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Hajimemashite!

Postby emberwolf » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:09 pm

I'm aware that this is typically for fantasy languages, but with the anime section (and community) growing, I thought I'd venture this here. If it doesn't comply, it can be moved or deleted. ^^;

Hajimemashite is 'pleased to meet you' or 'how do you do' in Japanese. I've been trying to learn for three years (on and off), and have just started looking at the writing system (basics only...).

Anime fans often pick up bits from watching shows in English sub, but I'd love to learn Japanese fluently- I have this grand dream of working there some day.

Does anyone speak any, or know of any resources?
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Postby Mage Zeo » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:29 pm

Hi my flamey friend, I know some japanese. Like the numbers!(some thanks to you!) Remember, these are rough sounding words which are hard to write down!

1=Ichi
2=Ni
3=San
4=Chi/Yon
5=Go
6=Roku
7=Nana/Shichi
8=Hachi
9=Kyu
10=Ju
11=Ju-ichi
12=Ju-ni
etc.
20=Ni-Ju
30=San-Ju
etc.
21=Ni-ju-ichi
22=Ni-ju-ni
etc.
99=Kyu-ju-kyu

I don't know higher sorry!
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Postby emberwolf » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:35 pm

^_^ I can add some more for you!

100 - hyaku
200 - ni-hyaku
300 - san-byaku
400 - yon-hyaku
500 - go-hyaku
600 - rop-pyaku
700 - nana-hyaku
800 - hap-pyaku
900 - kyu-hyaku

Irregular, I know ^^
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Postby Brantai » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:38 pm

I know a smattering of Mandarin, but that's not exactly helpful here. Sorry :wink:
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Postby emberwolf » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:40 pm

Brantai wrote:I know a smattering of Mandarin, but that's not exactly helpful here. Sorry :wink:

:o Mandarin?! WOW! My chinese friend (who speaks Cantonese) is learning Mandarin, it's a beautiful language :) Another to add to my list ^^
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Postby Mage Zeo » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:32 pm

Yes that is cool and strange! Oh, here's some more stuff:

Nani ga suki desu ka? (pronouced nanny ga sookey des ka)
Means: What do you like?

-'Roleplaying' ga suki- means -I like Roleplaying!-
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Postby HolyOne » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:47 pm

Hajimemasite. Boku ha Holy desu, sousite kiyou ha, Nihongo wo benkyou simasyou. Ah, boku mo Nihongo no san nen sei.

[ "Nice to meet you. I am Holy and we will study Japanese today. Oh yeah, I am also a third year Japanese student. " ]


Greetings and Basic Speech

Ohayou Gozaimasu = Good Morning

Konnichiwa = Good Afternoon

Konbanwa = Good Evening

Ittekimasu = I'll be back later

Itterashai = Come back safely

Tadaima = Hello, I'm back

Okaerinasai = Welcome Back

Oyasumi-nasai = Good night

Matasita = See you tomorrow

Arigatou gozaimasu = Thank you very much

Doo itasimasite = Your welcome

Ogenki desu ka? = How are you?

Hai, genki desu. = I'm fine

ii desu ka? = Are you okay? (no relation to human condition)

Hai, ii desu. = Yes, I'm good.

Daijyoubu desu ka? = Are you all right?

Hai, daijyoubu desu. = Yes, I'm all right.

Itadakimasu = I gratefully partake (said as a blessing before dinner)

Gootisosamadesita = Thank you for this meal


Conjegation


Verbs = masu

Example: tabemasu = one will eat

tabemasu = one will eat
tabemasen = one won't eat
tabemasita = one did eat
tabemasen desita = one didn't eat

Adjective = desu

Example: takai desu = is expensive

takai desu = is expensive
takakunai desu = isn't expensive
taka katta desu = was expensive
taka kuna katta desu = wasn't expensive

Noun = desu

Example: kirei desu = is pretty

kirei desu = is pretty
kireijyanai desu = isn't pretty
kirei desita = was pretty
kireijyanakatta desu = wasn't pretty

[ Note: There are no adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, etc. that needs conjugation. There are only Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs in Japanese language. ]

Days of the Week and Weather

Kiyou = Today

Kinou = Yesterday

Asita = Tomorrow

Hare = Sunny

Ame = Rainy

Yuki = Snow

Kumori = Cloudy

Nan youbi desuka? = What day of the week is it?

Nichiyoubi = Sunday
Getsuyoubi = Monday
Kayoubi = Tuesday
Suiyoubi = Wednesday
Mokuyoubi = Thursday
Kinyoubi = Friday
Doyoubi = Saturday

Particles

"ha" the symbol in Hiragana when used as a particle in a sentence sounds like "wa."

ha = topic in the sentence

Example: "Susan-san ha, kirei desu." = Susan (the topic of the sentence also subject) is pretty.

