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Links to HELP in your Japanese Studies! ^^

http://www.japanese-online.com
http://japanese.about.com/
http://www.guidetojapanese.org/index.html#contents
http://japan-studies.com/language/
http://www.learn-japanese.info
http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/~ts/japanese/index.html
http://maktos.jimmyseal.net/jip.php
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Japanese/Contents

Alphabets :D



Student
Shitsumon ga arimasu - I have a question
Moo ichido itte-kudasai - Please say that again.
Wakarimasen - I do not understand
Wakarimashita - I understand
Chotto matte-kudasai - Please wait a second.

Instructor
Kiite-kudasai - Please listen.
Mite-kudasai - Please look at ( me,it, this).
Itte-kudasai - Please say it.
Moo ichido (itte-kudasai) - Please say it again.
Yonde-kudasai - Please read (it).
Kaite-Kudasai - Please write.
Renshuushite-kudasai - Please practice.
Wakarimashita ka? - Did you understand?
Hai, Wakarimashita - Yes, I understood
Iie, Wakarimasen - No, I don't understand.
Shitsumon ga arimasu ka? - Do you have any questions?
Hai, arimasu - Yes, I have a question.
Iie, arimasen - No, I don't
Ii desu ka - Is that all right?/Is it ok?
Hai, iidesu - Yes, It is
Chotto - No/Stop
Hajimemashoo - Let's begin the class.
Owarimashoo - Let's end here.

Learn MORE Japanese! :D

Ohayou = Good Morning
Konnichiwa = Good Evening
Dou shiteru? = How are you?
Ohayo = Good morning
Ohayo gozaimasu = Good morning (official)
Konnichiwa = Good afternoon
Konbanwa = Good evening
Oyasumi = Good night
Oyasumi nasai = Good night (official)
Sayonara = Bye
Gokigenyo = farewell (formal)
Itadakimasu = *Said before eating*
Gochisousama = *Said after eating*
Itekimasu = *Said when departing*
Iterashai = *Said to travelers or deceased*
Tanjyoubi o medetou = Happy Birthday
Douzo yoroshiku = Pleased to meet you (formal)
O genki desu ka? = Are you well? (formal for dou shiteru)
(Hai) Genki desu! = (Yes) I am well
O-namae wa nan desu ka? = What is your name?
Watashi no namae wa ____ desu = My name is ____
Hajimemashite = Nice to meet you
Onegai shimasu = Please (request)
Dozo = Please
Domo arigato = Thank you
Do itashi mashite = You're welcome
Hai = Yes
Iie = No
Sore dewa = Goodbye (informal)
Sumimasen = Excuse me
Gomen-nasai = I'm sorry
Hottoite = Leave me alone
Sawaranaide = Don't touch me
Keisatsu o yobimasu = I'll call the police
Keisatsu = Police
Tasukete kudasai = I need your help
Kinkyu desu = It's an emergency
Maigo desu = I'm lost
Kaban o nakushimashita = I lost my bag
Mate! dorobo! = Stop! Thief!
Saifu o otoshimashita = I dropped my wallet
byoki desu = I'm sick
Kega shimashita = I've been injured
Isha o yonde kudasai = Please call a doctor
Eigo no dekiru oisha-san wa imasu ka = I need a doctor who can speak English
Denwa o tsukatte iidesuka = Can I use your phone?
Nihongo [yoku] hanasemasen = I can't speak Japanese [well]
Eigo o hanasemasuka? =
Do you speak English?
Dareka eigo o hanasemasuka? = Is there someone here who speaks English?
Tasukete = Help!
Abunai! = Look out! (Dangerous)
Toire wa doko desu ka? = Where is the toilet?


