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Old February 14th, 2005, 10:49 am
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I have found no others but chocolate and strawberry thus far, but they are very good When Pocky is around, watashi wa buta desu. (I am a pig) It has been so long, though, since I have had Pocky They should sell it at my school.


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Old February 14th, 2005, 11:00 am
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Same here, I need to fly off somewhere (usually KL, Japan or Singapore) to buy them. I highly recommend Pocky G and Pocky Decor so something like like (decorated cakes).


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Old February 14th, 2005, 11:05 am
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Just over a year until I go to Nihon, so i will get to eat plenty there, I hope Ever had mochii? My dad buys it for us sometimes at the local Japanese specialty store. Yumm...


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Old February 14th, 2005, 11:34 am
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Mochi's great! It's also known as Daifuku, meaning "big luck". If you're going to Tokyo, I recommend you to visit Asakusa, it's a temple area where they sell lotsa nice treats and you get to check your luck for the year etc.

One piece of advice, be sure to at least know how to ask directions in Japanese. Even when we knew kanji and all, we still got lost plenty of times. ^^"" (My sis and I went to watch concerts by our fav. group called w-inds. twice, chaperone by my mum lol)

Going there, you'll get to learn a lot of new kanji and words so it's a great learning experience. Taking the Shinkansen (bullet train) can be quite confusing at first too.


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Old February 14th, 2005, 12:07 pm
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I can ask where things are That is one of the first things I learned from Yoichi (1st teacher) Heso wa doko desuka? Anata no heso wa kakarui desu

My teachers so far cannot teach kanji for kuso. I learned some under one teacher, but I think I only saw her three or four times.

chiba_anna san. I just saw how new you areto Cosforums dozoyoroshiku again, and happy Valentine's Day. Argh son ji shichi pon desu!

P.S. Your pics are awesome! I love the Sirius mini with the blue background especially! You have talent that I wish I had. My drawings are never half that good


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Old February 14th, 2005, 5:14 pm
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German is doitsu-jin (or the language doitsu-go...).
And I have a question about grammar...
How do you say "I think, that..."? Or relative clauses in general...I haven't got a clue.


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Old February 15th, 2005, 4:17 am
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Hi. If you mean you what to know how to say "I think ....," it is as follows.

... to omoimasu. or
... to omou.

For example, "I think that it will rain tomorrow." is as follows.

A****a ame ga furu to omoimasu. or
A****a ame ga furu to omou.


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Old February 15th, 2005, 9:28 am
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Arigatou Feenikusu san. Doitsu-jin, that makes sense Doistchland(sp?) and all that. Hmm you are trying to learn the subjunctive mood in Japanese. Yucky subjunctives. I only know them in Latin (most recent one I had to deal with was "C u m domum viri divitis advenisset, servi eum abegerunt" at least it is better than Virgil)

I will not be around for a while, because I am going to the Capitol for about a week for Youth & Government. I am an officer, so(aside from possibly ruining the elementary education system for the whole state) I am going up even earlier than the others, hence I will be absent from Cosforums for quite a while.

Zyane when I get back watashi no tomodachi!


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Old February 15th, 2005, 2:36 pm
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Arigatou gozaimasu, Mahoutsukai ^___^
Today I'll have my first Japanese lesson for a year...let's see, what I forgot...
And I hope, than I can get to the lesson, because our street is full of ice --"

It's Deutschland. And...Latin sucks. xD Quamvis sint sub aqua, sub aqua maledicere temptant. I like this sentence, but the rest...


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Old February 15th, 2005, 7:33 pm
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You're from Germany??

Can somebody help me, I have to myself to introduce myself in Japanese for a questionary. So I'll try:

Ohayou gozaimasu ( or Konnichi wa..)
Watashi wa Mary desu. Doizujin desu. ... I forgot how to say my age and to tell from which town i come from. Does anybody know how to write in Japanese ( romanji)?

Mata ne
mary ^^V


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Old February 15th, 2005, 7:59 pm
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Ja, bin aus Deutschland ^^

I think it's "xx-sai desu" and "xx kara kima****a ka", but I'm not sure...


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Old February 19th, 2005, 12:21 am
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Danke Feenikusu. Enough German, though(no offense meant of course). Japanese thread and all that.

Zyane no time to write now, LOTS of research to do


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Old February 22nd, 2005, 7:13 am
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Konbanwa watashino tomodachi. I am back from the Capitol. They killed every one of my bills


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Old February 22nd, 2005, 7:26 am
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I lived in Okinawa for a year when I was like 11. I spoke quite a bit of Japanese, but not having used it I forgot most of it. From what I remember it's not at all a hard language to learn. I caught on to it very fast. But that may have also been because I was so young, it seems you learn better at young ages lol. When we were in Okinawa we lived off base in an apartment. I met a girl that was a year younger than me. She spoke some English. Well she spoke enough English and I spoke enough Japanese, that we could carry a conversation. We got confused occasionally and went to her father to help us, he was fluent in English and Japanese. When I was first learning languages I remember how I would ask her is, I would point at something such as a dog and say "Nani Nihongo?" (sp?) "What Japanese?" Not a full sentence but she knew what I meant lol. I remember "Konichiwa", Hello/Good Afternoon, "Konbanwa" Good Evening, "Ohio Goziemasu" Good Morning. Yes I know spelling is way off but that is pretty mucn the pronunciation of it I believe lol. I can count to 99, I forget how to say 100. I remember "Domo Arigato" Thank you. I remember how to say You're welcome, but cannot spell it out. I can't think of any other words off hand that I remember from the Japanese language.


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Old February 22nd, 2005, 7:48 am
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You are welcome is "dozoyorushiku" and 100 is hyaku.

For the rest, the spelling is: konnichiwa, konbanwa, ohayou gozaimasu, and domo arigatou. I am not sure about nani, but I know the Nihongo is correct.


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Old February 22nd, 2005, 9:23 am
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Lol, thank you, like I said I was 11 when I was in Okinawa, so it's been 11 years since I've studied the language, I can still pronounce words correctly, but spelling is a different story. Oh, I think I remembered a word... "Jisho" is dictionary. Again the spelling is probably wrong. When I talked to the girl I knew in Japanese, we also had a small english/japanese dictionary to help us out with out communication.



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Old February 22nd, 2005, 9:39 am
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The spelling is all phonetic, so that is the easy part for me. I am going to live in Japan in a year, so I will experience something like to what you did, only at an older age.

I do not know where my Americago/Nihongo jisho is. Bad thing, since it isn't really mine...


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Old February 22nd, 2005, 10:03 am
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Sugoii, tanoshii mitai yo! Btw, English = Eigo. I have tons of those at home lol


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Old February 23rd, 2005, 7:56 am
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Kuso. Translation please? Watashi wa iie jisho wo uhh...have.

Arigatou for the Eigo, though


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Old March 15th, 2005, 7:03 pm
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never thought about learning japanese....i suppose now's as good a time as any.....who knows, i may end up going to japan one day....


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