"wo" sounds like "oh" when used in a sentence.

wo = object

Example: "Pizza wo (pizza is the object) tabemasita." = I ate pizza.

ga = subject

"ga" is always used for verbs such as:

dekimasu ( one can do)
arimasu ( one has)
irimasu ( one needs)
tsukaimasu ( one uses)
wakarimasu ( one understands)
imasu (a living thing)

It is also used for Pronouns that are People not objects.

Example: "Nihongo ga wakarimasen." = I don't understand Japanese.

ni = location

Like, where you are going and it also means "on" "in" and "at."

Example: "Suiyoubi ni ( "ni" is saying when) simasu." = I will do it on Wednesday.

de = place of action

Example: "Makunadanudo (this would be in Katakana) de hanbaga wo tabemasita." = I ate a hamburger at McDonalds. (the place of action where you ate the hamburger was at McDonalds.)

no = (this one is hard to explain but it helps you combine topics)

Example: "Nihongo no sensei" = Japanese teacher, "That car" = So no kuruma, "Japanese student" = Nihongo no gakusei (or seeto)

New Words

kara = so
kara = from

to = and (this is used like a comma when saying multiple things like "I ate a banana, tomato, and lettuce." Japanese = "Banana to tomato to retasu wo tabemashita.)
to = with

chiyouto/ sukosi = a little or a little bit
chiyouto = minute, second

matte = wait
matte = meet


kedo = but

sousite = and (you use sousite only when you have two sentences that don't have the same subject. Example: I went to the store and I saw a dress. )

dousite = why

nan desu ka? (formal for "what is it?")

demo = however

itsu = when

ima = now

mada = still

tokidoki = sometimes

yoku = well or often

ma-ma = so-so

tabun = maybe

hotoni = really

Nihongo = Japanese ( as in language. Putting "go" behind a country means that countries language. Example: Eigo = English, Spaingo = Spanish, etc.)

Nihon = Japan (as in the country or Japanese products. Example: Japanese movies you'd say "Nihon no Ega." Ega = Movie.)

Directions

Sore = That
Kore = This
Are (Ah' reh) = That over there
Dore = Which one or Which

Koko = Here
Soko = There
Ako = Over there
Doko = Where

Ue = Up
Sita = Down
Mae = Front
Ushiro = Behind
Migi = Right
Hidari = Left
Naka = Inside
Soto = Outside

Vocabulary

Verbs

asobimasu = one plays
nomimasu = one drinks
nemasu = one sleeps
simasu = one do (also means play as in play guitar. Depends on context)
hanasimasu = one speak
kaimasu = one buys
arimasu = one have
wakarimasu = one understand
dekimasu = one do
irimasu = one needs
tsukaimasu = one uses
tabemasu = one eats
ikimasu = one go
kimasu = one come
kaerimasu = one returns
owaremasu = something ends (usually used in a sentence asking "What time do you get out of school?")
sindeimasu = one dies
benkyou simasu = one study (also can be teaches or learns)
imasu = (person)
mimasu = one watches
kikimasu = one hears
yomimasu = one reads
kakimasu = one writes
okimasu = one wakes up
abimasu = one takes

Adjectives

takai desu = is expensive
yasui desu = is cheap
ooki desu = is big
tisai desu = is small
hurui desu = is old (as in the object not age)
yasashi desu = is easy
atarashi desu = is new
muzukasi desu = is difficult
oisii desu = is delicious
mazui desu = is nasty (as in tastes nasty)
kawaii desu = is cute
kowaii desu = is scary
ii desu = is good
warui desu = is bad

Nouns

kirei desu = is pretty
tosiyori desu = is old (as in age)
wakai desu = is young
daijyoubu desu = is all right
kirai desu = dislike
suki desu = like

Other words

sizukani = be quiet
urusai = is loud (also means "shut up" if you say it with exclaimation)
tondemonai = Heavens, no! (we all know it really means "Hell, no!")
suwate kudasai = please sit down
kitte kudasai = please listen
itte kudasai = please answer
mitte kudasai = please look
(without kudasai they mean "look, listen, sit down, and say it!" It's informal though.)
onegaisimasu = please
kudasai = give me
kasigomarimasita = Sorry for taking so long
koibito = boyfriend
tomodachi = friend

Family

Your Mother = Okaasan
My Mother = Ha ha

Your Father = Otousan
My Father = Chi chi

Your Grandmother = Obaasan
My Grandmother = Soba

Your Grandfather = Ojiisan
My Grandfather = Sofu

Your Older Brother = Oniisan
My Older Brother = Ani

Your Older Sister = Oneesan
My Older Sister = Ane

Your Younger Brother = Otoutosan
My Younger Brother = Otouto

Your Younger Sister = Imoutosan
My Younger Sister = Imouto

Examples of Informal Japanese (when using with friends)

(This is too advanced. You should learn Formal Japanese first before you learn Informal. Don't want to disrespect any Japanese people if you ever go to Japan.)