MORE :D

Dog = Inu
Cat = Neko
Mouse/Rat = Nezumi
Rabbit = Usagi
Pig = Buta
Turtle = Kame
Bird = Tori
Cow = Ushi
Snake = Hebi
Monkey = Saru
Fish = Kingyo


AND SOME MORE

Big = Ookii
Small = Chiisai
Cute = Kawaii
Scary = Kowai
Noisy = Urusai
Dirty = Kitanai
Amazing = Sugoi
Delicious = Oishii
Yucky = Mazui
Fun = Tanoshi
Interesting = Omoshiroi
Kind = Yasashi
Strict = Kibishi


Months

Gatsu = Month
Ichigatsu = January
INigatsu = February
Sangatsu = March
Shigatsu = April
Gogatsu = May
Rokugatsu = June
Shichigatsu = July
Hachigatsu = August
Kugatsu = September
Jugatsu = October
Juichigatsu = November
Junigatsu = December

Seasons

Haru = Spring
Natsu = Summer
Aki = Autumn
Fuyu = Winter


Days

Sunday
日曜日 (nichiyōbi)
Monday
月曜日 (getsuyōbi)
Tuesday
火曜日 (kayōbi)
Wednesday
水曜日 (suiyōbi)
Thursday
木曜日 (mokuyōbi)
Friday
金曜日 (kin'yōbi)
Saturday
土曜日 (doyōbi)

Names/Titles

Father
父 (chichi)
Mother
母 (haha)
Older Brother
兄 (ani)
Older Sister
姉 (ane)
Younger Brother
弟 (otōto)
Younger Sister
妹 (imōto)
Grandfather
祖父 (sofu)
Grandmother
祖母 (sobo)
Uncle
叔父/伯父 (oji)
Aunt
叔母/伯母 (oba)
Son
息子 (musuko)
Daughter
娘 (musume)
Father
お父さん (otōsan)
Mother
お母さん (okāsan)
Older Brother
お兄さん (onīsan)
Older Sister
お姉さん (onēsan)
Younger Brother
弟さん (otōtosan)
Younger Sister
妹さん (imōtosan)
Grandfather
おじいさん (ojīsan)
Uncle
おじさん (ojisan)
Aunt
おばさん (obasan)
Husband
ご主人 (goshujin)
Wife
奥さん (okusan)
Son
息子さん (musukosan)
Daughter
お嬢さん (ojōsan)


The 5 W's and 1 H!

What?
なに。 Nani? (nan-ee)
Where?
どこ。 Doko? (do-koh)
Who?
だれ。 Dare? (da-reh)
When?
いつ。 Itsu? (it-soo)
Which?
どれ。 Dore? (do-reh)
Why?
nande (nan-deh) / dooshite(dō-shi-teh)
How Much?
いくら。 Ikura?

Numbers

0
零 zero or rei
1
一 ichi
2
二 ni
3
三 san
4
四 yon or shi
5
五 go
6
六 roku
7
七 nana or shichi
8
八 hachi
9
九 kyū
10
十 jū
11
十一 jū-ichi
12
十二 jū-ni
13
十三 jū-san
14
十四 jū-yon
15
十五 jū-go
16
十六 jū-roku
17
十七 jū-nana
18
十八 jū-hachi
19
十九 jū-kyuu
20
二十 ni-jū
21
二十一 ni-jū-ichi
22
二十二 ni-jū-ni
23
二十三 ni-jū-san
30
三十 san-jū
40
四十 yon-jū
50
五十 go-jū
60
六十 ro-ku-jū
70
七十 nana-jū
80
八十 hachi-jū
90
九十 kyū-jū
100
百 hyaku
200
二百 ni-hyaku
300
三百 san-byaku
1000
千 sen
2000
二千 ni-sen
10,000
一万 ichi-man
1,000,000
百万 hyaku-man
1,000,000,000,000
一兆 itchō


Time

what time is it?
[looking for kanji] Nanji desuka.

now
今 (ima)

later
後で (atode)

before
前に (mae ni)

before
___ の前に (no mae ni)

morning
朝 (asa)

afternoon
午後 (gogo)

evening
夕方 (yūgata)

night
夜 (yoru)

six o'clock AM
朝6時 (asa rokuji)

nine o'clock AM
午前9時 (gozen kuji)

noon
正午 (shōgo)

one o'clock PM
午後1時 (gogo ichiji)

two o'clock PM
午後2時 (gogo niji)

midnight
夜12時 (yoru jūniji)

today
今日 (kyō)

yesterday
昨日 (kinō)

tomorrow
明日 (ashita)

this week
今週 (konshū)

last week
先週 (senshū)

next week
来週 (raishū)


