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Posted 1/18/16
I feel like I could but I don't want to.
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Nyanotic wrote:

Google translate to the rescue!

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I had to suffer. I want you to suffer too!

Anyway I plugged that into google and what came out is quite different. In part because my Japanese is not great* and in part because machine translation is so bad at context.

"Languages are a hobby. Japanese is difficult so I still only understand a little. It's the most interesting language. I'm now studying with CR."

* Awful counts as "not great".
** If the English above sounds awkward, it's because the Japanese does.
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I wish I could.
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Posted 1/18/16
Sorta. I'm at like level 1 proficiency...
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I've been studying for four years now (or has it been five).

But I've been studying more or less by myself, so I still make a number of mistakes, but I'm still expanding my vocabulary.

I know enough Japanese to say, listen to 60-70% of a slice of life without looking for subtitles.
I'm way better at reading though. :T
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baka ne tsukeru kusuri wa nai

About the longest stream of consciousness I have for this language.

I read it once on a website full of Japanese put-downs. And it's stuck in my brain because it's really fitting my life. If I've been remembering it correctly, it should mean something to the extent of There's no cure for a fool.

It would truly be ironic if I was indeed the fool by remembering it wrong. lol
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Posted 1/18/16
No
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TRKitsune wrote:

baka ne tsukeru kusuri wa nai

About the longest stream of consciousness I have for this language.

I read it once on a website full of Japanese put-downs. And it's stuck in my brain because it's really fitting my life. If I've been remembering it correctly, it should mean something to the extent of There's no cure for a fool.

It would truly be ironic if I was indeed the fool by remembering it wrong. lol


I know that quote. A friend of mine taught it to me.

And, sorry mate.

baka ni tukeru kusuri ha nai
馬鹿に付ける薬はない
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Posted 1/18/16

woogieomar wrote:


TRKitsune wrote:

baka ne tsukeru kusuri wa nai

About the longest stream of consciousness I have for this language.

I read it once on a website full of Japanese put-downs. And it's stuck in my brain because it's really fitting my life. If I've been remembering it correctly, it should mean something to the extent of There's no cure for a fool.

It would truly be ironic if I was indeed the fool by remembering it wrong. lol


I know that quote. A friend of mine taught it to me.

And, sorry mate.

baka ni tukeru kusuri ha nai
馬鹿に付ける薬はない


I knew it. I freakin knew deep down trying to act like I knew shit would bite me in the ass. lol
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Posted 1/18/16
I decent amount. I learned a lot from friend before she moved back to japan. It's hard to try to go places when you can't communicate with their parents.

Now, I'm trying to study independently, along with my other target languages. I like to learn languages and cultures associated with each one.
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Posted 1/18/16

TRKitsune wrote:
There's no cure for a fool.


English has the same thing: "You can't cure stupid."

My favourite Japanese saying goes something like: 「歩のない将棋は負け将棋」 (Fu no nai shougi wa makeshougi.) "Without pawns, the game (of chess) is lost." There may not be a cure for fools but hey, someone has to do the grunt work.

Harsh, I know.
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Posted 1/18/16
ちょっと
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Posted 1/18/16 , edited 1/18/16
No but I know only the simple anime phrases like Baka and daijobou ka?? I can't imagine living in Japan lol
Posted 1/18/16
Nope, nada, ワロス。
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Posted 1/18/16 , edited 1/18/16

FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:Sorta. I'm at like level 1 proficiency...
in Japanese, level 1 is very advanced level. people generally start with level 5.
true story. N5(beginner) -> N4(intermediate) -> N3(intermediate) -> N2(advanced) -> N1(advanced)

edit: sadly, there are not many people learning the language. the Japanese club is pretty much dead.

edit 2:

loremipsumdolor wrote:

語学は趣味です。日本語はむずかしいからまだ少し分かります。一番おもしろいことばです。今はCRで学びます。 :D

Not that I'm great at it.


i think you meant
少ししか分かりません
there's a subtle difference in meaning:
少し分かります is assertive and you're saying that you know a bit of Japanese (emphasis on your knowledge)
while
少ししか分かりません means that you only know a little bit of Japanese (emphasis on your lack of knowledge)

Japanese is an interesting language indeed, and yea it's difficult. especially if you try and learn keigo.
(writing a formal letter seems like a nightmare >.>)
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