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Watashi wa Sanly-chan desu! Niju ni sai onna desu!
Boku wa student desu Vancouver, BC Canada desu. Watashi no kanadajin desu!
Yoroshiku onegaimasu!
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Posted 5/29/10 , edited 8/7/11
Watashi wa Sanly-chan desu!
Niju san sai no josei.
Boku wa gakusei desu.
Watashi wa Kanada-jin desu
Watashi wa Vancouver kara kimashita
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu!



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azngirl247 wrote:

Watashi wa Sanly-chan desu! Niju ni sai onna desu!
Boku wa student desu Vancouver, BC Canada desu. Watashi no kanadajin desu!
Yoroshiku onegaimasu!


When introducing yourself formally, it's better not to include the honorofic -chan in your name. And again, formally, always include your last, first names i.e. "Watashi wa Harune Aira desu!"

And to say "I am a 22-year-old female," you need to start with the age number, "ni-juu-ni" and add "-sai," a suffix for age. But after, you need to put "no" then "onna," or "josei." In Japanese, it would be "22歳の女性" for 22-sai no josei. Also, the "desu" is not required.

To say "student" in Japanese, it is gakusei (学生). And "boku" is an impolite/casual way to address oneself if that person is a girl. However a lot of tomboyish girl use boku rather than watashi. Most boys use boku, and watashi for formal. The proper way to say "I am a student" would be "Watashi wa gakuesei desu," or if you want to say boku; "Boku wa gakusei desu." Also, when stating where you are from, you add "Watashi wa (place) kara kimashita." If you want to say "I live in (place)," you can say "Watashi wa (place) ni sunde iru." If you just state the place then add a "desu," it is indicating that you are that place. So "Vancouver, BC Canada desu" means "I am Vancouver, BC Canada desu."

Then to say "I am a Canadian," you use "wa" instead of "no" because "wa" is used as "is" and "no" is indicating that it belongs to someone. So in your case, it would be, "Watashi wa Kanada-jin desu."

To correct the "Yoroshiku onegaimasu," the correct way to say that is "Yoroshiku onegai shimasu."

Hope this helps.
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Easte wrote:


azngirl247 wrote:

Watashi wa Sanly-chan desu! Niju ni sai onna desu!
Boku wa student desu Vancouver, BC Canada desu. Watashi no kanadajin desu!
Yoroshiku onegaimasu!


When introducing yourself formally, it's better not to include the honorofic -chan in your name. And again, formally, always include your last, first names i.e. "Watashi wa Harune Aira desu!"

And to say "I am a 22-year-old female," you need to start with the age number, "ni-juu-ni" and add "-sai," a suffix for age. But after, you need to put "no" then "onna," or "josei." In Japanese, it would be "22歳の女性" for 22-sai no josei. Also, the "desu" is not required.

To say "student" in Japanese, it is gakusei (学生). And "boku" is an impolite/casual way to address oneself if that person is a girl. However a lot of tomboyish girl use boku rather than watashi. Most boys use boku, and watashi for formal. The proper way to say "I am a student" would be "Watashi wa gakuesei desu," or if you want to say boku; "Boku wa gakusei desu." Also, when stating where you are from, you add "Watashi wa (place) kara kimashita." If you want to say "I live in (place)," you can say "Watashi wa (place) ni sunde iru." If you just state the place then add a "desu," it is indicating that you are that place. So "Vancouver, BC Canada desu" means "I am Vancouver, BC Canada desu."

Then to say "I am a Canadian," you use "wa" instead of "no" because "wa" is used as "is" and "no" is indicating that it belongs to someone. So in your case, it would be, "Watashi wa Kanada-jin desu."

To correct the "Yoroshiku onegaimasu," the correct way to say that is "Yoroshiku onegai shimasu."

Hope this helps.


Oh okay Thanks for the advice Easte-chan! I am 23 years old now! I might have to re-edit my info.
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