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dx11332sega said:
What's the diference between konichiwa and ohaiyoo?

The first one is more like "Good afternoon" while the second one is "Good morning."  I'll also correct you here so you don't develop a bad habit.  "Ohayo" おはよう.  There's no "i" in it, even though it seems like it sometimes. 

As for the numbers thing, it's pretty simple if you just want to say your numbers.  However, be aware that if you want to say there's a certain number of things or people, the rule changes a bit.  Don't worry about it now since you wont get to it for a while.  



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I've never studied Japanese, but I've probably got a couple hundred words worth of vocabulary thanks to martial arts classes and anime.

Anyone else in the same boat as me?



NightlyPoe said:
I've never studied Japanese, but I've probably got a couple hundred words worth of vocabulary thanks to martial arts classes and anime.

Anyone else in the same boat as me?

I would think that the chances are low that there isn't someone else like that here.  I will say that most of the stuff you learn in anime might not be very useful in Japan as a lot of characters speak in a very impolite manner.



I literally make a Japanese thread for exactly these types of questions, and this gets almost as many responses.

dx11332sega said:
What's the diference between konichiwa and ohaiyoo?

Just want to point out it is technically spelled konnichiha.

こんにちは

は(ha) is pronounced as wa, but you don't spell it as wa.  

The literally meaning is something along the lines of "As for this day", it basically has come to mean "good day" now.  

ohayoo/ohayou means good morning.

 

konbanha is another one that basically means "good evening".



MDMAlliance said:
NightlyPoe said:
I've never studied Japanese, but I've probably got a couple hundred words worth of vocabulary thanks to martial arts classes and anime.

Anyone else in the same boat as me?

I would think that the chances are low that there isn't someone else like that here.  I will say that most of the stuff you learn in anime might not be very useful in Japan as a lot of characters speak in a very impolite manner.

Heh, I'm sure.  Like I said, it's mostly vocabulary.  I wouldn't even begin to know the syntax needed to put it into a sentence in order to qualify as impolite.

'^_^



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dx11332sega said:

So today I learned saying numbers 1 thru 10 in japanese but I dont know how to say 11 to 99 in japanese this is what I learned 

1 = ichi

2 = ni

3= san

4= yon (SHI)

5 = go

6 = roku

7 = nana (SHICHI)

8 = hachi

9 = kyuu

10 = juu

what comes after is difficult for me all the way to 99

 

can someone help me here ?

Well firstly I thought how to count to 10 as I did not recognise a couple (in brackets what I learnt). Turns out I learnt it one way 20 years ago and there is another way lol. Guess out teachers did not care to tell us haha.

 

As for numbers, in your other reply where you typed out a sample you got it right

essentially it is   ->   X x 10s + 1s make up up to 11 to 99

 

 



 

 

The trick at learning numbers is really looking at the kanji

1 through 10 is simple enough: 一二三四五六七八九十

But once you hit the double digits, you need to look at the position tens/hundreds/etc.
11: 十一 (juu ichi)
22: 二十二 (ni juu ni)
33: 三十三 (san juu san)
96: 九十六 (kyuu juu roku)
etc.

If you know how to say the basic numbers in Japanese, then you generally would be able to say any number.
Just note that some numbers have multiple pronunciations, which can mess things up (4 = yon/shi, 7 = shichi/nana)



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13 = Juu san.



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Arigato = thanks
Arigato gozaimasu = Thank you polite
Ohayoo = good morning caual
Ohayoo gozaimasu = good morning polite
Konnichiwa = good afternoon
Sumimasen = excuse me ; I'm sorry
Hajimemashite = nice to meet you
Doozo yoroshiku = thank you in advance



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