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seriously the lessons are awesome
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naoyakun wrote:

my lesson is on every saturday haha maybe i will give some extra lesson haha~

and jenzeena will be giving lesson after her exams haha she will be helping me xD
(thx for helping me)



just wait..

give me some time...

do you want

Colors or Greetings...

pick one..

i'll teach it...


pls. pray for me..

i want to be on our top 10 or honor students.. plss
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haha i will xD good luck for ur exams !!! all the best!!
jenzeena do your best!! xD
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Extra Lesson 3:: Intoducing Yourself & Simple Questions

Introducing Yourself
---> Watashi no namae wa _________ desu. = My name is ________.
---> Watashi wa __________ desu. = I am ___________.
-Words from the sentence:
Watashi=I (informal girls, formal boys)
desu= (to be)

Here's a list of a few ways to say "I" in Japanese, depending on what your situation is.

Watashi~ This kanji actually reads "watakushi", but that's only used for formals situations. And I'd show you the kanji, but unfortunately my IME is screwed XD So "watakushi" is how you address yourself if you're the leader of some seminar or board meeting, etc. Watashi, however, is used for normal polite conversations for both boys and girls. But girls tend to use it more =) and for guys, it's a bit formal O.O

Atashi~ It's the exact same thing as watashi, except if you're a guy, using "atashi" is really weird. Some young girls like to say "atashi" because it sounds...cuter (heck, I don't know why) and more girly. When girls grow older, they tend to use "watashi" more because it sounds more "grown-up". So yeah. Bottom line is, boys don't use it.

Boku~ It's used primarily by males, for any kind of conversation. Formal or casual. Girls might use this, but really rarely.

Ore~ this is a masculine "I", so if you hear a girl using it, like in Ouran High School, it's 'cause the girl for some weird reason is pretending to be a guy. If you happen to be on the streets and you see a weird person, and you can't tell whether it's a guy or a girl, and they say "ore wa blablabla", then it's a guy. It's used for casual conversations.

Washi~ Well, i wouldn't concern myself with this one xD it's for middle-aged or older men to say.

---> Hajimemashite! = Nice to meet you!
---> Yorushikunegaishimasu! = Pleased to be your acquaintance!

Simple basic questions can be made by adding "ka" to the end of a sentence.
For example, the sentence "Hikari desu." means "I'm Hikari."
To make it "Are you Hikari?" just add "ka" ---> "Hikari desu ka?"
Simple as that ^^ for basic questions, that is.

Mata oai shimasho.
(See you again)
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ai - love
anata - you
kokoro - heart
miko - priestess/shrine maiden
mina - everyone
yume - dream

sempai/senpai - upper classman
sensei - teacher

atashi - I (used by girls/women)
boku - I (used by boys/men)
ore - I (used by boys)
watashi - i/me/my

Obaasan- grandmother
Ogiisan - grandfather
Okaasan - mother
Otoosan - father
Oneesan - older sister
Oniisan - older brother
Imooto - younger sister
Ototoo - younger brother
Oyaji - old man


zutto - always, for a long time, a lot
dakara - therefore, because, so
dare ? - who ?
nani ? - what ?
itsu ? - when ?
doko ? - where ?
doushite ? - why ?

arigato - thank you
arigato gozaimasu - thank you very much
gomen/gomennasai - sorry, im sorry, excuse me
sumimasen - sorry
ohayo - good morning
konbanwa - good evening
konnichiwa - hello
oyasumi - good nite
moshi moshi - excuse me (when anserin phone or gettin someone's attention
sayonara - goodbye
ja ne - catch u later , see u later

kawaii - cute
kowai - scared/afraid
genki - cheerful/energetic
Daisuki/daiski - like or love
aishiteru/koishiteru - i love you

ano - um
ara - oh my
arararara - oh my my my my
demo - but
eto - um
ite/itai! -ow/ouch!
itetete - ow ow ow ow
maa, maa - now now; calm down
yare yare - well, well
mou! - jeez
oi - hey
soka/so desu ka - really? is that so?
sugoi! - amazing
ganbatte ! - good luck
ne - isnt' dat ryt ?
hai - yes

chotto!/chotto matte kudusai - wait! Just a minute !
hayaku - quick, hurry up
itte irasshai - have a safe trip, (said when sumone is leavin)
okaeri - welcome home
tadaima! - I'm home

-san - used for ppl socially higher than u and ppl u dunno well
-chan - used for little kids(teenage girls)
-kun - used for males
-sama - honorable person
-dono - honorable/respectful (for ex. samurai, dojo teachers)
-sensei - used for teachers
-sempai/senpai - upper classmen



(so that i can teach them to you..
sorry for the random teaching hehheheheh)

Mata oai shimasho.
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Lesson 4 / JUGYO 4

Transportation Phrases / NORIMONO NO GUKU

Where is the train station? - Densha no eki wa doko desu ka.

