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How do u make a Japanese sentence?
Posted 6/5/08 , edited 6/29/08
I really dont get it!!! How do u make a Jap sentence???
Whats a particle??? I never heard of a particle before....
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Posted 6/5/08
This is how I learn it.

This is the order...I think....
Time/Location/Object/Verb
but i forgot where to put the particles
Posted 6/9/08
lolz that is conf me to....if u find somthing, i mean site or aom let me know,ok?
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Posted 6/17/08
Basics characteristics of the japanese language
1. In a sentence the verb is allways put in last
2.The verbs do not have gender nor number
3.there's no article
4. The same form for nouns are used in the singular as in the plural
5.The particles show you how the nouns ore names are used
6.the subject can be omitted if it is implied
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Posted 6/17/08
Sentence structure:
1.NOUN wa NOUN desu
example: Takashi-san wa gakusei desu.
Mr. Takashi is a student.
2.NOUN wa ADJECTIVE desu
example:Shinbun wa atarashii desu
The newspaper is new.
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Posted 6/24/08 , edited 4/30/09
for sumthing lyking sumthing else is

Noun 1 wa Noun 2 ga suki desu

eg. I like paper
- watashi wa kami ga suki desu

mark likes Tiffany
- mark wa tiffany ga suki desu

or

for somethink hating somthink else is

Noun 1 wa noun 2 ga kirai desu

eg. ryan hates amy

ryan wa amy ga kirai desu
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Posted 6/24/08
sentence structure i learnt is

Subject wa Time ni/de Place de Object o Verb
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Posted 6/30/08
^^ well this is what i got. japanese is a subject-object-verb language (like the others said)

Subject: Okasan ga (Mother)
Object: pan o (bread)
verb: kaimashita (Bought)

now for the questions:

subject: Okasan ga
Obecjt: pan o
verb: kaimashita ka

Did mother buy bread?

-Incomplete sentences:

in most languages, words that can be understood or implied from the context of the situtation can be left out of a sentence. In japanese, it is the subject or topic that is omitted, not the predicate. if the situtation is clear without the subject or topic, japanese can tend to leave it out.

Example:

Kore wa nan desu ka. / (what is this?)
Kore wan hom desu. /(This is a book)
or
Hon Desu (book is)

^^ hope this helps
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Posted 9/4/08 , edited 9/4/08
actually in some cases the adjective is placed before the noun

eg: are wa kirei na wanpisu desune

it means: that is a pretty dress.

this is one of the few sentence structures that follow the english type of sentence structure

in comparison,

ano wanpisu wa kirei desune means that dress is pretty.

the meanings of the sentences are quite similar and it is merely the method of phrasing the sentence
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Posted 5/6/09
Wow You people know a lot about making a japanese sentence thanks for helping me too...
Posted 5/15/09
does the 'wa' & 'desu' have different meaning when i pronouncing a sentence??
example
mother bought the book
okasan hom kaimashita desu
or
okasan hom kaimashita wa

PS:i dunno whether my japanese is good!!
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Posted 5/15/09

shana016 wrote:

does the 'wa' & 'desu' have different meaning when i pronouncing a sentence??
example
mother bought the book
okasan hom kaimashita desu
or
okasan hom kaimashita wa

PS:i dunno whether my japanese is good!!

desu and wa have almost the same meaning, however, there are some slight differences for you to note:

1. desu is formal and wa is informal

2. wa is only used by females while desu is used by both genders

3. wa is sort of an exclaimation and is not meant to be used for every sentence just like you won't put an exclamation mark after every sentence. desu is more of a full stop, the end of a sentence. it is used in most forms of sentences except those which end with verbs.

I hope this helps you!
Posted 5/15/09

MUD-PIES-YUM wrote:


shana016 wrote:

does the 'wa' & 'desu' have different meaning when i pronouncing a sentence??
example
mother bought the book
okasan hom kaimashita desu
or
okasan hom kaimashita wa

PS:i dunno whether my japanese is good!!

desu and wa have almost the same meaning, however, there are some slight differences for you to note:

1. desu is formal and wa is informal

2. wa is only used by females while desu is used by both genders

3. wa is sort of an exclaimation and is not meant to be used for every sentence just like you won't put an exclamation mark after every sentence. desu is more of a full stop, the end of a sentence. it is used in most forms of sentences except those which end with verbs.

I hope this helps you!


icic,thanks a million..but hows my japanese going??
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Posted 5/15/09 , edited 5/15/09

shana016 wrote:

icic,thanks a million..but hows my japanese going??


haha... i don't know how good you are... but if you can form such a sentence it's not bad.

a minor error... okasan hon kaimashita desu. desu shouldn't be there. as mentioned, desu isn't used on sentences that end with verbs.
Posted 5/15/09

MUD-PIES-YUM wrote:


shana016 wrote:

icic,thanks a million..but hows my japanese going??


haha... i don't know how good you are... but if you can form such a sentence it's not bad.

a minor error... okasan hon kaimashita desu. desu shouldn't be there. as mentioned, desu isn't used on sentences that end with verbs.


o.O!wat should i put then?
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