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Hello,

so how do you like string in all into a sentence and introduce yourself...?
its somethings like

" watashiwa, shan daz..."

is it?
to like say
hello, my name is shan. nice to meet you.??
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xxshannxx wrote:

Hello,

so how do you like string in all into a sentence and introduce yourself...?
its somethings like

" watashiwa, shan daz..."

is it?
to like say
hello, my name is shan. nice to meet you.??



Konnichiwa, Watashi wa SHAN desu. Doozo Yoroshiku
Hello, my name is SHAN. nice to meet you


^^" hope that help~!
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xxshannxx wrote:

Hello,

so how do you like string in all into a sentence and introduce yourself...?
its somethings like

" watashiwa, shan daz..."

is it?
to like say
hello, my name is shan. nice to meet you.??



Konnichiwa, Watashi wa SHAN desu. Doozo Yoroshiku
Hello, my name is SHAN. nice to meet you


^^" hope that help~!


oh.... icic. that helped a lot. Thanks. ^^
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わたしわlinglingです。じうさん歳です。ラッフルズ女子中学校一年生です。どうぞよるしく。
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konnichiwa minna-san...
watashi wa allyssa desu!!!
hajimemashite!!!!
yuroushku onegaishemasu!!!!
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konichiwa minna-san..
watashi Asaira desu...
hajimemashite...
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Konichhiwa Minna~! Watashe Hanie sama desu~! Aishiteru!
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Well to introduce yourself(my way) you can say:

Ohaiyo(gozaimasu) / Konnichiwa / Konbonwa.

watashi no namaewa name desu.
douzo yoroshiku / hajimashite.

(note: gozaimasu is a extension to ohaiyo also it's polite)
(note: watashi is for male/female. you can change for boku(male) and sorry gals I forgot the female version maybe it was atashi)

Translation
Good morning / hello(or can also mean "good afternoon" in jap) / good evening
My name is name .
Please take care of me / Nice to meet you.

(Note: the " / " means that you can use one of the following 2 or 3 if you want. Of coarse you of all people should know that the underline is for you to insert your name).
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That's a big mistake guys (Probably the first one when I started learning the language) Drop the watashi wa !!! The watashi, in japanese sentences is ignored because since you are talking, you are doing the action. (And it sounds more natural when dropped off!) example :

Kaimono ni ikimasu. (I'm going shopping.)
You don't need to say : Watashi wa kaimono ni ikimasu. Since it is in the obvious that you are going shopping.

(You can use watashi wa, but it's not impolite if you don't use it, I don't use it much though )
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To answer the topic's question :

When meeting someone for the first time

lol Please not that Nina is my name ^^

Hajimemashite, Nina desu.
Douzo yoroshiku.

はじめまして、
ニーナです。
どうぞよろしく。

Hajimemashite : Nice to meet you (When meeting soemone for the first time or you rarely see that person)

Nina desu : I am Nina.

Douzo Yoroshiku : Please take care of me ---- NOT! It means Please be good to me. (It does sound weird in englis trust me not in Japanese) Polite form : Doozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Ultra form polite : Douzo yoroshiku onegai itashimasu. Now I only said this to people that I am not used to, I don't like or I've only met a few times or never. To other people I just use a rural way that you'll learn one way or another.
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Posted 8/4/08

xxshannxx wrote:

Hello,

so how do you like string in all into a sentence and introduce yourself...?
its somethings like

" watashiwa, shan daz..."

is it?
to like say
hello, my name is shan. nice to meet you.??


If you're new to he language use the Watashi wa, but as you learn the language you'll soon find out that people don't use it
So I'll just translate in the exact way what you wrote in English :

Let's say you say that to someone in the morning, Same thing in English... We say good morning, Good evenning and so on...

So ... In the day time Hello would be Ohayo gozaimasu. (PS : Yo gozaimasu is just added to be polite --- so it can be dropped off)

My name is Shan : Watashiwa Shan desu (As you read in my other post about the Watashi wa you don't need it) Or Hajimemashite Shan Desu or Shan or Shan desu ( Trust me there lots of ways to introduce yourself from polite to not-so-polite!)

And nice to meet you it's Hajimemashite... In english Doozo yoroshiku is concidered nice to meet you ... But in Japanese it's actually Please be good to me ...

Anyways everything together makes :

Polite : Hajimemashite, Shan desu, doozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

Extremely polite : Hajimemashite, Watashi no namae wa Shan desu, doozo yoroshiku onegai itashimasu. (PS : Namae means name)
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oh i see haha, Thanks. ^^
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'Watakushi' is a lot more formal for females. Girls can say atashi or 'watashi', but it's pretty casual.

When meeting someone for the first time you can say 'Hajimemashite'. But if you say that again to someone you already met, they will take is as if you have forgotten that you already met them, which can be kinda rude.

If someone says to you
'doozo yoroshiku'
you can respond with 'doozo yoroshiku, or with 'kochira koso doozo yoroshiku'.
('doozo yoroshiku' is like 'pleased to meet you [literally means please be favorable to me], and 'kochira koso doozo yoroshiku' is like 'it's my pleasure to meet you)

and remember people from Japan always introduce their last name (family name) first, then their first.

Hope this helped.
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