To the train station, please. - [Densha no] eki ni onegai shimasu.

To the airport, please. - Kuko ni onegai shimasu.

I want a taxi. / Taxi is desired. - Takushi ga hoshii desu.

I would like a ticket. / Ticket is desired. - Kippu ga hoshii desu.

Until / as far as - made.

A ticket to.. - made no kippu.

A ticket to Kyoto. - Kyoto made no kippu.

the train to Kyoto. - Kyoto made no densha.

The train from Tokyo - Tokyo kara no densha.

The train from Tokyo to Kyoto. - Tokyo kara Kyoto made no densha.

How much is it? - Ikura desu ka.

First class - Itto.

Second class - Nito.

A second class ticket please. - Nito no kippu kudasai.

A one way ticket. - Katamushi kippu.

A round trip ticket. - ofuku kippu.

To suck - su.

To smoke / to suck tobacco - Tabako o su.

No smoking - Kinen.

At what time does the train leave? / At what time does the train exit? - Densha wa nan ji ni demasu ka.

At what time does the train arrive? - Densha wa nan ji ni tsukimasu ka.

Bound for / for - yuki.

Where is the bus to Yokohama? [L. Yokohama bound bus where is?] - Yokohama yuki no basu wa doko desu ka.

Which, what - dono.

Which number - dono bango.

Which number is it? - dono bango desu ka.

Which seat is it? - dono deki desu ka.

It's seat number five. - Go ban no seki desu.

A timetable / a schedule - jikokuhyo.

It's the first train. - Saisho no densha desu.

It's the second train. - Niban no densha desu.

Is it the next train? - Tsugi no densha desu ka.

Is it the last train? - saigo no densha desu ka.

This lesson shows the use of several "relationals" or "particles". In the sentence "Densha no eki wa doko desu ka." (Where is the train station?) the relational "wa" marks "densha no eki" (train station)as the "topic" of the sentence. In the sentence "kippu ga hoshii desu" which means "I would like a ticket." or more literally "Ticket is desired." the relational "ga" marks "kippu" (ticket) as the "grammatical subject" of the sentence. More will be said about the difference between the "topic" and the "grammer subject" later. For now, consider the "topic" and the "subject" to be the same thing. The relational "no which shows possession is used idiomatically in "made no" and means "to". Likewise "kara no" means "from".

The word order of Japanese sentences is different from English. English uses "SUBJECT - VERB - OBJECT" word order (as in "Man bites dog"), Where as Japanese uses " SUBJECT - OBJECT - VERB" word order (as in "man dog bites.") The main difference between English and Japanese word order is that in Japanese, the verbs comes at the end of the sentence. Japanese sentences, even incomplete ones, must have predicates. ( In Japanese, a predicate is a verb or verb form and the words that follow it.) This is different from English. For example, in English, if someone were to point to a ticket or a train and ask "What is that?", you could answer simply "A ticket." (kippu) or "A train." (densha). Such answer would not be proper in Japanese because they don't contain predicates. A proper answer would be "kippu desu." (Ticket is) or "Densha desu." (train is.) However, if you are engaged in a primitive Japanese conversation with a Japanese person, you would probably be understood if you use phrases without predicates
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woho jenzeena nice ~ up two lesson at one time! haha =p~
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hehehehhe i just made up for the time i lost to teach "The People"
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whhoaaaa this time it was many word yuaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy.....~♫
aweSome Thank You For Educating Japanese ^^
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Random lesson 1

Meeting people

First Encounters:
When meeting someone for the first time, Japanese people normally exchange the greeting Hajime mashite, meaning "How do you do?" followed by the name of the person being greeted. The expression Hajime mashite is only used at first encounters. when meeting someone you have met previously the appropriate response is "Ohayo" (Good morning), "Konnichi wa" (Good day / afternoon) or "Konban wa" (Good evening). Japanese people don't often shake hands unless they are well travelled overseas. Bowing or nodding is more common and is used when greeting other people, saying "sayonara" (Good bye), apologising and showing gratitude. Nodding is more informal way of acknowledging others. A bow or a nod is normally reciprocated, although there's no need to go overboard.

