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Posted 7/31/08 , edited 7/31/08

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I don't get how "Wa" is used.


I think "wa" is used to put stress on who the subject is, this probably is because of japanese's differenct syntax.
just like how you use "A mi me gusta ....." At least that's what I think but I may be wrong ask Katsura

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Posted 7/31/08 , edited 7/31/08
Ore is a more boastful "I" and is very casual and used by men commonly, they can also use the less boastful and kind "boku". While women more often use the politer "watashi" or the gentle "Atashi"

as for "wa" anything preceeding it is the topic of the conversation.
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Posted 7/31/08 , edited 7/31/08
Koko: yea, that's what i thought too. as some times you say "watashi" when introducing yourself (Yay I guessed right! Do i get my 2 marks? ^_^)

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Fruitspunchsamurai wrote:

Ore is a more boastful "I" and is very casual and used by men commonly, they can also use the less boastful and kind "boku". While women more often use the politer "watashi" or the gentle "Atashi"

as for "wa" anything preceeding it is the topic of the conversation.


Koko: I get it!! That's why sometimes you hear in anime where the male character goes "Boku wa_____da....."
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Koko: Yay!! This is really good, better than learning jap on my own. Thanks Zura-sensei!
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Woah! This is a crash course?! (for a person that doesn't know jap at all.)
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yup...I'm giving a real Japanese class within the context of Gintama, which makes it more fun.
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koko: I'm gonna come in everyday if possible to see if there's anything new. and learning it in context of Gintama does make it more enjoyable than sitting in a classroom
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Posted 7/31/08 , edited 7/31/08

Fruitspunchsamurai wrote:

Alright to practice this type of sentence, I'll give you vocabulary to work with:

Lesson A: Exercise #1

Nouns:
Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong hou =Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon
Justaway =obvious
buki = weapon or arms
Joi Shishi= Joi Patriots
hito =person, man and mankind
onna=woman, female
Otoko= man, male
Bushi= warrior

Gintoki wa otoko da. = Gintoki is a man.
Follow this pattern and make the following sentences in Japanese:
_________
1. Otae is a woman.
2. A Justaway is a weapon.
3. a person is a Joi patriot.
4. A Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon is a weapon.
5. Sa-chan is a woman.
6. Kondou is a man.
7. Gintoki is a warrior.
8. Joi Patriot are warriors.


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1.) Otae wa onna da.
2.) Justaway wa buki da.
3.) hito wa Joi Shishi da.
4.) Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Cannon wa buki da.
5.) Sa-chan wa onna da.
6.) Kondou wa otoko da.
7.) Gintoki wa bushi da.
8.) Joi Shishi wa bushi da.
9) Katsura wa baka janai. (I guessed)

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Koko: haha..I like your last one.
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Lesson B

Now this concept is tricky but I will teach you This, that, that over there and what.

Kore,sore, are, dore...

You use Kore when the object is closer to the speaker in this case YOU when you are talking to me. It means This.

You use Sore when the object is close to the listener in this case ME in the same situation. It means that.

You use Are when the object is not close to the listener or the speaker niether you or me. It means over there.

You use Dore when the object itelf is uncertain to the speaker. It means which

Example:

Katsura: kore wa justaway da....

Gintoki: Chigau. sore wa Neo Armstrong Cylone Jet Armstrong hou da. (Note: Chigau means wrong.)

Question: In this example who is closer to the object? and how do you know...
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Never too late Mitsuba-sama...I gave extra half point for thinking ahead...
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wow
this is a gud class
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Posted 7/31/08 , edited 7/31/08
Ummm. I'm sorta confused. Is 'kore' like I have? or is it straight "this"?

I'm going to take a guess at it:

Katsura: kore wa justaway da....

I have a justaway

Gintoki: Chigau. sore wa Neo Armstrong Cylone Jet Armstrong hou da. (Note: Chigau means wrong.)
Wrong! You have that Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong..
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