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I tried studying japanese for less than a month. I learned basic grammar...i mean really baaasic desu, desu ka?, dewa arimasen, stuff...and i'm completely iliterate with the japanese. characters! i really want to learn but time won't allow me. <_<

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Guest tommeh

konnichiwa, how do you say 'nevermind' and 'nothing much' in japanese. e.g. 'what did you do on the weekends' .. 'nothing much'. cheers~

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Guest xkangta1979x

God, I swear Japanese are way harder to learn than Hangeul.

This makes my brain spin around with one table of Hiragana.

O.O I'll be needing this tutorial soon, thanks for sharing <3

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I was wondering if it's possible to write my name in Japanese. My name is Anthony. If possible could I get it in Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana.

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I was wondering if it's possible to write my name in Japanese. My name is Anthony. If possible could I get it in Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana.

i think it would be アントニ?

that's in katakana btw.

you normally don't write names in hiragana. :)

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i think it would be アントニ?

that's in katakana btw.

you normally don't write names in hiragana. :)

Thank you very much can it be written in Kanji as well?

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I have so much trouble trying to memorize and learn various kanji..

I'm still stumped on how people know so many, all the ones that fill up nearly the whole character space look nuts.

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I have so much trouble trying to memorize and learn various kanji..

I'm still stumped on how people know so many, all the ones that fill up nearly the whole character space look nuts.

I have a lot of trouble too, but since i know chinese it simplifies it a little.

Those people know so many because they've been learning it all their life or they're just super geniouses.

*a little tip* reading song lyrics helps alot..it's helped me.xD

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konnichiwa, how do you say 'nevermind' and 'nothing much' in japanese. e.g. 'what did you do on the weekends' .. 'nothing much'. cheers~

nevermind =

いや、別に (iya, betsu ni)

or

何でもない (nandemonai)

nothing much really depends on the context...there's no one translation from english to japanese that will work in all situations

what did you do on the weekends?

nothing much = 何も (nani mo)

or

何もしなかった (nani mo shinakatta)

あんまり何もしなかった (anmari nanimo shinakatta)

別に何もしなかった (betsu ni nanimo shinakatta)

what's the difference between

Hiragana and Katakana are they the same thing of different??

hiragana = script for native japanese words, all kanji can be written in in hiragana, and the verb and adjective endings are always in hiragana

katakana = used for foreign words, words of foreign origin, foreign names, onomatopoeia

when used online it's similar to typing in caps. like おはよう = good morning and オハヨウ = GOOD MORNING!

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so do we have to learn both of it?

Do they learn all of it? so katakana is like good morning and GOOD MORNING???

You don't have to learn both of it. It's better if you do though.

If you know hiragana though, you'll get through just fine.

I don't know who you mean by "they", but most people learn all of it.

Yes, but it's also more than that. It's also used for foreign words.

ie: waffle, coffee, etc.

edit: nvm..i haven't used it in a while so i forgot. sorry! :x

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yes you have to learn both of them. Katakana makes up 20-30% of all Japanese words. Learning just hiragana isn't enough, you need to learn hiragana katakana and kanji, period. And yes Japanese learn all three, if they didn't they wouldn't even be able to read at an elementary school level

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yes you have to learn both of them. Katakana makes up 20-30% of all Japanese words. Learning just hiragana isn't enough, you need to learn hiragana katakana and kanji, period. And yes Japanese learn all three, if they didn't they wouldn't even be able to read at an elementary school level

そうだね。

基本は小学校で習います。

でも結構、間違って使う子も多いよ~ん。 :sweatingbullets:

わざと、間違えた使い方することもあるしね。 :)

でも、最近またまた不思議~な日本語が蔓延してる。

ぁたしゎ~ ぁんま 好きぢゃなぃけどねぇ~。 B)

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ahh orangecake 久しぶり! :D  元気だった?

不思議な日本語たくさんあるねw 

そう言えば「ぶっちゃけ」はどういう意味?「正直言って」みたいな感じかな?

Mixiのせいで新しいスラングいっぱい習ってしまった :blush: orangecakeもMixi持ってたら追加してね

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Guest SophiaSan

kanji is the hardest

theres like so many meanings for one character

its confusing -_-

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using the こと form, is this correct?

Can you write your name in Russian?

あなたのなまえはロシアごかくことができますか?

名前はロシア語書くことができますか?

namae wa roshia go de kaku koto ga dekimasu ka?

forgot the de

don't need anata

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