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I have a B in GCSE Japanese. However, I belive that is the equivelant of knowing in Japanese what most Japanese people will know in English.

I'm still learning. My grammar is good but my vocabulary is crap. I know basic kanji (that said, I got a D on writing), apparently my speaking is good but I can't understand conversations simply because I don't know enough words. Unfortunatley, kanji meaning seem to be very context sensitive and I can only understand basic phrases from the kanji - often because I already know how to say the word. I'm not too confident in my japanese skills right now.

I also didn't understand the thread title. I've never heard the word hanashimasu before.
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I've been trying to re-learn Japanese but for some reason I've always dropped it or put it off..
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Posted 10/9/15

aListers wrote:
I also didn't understand the thread title. I've never heard the word hanashimasu before.


話す -> 話します
hanashimasu is just a masu conjugation of hanasu

「話せますか」 の方が正しいではないかと。
though it might be better to say "hanasemasu" (the ~eru conjugation)

日本語 で/が 話せますか。 or 日本語 で/が 話すことができますか。
(both mean, "can you talk/speak in Japanese? both が and で particles can be used)


note the difference:
日本語で話します。
I talk / will talk in Japanese.

日本語で話せます。
I can talk in Japanese.
Posted 10/9/15
Chong pong jingaling soy sauce.
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namealreadytaken wrote:


aListers wrote:
I also didn't understand the thread title. I've never heard the word hanashimasu before.


話す -> 話します
hanashimasu is just a masu conjugation of hanasu

「話せますか」 の方が正しいではないかと。
though it might be better to say "hanasemasu" (the ~eru conjugation)

日本語 で/が 話せますか。 or 日本語 で/が 話すことができますか。
(both mean, "can you talk/speak in Japanese? both が and で particles can be used)


note the difference:
日本語で話します。
I talk / will talk in Japanese.

日本語で話せます。
I can talk in Japanese.


Thanks for the lesson. While I knew how to say that I don't understand japanese (すみません 日本語 わかりません sorry, I don't speak japanese),I hadn't yet made a correlation between 話す and はなす yet. As I said, I'm still learning so every bit of knowledge is helpful.
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Posted 10/9/15

aListers wrote:

Thanks for the lesson. While I knew how to say that I don't understand japanese (すみません 日本語 わかりません sorry, I don't speak japanese),I hadn't yet made a correlation between 話す and はなす yet. As I said, I'm still learning so every bit of knowledge is helpful.


by the way, you typically learn this in the 1st year of Japanese classes.
never heard of GCSE, but seems like a qualification exam of some sort..? maybe something like JPLT..?
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Picked up some from anime, but not a lot.
やれやれ。。。
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Posted 10/9/15 , edited 10/9/15
I'm learning the kanji though the book remembering the kanji and ank (my main focus right now)i. I'm about half way through the first book.
I occasionally read through a textbook and tae kim's guide for grammer.
My listening comes from anime and sometimes japanesepod101.

I just started learning a few months ago haha so I'm definitely a beginner. Especially at speaking since I get zero practice there.

Lately it has been hard to keep it up with classes getting in full swing, but I try to do a little each day:)
Its been fun understanding tiny bits here and there in anime too. Learning Japanese is awesome
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Posted 10/10/15

namealreadytaken wrote:


aListers wrote:

Thanks for the lesson. While I knew how to say that I don't understand japanese (すみません 日本語 わかりません sorry, I don't speak japanese),I hadn't yet made a correlation between 話す and はなす yet. As I said, I'm still learning so every bit of knowledge is helpful.


by the way, you typically learn this in the 1st year of Japanese classes.
never heard of GCSE, but seems like a qualification exam of some sort..? maybe something like JPLT..?


I actually asked a japanese person directly. Nobody ever teaches the important phrases - my teachers focused on Hiragana, katakana, grammar and speaking. Nonetheless, a GCSE is the standard qualification in England and Wales (I had to take an english qualification because they don't do the equivelant in Scotland) and it seems to be the basic qualification for high schools students there. I passed pretty well just on the fact that my speaking was good, I knew hiragana and katakana very well and could understand basic phrases. The English education system is kind of crap - no wonder we have our own.
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I can speak it well(ish) due to my best friend's Parents' inability to speak English, which has lead me to learn quite a bit over the past 3 years. This year, I'm trying to learn to write it, which is difficult since I'm not even that good at English grammar, let alone japanese
She moved back to Japan this year so, I've slacked off a bit. I will continue to study hard!
Posted 10/10/15
おはこんにちこんばんわ!

少しだけなら日本語が話せます。

おれの好きな食べ物はカレーまんです。

では、またどこかで会いましょう。
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Posted 10/10/15

Hiro-tan wrote:
カレーまん


:p
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Posted 10/13/15
I know a few things in Japanese like how to greet people, how to ask for things and various other helpful words and phrases.
I'm still learning Katakana though.
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Posted 10/13/15
I don't even

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