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    Japanese for dummies! Part 00

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    Post  josephine209 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:37 am

    Okay.. Before we begin, let me tell you this:

    Japanese is made up of three alphabets:

    1) Hiragana
    2) Katakana
    3) Kanji

    They are each used for completely different purposes, and yes, they do need a little studying and memorising (kanji especially). Because this is just a 'Japanese for Dummies', I will put everything in romaji, meaning in the English alphabet, so that everyone else can understand and be able to pronounce it!

    Pronunciations:

    I'm sure everyone can pronounce the Japanese alphabet, except for this one tricky sound: 'tsu'

    For example:

    Mitsubishi is NOT pronounced as Mit-su-bi-shi!

    It is pronounced as Mi-tsu-bi-shi

    Tonikaku, hajimemashou! (Anyway, let's get started!)

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    MINI-QUIZ!

    Konnichiwa, minna-san! Hajimemashite! Watashi no namae wa Josephine desu. Ima Malaysia ni sundeimasu. Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu~~!

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    What on earth does that mean? Can someone translate this for me? Very Happy Those who do get a very, very special prize!

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    Post  sjchung94 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:59 pm

    Konnichiwa, minna-san! Hajimemashite! Watashi no namae wa Josephine desu. Ima Malaysia ni sundeimasu. Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu~~!

    Translation(my dad helped me out..xD)-Good morning,everyone! Nice to meet you! My name is Josephine. I'm now living in Malaysia. Pleae..blablablaba..i dunno the rest..=P

    My granma can speak Japanese btw...cuz last time all the korean were forced to learn japanese....> <
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    Post  Vamptra on Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:43 pm

    Konnichiwa, minna-san! Hajimemashite! Watashi no namae wa Josephine desu. Ima Malaysia ni sundeimasu. Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu~~!


    Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you. My name is Josephine. I am living in Malaysia. Please co-operate~~!

    Very Happy
    I always hear this in ANIMEs hahaha... So, correct me if I am wrong(CMIIW)
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    Post  josephine209 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:40 pm

    sjchung94 wrote:Konnichiwa, minna-san! Hajimemashite! Watashi no namae wa Josephine desu. Ima Malaysia ni sundeimasu. Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu~~!

    Translation(my dad helped me out..xD)-Good morning,everyone! Nice to meet you! My name is Josephine. I'm now living in Malaysia. Pleae..blablablaba..i dunno the rest..=P

    My granma can speak Japanese btw...cuz last time all the korean were forced to learn japanese....> <


    Omedetou! You got it 80% right! ;D Except for the last bit in which you were too lazy to write ^^

    Your prize will be sent along soon!


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    Post  josephine209 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:41 pm

    Chronormous wrote:Konnichiwa, minna-san! Hajimemashite! Watashi no namae wa Josephine desu. Ima Malaysia ni sundeimasu. Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu~~!


    Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you. My name is Josephine. I am living in Malaysia. Please co-operate~~!

    Very Happy
    I always hear this in ANIMEs hahaha... So, correct me if I am wrong(CMIIW)

    Sou desu! This is a very formal introduction almost always heard in animes! I will teach you how to introduce yourself informally next time ;D

    Your prize will be sent along soon!

    Oh, and you got it right.. except for the last bit, about 'Yoroshiku onegaishimasu'.. =D Your meaning was correct, but that phrase has like, a dozen meanings for a dozen purposes.. =D We might go into detail later!


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    Post  Vamptra on Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:20 pm

    WOOT PRIZE!!
    What is it anyway?
    TEACH ME JAPANESE!!!


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    Post  Dehydration on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:34 pm

    Konbanwa~ Kanji ga oshiete kudasai~
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    Post  Nozomu Itoshiki on Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:19 pm

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    Zetsuboushita!

    Gaikoku no bunka ga motsu hitobito ga biki tsukerareru sekai ga boku wo zetsuboushita!
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    Post  josephine209 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:02 am

    Dehydration wrote:Konbanwa~ Kanji ga oshiete kudasai~

    Hai hai~ Demo kanji wa hontouni muzukashii na... I'll have a special post just for kanji (esp. anime kanji!)

    Chotto matte ne... ^^


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    Post  josephine209 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:11 am

    Nozomu Itoshiki wrote:Japanese for dummies! Part 00 Despai13
    Zetsuboushita!

    Gaikoku no bunka ga motsu hitobito ga biki tsukerareru sekai ga boku wo zetsuboushita!

    'Biki' no imi ga chotto wakanai keredo... moshikashite, sono 'biki' wa utsukushii onna no ko desu ka?


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    Post  Nozomu Itoshiki on Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:39 pm

    Ehh..Boku mo shiranai de..Kore wa boku no sensei no yakuju

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