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Post by JJW009 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:56 pm

Konnichiwa minna-san!



This forum is to ask questions about the Japanese language while the website-proper is still under construction, which may take some time :D



Here are a few of the most important words and phrases for everyday conversation:



Ohayo - Hello, good morning. It's early!

Konnichiwa - Hello, used until late afternoon

Konbanwa - Hello, good evening.

Oyasumi - Good night

Sayoonara - good bye

Ja ne, Ja mata ne - good bye, casual - only used to close friends.



Sumimasen - Sorry, oops.

Gomen nasai - Sorry, I did wrong.

Domo - Thanks.

Arigatou - Thank you.

Arigatou gaziamasu - Thank you, politely.

Domo arigatou - Thank you very much.

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hai - Yes

iie - No.



Itai! - Ouch, that hurts.



Baka! - Idiot

Kawaii - Cute

Sugoi - Cool



Wakarimasen - I don't understand.



1 ichi

2 ne

3 san

4 shi (or yon)

5 go

6 roku

7 shichi (or nana)

8 hachi

9 kyuu (or ku)

10 juu




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Post by brataccas » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:00 am

nice very useful for wehn if i ever get in touch with...



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Post by JJW009 » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:22 pm

brataccas wrote:nice very useful for wehn if i ever get in touch with my half jap half scottish friend called kenji nakamura again u forgot to say what japan means in japanese "nippon" <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Its more like Nihon ... as in the University http://www.nihon-u.ac.jp/



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Post by RedeyesUK » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:46 am

heh, i use some of these phrases at work!



(i work in a hotel where we get a lot of japanese tourists come through, so we like to be able to at least say good morning, etc....it's a nice touch i think)





good stuff though, i can expand my vocab a bit now!



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Post by Big_Adam » Sat Jul 23, 2005 7:30 pm

i have a question *puts up hand*



whats dose san, chan, sama on the end of names mean. i've never know.




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Post by JJW009 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:02 pm

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I know this I know this!



-chan means Friend

-san means Mister or Mrs or Miss, its the polite thing to say.

-sama is the most polite ending... used for honorable people, elders and gods.



Note that these are "honorifics" which you use when addressing other people. You never ever use them when talking about yourself! English fans do... but its wrong!



Minna - Everyone

Sensei - teacher

Senpai is a term of respect for a more senior classman



chichi - father

haha - mother

ani - older brother

otooto - younger brother

ane - older sister

imooto - younger sister

sohu - grandfather

sobo - grandmother



A wife or a servant may call her husband dama-sama, meaning honerable master... not used often :rolleyes:



(I copied some of them from another site... gonna check them later!)




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Post by ojfoggin » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:16 am

Ahhh! Danielsan! Now I get it!



Also:



A note about basic sentence structure.



wa is a word used immediatley after a word to denote that it is the subject of the sentence.



desu is a word meaning "is" that applies to the previous word.



e.g.



Sakana wa shiroi desu.



Fish (the subject) white is.



The fish is white.



Also there is no word for "the" or "a"



Tada.



Other words:



kai = red

shiroi = white

sakana = fish

han zubon = shorts

ka (I think) = room




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Post by 0_Koneko_0 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:42 am

the suffix -kun is a term like -sama etc, and is used by children as an endearment for friends.



iiya = no as far as i can remember :/




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Post by JJW009 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:39 am

One I forgot... another one as well as -kun perfectly described above :lol:



-tan



Babies can't say -chan ... it comes out -tan ...



Hence my avatar being Dos-tan hehe



It's a baby talk thing :lol:



No = iie = iiya ... ne? you'd say it the same?




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Post by Big_Adam » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:38 am

i thought tan was more of a cute thing....well thats what the notes on Binchou-tan say.




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Post by JJW009 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:33 am

Big_Adam wrote:i thought tan was more of a cute thing....well thats what the notes on Binchou-tan say.
baby talk = cute :P



*googles binchoutan*



*gets it very wrong and tries again*



Awww - very kawaiii!!!



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Post by Big_Adam » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:09 am

aint she cute.




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Post by JJW009 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:42 pm

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Post by Big_Adam » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:57 am

you should get a dew eps. well there are only two out but still.



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Post by 0_Koneko_0 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:15 am

I want one tooo......its....tooo...damn....kyoooooot




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