Suzuki-san: Susan-chan! (Susan!)

Susan: Hai? (Yes?)

Suzuki-san: Maru ni iite? (Are you going to the mall?)

Susan: Un, kiyou to asita ni. (Yes, today and tomorrow)

Suzuki-san: Watashi ga kinai? (Can't I come?)

Susan: Mochiron! Suzuki-san no tomodachi! (Of course. You're my friend!)


Formal Speech being Used


1. Yesterday, I went to the movies. "Kinou ha, eiga ni ikimasita."

2. Maria isn't pretty. "Maria-san ha, kireijyanai desu."

3. I understand Japanese. "Nihongo ga wakarimasu."

4. The car was expensive so I didn't buy it. "Kuruma ha, taka katta desu kara, kaimasen desita."

5. I don't like my Japanse teacher. "Watasi no (if guy boku wa. Watasi is usually for girls and children) Nihongo no Sensei ha, sukijyanai desu.

There is a bit more I could teach but this thread is really huge. I hope this helps you guys. If you ever want lessons ask me for a buzz. I can send you a copy of the Hiragana symbols, Katakana symbols, and the Kanji I'm learning. I have Japanese class tomorrow and we're learning time. I can easily teach that one but master the numbers first. I need to teach numbers to because Japanese people have a way of saying (1,2,3,4). It's different if you're counting round objects, flat objects, people, etc. Yes, its annoying but that's how they wanted it.
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Postby danja » Mon May 15, 2006 9:56 pm

Boku ha biru suki desu
Nomimono ha nani ga suki desu ka
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Postby ADN » Tue May 30, 2006 10:38 pm

Kon'nichi wa, watashi wa ADN desu.

I know a little, mostly from the japanese music i listen too. If you want to take online courses, this site has a few good lessons to help in vocabulary and pronounciation.

http://japanese-online.com/

I took a few lessons but mostly for the grammar and vocabulary, I learned my pronounciation from the lyrics of the japanses songs.
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Postby danja » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:53 pm

I would have probably left the 'Watashi wa' out there; the Japanese don't often refer to themselves, except when stressing a point.

"What do you mean, I am lazy"

Kon'nichi wa ADN desu. A lot of Nippongo is in the context; thats why they don't have plurals, as such...
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Postby Alexiel_Silver Etude » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:07 pm

I am taking a japanese do it yourself course. I only just got it so I am not that good but I know this:
Ohayo Gozaimasu (Oh-hi-oh Goz-Ay-Mas): Good morning.
Konichiwa (Konichiva): Hello
Konbawa (Kombawa):good evening.
Sayohnara (Say-oh-nara): Goodbye (formal)
Sayonara (Sayo-nara): Goodbye (informal)
Dewa Matta ashita (De-wa Matta ashit-a): See you tomorrow
Ihe: No
Hai: Yes

Ichi: one
Ni: two
San: three
Yon: four
Go: five
Roku (Doku): six
Nana: seven
Hachi: eight
Kyu: nine
Jyu: ten
Jyu-ichi: Eleven
Jyu-ni: twelve

I'll post more later
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Re: Hajimemashite!

Postby Alexiel_Silver Etude » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:08 pm

emberwolf wrote:I'm aware that this is typically for fantasy languages, but with the anime section (and community) growing, I thought I'd venture this here. If it doesn't comply, it can be moved or deleted. ^^;

Hajimemashite is 'pleased to meet you' or 'how do you do' in Japanese. I've been trying to learn for three years (on and off), and have just started looking at the writing system (basics only...).

Anime fans often pick up bits from watching shows in English sub, but I'd love to learn Japanese fluently- I have this grand dream of working there some day.

Does anyone speak any, or know of any resources?


Actually pleased to meat you in japanese is, Dohzo yoroshiku
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Postby Alexiel_Silver Etude » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:10 pm

ADN wrote:Kon'nichi wa, watashi wa ADN desu.

I know a little, mostly from the japanese music i listen too. If you want to take online courses, this site has a few good lessons to help in vocabulary and pronounciation.

http://japanese-online.com/

I took a few lessons but mostly for the grammar and vocabulary, I learned my pronounciation from the lyrics of the japanses songs.



When you're introducing yourself you say "Watashi wa namae ....... desu"
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Postby Ziona » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:15 am

Hajimemashite! Watashi no namae wa Suujin desu. Juukyuu sai desu. Kankokuke-Nihonjin desu demo Amerika ni sunde imasu! Nihongo no kurasu o toteimashita. Ano... Nihongo to Espango o hanashimasu.

