i want to learn japanese...pls help!!! if anyone's out there
November 20, 2007 6:53am CST
ooooooooohhhh....im crazy about japan....from their language,culutre to their art (anime/manga) i know only like one or two words...konnichiwa ....sayanaro.....and shiawase if anyone of u know pls share them with me hey dont be so selfish lol :) i would be very glad if anyone of u'd teach me:)
20 Nov 07
I also started learning Japanese from watching anime and Japanese dramas, so I guess you're in the right track. =) My Japanese is not perfect (I can only understand like a few key phrases and can't converse fully in Japanese), but here are few phrases that are really helpful in everyday conversations: Ohayo gozaimasu - Good morning! Konbanwa - Good evening! Domo Arigato Gozaimasu - Thank You very much (Arigato - thank you) Do Itashimashte - You're Welcome Konnichiwa - Good afternoon (can be Hello) Sayonara - Good bye Hai - Yes Ie - No Gomen Nasai - I'm sorry Oyasumi Nasai - Good night! Chotto Matte Kudasai - One moment please Kudasai - Please (when asking) Dozo - Please (when offering) That's it for now. You can practice adding them in your regular conversations so you'll get used to them. If you liked my post, I'll come back to add more. Hope I was of help =)
22 Jun 08
i know some japanese words...hope you like it... otanjoubi omedetto - happy birthday omedetto - congratulations wakarimasen - i don't know or i don't understand go shimpai naku - don't worry nanji desu ka - what time is it? ikaga desu ka - how are you? hajimemashite - nice to meet you naruhodo/wakatta - understood dakara - therefore demo/shikashi - but soshite - and so to - and onegai shimasu - please (i think the formal way) the 5 W's: nani(nan)- what doko - where dare - who naze/doushite - why itsu - when this would be the counting i guess: dai ichiban - first dai niban - second dai sanban - third and so on... another way of numbering: hitotsu - one futatsu - two mittsu - three yottsu - four itsutsu - five muttsu - six nanatsu - seven yattsu - eight kokonotsu - nine to - ten I hope these words helped...
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19 Dec 07
Did you try getting the Japaneses programs online for free...you can learn it that way...I have a better suggestion you can go on Yahoo chat or Skype and go into the Japanese rooms and start chatting and asking them to teach you...Skype has someone who can teach you one on one if you pay them and sometimes if you meet a friend who is willing to teach you for free one on one that would be great...exchange you teach them English and they teach you Japanese or something like that...
24 Nov 07
Hi Sungjem! I'm back with some more words and phrases for you: Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu - I ask you for favor Itadakimasu - Thanks for the food (usually said before eating, more like giving grace) Gambatte/Gambare - Good luck! or Do your best! Ki O tsukete Kudasai - Please take care Numbers: one - ichi two - ni three - san four - yon five - go six - roku seven - nana eight - hachi nine - kyu ten - ju eleven - ju ichi (10 + 1) twelve - ju ni ..and so on twenty - niju twenty one - niju ichi (20 + 1) twenty two - niju ni ..and so on Hope you like them this time and find these useful... =)
1 Aug 08
i don't like adding phrases because, geez you can't learn from it. you have to learn the basic nihongo construction if you REALLY want to learn. the very, very very basic is S(subject) wa C(compliment) desu. e.i. watashi wa pucca desu. (hehehehe!) affirmative = desu (present) = deshita (past) negative = dewa arimasen (present) = dewa arimasen deshita (past) interrogative = desu ka. this = kore that = sore that (over there) = are e.i. Kore wa kawaii desu. (this is cute.) pronouns that's never alone: this = kono that = sono that(over there)= ano e.i. Kono kaban wa watashi no desu. (this bag is mine) and also please remember this. you can't really construct japanese sentence without the conjuctions. so better remember it! in, on, at = de to = e object = o of = no on = ni and ga for special adjectives. e.i. kanojo wa anata o shittemasu. (she knows you) watashi wa ashita Mall e ikimasu. ( i will go to the Mall tomorrow) adding masu in adjectives(?) makes it polite. eat = tabe/masu drink = nomi read = yomi sleep = ne/masu watch = mi sing = utau ( utaimasu) go = iki play (SPORTS) = shi e.i. watashi wa ima tabetemasu. ( i am eating now. --yu add te if you're eating at the moment you said the sentence) watashi wa Tokyo e ikimasu. ( i will go to Tokyo) anata wa ashita doko e ikimasu ka. ( where will yu go tom?) anata wa itsu Tokyo e ikimasu ka. (when will you go to tokyo?) watashi wa kinou Tokyo e ikimashita. ( i went to tokyo yest.) lets go = ikimashou, lets = shou together = isshouni e.i. konban isshouni nomimashou ( lets drink together tonight!) for: like = suki want = hoshii want to = tai -----use GA e.i. anata wa neko ga suki desu ka. ( do you like cats?) iie, suki dewa arimasen. (no, i don't like it) hai, suki desu. (yes, i like it) [b] watashi wa neko ga hoshii desu.[/b] ( i want a cat!) iie, hoshi kuwa arimasen. ( notice the i is omitted if its negative, this sentense is very polite) iie, hoshi kunai. ( more casual) [b] watashi wa sushi ga tabetai desu.[/b] ( iwant to eat sushi) ex. of a very long sentence: watashi wa mai asa Marco Polo hotel no coffee shop de nihon no shinbun ga yomitai desu. ( i want to read jap. newspaper @ the coffee shop of marco polo hotel every morning!)----coffee shop = kissaten the use of kudasai: tot te kudasai. (pls. get/take it.)-----tora naide kudasai. (don't take/get) ake te kudasai. (pls. open it) -------age naide kudasai. (don't open) so on an so forth.... itadakemasu ka. (would you open the door?) number sentence: ( i think you already know the numbering) watashi no tanjoubi wa sen kyuu hayaku hachi jyuu roku nen shi gatsu roku desu. (my birthday is on April 6, 1986.)---really! my gift?????? year = nen month = gatsu 1986 = sen kyuu hyaku hachi jyuu roku nen april 6 = shi gatsu roku pure adjectives always ends in (i) in japanese, remember that! atsui = hot warui = bad takai = tall/expensive yasui = cheap nagai = long mijikai = short omoi = heavy karui = light hiroi = wide akai = red shiroi = white kiiroi = yellow hayai = fast/early osoi = late/slow tsuyoi = strong yowai = weak tanshii = fun sabishii = lonely yasashii = sad/kind cute = kawaii (atashi!) phew! hora? muzukashi ne? hahahaha! daijoubo, gambare gambare! hanaji da yo!( trans. nosebleed. hahahaha!)