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Do Go Around Saying Things In Japanese?!
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Yea i always do like arigato or saying baka to ppl and i call my mom okaa-san =)
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19 / M / New Jersey
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Posted 10/3/12
Rarely. ._.
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21 / M / São Paulo, Brazil
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Posted 10/4/12
Never. Only when joking to friends that also watch anime.
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27 / UK
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Posted 10/4/12
yea a lot i feel the grammar and way things are said are so much better i dont know why just do
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18 / M / Cloud Nine
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Posted 10/4/12
No, there is no need or benefit.
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Posted 10/4/12
Chotto Matte is the one phrase I like to say.
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DeliriumOxide wrote:

No, no...you're certainly not wrong, "Shinpaishinaide" is also another another way of saying that.
There are actually several. x.x
"Shinpaishinaide" is a very common one, but so is "Kinisurunai." They are both pretty interchangeable.
That's really awesome. I marathon the terms that I think about the most when I can, but I need a better system.
Kanji are actually not hard to write or read...but it's figuring out WHICH reading goes where.
Generally an ON/ON pattern and KUN/KUN pattern emerges, but sometimes it's still difficult.

Example I like to use: 今日 obviously this is "Kyou" meaning "today" from "now" and "day."
Breaking it up we get: 今 + 日 ; and there's separate readings for both...which is where memorization is key.
今 - Kun: Ima (obviously) On: Kin/Kon. 日- Kun: -Ka/Hi/-Bi ("-" Indicates reading is a suffix) and On: Jitsu/Nichi.
Easy words that come to mind: 日々 "Hibi" (obviously "days" from "day" + "day")
and 日常 "Nichijou" ("Day" + "Normal").

But wait...where is the part where Ima/Kin/Kon + -Ka/Hi/-Bi/Jitsu/Nichi read "Kyou?"
I don't see one. You've seen this a lot. There are always going to be oddities like that in Japanese...
What's strange is that even the name readings (for both) don't give that. Usually Ateji (you know, phonetics...) help.



ah, I see. Well, I stilllearned something new. Lol. And yeah, I know what you mean about the KUN/ON readings. Most guides say it comes naturally, so when I see anew word with kanji I recognize, I try to read it. Then I check the dictionary later. Lol.
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Posted 10/4/12
i do, but also because i am learning the language, and not just through anime/manga
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22 / M / Toronto, Canada
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Posted 10/4/12
I do a lot and my friends think im weird
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realmeryl16 wrote:


DeliriumOxide wrote:



ah, I see. Well, I stilllearned something new. Lol. And yeah, I know what you mean about the KUN/ON readings. Most guides say it comes naturally, so when I see anew word with kanji I recognize, I try to read it. Then I check the dictionary later. Lol.


Mhm... I'm guessing that "Kyou" arises from the 今 On-yomi "Kin" with the /n/ clipped,
and the 日 On-yomi "Jitsu" with the /u/ modifying.That's just a guess of course, since I haven't really looked into it...
Readings are usually kind of tricky until you figure out common ones, and then just remember Ateji readings.
I cannot wait until I learn how to remember all of this, but that's when I actually have free time. [sigh] That's self-study.

You'd be surprised how correct you have readings if you merely memorize at least one/two On and Kun per character.
Like I mentioned earlier, there's usually some sort of pattern with the readings, with an On/On or Kun/Kun orientation.

A great example is Japanese, actually! As you probably know, "Nihongo" is read part Ateji (phonetically).
日本語 - Ni from 日 On-yomi "Nichi" + Hon from the 本 single On-yomi "Hon" + Go from the 語 single On-yomi "Go."
Notice how they are all On-yomi? Besides the fact that one is an Ateji reading (first syllable), they follow On/On pattern. ^^

Teacher is another great one, and School is as well. Terms that are older in origin will generally have an On reading. (Since they are adapted).
"Sensei" from 先 On-yomi "Sen" and 生 On-yomi "Sei." (Doctor too).
"Gakkou" from 学 On-yomi "Gaku" and 校 On-yomi "Kou."
(Actually it's good to know that there are characters with only On-yomi, 校 is one).
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i know zero Japanese but there are a few phrases i picked up while watching anime...and yes i do use them sometimes
Posted 10/5/12
it just accidentally comes out of me. XD
and people just go all "what?" :))))
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Considering the fact that I'm taking Japanese, I speak in Japanese quite a lot haha.
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25 / M / Manila
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Posted 10/5/12
rarely,
with just people who can speak Japanese too, others might get offended
specially those who don't know Japanese words.
Posted 10/5/12
Not usually, but sometimes they just slip out. Lol like when I was in a hurry one day, I answered a question my mom asked with "hai" she had, "wtf is wrong with you" written all over her face. Ah ~ memories..
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