Eto... Dohzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu ne!
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Postby InfernoSnow » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:13 pm

わたし の なまえ は ジョセフ です.
はじめまして. どぞ よろしく.
わたし は 日本語 の 二 ねん せい です.
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Postby Tarayaki » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:59 pm

みんあはすごいですね!上手ね!

はじめまして!あたしきみこです。きみこかTarayaki はどちらでもいいです。日本人です。今Americaに住んでいますが、夏日本に行って。今年大学の三年生です。よろしくおねがいします!

Minna wa sugoi desu ne! Jouzu ne!

Hajimemashite! Atashi Kimiko desu. Kimiko ka Tarayaki wa dochira demo ii desu. Nihonjin desu. Ima America ni sundeimasu ga, natsu nihon ni itte. Kotoshi daigaku no san nen sei desu. yoroshiku onegai shimasu!
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Postby Cillranchello » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:49 am

かれは熱狂の男だから。。。
はじめまして。
おれの名前はCillranchelloだ。おれの本当の名前は秘密だ。
おれが二十さい、アメリカ人だ。
七年から、日本語をべんきょうしました、でも、おれの日本語は悪いだ。
日本語のぶんぽはむずかしいだ、そして漢字。。。
漢字は悪魔のてきいの人生だ。。。

じゃ、みんなさん、いっらしゃいませ。
よろしくおねがいします。

Kare wa nekkyou no otoko da kara...
Hajimemashite
Ore no namae wa Cillranchello da. Ore no hontou no namae wa himitsu da.
Ore no Ni-ju-sai, Amerikajin da.
Nana-nen kara, Nihongo o benkyou shimashita, demo, ore no nihongo wa warui da.
Nihongo no bunpo wa muzukashii da, soshite kanji...
Kanji wa Akuma no teki'i no Jinsei da...

Ja, Minnasan, Irrashaimase. Yoroshiku Onegai Shimasu.
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Postby Tarayaki » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:00 pm

Lol!

Chillranchero-- そうそう!かんじはむずかしいだよね。わたしたちは同じと思う。あたしも二十さい。七年ぐらいにほんごを勉強している。でもあたしの日本語はちょっと。。。いっしょうに日本語でしゃべろうか?
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Postby Cillranchello » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:30 pm

Tarayaki-

たらやきさんの日本語はじょうずだ。
はい、いっしょうに日本語でしゃべろう。
たらやきさんは、アメリカにどのぐらいすんでいますか?
そして、大学は、何をべんきょうしているか?

ああ、Chillranchero?おれがメキシコのやくみだか?
ぼくがやくみではない!
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Postby Tarayaki » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:23 pm

ええ?!ほんとにChillranchero書いたの?ごめん!わるかった。ばかだよね、あたしは。

Americaに生まれた。でも夏休み日本に行く。あたしの父まだ日本に住んでいる。

せんこうはBussiness Administration. ちょ~つまない。Cillranchelloさんは?
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Postby Cillranchello » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:36 am

はい、たらやきさんはChillranchero書いた。
だいじょうぶだ、ばかではない。
ねっきょうだ、でもばかではない。
たらやきさんは、アメリカのどこにすんでいますか?
ぼくは、Michiganにすんでいます。はい、おおきいてぶころで住んでいる。
Bussiness Administrationえ?むずかしいだか?
ぼくは大学を入学しりません。ぼくは日本語をおしえたい、でもお金がありません。
ごめんなさい、でも、゛ちょ~つまない゛がわかりませんでした。
じゃ、たらやきさんは、日本のどこに行っているか?
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Postby Tarayaki » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:07 pm

Arizona にすんでいる。ちょ~あつい。

”ちょ~つまない”のいみは ”Soo Boring". ”ちょ~”はえいごの ”Totally/Sooo/Really". Slang でしょう。

Bussinessはかんたんですがたくさんしゅくだいがある。

いつもは東京に行く。たのしいだよ。

どんあRPがすき?
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Postby Cillranchello » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:49 pm

あ、゛ちょ~゛は女性のSlangだ?
東京はたのしようにみえるだから、とてもとまどわっている。
RPは、FantasyとSci-fiがすきだ。Mature RPもがすきだ、でも Mature Boardが入りません。
たらやきさんは、どんなRPがすき?
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Postby Tarayaki » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:37 pm

FantasyとSci-fiも好き。でもCyber-Punkが一番好きだよ。今High-School/ アニメのスタイルRPをしてる。すごくたのしい!Linkがほしい?
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Postby Cillranchello » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:47 am

はい、Linkがすごいだ。ありがとう。
Cyber-Punk?何だか?
アニメのRPはとてもたのしいだが、たくさんちょっとばかだ。
ぼくはたたかいがすきだ。
ぼくのいけんは、たたかいの書き物がもっといい書き物だ。

このケキはうそだ。スポーンがありません.

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