japanese help

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Angel_of_Sith, Dec 6, 2002.

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  1. Angel_of_Sith Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 10, 2002
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    i'm going to a party with the universities japanese society.

    i think it'd be a good idea if i took time to learn some basic phrases.

    does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be appropriate?

    things like:
  2. good evening
  3. how are you?
  4. nice to meet you, my name is "Angel_Of_Sith".
  5. can you tell me where the toilets are?
  6. where is the food?
  7. my japanese isn't that good, but i try


  8. my prununciation is ok, so i should know how to say the words.

    the party isn't untill thursday, so it's not particularily urgent.

    FF boards are probably not the best places to ask for help with your homework. ;)
  9. EmperorFett Jedi Master

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    Jul 14, 2002
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    Domo Arigato (sp?) means Thank you very much
  10. Maulfly Moderator Emeritus

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    Man...it's been well over a year since I studied Japanese 1st semester...
    This is all that I remember off the top of my head that might be correct. The other stuff I'm not sure enough to post anything.
    Doozo = Please (such as please take this thing I'm giving you)

    Mo ichdo kudesi (sp?) = [do that] once more please

    Wakarimasen = I don't understand

    Wakarimasu = I understand

    Doomo = Thank you

    Arigoto = Thank you

    Doomo Arigato = Thank you very much

    how are you? = Genki desu ka?
    (though if I remember correctly, it's not something used too often as a greeting...more of if someones well or not...and even then it may not be polite to use it too much.)

    nice to meet you, my name is "Angel_Of_Sith". = Hajimemashte. Watashi wa Angel_of_Sith desu.

    Oname wa? ([and] your name?)

    Sumimasen = Sorry/excuse me

    Hai = yes

    ee = yes (more feminine)

    ie = no

    ie, chotto = used if someone is offering something to you and you don't want it...but you want to be polite
    Hopefully someone who's actually studying it now will correct everything and add on to it. ;) :p
    Otherwise, I can ask my sister tonight.


    BTW: the "u" at the end of words like "desu" and "wakarimasu" is silent. ;)/>/>
  11. Whimper Jedi Master

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    May 11, 1999
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    Good evening: konban wa
    How are you?: O genki desu ka?
    How do you do? Nice to meet you. I'm Angel_Of_Sith: Hajimema*****. Watashi wa Angel_Of_Sith to moshimasu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
    Where are the toilets?: Sumimasen, toiree wa...? (or "Toiree wa doko desu ka?")
    Where is the food?: Sumimasen, tabemono wa...?
    Sorry, I suck at Japanese: "Gomen, watashi wa nihongo ga mada heta desu."
    Thanks: "Domo" or "Arigato"
    Thank you: "Arigato gozaimasu"
    Thank you very much: "Domo arigato gozaimasu"
    When requesting something: "Onegaishimasu"
    Please give me something: "Something o kudasai"


    Seriously, though, if you don't even know these things already, I'm not sure how you plan on carrying on any conversations in Japanese. And how did your pronunciation get so good, if you didn't even learn to say "Good evening?"
  12. leina-kirari Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 21, 2002
    Wow, you guys know Japanese pretty well!
    I'm impressed. :)

    My Japanese isn't that good, but I try:
    watashino nihongo wa madamada desuga, ganbarimasu.

    Hope you'll have fun at the party!
    ganbattene ;)




  13. Whimper Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 11, 1999
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    I forgot what a handy verb 'ganbaru' can be- good phrases, there!
  14. Angel_of_Sith Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 10, 2002
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    whimper: the pronunciation is easy, i just remember what the words are. i haven't spoken it in a year and a half.
  15. Whimper Jedi Master

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    May 11, 1999
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    Oh, you learned, then forgot. I see- I thought you meant you had never studied it (or somehow, only studied pronunciation).
  16. Maulfly Moderator Emeritus

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    I've really got to take it up again. I really enjoyed learning the language and bits of culture. That and it puts a whole new level of enjoyment to watching anime and Japanese films.
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