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atashi-i
gomennasai-sorry
chottomattekudasai-wait
ikeneyo-i can't
mada mada dane-not yet
ora ora!-is giving power to yourself
kawaiii-cute
sugoi-amazing
kotchi-come here
ikuso-let's go
uruse!-shut up
midori-green
mondai nai-no proble
taijobu-that's okay
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^It's urusai - noisy, shut up. "uruse" is just a slang word for "urusai".
"daijoubu" - that's okay, it's okay, I'm okay
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ichi=1
ni=2
san=3
yon=4
go=5
roku=6
nana=7
hachi=8
kyuu=9
jyuu=10

Hana = Flower
Ona =Woman
Otoku =Man
Itadakimasu = I can't find the proper translation but it is used right before we start eating. (Forgive but english is not my mother tongue)
Arigatou = Domo=Thank You
Gomen = Sorry
Gomen Nasai = I am sorry
Chotto Matte Kudasai = Please wait
Haru = Spring
Zetsubou = Despair
Motto = More
Dare= Who
Watashi = I
Ore = I (used by men)
Boku = I
Nani = What
Demo = But
Shikashi = But
Kawaii = Cute
Kakoii = Cool
Kowaii = Scary
Baka = Idiot
Kisame = You/Bastard
Omae = You
Anata = You

I know some more... Tell me about the mistakes! I am trying really hard to learn Japanese!
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washio-risuta wrote:


Ona =Woman
Otoku =Man
Kakoii = Cool
Kowaii = Scary
Kisame = You/Bastard


I know some more... Tell me about the mistakes! I am trying really hard to learn Japanese!


Onna - Woman
Otoko - Man
Kakkoi- Cool
Kowai - Scary
Kisama - You/bastard (extremely hostile and rude)
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mikeel wrote:


washio-risuta wrote:


Ona =Woman
Otoku =Man
Kakoii = Cool
Kowaii = Scary
Kisame = You/Bastard


I know some more... Tell me about the mistakes! I am trying really hard to learn Japanese!


Onna - Woman
Otoko - Man
Kakkoi- Cool
Kowai - Scary
Kisama - You/bastard (extremely hostile and rude)


Thank You! This is really helpful!!! ^_^
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xD no Problem.. If you need some help don't hesitate to message me =)).. I'll do my best to help you xD
Posted 1/16/08
Different ways of saying you:

Omae(O-MA-EH)
Kimi
Annta
Anata
Temee(temeh)
Kisama
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Inu - Dog
Neko - Cat
Saru - Monkey
Tora - Tiger
Sakana - Fish
Ari - Ant
Zou(zoh) - Elephant
And most of the other animals are pronounced the same as in English
Ryu - Dragon
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Kodomo-Kid
Otona-Adult
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Chotto-A bit
Matte-Wait
Kudasai-Please
Chotto Matte Kudasai - Please wait for a bit
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Tanjyoubi-Birthday
Hon-Book
Kutsu-Shoes
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Well, I am Japanese, but I'll just give a few ^^




I've heard the word "I" being said in four different ways. Can you clarify who uses which one?



Watashi- you said this is girls informal and guys formal right?

Atashi- I don't know but I've only heard girls using this, but not too sure though.

Boku- I've heard little boys and some tomboyish girls use this.

Ore- I have heard both genders using this one, so I am really not sure.

I only learned this through anime, so I have no other knowledge of Japanese.
If you could explain it to me, a complete beginner to the laguage, I would be happy. Thanks!
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kikikokokaka wrote:

Well, I am Japanese, but I'll just give a few ^^




I've heard the word "I" being said in four different ways. Can you clarify who uses which one?



Watashi- you said this is girls informal and guys formal right?

Atashi- I don't know but I've only heard girls using this, but not too sure though.

Boku- I've heard little boys and some tomboyish girls use this.

Ore- I have heard both genders using this one, so I am really not sure.

I only learned this through anime, so I have no other knowledge of Japanese.
If you could explain it to me, a complete beginner to the laguage, I would be happy. Thanks!


Okay. Here's a list of a few ways to say "I" in Japanese, depending on what your situation is.

Watashi~ This kanji actually reads "watakushi", but that's only used for formals situations. And I'd show you the kanji, but unfortunately my IME is screwed XD So "watakushi" is how you address yourself if you're the leader of some seminar or board meeting, etc. Watashi, however, is used for normal polite conversations for both boys and girls. But girls tend to use it more =) and for guys, it's a bit formal O.O

Atashi~ It's the exact same thing as watashi, except if you're a guy, using "atashi" is really weird. Some young girls like to say "atashi" because it sounds...cuter (heck, I don't know why) and more girly. When girls grow older, they tend to use "watashi" more because it sounds more "grown-up". So yeah. Bottom line is, boys don't use it.

Boku~ It's used primarily by males, for any kind of conversation. Formal or casual. Girls might use this, but really rarely.

Ore~ this is a masculine "I", so if you hear a girl using it, like in Ouran High School, it's 'cause the girl for some weird reason is pretending to be a guy. If you happen to be on the streets and you see a weird person, and you can't tell whether it's a guy or a girl, and they say "ore wa blablabla", then it's a guy. It's used for casual conversations.

Washi~ Well, i wouldn't concern myself with this one xD it's for middle-aged or older men to say.
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kikikokokaka wrote:


qweruiop wrote:


kikikokokaka wrote:

Well, I am Japanese, but I'll just give a few ^^




I've heard the word "I" being said in four different ways. Can you clarify who uses which one?



Watashi- you said this is girls informal and guys formal right?

Atashi- I don't know but I've only heard girls using this, but not too sure though.

Boku- I've heard little boys and some tomboyish girls use this.

Ore- I have heard both genders using this one, so I am really not sure.

I only learned this through anime, so I have no other knowledge of Japanese.
If you could explain it to me, a complete beginner to the laguage, I would be happy. Thanks!


Okay. Here's a list of a few ways to say "I" in Japanese, depending on what your situation is.

Watashi~ This kanji actually reads "watakushi", but that's only used for formals situations. And I'd show you the kanji, but unfortunately my IME is screwed XD So "watakushi" is how you address yourself if you're the leader of some seminar or board meeting, etc. Watashi, however, is used for normal polite conversations for both boys and girls. But girls tend to use it more =) and for guys, it's a bit formal O.O

Atashi~ It's the exact same thing as watashi, except if you're a guy, using "atashi" is really weird. Some young girls like to say "atashi" because it sounds...cuter (heck, I don't know why) and more girly. When girls grow older, they tend to use "watashi" more because it sounds more "grown-up". So yeah. Bottom line is, boys don't use it.

Boku~ It's used primarily by males, for any kind of conversation. Formal or casual. Girls might use this, but really rarely.

Ore~ this is a masculine "I", so if you hear a girl using it, like in Ouran High School, it's 'cause the girl for some weird reason is pretending to be a guy. If you happen to be on the streets and you see a weird person, and you can't tell whether it's a guy or a girl, and they say "ore wa blablabla", then it's a guy. It's used for casual conversations.

Washi~ Well, i wouldn't concern myself with this one xD it's for middle-aged or older men to say.


This makes so much more sense now. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain it to me. I really appreciate it.

Arigatou gozaimassu *bows*
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nice..now i'm learning japanese ^__^
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wad is kimi?
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Kimi = You

Another way of saying "you" at japanese =D
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Try this phase Hauu Kawaii Omochikaerii!
Hauu - So
Kawaii - cute
Omochikaerii - I'm gonna take you home > It goes something like that.
Feel free to corrent me.
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Kawaii>>cute
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