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Posted 10/4/13
The wwwwwww thing?? :O
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Yeah. Easier than typing out LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, isn't it?
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Posted 10/5/13
Yep! :B wwwwwwwwwww
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Posted 10/5/13 , edited 10/5/13
I'd learned that "wwwww" is short for 笑い ("warai"), so when people type "w," it's the equivalent of "lol" in English.

There's also 「ワロタ」、or so I've recently learned, which is also the same as "lol."



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Posted 10/22/13
Hey still answering questions? :P

Me and 3 of my friends are going to visit Japan (Osaka) in June this year, what I was wondering is, do you know any place where it might be fun to visit? And where all the anime stores are at? Also I would love to hear your thoughts about where you think it's best to be in Japan, where you can "experience" most of the country.

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Posted 10/24/13 , edited 10/24/13
Nobody? Okay, well here goes.

For anime stores in Osaka, you're looking at Nipponbashi (otherwise known as Den-Den Town). Maybe do a search to find out where it is. One of my friends also did otaku shopping in San Center Plaza next to Sannomiya Station (that's in Kobe, not Osaka), but the variety in Nipponbashi is better.

As for tourist attractions... well, I know there's a bunch of stuff related to Tokugawa Ieyasu around the Kansai area, but the only thing that springs to mind is Osaka Castle, which was involved in two historically important battles to my knowledge. Related is Honnoji Temple, and the site of the Battle of Yamazaki. I'm betting the battlefield is just a non-descript plain with a marker on it though, so maybe only if you're a history buff.

In the area is Himeji Castle as well. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the premier castles in Japan. More or less, it's remained standing since its most recent reconstruction in the 1600's. It was first built in the 1300's.

Note that all of these are on my to-see list too (except Nipponbashi). Without actually having gone there myself, I can't say what they're like. Come to think of it, maybe I might consider going back sometime.


SubaruRem wrote:

I'd learned that "wwwww" is short for 笑い ("warai"), so when people type "w," it's the equivalent of "lol" in English.

There's also 「ワロタ」、or so I've recently learned, which is also the same as "lol."


Looked these up again, and yup.

w = (笑)
ワロタ = わらった→ワラタ→ワロタ

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So yeah i want to move to japan. Will people call me weird or any thing if i like anime
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Posted 11/17/13
Despite how much I love japan and anime stuff.
People I know always discourages me from them.
They would say things like.
"Japan is a dying country, look what the radiation's doing" stuff like that.

It hurts me a lot. I don't think that's how you judge a country.

I want to hear what a japanese person thinks of their country, thanks.
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I hope the OP is alright.
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Posted 2/5/14 , edited 2/5/14

xtangle wrote:

こんにちわ!
What is your favorite kind of food and why?
What do you look like?
Why do you live in USA?
~~~~~~TRAINING~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Just wanted to point out that the phrase is こんにち, and not こんいちわ. This is because this expression is an abridged sentence, literally meaning "Your day is...", hence the は particle at the end. A common mistake, don't worry.

I'm particularly fluent in Japanese and was based in Japan for some time, so I'm quite familiar with the place - more specifically Kyoto. Ask away if you have any questions. :)


strkiky wrote:

Despite how much I love japan and anime stuff.
People I know always discourages me from them.
They would say things like.
"Japan is a dying country, look what the radiation's doing" stuff like that.

It hurts me a lot. I don't think that's how you judge a country.

I want to hear what a japanese person thinks of their country, thanks.


We're doing quite well, actually. For the first time in a long time, the economy is starting to rise out of the rut from the previous lost years (read up on the "lost decade" if you want to know more), and many people are quite pleased with home Shinzo Abe is doing with his new economic reforms.

The Radiation is already old news - most people are looking forward to the Olympics, if anything. Also, I'm slated to work with Kyoto Uni on their iPSC (induced pleuripotent stem cell) projects, so I think a statement such as "Japan is a dying country" is not only misplaced, but also grossly misinformed. D:
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xtangle wrote:

こんにちわ!
What is your favorite kind of food and why?
What do you look like?
Why do you live in USA?
~~~~~~TRAINING~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Just wanted to point out that the phrase is こんにち, and not こんいちわ. This is because this expression is an abridged sentence, literally meaning "Your day is...", hence the は particle at the end. A common mistake, don't worry.

I'm particularly fluent in Japanese and was based in Japan for some time, so I'm quite familiar with the place - more specifically Kyoto. Ask away if you have any questions. :)


heh I know now that, it was a long time I wrote that o,.,o! I was in Tokyo learning Japanese ;o well now its at baby lvl;o I am continuing my studies right now in Poland. O.O would u mind talkin to me in Japanese? I do not know many kanjis just about 200 something but I can try my best!
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xtangle wrote:

heh I know now that, it was a long time I wrote that o,.,o! I was in Tokyo learning Japanese ;o well now its at baby lvl;o I am continuing my studies right now in Poland. O.O would u mind talkin to me in Japanese? I do not know many kanjis just about 200 something but I can try my best!


日本語の会話で話してみましょう。実は、あんまり日本語で話しかけないんだからね。だって日本ごを話せる人がいないんだから、アニメとかテレビ番組とか利用しないんですが。まぁ、日本で別の話ですけど、今はそうゆうところなんです。


Edit:
I didn't realize that this thread had been up for a year already. O_o whoops.
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edsamac wrote:
日本語の会話で話してみましょう。実は、あんまり日本語で話しかけないんだからね。だって日本ごを話せる人がいないんだから、アニメとかテレビ番組とか利用しないんですが。まぁ、日本で別の話ですけど、今はそうゆうところなんです。


ゲームを混ぜたら読み練習も出来るぜ。ww

Question I've had since it came up in this thread: I know non-Japanese food can be had in Japan, but you were to go looking for it, how would you go about doing it, and what would you commonly expect to find?

Intuitively, I wanna say you can find Chinese without too much trouble, to say nothing of fast food and pizza. But anything else, and how out of the way is it?
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Posted 2/6/14 , edited 2/6/14

CaelK wrote:

ゲームを混ぜたら読み練習も出来るぜ。ww


実は、今までファンタシースターオンライン2をやっていますww


Question I've had since it came up in this thread: I know non-Japanese food can be had in Japan, but you were to go looking for it, how would you go about doing it, and what would you commonly expect to find?

Intuitively, I wanna say you can find Chinese without too much trouble, to say nothing of fast food and pizza. But anything else, and how out of the way is it?


A lot of the "foreign" cuisine in Japan has some sort of fusion in it. For example, you can find a stall that sells german franks in a bun, but they throw bonito with leeks etc. on top of it. In general, it's not hard to find one in a shopping center (i.e. Lumine, daimaru, etc.), but we're talking about restaurants and not stalls, so they lean towards the expensive side. Most of the time during my stay, I'd go to the supermarket and buy my food (either pre-packed or for cooking) because it's much cheaper that way. Even if I DID feel lazy, it'd be a packed lunch at a nearby family mart.
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