Color


white
shiro 白

yellow
ki-iro 黄色

red
aka 赤

orange
orenji オレンジ

green
midori 緑

blue
ao 青

purple
murasaki 紫

pink
pinku ピンク

brown
cha-iro ブラウン

black
kuro 黒

gold
kin-iro 金

silver
gin-iro 銀

Nippongo o hanashite mimashoo - Let us try to speak Japanese.
Watakushi wa anata o ai shite imasu (aishitemasu/aishiteru) - i love you
Ohayoo - Good morning
Konban wa - Good evening
Konnichi wa - Good afternoon
Nanji desu ka - What time is it?
Mada ikanai de kudasai - Please don't go yet
Kirai desu ka - Don't you like it?
Tokidoki - Sometimes
Ikura desu ka - How much is it?
Sumimasen - Pardon me
Nannimo naranai - Good fpr nothing
Wakarimasu ka - Do you understand?
Arigatoo - Thank you
Nan desu ka - What is it?
Chotto matte kudasai - Please wait for a minute
Yoojin shinasai - Be careful
Ohairi nasai - Come in
Yo jin shite - Look out
Yukkuri arukinasai - Walk slowly
Takai desu - Too dear
Naze desu ka - Why is it so?
Doo shite no desu ka - What is the matter?
Japan ni ikimasu - I will go to Japan.
Japan kara kimashita - I am from Japan
Asa made matte kudasai - Please wait till tomorrow
Matemasu ka - Can you wait?
Miemasu ka - Can you see?
baka o iuna - Don't be foolish
Oikutsu desu ka - How old are you
Ikimashoo - Let's go
Okamai naku - Never mind
Go shinetsu desu - You are very kind
Gomen nasai - I am sorry
Soo desu ka - Is that so?
Sore o shitte imasu - I know that.
Watakushi wa daisuki desu - I like it very much.
Ikaga desu ka - How are you?
Mina dame desu - All wrong.
ittadakimasu - what you say before you eat.

omai wa tomodachi desu honto ni arigato >> i'm really grateful to be your friend

ima made wa, atashi ga iru yo >> starting right now i will be here for you

oyasumi nasai >> good night

sashiburi >> it's been a while

sugoi >> wow/ amazing

kakkoi >> cool

shinjiru te >> believe me

ima soko ni iru boku >> now and then, here and there


1.wa – particle
2.ga – particle
3.desu – be – verb
4.arimasu – there is
5.imasu – there is
6.hon – book
7.san – Miss,Mr.,Mrs.
8.otoko – man
9.kore – this
10.sore – that
11.isu – chair
12.hana – flower
13.onna – woman
14.inu – dog
15.empitsu – pencil
16.gakkoo – school

Wa is used to indicate a subject while placing the emphasis on the predicate and Ga is used to emphasis the subject.

Examples:
1.Kore wa hon desu.
This is a book.

2.Korera wa hon desu.
These are books.

Imasu and Arimasu:
Imasu is used for persons and living things or animals and arimasu is used for non-living things.

Examples:
1.Otoko ga imasu.
There is a man.

2.Hon ga arimasu.
There is a book.

3.Jikan ga arimasu.
There is time.

Exercises:

1.Kore wa otoko desu.
2.Sore wa hon desu.
3.Sore wa isu desu.
4.Kore wa hana desu.
5.Kore wa inu desu.
6.Kore wa empitsu desu.
7.Onna ga imasu.


body - karada
head - atama
face - kao
nose - hana
mouth - kuchi
cheeks - hoho
forehead - hitai
eyes - me
chin - ago
ears - mimi
skin - hifu
beard - hige
eyebrow - mayuge
hips - koshi
arms - ude
hair - ke
hands - te
knees - hiza
neck - kubi
wrist - tekubi
legs - ashi
shoulders - kata
lips - kuchibiru
back - senaka
armpit - wakinoshita
tongue - shita
chest - mune
stomach - hara
tooth - ha
bone - hone
fingernails - tsume
heart - shinzoo
breast - chichi
heels - kakato
fingers - yubi
blood - chi
breath - iki
brain - noo
lung - hai
foot - ashi


Who, what, where, when and why or the 5 W's in the English language are used in asking questions. The same principles and uses are applied in asking questions in Nippongo and the ka is used in place of a question mark.

