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Posted 6/13/08
Translate (good luck!):

sumimasen _excuse me_ eigo _English_
wakarimasu __i understand__ iie __no__
watashi __I__ wakarimasen __i dont get it___
nihongo __japanese__ sukoshi ___a little__
amerika-jin __american___ anata ___you____
desu ____am___ hai ___yes____



What does ka do and how is it used?
it ends a sentence like desu

Translate this conversation (good luck! ^-^):

Speaker A: sumimasen, anata wa eigo ga wakarimasu ka.
Excuse me, i dont understand you english

Speaker B: iie, watashi wa eigo ga wakarimasen.
No, I speak english i dont get it

Speaker A: watashi wa nihongo ga wakarimasu.
I understand Japanese

Speaker B: anata wa amerika-jin desu ka.
you are american.

Speaker A: hai, watashi wa amerika-jin desu.
yes, I am american


How do you say (good luck):


Excuse me. sumimasen
I do not understand. watashi wa wakarimasen
I am American. watashi wa amerik-jin desu.
I understand a little Japanese. watashi wa wakarimasu ga nihongo sukoshi ka.
Do you speak English? anata wa wakarimasu ga nihongo ka?
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Posted 6/14/08
OOOH~ I know where you got this from! It's pimsleur (is that how you spell it?) Japanese courses, ne? I tried downloading it, but it stopped...T.T
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Posted 6/15/08
isn't the work [speak] supposed to be [hanase masu]? or sould it be both.?
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Posted 6/17/08
so hard..............................
di ko maintindihan ano ba to hindi ko masabutan hahahaha

do ya know wat i said hehehe its tagalog
for the americans and japanese............
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Posted 6/19/08
i can translate nihongo to english version but i still can't translate eigo to nihongo... how is it to make the sentence
like noun first of verb first... is ka always put at the end of a sentence ?????
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Posted 7/2/08

Sakura0Ikari wrote:

For answers, just check the people who got it down there! ^-^

Lesson 1 (This is a worksheet from a workbook 2 help you with japanese. hope you get it right! )

Unit One - Lesson One


(since dey dont hav english vocabs, im gonna translate 4 u da best dat i can, its not perfect but its close )
Vocabulary:
sumimasen: excuse me/ parden me
wakarimasu: i understand/ i get it
watashi: I
nihongo: Japanese
amerika-jin: American
desu: (Dis is vry hard 2 explain .. its lyk a ding dat comes after a sentence ...) am ...? (i.e. 1: watashi wa Sakura desu. I am Sakura)(i.e. 2: Watashi wa jyuu yon sai desu. I am 14.)
eigo: English
iie: No
wakarimasen: I don't understand/ I don't get it.
sukoshi: a little
anata: you
hai: yes

Translate (good luck!):

sumimasen: Excuse me eigo: English
wakarimasu: understand iie: no
watashi: I wakarimasen: i dont understand
nihongo: Japanese language sukoshi: little
amerika-jin: American anata: You
desu: it is? hai: yes



What does ka do and how is it used?
Ka is used when you are asking someone. It is used at the end of every sentence.

Translate this conversation (good luck! ^-^):

Speaker A: sumimasen, anata wa eigo ga wakarimasu ka.
Excuse me, Do you understand English?

Speaker B: iie, watashi wa eigo ga wakarimasen.
No, I dont understand english

Speaker A: watashi wa nihongo ga wakarimasu.
I understand Japanese

Speaker B: anata wa amerika-jin desu ka.
Are you American?

Speaker A: hai, watashi wa amerika-jin desu.
Yes, I'm American.


How do you say (good luck):


Excuse me. Sumimasen
I do not understand. Wakarimasen
I am American. Watashi wa Amerika-jin desu.
I understand a little Japanese. Watashi wa sukoshi Nihonggo ga wakarimasu.
Do you speak English? Anata no eigo ga wakarimasu.


I hope it helppss .. if u lyk da learning style and stuff, contact m3h through pm and i can help u with lesson 2 and so on .......... ^-^ goood lukkkkkkkkkk



Posted 7/5/08

sumimasen: Excuse me
eigo: English
wakarimasu: I understand
iie: No
watashi: I
wakarimasen: I don't understand
nihongo: Japanese
sukoshi: A little
amerika-jin: American
anata: You
desu: (desu is a sign of respect)
hai: Yes



What does ka do and how is it used? It's used in the end of a question


Translate this conversation (good luck! ^-^):

Speaker A: sumimasen, anata wa eigo ga wakarimasu ka.
Excuse me, Do you understand English?

Speaker B: iie, watashi wa eigo ga wakarimasen.
No, I don't understand English.

Speaker A: watashi wa nihongo ga wakarimasu.
I understand Japanese

Speaker B: anata wa amerika-jin desu ka.
Are you an American?

Speaker A: hai, watashi wa amerika-jin desu.
Yes, I'm an American


How do you say (good luck): gambatte/gambarimasu


Excuse me. = Sumimasen
I do not understand.= Wakarimasen
I am American. = Watashi wa Amerika-jin
I understand a little Japanese=.sukoshi nihongo wa wakarimasu
Do you speak English? = anata wa eigo hanashimashou ka? (sp)
Posted 6/25/10
i think kanji is best to learn first cuz i knew so many kanji words and how to write them in the first 1day
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