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Posted 3/26/08
after reading the lessons , i am freaking confused with the japanese language. i only know the really really really really super basic japanese like greetings, asking for directions and understand them, and like basic manners like thank you and excuse me, and the most famous one , BAKA!!!!
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If you try to interact with me, i promise it'll get better
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i have a question
is it easier to learn korean first then Japanese or the other way around
cause i want to learn both but i'm haveing a hrad time with japanese right now....
any tips???
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Posted 3/31/08
to be honest, Learn Japanese first, then Korean. Korean is filled with too many exceptions and what not to learn easily. Japanese is very straightforward in that aspect, and since learning Japanese is a lot more popular than learning Korean, many books and help-sites are available( like this forum).
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Posted 6/4/08 , edited 6/4/08
I don't really get the use of are/ano and sore/sono at alll. my brain is just looking for ways to understand but it gets nowhere and i'm getting a headache for because of that.
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Posted 7/18/08
i want 2 ask somthing...

if:
'kore' is this.. then is 'these' is 'koretachi'?? (actually i want to ask what is 'these' in jap)
-same case 4 sore n are(those & those over there)-
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Posted 7/23/08
i think i get it...i just have to remeber it later...
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Posted 11/20/08 , edited 11/20/08

sunwooz wrote:

a very weird concept for english speakers indeed!
Are/Ano is used when the subject matter who is far away from both you and the person you are speaking with.

Sore/sono is used when the subject matter is very close to the person you are speaking with, but is far away from you.


SUNWOOZ and minna-san:

Pretty much what I understand is that the following kono/sono/ano (This/That/Over there) are used when pointing at something NOUN -(kono neko/sono neko/ano neko)... sumimasen, I used a lot of cats, I'm trying to make it simple for myself so as not to confuse me.

Looks to me like it's a simple "pointing at something (as long as it is a NOUN)". correct?

While, kore/sore/are (This/That/Over there) are usually used in a sentence - (kore wa neko desu or this is a cat/ sore wa neko desu or that is a cat/ are wa neko desu or over there is a cat??? is it even correct :unsure:)

In my understanding, "_ _re" was used instead of "_ _no" because of the "wa" before the noun (neko). And that if we are to point at something we can only use "_ _no" if automatically followed by a NOUN.

Forgive me if I confuse you and everybody but let me learn with you. Teach me please.
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Posted 12/1/08 , edited 12/1/08
sunwooz~ does usually Subject come first then the Object only the Verb in the last in Japanese? Does it like always come upside down of the Object and Verb from English?
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Posted 12/8/08
oh~~so cute~~i want 2 study Japanese~~
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