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Posted 2/2/09
The first step is to learn the alphabet. Or, at least, the sounds that exist in the Japanese language. There are absolutely no "tones" like in Chinese, Thai, etc. and there are only 2 exceptions within the alphabet which will be explained later. The characters listed below are called Hiragana. It is the main alphabet for Japanese. The Japanese language also consists of Chinese characters (Kanji), which we will get into later, and another alphabet, Katakana, which is mainly used for foreign words.

READ THE BOTTOM ABOUT THE * MARKS. ITS THE ENTIRE ROW!
あ:a い:i う:u え:e お:o

か:ka き:ki く:ku け:ke こ:ko

* が:ga ぎ:gi ぐ:gu げ:ge ご:go

さ:sa し:shi す:su せ:se そ:so

* ざ:za じ:ji ず:zu ぜ:ze ぞ:zo

た:ta ち:chi つ:tsu て:te と:to

* だ:da ぢ:ji づ:zu で:de ど:do

**** な:na に:ni ぬ:nu ね:ne の:no

は:ha ひ:hi ふ:fu へ:he ほ:ho

* ば:ba び:bi ぶ:bu べ:be ぼ:bo

** ぱ:pa ぴ:pi ぷ:pu ぺ:pe ぽ:po

ま:ma み:mi む:mu め:me も:mo

*** や:ya ゆ:yu よ:yo

ら:ra り:ri る:ru れ:re ろ:ro

わ:wa を:wo ん:n/m

* The one * means that the only thing to do to make ka into ga is to put "
** To make pa, pi, pu, pe, and po you add the little circle ( ゜) next to the symbol ONLY row that has the little circle.
*** ya, yu, and yo are pain in the butts. Sometimes they are smaller and it can change the ENTIRE word completely. Example Kyou....きょう (in another lesson)
**** na, ni, nu,ne, and no is the ONLY row that doesnt get the "
ぢ:ji is not used much same with づ:zu
ん:n/m only one that has no vowel after it.
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Arigato gozaimasu animefangirl! ^_^
Thanks for the Hiragana lessons!
Posted 8/5/09

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Arigato gozaimasu animefangirl! ^_^
Thanks for the Hiragana lessons!


douitashimashite =]
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Posted 8/5/09

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azngirl247 wrote:

Arigato gozaimasu animefangirl! ^_^
Thanks for the Hiragana lessons!


douitashimashite =]


Is that really how it is spelled?
Sorry just wondering how to spell douitashimashite! Lol! :P
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Posted 8/5/09 , edited 8/5/09

animefangirl20 wrote:

The first step is to learn the alphabet. Or, at least, the sounds that exist in the Japanese language. There are absolutely no "tones" like in Chinese, Thai, etc. and there are only 2 exceptions within the alphabet which will be explained later. The characters listed below are called Hiragana. It is the main alphabet for Japanese. The Japanese language also consists of Chinese characters (Kanji), which we will get into later, and another alphabet, Katakana, which is mainly used for foreign words.

READ THE BOTTOM ABOUT THE * MARKS. ITS THE ENTIRE ROW!
あ:a い:i う:u え:e お:o

か:ka き:ki く:ku け:ke こ:ko

* が:ga ぎ:gi ぐ:gu げ:ge ご:go

さ:sa し:shi す:su せ:se そ:so

* ざ:za じ:ji ず:zu ぜ:ze ぞ:zo

た:ta ち:chi つ:tsu て:te と:to

* だ:da ぢ:ji づ:zu で:de ど:do

**** な:na に:ni ぬ:nu ね:ne の:no

は:ha ひ:hi ふ:fu へ:he ほ:ho

* ば:ba び:bi ぶ:bu べ:be ぼ:bo

** ぱ:pa ぴ:pi ぷ:pu ぺ:pe ぽ:po

ま:ma み:mi む:mu め:me も:mo

*** や:ya ゆ:yu よ:yo

ら:ra り:ri る:ru れ:re ろ:ro

わ:wa を:wo ん:n/m

* The one * means that the only thing to do to make ka into ga is to put "
** To make pa, pi, pu, pe, and po you add the little circle ( ゜) next to the symbol ONLY row that has the little circle.
*** ya, yu, and yo are pain in the butts. Sometimes they are smaller and it can change the ENTIRE word completely. Example Kyou....きょう (in another lesson)
**** na, ni, nu,ne, and no is the ONLY row that doesnt get the "
ぢ:ji is not used much same with づ:zu
ん:n/m only one that has no vowel after it.