Examples:

1. Kore wa hon desu ka.
Is this a book?

2. Sore wa neko desu ka.
Is that a cat?

3. Sore wa Jose san desu ka.
Is that Jose?

4. Kore wa uchi desu ka.
Is this a house?

5. Sore wa shoonen desu ka.
Is that a boy?

The 5 W's as translated to English:

1. Who - dare
2. What - nani (nan)
3. Where - doko
4. When - itsu
5. Why - doshite/naze

Examples in Sentences:

1. Dare desu ka or Donata desu ka.
Who are you?

2. Dare desu ka.
Who is it?

3. Nan desu ka.
What is it?

4. Doko desu ka.
Where is it?

5. Kare/Kanoho wa doko ni imasu ka.
Where is he or she?

6. Dooshite kimasu ka.
Why do you come?

7. Itsu kimasu ka/itsu ikimasu ka.
When do you come or When do you go?

Words for study:

basket - kago
room - heya
paper - kami
tree - ki
shoes - kutsu
water - mizu
teacher - sensei
window - mado
orange - mikan
apple - ringo
go - iku (ikimasu/ikimashita)
he - kare
she - kanojo
anata - you

Exercises:

1. Kore wa kago desu ka.
2. Kore wa heya desu ka.
3. Kami wa doko ni arimasu ka.
4. Sore wa ki desu ka.
5. Kutsu wa doko ni arimasu ka.
6. Anata wa doko ni ikimasu ka.
7. Onamae wa nan to iimasu ka.
8. Kare wa dare desu ka.

GIVE YOURSELF A JAPANESE NAME!!!

A- ka
B- tu
C- mi
D- te
E- ku
F- lu
G- ji
H- ri
I- ki
J- zu
K- me
L- ta
M- rin
N- to
O-mo
P- no
Q- ke
R- shi
S- ari
T-chi
U- do
V- ru
W-mei
X- na
Y- fu
Z- zi

GIVE YOURSELF A JAPANESE NAME!!!


Posted 7/23/08
Hounto no watashi no koto mata dare mo shiranai-No one knows the real me
Yuragu koto nai ai dake baramake star dust- Its only Unshaken Love that will scatter like Star Dust
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Ok, my name in japanese is Rin-Ka-Fu-Chi-Chi-Ku

Very weird......................
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Aijin21 wrote:

Ok, my name in japanese is Rin-Ka-Fu-Chi-Chi-Ku

Very weird......................


hahaha....XD~sounds like 3 Chinese names put together XD
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Aijin21 wrote:

Ok, my name in japanese is Rin-Ka-Fu-Chi-Chi-Ku

Very weird......................


hahaha....XD~sounds like 3 Chinese names put together XD


Hahahahahahahaha!!! It's so weird!!!
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Whats my name in japanese.. AWESOME THREAD *40 thumbs up*
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nvm Arikushijikimo. kewl
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Lol, my Japanese name is Ka-te-ku-ku-tu-ka.

Odd...
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rofl XD~it was by me and i put it on my other group..took like..hours to write this...=_=;;; haha
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konnichi wa
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Great,more Japanese...as if i don't get enough lessons from my uncle already
Anyway,i think this is great for those guys who want to learn.
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Rin-Ki-Mi-Me-Ki

Kawaii i like haha
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crush_dance wrote:

Great,more Japanese...as if i don't get enough lessons from my uncle already
Anyway,i think this is great for those guys who want to learn.


Wahh...sorry >.>
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my japanese name is....
motakirukika

lolz
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My name is Ru-ka-ta-ku-to-mi-ki-ka
Rukatakutomikika XD!
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