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Old May 31st, 2005, 8:35 am
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Konnichiwa. Watashi no namae wa Mirielle desu. Minasan, hajimema****e!
Good afternoon. My name is Mirielle. How is everyone going? (I think?!)



Hmm I always thought "What did you eat" would actually be '[Anata wa] nani wo tabema****aka.' I can't remember how to say this in a more casual way - would it be nani wo tabeta no??? (I remember vaguely my teacher saying "no" could be used as implying a question. Please correct me if I'm wrong here)
Plus I was always taught not to say anata, instead you should say the name of the person or even leave it out.
Kono thread wa ii desu yo! This thread is good - it's forcing me to refresh my very stale Japanese!
I have never heard nani used before, though it makes sense, since '___wa nan desuka' means 'what is ____?' Arigatou! As to saying anata or not, you can probably leave it out, but I am at the stage where I use things I know how to use and don't try to use anything complex (or in this case, simpler than the ordinary) because I will likely mess it up. Also, it is a generic word to place there for asking a question, rather than leaving a blank for a name or something.
YAY! That is what this thread is for! Arigatou!


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Old May 31st, 2005, 9:57 am
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の (no) can be used as a casual question marker, but I always found that confusing and just used か (ka).

あなた (anata) can be left out of questions, though I don't know if it's improper to put in there. The Japanese people I have conversed with didn't correct me or anything. I just finished my fourth year of Japanese in high school, and am going to minor in it at Gonzaga University!

こんにちは、みんなさん!私の名前はジェソンです。18さいです。この夏に日本に行きます。この秋にGon zaga Universityでだいがくせいです。マンガとアニメがすきです。私の日本語はわるいですね。。。

(Konnichiha, minna-san. watashi no namae ha jeson desu. 18sai desu. kono natasu ni nihon ni ikimasu. kono aki ni Gonzaga University de daigakusei desu. anime to manga ga suki desu. watashi no nihongo ha warui desu ne...)


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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:05 am
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の (no) can be used as a casual question marker, but I always found that confusing and just used か (ka).

あなた (anata) can be left out of questions, though I don't know if it's improper to put in there. The Japanese people I have conversed with didn't correct me or anything. I just finished my fourth year of Japanese in high school, and am going to minor in it at Gonzaga University!

こんにちは、みんなさん!私の名前はジェソンです。18さいです。この夏に日本に行きます。この秋にGon zaga Universityでだいがくせいです。マンガとアニメがすきです。私の日本語はわるいですね。。。

(Konnichiha, minna-san. watashi no namae ha jeson desu. 18sai desu. kono natasu ni nihon ni ikimasu. kono aki ni Gonzaga University de daigakusei desu. anime to manga ga suki desu. watashi no nihongo ha warui desu ne...)
Konbanwa Jeson san. Hajimema****e. Eigo de itte kudasai. (In English please) Some of us (or at least I) do not comprehend all of what you just said. It helps me learn more if I can see what it means. Arigatou!


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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:33 am
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Hello, everyone! My name is Jason. I am 18 years old. This summer I am going to Japan [as a side note, I'm visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, and Yania (a small town), and am homestaying in all buy Kyoto]. This fall I will be a college student at Gonzaga University. I like anime and manga. My Japanese is bad.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:47 am
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Hello, everyone! My name is Jason. I am 18 years old. This summer I am going to Japan [as a side note, I'm visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, and Yania (a small town), and am homestaying in all buy Kyoto]. This fall I will be a college student at Gonzaga University. I like anime and manga. My Japanese is bad.
Arigatou! Watshi no namae wa Muku-Muku desu. Jyu go sai desu. Watashi mo anime to manga ga suki desu, to neko to sushi ga suki desu. To watashi no Nihongo wa warui desu. (what's the ne for in that?)

Thank you! My name is Fluffy. I'm 15. I, too, like anime and manga, and I like cats and sushi. And my Japanese is bad.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:59 am
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Oh, sorry. It would actually translate to, "My Japanese is bad, huh?" Maybe I'm losing my mind, or can only think in English at 3 A.M., but why the "mo" in "watashi mo anime . . . ."?


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:06 am
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Mo means also or too. So if you say 'anime to manga ga suki desu' and I do, too, then I can say watashi mo...or at least that's how I understood it. I don't know if it only works for the nominative or if it works for other cases, as well. For that matter, I have no clue if I am even using it correctly. I don't remember learning it, or at least the conditions under which I learned it.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:30 am
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I figured. I also remember "mo" being also, but not how to use it. Stopping by the Japanese classroom tomorow (even though I'm out of school now), so I'll ask the teacher.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:33 am
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i would love to learn it. the only japanese i know is Arigatou and counting from one to ten.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:36 am
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Why can't they teach Japanese at my school?! Watashi no er...school system... wa baka desu. *sigh*

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i would love to learn it. the only japanese i know is Arigatou and counting from one to ten.
Konbanwa, Elish san. Hajimema****e! Welcome! That is what this thread is for, so enjoy!


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:37 am
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It's Idaho... We have nothing better to do.

I have no idea how to say that in Japanese...


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:42 am
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No more do I. I can say 'sore wa Idaho desu,' but that's it of that part. *sheepish grin*


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:44 am
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wata****achi ha nothing better to do ga arimasen.

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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:49 am
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Works for me :P

Watashi wa Gaia ni desu. Anata mo desu ne?
Does this make sense? Or am I being baka again?

Actually wouldn't it be:
Watashi wa anything better to do ga arimasen
OR
Watashi wa nothing better to do ga arimasu


On another note, are accusatives followed by ga or wo? I was taught wo, but you are using ga, so I don't know.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:49 am
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Nope. Made no sense to me, but I'm not fluent. Are you asking if I'm on Gaia?

You were right on the "nothing better to do ga arimasu."

As for accusatives, what do you mean?


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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:54 am
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Yes, I was, which is a bit silly on another forum, but I am on there right now, and was trying to come up with something to talk about.

Accusative=direct object
i.e. I sing a song.
He smacks her.
You read the book.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 12:00 pm
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Well, it depends. "You read the book" is "anata ha hon o yomu." However, "you have the book" is "anata ha hon ga aru." The definitive rule? I don't honestly know, but I never use "ga" unless it's "suki," "aru," or "iru."

I dislike Gaia, and I think that sentence was incorrect. How do I fix it? I don't know, silly!


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Old May 31st, 2005, 12:04 pm
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Forget it, then. My friend just made me join just recently, so I complied.

Gah. Watashi no men wa itaimasu. I need a teacher irl to help me and teach me rules, one who is better than my last teacher. Of course, even my English is pretty bad at 3am, so I may get it tomorrow.


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Old May 31st, 2005, 12:12 pm
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By the way, hurts is itai.

And men is a really weird word to use there, I suspect... Assuming you meant head, "anata no atama ha itai!" If you meant brain, than "anata no nou ha itai!"

Men means face. Or mask. Or noodles. Do your noodles hurt? :P


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Old May 31st, 2005, 12:16 pm
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I have always used men as head, and never had learned any other word for it. Arigatou. I think I needed to say "Watashi no nou wa itaimasu!" then. There is a masu on the end right?


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