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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    There are :

    suki ni shite and katte ni shite (shite/shiro/shire), which mean "do(ing) as you like".

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    It's not so much "cool", it's more like... "great".
    Kakkoii or iketeru would be defined as cool
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    Re: Japanese language learning.

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    it's also a really addictive song from one of the gundam serises BTW can someone tell me the other three directions its harder to find than i expected
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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    well the only words i know right now off the top of my head are
    Ohayo-Good morning
    Ohayo gozaimasu-Good morning(said to an elder)
    Konichiwa-Good afternoon
    Konbanwa-Good evening
    Sayonara-Good-Bye
    Oyasu minasai-Good nite
    Arigato-Thank you
    Arigato gozaimasu-Thank you(said to elder)
    Suminasen-Excuse me, im srry
    Gomen nasai-Im sorry
    Hai-yes/ok
    Iie-no,not at all
    Ittekimasu-Im leaving
    Tadaima-Im home
    Okaerinasai-Welcome home
    Itasaki masu-Thank you for the meal(before you eat)
    Gochisoosama-Thank you for the meal(after you eat)
    Hazimemashite-nice to meet you
    Yoro shiku-nice to meet you

    Well...that's all i know....i'm learning more.......but that's all i can really remember:S.....so ya....byeee


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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    That was decent info. Heard it all before though. But the alphabet was helpful!

    Does anyone know what Gomen means?

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    @Sage:

    The Directions (the 'kun' reading with hiragana, 'on' with katakana; examples of readings after the translation):

    北 - きた, ホク - North (北欧、北大西洋条約機構)
    東 - ひがし, トウ - East (関東、東京、東日本橋)
    西 - にし, サイ, セイ - West (関西、西洋人、西日)
    南 - みなみ, ナン, ナ - South (南極光、南十字星)

    Words are written in hiragana:

    北東 - ほくとう
    北西 - ほくせい
    南東 - なんとう
    南西 - なんせい

    @Saruwatari:

    Please read the thread, many words that you wrote are already in, corrected. Also, if possible, use a romajination style that tells if the vowels are long or short (osama and oosama are different, and so are many more words) and where the real reading can be seen (Japanese doesn't have a 'zi', writing so on the IME pad gives you the じ from the 's' area, which is pronounced 'ji'). I'd prefer Modified Hepburn (clicky) to be used (although I use a system that is not official, but is closer to the original writing (like the wapuro romajination) because of the flaws in that system that concern those who are learning Japanese). The best would be to write words in kana to fade all romajination techniques away.

    Then I'll correct some of your words (^_^) :
    • Ohayou (おはよう), the last vowel is long (the gozaimasu is not only for elders, it's used when being more formal)
    • KonNICHIwa (こんにちは), the 'kon' is now and 'nichi' is day, double 'n' it is
    • Oyasumi Nasai (おやすみなさい), it's oyasumi with nasai. Only oyasumi would be informal
    • Arigatou (ありがとう), long vowel again
    • SumiMAsen (すみません), it's 'm', not 'n'
    • ItaDAkimasu (いただきます), it's from the word 'itadaku'
    • Not really a mistake, but a problem with romajination. ごちそう has an 'ou' in its end, which is said out (like in many words) as long 'oo'. Which to use is up to you, but if you use Hepburn, it'll mix up 'ou' and 'oo', making some kana transliterations from romajinations wrong.
    • HaJImemashite (はじめまして), it's true that you can get the じ in the IME by writing 'zi', but it's read like 'ji' and therefore used as such in almost all possible romajination techniques.
    • Yoroshiku (よろしく), not a combination of two words when I last saw it (-.^)
    As for seeing people for the first time, the 'Hajimemashite' is the 'I'm glad to meet you.' after which you say your name (if it's not already said) with some variation of 'yoroshiku', meaning something like 'Please love and help me in the future.', which is not really something that is easily translated into other languages (example: "はじめまして。ボビー・オロゴンです。よろしくおねがいします。").

    Also I write ごめんなさい together (gomennasai), as I write oyasuminasai (おやすみなさい) as well. I'm not an expert in romajination, but even if they aren't one word, they are said together in japanese, which makes me write them like that.

    Sayonara is an issue, too. Both readings (さよなら and さようなら) are understood by Japanese dictionaries, but the official seems to be 'さようなら' (the one with 'ou' becoming a long vowel 'o'), as every dictionary points at it when searching for 'さよなら'. Therefore I'd romajinate it as 'Sayounara'.

    @Nympho:

    It's the most informal version of 'Gomennasai', found in the post before you (^_^;)
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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    @ JEBB oi ode wa hanashimasen , i havnt mastered reading japanese yet ive only been studying for a like half yeah and its independent study with little to no help

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    Re: Japanese language learning.

    I have been trying to learn japanese by myself but it's hard when you don't have an actual instructor. Some phrases I've learned are:

    Kore wa ikura desu ka : How much is this?
    Kusuriya wa doko desu ka : Where is the drug store?
    Watashi wa tabako o suimasen : I don't smoke.
    Dooka moo sukoshi yukkuri hanashite kudasai : Please speak more slowly.
    Watashi wa niku o tabemasen : I don't eat meat.
    Pen o matte imasu ka : Have you got a pen?
    Nani o nomitai desu ka : What would you like to drink?
    O-misa wa doko desu ka : Where is the shop?

    It seems you add ka at the end of each question. Well that's all.

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