So..............When will we get to the Kanji lessons?
Lol! I will do half of the Kanji lessons and you can do the other half of the Kanji lessons.
Well.............We are the teachers in this group anyways.
Beside we are moderators! Its our duty and our job! Lol! :P


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Posted 8/5/09 , edited 8/5/09
Oh btw! I was just wondering................How do you say I promise in Japanese?
Please teach me animefangirl20! *bows politely*

ONEGAI! *cries*
Posted 8/5/09

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animefangirl20 wrote:



Is that really how it is spelled?
Sorry just wondering how to spell douitashimashite! Lol! :P


haha yeah it so easy to spell in Japanese xD





I am going to start by going on my cr sis's or ask her to make them =p You want to make the thread? All three of us can add on =] We should just have one kanji thread.



azngirl247 wrote:

Oh btw! I was just wondering................How do you say I promise in Japanese?
Please teach me animefangirl20! *bows politely*

ONEGAI! *cries*


yakusoka I believe. I looked it up in the dictionary.
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Posted 8/11/09

animefangirl20 wrote:


azngirl247 wrote:


animefangirl20 wrote:



Is that really how it is spelled?
Sorry just wondering how to spell douitashimashite! Lol! :P


haha yeah it so easy to spell in Japanese xD





I am going to start by going on my cr sis's or ask her to make them =p You want to make the thread? All three of us can add on =] We should just have one kanji thread.



azngirl247 wrote:

Oh btw! I was just wondering................How do you say I promise in Japanese?
Please teach me animefangirl20! *bows politely*

ONEGAI! *cries*


yakusoka I believe. I looked it up in the dictionary.

*Nods* mmmmmmmmmmmm! Yakusoka!
Mhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm! *nodding* Yep! I guess that right cuz thats how its spelled.




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Posted 8/11/09

azngirl247 wrote:


animefangirl20 wrote:


azngirl247 wrote:


animefangirl20 wrote:



Is that really how it is spelled?
Sorry just wondering how to spell douitashimashite! Lol! :P


haha yeah it so easy to spell in Japanese xD





I am going to start by going on my cr sis's or ask her to make them =p You want to make the thread? All three of us can add on =] We should just have one kanji thread.



azngirl247 wrote:

Oh btw! I was just wondering................How do you say I promise in Japanese?
Please teach me animefangirl20! *bows politely*

ONEGAI! *cries*


yakusoka I believe. I looked it up in the dictionary.

*Nods* mmmmmmmmmmmm! Yakusoka!
Mhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm! *nodding* Yep! I guess that right cuz thats how its spelled.






Ano? how can we make a thread?
I'd dunno how?
LOL! :P
Fine! You and i and your sis together we can make an awesome kanji thread!


Posted 8/12/09

azngirl247 wrote:


azngirl247 wrote:


animefangirl20 wrote:


azngirl247 wrote:


animefangirl20 wrote:



Is that really how it is spelled?
Sorry just wondering how to spell douitashimashite! Lol! :P


haha yeah it so easy to spell in Japanese xD





I am going to start by going on my cr sis's or ask her to make them =p You want to make the thread? All three of us can add on =] We should just have one kanji thread.



azngirl247 wrote:

Oh btw! I was just wondering................How do you say I promise in Japanese?
Please teach me animefangirl20! *bows politely*

ONEGAI! *cries*


yakusoka I believe. I looked it up in the dictionary.

*Nods* mmmmmmmmmmmm! Yakusoka!
Mhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm! *nodding* Yep! I guess that right cuz thats how its spelled.






Ano? how can we make a thread?
I'd dunno how?
LOL! :P
Fine! You and i and your sis together we can make an awesome kanji thread!




Dont worry about making one I get that done with I have another account to help add things :D
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Promise is yakusoku in romaji;
約束 in kanji.

Hiragana are used for words that do not have the kanji writing.

and the proper romaji spelling for the Japanese phrase for "you're welcome" is douitashimashite; or dōitashimashite. Emphasis on ō. Hiragana is どういたしまして.
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