You should know :

How do you do?. - Hajime mashite

Good morning. - Ohayo

Good day / afternoon. - Konnichi wa

Good evening. - Konban wa

Goodbye. - Sayonara

Bye. (inf) - Ja, mata

Goodnight - Oyasumi nasai

Yes. - Hai

No. - iie

Excuse me / Sorry. - Sumimasen

Please. (offering something) - Dozo

Thank you. - Arigato gozaimasu

Thank you very much (pol). - Domo arigato gozaimasu

You're welcome. - Do itashimashite

Forms of address

Close friends and children often call each other by their first names, but a new Japanese acquaintance will normally just tell you their surname. When addressing a person, follow their surname with San, equivalent to any of the English titles Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms. A san shows respect, it's never used to refer to yourself, your family, or even colleagues from work when talking about them to outsiders. For example, if someone is asking for your colleague Mr Tanaka and he's not around, you would say "Tanaka (instead of Tanaka san) is not here". This applies even when talking about your boss!

Sama is very respectful form of san : for example, 'Honourable Guest' is O-kyaku sama, and God is Kami sama. You can also replace san with a more specific word Referring to a person's occupation. For example, Sensei is used for professionals such as teachers, doctor and lawyers. Mr Yamada, the lawyer, can be called Yamada sensei. It's also quite acceptable to address someone as sensei without their surname. Other titles used in a similar way include :

Company president - Kai Cho

Divisional chief - Bu cho

General manager - Sha cho

Manager - Ka Cho

Married woman - Okusan / Okusama

Small children are often addressed by their first name plus Chan

Introductions :

(Excuse me,) what's your name - (shitsurei desu ga,) o namae wan nan desuka?

My name is (Smith). - Watashi no namae wa (Sumisu) desu.

I'd like to introduce you to (Mr Tanaka). - (Tanaka san) ni go shokai shimasu

I'm pleased to meet you. - Dozo yoroshiku
(lit. I look forward to your assistance)

How are you? - Ogenki desu ka?

Fine, and you (Mr Tanaka)? - Hai, Genki desu (Tanaka san) wa?

May I / Do you mind? - Yoroshii desu ka?

Ok that's all for today! ^^, haha
Enjoy!! i'll try to teach more =D haha

so wait for this week for my lesson 5!!
Lesson 5 - money!!
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Whoooa ^^
what's This A RanDoM Lesson ^^
it's The Basic Isn't It ^^
Lovely! >,..,<
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112593 wrote:

Mother - Okasan

Father - Otosan

Aunt - Oba-san

Uncle - Oji-san

Grandmother - Obaa-san

Grandfather - Ojii-san

lol, I have difficulties pronouncing Oji-san and Ojii-san, or Oba-san and Obaa-san since they sound almost the same! ^_^*
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haha yep it's the basic of the basic =p haha
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Lesson 5 / JUGYO 5
Money / OKANE

Money (neutral form) - KANE.

Money (honorific form) - OKANE.

Japanese money - NIHON NO OKANE.

Japanese yen - NIHON NO EN.

American dollars - AMERIKA NO DORU.

British - IGIRISU NO.

British pounds - IGIRISU NO PONDO.

Where is the bank? - GINKO WA DOKO DESU KA.

Money exchange - RYOGAE.

Where is the currency exchange office? - RYOGAEJO WA DOKO DESU KA.

Small change / coin / coins - KOKA.

Change given back - OTSURI.

To do / to make - SURU.

To exchange money / to do money exchange - RYOGAE SURU.

Money Exchange - OKANE NO RYOGAE.

To want to do / to have a desire to do. - SHITAI DESU.

I would like to change some money. / Would like to do money exchange - OKANE O RYOGAE SHITAI DESU.

To buy - KAIMASU [KAU].

To want to buy / to have a desire to buy - KAITAI DESU.

I would like to buy some Japanese yen. - NIHON NO EN GA KAITAI DESU.

The rate of exchange - KOKAN RETO.

How much is the rate of exchange? - KOKAN RETO WA IKURA DESU KA.

I would like some small change. / small change is desired. - KOKA GA HOSHII DESU.

A bank note / a bill - GINKO SHIHEI.

large - OKII.

[in] Large bills please. - OKII SHIHEI DE ONEGAI SHIMASU.

A check. - KOGITTE.

A traveler's check - TORABERA CHEKKU.


A credit card - KUREJITTO KADO.

Many Japanese nouns can be converted from "neutral form" to "honorific form" by adding an "o" to the beginning of the word. In this lesson, the neutral noun "kane" (money) is changed to honorific form by adding an "o" (okane). Certain nouns, such as "money" and "toilet" (otearai) and others are more likely to be used in honorific forms, especially by woman. Honorific forms are used to speak to or about people of higher social status than the speaker such as one's elder or one's boss. They are also used to speak about things that the speaker may not feel comfortable talking about. At this point in your studies, it is not important to know when to use an honorific form. It is however useful to know that many Japanese words can be spelled and pronounced with or without an "o" at the beginning.
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Ya~Ha! It all About Money Talk! ^^
can't wait to Talk 2 Japanese People!! Wahahahahahhaa!~
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