a statement.


is there supposed to be a dash after "nihon" wen i saw that it showed as a whole Nihongo >.> just asking


Important thing to remember:

Roman characters is not Japanese. so if you write "koooowwwwwnnnnnnn e cheeeeeeeeeeee waahhhhhhh" if someone knows you are say こんにちは, I think it is ok.

but maybe there are rules for Roman characters, I don't know.

but also I have never seen written nihon-go... but I dont see roman character often.

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oh and I notice that Yuuffie, you wrote "Are you Japanese?" "Anata wa Nihon-go desu ka"

that means "Are you the Japanese language?" and does not mean right thing. I think you meant to say "nihonjin" "JIN" is what you put after country name to say "person from country of"
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Shinjimae_bakka wrote:


Yuuffie wrote:

Lesson 2

To ask a question you add ka to the end of your sentence.

To ask Is NOUN NOUN/Are NOUN NOUN you use NOUN wa NOUN desu ka.

ka - used to ask a question

EXAMPLES:
Are you Japanese?
Anata wa Nihon-go desu ka.

Are you a teacher?
Anata wa sensei desu ka.

NOTE: If u took of the ka in these sentences it would just be a statement.


is there supposed to be a dash after "nihon" wen i saw that it showed as a whole Nihongo >.> just asking


Important thing to remember:

Roman characters is not Japanese. so if you write "koooowwwwwnnnnnnn e cheeeeeeeeeeee waahhhhhhh" if someone knows you are say こんにちは, I think it is ok.

but maybe there are rules for Roman characters, I don't know.

but also I have never seen written nihon-go... but I dont see roman character often.

Edit:

oh and I notice that Yuuffie, you wrote "Are you Japanese?" "Anata wa Nihon-go desu ka"

that means "Are you the Japanese language?" and does not mean right thing. I think you meant to say "nihonjin" "JIN" is what you put after country name to say "person from country of"


Opps thanks for catching that I didn't notice I wrote GO instead of JIN
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NOUNS

I - watashi
You - anata
He - kare
She - kanojo
Person - hito
Child - kodomo
France - furansu
Germany - doitsu
Spain - supein
Teacher - sensei
Student - seito
Doctor - isha
Policeman - keikan
House - ie
Country - kuni
School - gakkoo
Hotel - hoteru
Hospital - byooin
Park - kooen
Money - okane
Letter - tegami
Umbrella - kasa
Bread - pan
Meat - niku
Fish - sakana
Egg - tamago
Apple - ringo
Banana - banana
Coffe - koohii
Room - heya
Book - hon
Pen - pen
Pencil - enpitsu
Camera - kamera
Television - terebi
Car - kuruma
Bus - basu
Airplane - hikooki
Mountain - yama
River - kawa
Tree - ki
Water - mizu
Flower - hana
Cherry Tree - sakura


i thought kanojo was girlfriend(thats wat i saw on a few animes,but i guess "she" was in the sentence),oh okane is the formal version(but mostly used...unless your a yanki),kane is the informal
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Yuuffie wrote:

NOUNS

I - watashi
You - anata
He - kare
She - kanojo
Person - hito
Child - kodomo
France - furansu
Germany - doitsu
Spain - supein
Teacher - sensei
Student - seito
Doctor - isha
Policeman - keikan
House - ie
Country - kuni
School - gakkoo
Hotel - hoteru
Hospital - byooin
Park - kooen
Money - okane
Letter - tegami
Umbrella - kasa
Bread - pan
Meat - niku
Fish - sakana
Egg - tamago
Apple - ringo
Banana - banana
Coffe - koohii
Room - heya
Book - hon
Pen - pen
Pencil - enpitsu
Camera - kamera
Television - terebi
Car - kuruma
Bus - basu
Airplane - hikooki
Mountain - yama
River - kawa
Tree - ki
Water - mizu
Flower - hana
Cherry Tree - sakura


i thought kanojo was girlfriend(thats wat i saw on a few animes,but i guess "she" was in the sentence),oh okane is the formal version(but mostly used...unless your a yanki),kane is the informal :)


no... even if not a yanki, we say just "kane" a lot.

People think Japan always say polite, but that's not true. I speak only polite to people I don't know, teachers, sometimes parents (maybe when I'm angry or something), and those who deserve respect.

Using polite with friends or family makes them feel distance, and maybe will be upset. Think "We are so close and you use polite language, why?"

I am talking to my friend, and I say "I have no money!" "金無いんだけど~!" kane nain dakedo!

but if I was at school and teacher asked why I no eat lunch. 「お金が足りませんでした。」 "okane ga tarimasen deshita"


somtime we say okane even in normal speach like お金無いんだけど~! okane nain dakedo!

adding o to word, makes word sound more beautiful. So it is assumed when using polite language you will use it. but you can use it in regular to.


One image of foreigners who speak bad Japanese is that they always say "desu" and "-masu" and "o-" "go-" and are polite. which we understand that is how you start learn Japanese.

Oh, and girls sometimes use polite language to guys they like. But it depends on the two relationships.



Edit:
In Japanese, we don't use "kanojo" a lot for "her", as Japanese almost never uses third person pronoun. kanojo is most often used as "girlfriend"...

If you are guy, don't use kanojo, but using "kare" for "he" is ok. If you are girl, don't use "kare" but using "kanojo" for "she" is ok. but most time we just say "ano ko" (That kid) if you don't know name, or just say name.
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