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How do you say "I Love You." In japanese?


I Love You: Aishiteru
I Like You: Daisuki ; Daisuki desu (more polite way of saying) ; suki desu (a shorter way)
'Dai' means big; 'Ai' means love.

*Anata-ga daisuki desu
Anata-ga | daisuki | desu
Literally means: You- I'm talking about | really like| It is.
Translation: I'm talking about you, (I) really like. ('desu' in this case has got no meaning, it's just to make the statement more polite)
Proper English: I like you.

Japanese usually don't express their love verbally, they do it by action.
(there's this saying that: you don't say it; you show it)
So commonly boys will say: 'Daisuki dayo' to the girl he likes, even though he actually means he loves her.
If he said: 'Aishiteru' it means that he's dead serious and you can consider marry him . LOL
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can u put more japanese words to learn-desu?? please. arigato goziamas
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can u put more japanese words to learn-desu?? please. arigato goziamas


Like? Something more basic, when asking question:

Who
誰 (だれ) dare
Example: Dare desu ka. 誰ですか。
Translation: Who is it?

Where
何処(どこ) doko
Example: Kuukou-wa doko desu ka. 空港は何処ですか.
Translation: Where is the airport?

When
何時(いつ)itsu
Example: Tanjoubi-wa itsu desu ka. 誕生日は何時ですか。
Translation: When is your birthday?

What
何 (なに) nani
Example: Kore-wa nan(i) desu ka. これは何ですか。
Translation: What is this?

Why
何故 (なぜ) naze
如何して (どうして) doushite
Example: Naze naite iru no desu ka. 何故泣いているのですか。
Translation: Why are you crying?
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what else do you wanna learn ??



eRrr....yOur offline but i wanna learn d months in japanese thanks
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how to say "Thank you for being a good friend for me, i appreciate it very much.." in japanese? i appreciate your help,thank you..

ARIGATOO!!!!
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how to say "Thank you for being a good friend for me, i appreciate it very much.." in japanese? i appreciate your help,thank you.. ARIGATOO!!!!



English: Thank you Sakura-san (name), (I) appreciate your friendship.
Romaji: Arigatou _(name)____, anata-no yuujou-ni kansha shimasu.
Kanji/Hira : ありがとう 桜さんあなたの 友情に 感謝 します。 

English: You/name are my best friend.
Romaji: Anata-wa/name , watashi-no shinyuu desu.
Kanji/Hira : あなたは私の 親友 です。

The above expressions are gender neutral. If you are a boy, you can replace 'anata' with 'kimi' , 'watashi' with 'boku', 'desu' with 'dayo'.

In Japanese, 'you'(as a subject) is often not use because it's obvious that you're referring to the person you're talking to. This way of speaking is considered very formal. So you can either replace it with your friend's name, example: If your friend is Sakura, you can say 'Sakura-san', or you can simply go straight to the point without even mentioning the name.

Some uses of Tags mentioned above:
-wa : This is an introductory tag. It's usually placed behind the subject you're talking about in the sentence.
Example: Watashi-wa, Kimi-wa
-no : This is usually used when 2 nouns come together. It'll then be placed behind the first noun.
Example: watashi-no tomodachi (my friend) The first noun usually describes the second one.
-ni: This tag has a lot of meaning or rather, it's equivalent to English: in, to, at, with ... It can be used when referring to destination or location. It can also means 'and' when listing.
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Posted 11/17/08

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shiru-neko wrote:

what else do you wanna learn ??



eRrr....yOur offline but i wanna learn d months in japanese thanks


Months:
Jan: ichigatsu
Feb: nigatsu
Mar: sangatsu
Apr: shigatsu
May: gogatsu
Jun: rokugatsu
Jul: shichigatsu
Aug: hachigatsu
Sep: kugatsu
Oct: juugatsu
Nov: juuichigatsu
Dec: juunigatsu

'ga' is pronounced as 'nga' as in 'nug' in 'nugget'.


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Hi back again wanna learn some parts of the face ??
eyebrow : mayu
eyes : me
nose : hana
mouth : kuchi
chin : ago
ear : mimi
head : atama
face : kao
cheek : hoho
forehead : hitai
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some more ??? here some parts of the body >..
arm : ude
elbow : hiji
hand : te
finger : yubi
thumb : oyayubi
leg : ashi
foot : ashi
shoulder : kata
back : se
chest : mune
knee : hiza
Posted 11/27/08
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Posted 11/27/08
Arigatou gozaimasu for helping meh
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i guess we have 2 learn the pronouns 1st right ....
but i think its depending on the word that comes next .. its going to be hard ..if thats true..
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how to say 'i love violin very much'?
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Posted 12/3/08
I think its hard but ill try my best to learn. just add more words or phrases.*smiles*
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AeriSakurayuki wrote:

how to say 'i love violin very much'?
THANKYOU....


バイオリン好きです。
Baiorin-wa suki desu.
Literal translation:
Violin| -I'm talking about | like | it.
バイオリン is written in katakana because it's of foreign origin.


Pronunciation:
Violin:
Ba | i | o | rin
'Ba' as in 'ba'rber
'i' as in 'i'llustrate
'o' as in 'o'ff
'rin' as in 'lin't (the 'r' sound is short)

'suki' means 'like'
can be replaced with 'daisuki' which literally means 'big like' in other words, 'like (it) very much'.
Baiorin-wa daisuki desu.

To turn this into a question:
Do you like violin?
Add 'ka' at then end:
バイオリンは好きですか?
Baiorin-wa suki desus ka?

'I' as a subject is being left out since it's obvious that you're talking about yourself.
If you want to say 'I',
バイオリン好きです。
Watashi-wa baiorin-ga suki desu.
I | -I'm talking about | violin | -I'm highlighting this to you | like | it.
In proper English: I like violin.
*noun with a '-ga' followed behind means that it's the most important thing the speaker is trying to convey in the whole sentence.
'-ga' is pronounced as 'nga' as in 'nug'get.

Another way of writing 'violin' : ヴァイオリン (Vuairin)
Hope I'm helping. =)
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