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Posted 9/22/08 , edited 9/22/08
I'm new to Japanese language and even though
i know some of the basic words, i still find it
hard to understand. esp katakana, hiragana & kanji
how do i form sentence with those words??
do i need a japanese dictionery dat will state
eg: red - akai , hello - konnichiwa
all this to form the sentence??
or will jus the 3 hira, kana & kanji
get me to form the sentence??
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Posted 10/7/08

dbsk_initial wrote:

I'm new to Japanese language and even though
i know some of the basic words, i still find it
hard to understand. esp katakana, hiragana & kanji
how do i form sentence with those words??
do i need a japanese dictionery dat will state
eg: red - akai , hello - konnichiwa
all this to form the sentence??
or will jus the 3 hira, kana & kanji
get me to form the sentence??


If you want to describe something, you use "wa"
for example, if you want to say "this pencil is red" you would say:

Kono enpitsu wa akai desu.
このえんぴつはあかいです。
This pencil red is

When you describe anything, you always need the "desu" because in japanese it is the "is" so if you don't say that, it would be like if you said "this pencil red" in english. People would understand you, but it's not the right way. "desu" always goes at the end.

If you want to ask someone to do something, you use "de" or "te"
for example, if you wanted to ask someone to "please sit" you would say:

Suwate kudasai.
すわてください。
Sit please

or please drink:
Nonde kudasai.
のんでください。
drink please

I'm sorry, but there is not a pattern for "te" or "de" you just memorize which ones fit. I hope that this helps, if it doesn't or you still have questions, please ask!

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