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Posted 5/26/08
I am trying to learn Nihongo, and it's a little bit tricky, since I only speak English. I understand that the sentence structure is different. Could someone break it down with an example sentence, and show me just how it works? Thanks.
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Posted 6/1/08
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Posted 6/2/08
i dont understand too.im studying japanese. self study hehehe.
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Posted 6/2/08
just droping by
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Posted 6/2/08
konichiwa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 6/5/08
If you all want to learn Japanese,you can watch the show Let's Learn Japanese here in crunchy.It's really helpful because they explain it very well.
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Posted 6/5/08
u can go buy the japan book to learn too hahax xD or u can come to crunchy to learn japan word^^ nice to meet u all^^
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Posted 6/5/08
これは本です。
do u mean the basic sentences like this??? or those very difficult ones...(im not tat pro )




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Posted 7/22/08
Subject-particle-object-particle-verb/adjective

Inu wa onigiri o tabemasen. <---lame and uncreative....like kintergarden.

subject = inu (dog)
particle = wa
object = onigiri (riceball)
particle = o
verb/adjective = tabemasen (don't eat)
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Posted 8/11/08
^^^^

the dog doesnt eat onigiri. xD
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Posted 8/13/08
In english it is SVO [subject verb object] and Japanese it's SOV [Subject Object Verb].
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Posted 8/13/08
Oh and like pen_boi explains ...

particles like wa, wo, ka, ga, are like it,

Particles give gramatical meaning to words that preceed them.
Some particles are wa, ka, ga, and de.

wa makes the proceeding work a topic.
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Posted 8/13/08
whoops. let me finish.

ga makes the proceeding word an object.

de helps make the verb noticed. it is like saying 'by the means of' or 'using'. It is like using words such as 'with', 'in', or 'by'.

[ex.]
nihongo de hanashimashoo. (let's speak in Japanese.)
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Posted 8/14/08

midori-chan wrote:

whoops. let me finish.

ga makes the proceeding word an object.

de helps make the verb noticed. it is like saying 'by the means of' or 'using'. It is like using words such as 'with', 'in', or 'by'.

[ex.]
nihongo de hanashimashoo. (let's speak in Japanese.)


Yaya someone knows it and actually explain it better than me (my lazy version) *clap* *clap* I'm soooo dam happy
Posted 9/20/08
im actually japanese XD. midori-chan *clap clap clap clap* she explained it well. wa (spelled ha) its usually used to indicate possession and something of the subject your talking about. Japanese grammar is kind of switched. like. how old are you? is anata wa nansai. translated directly back to english is are you how old? it's kind of switched . practice u'll get the hang of it
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