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MDMAlliance said:
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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the-pi-guy said:

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".

My Japanese school teacher spells it koninichiwa with (wa) maybe shes like trying english translation?



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It's important to note that the numbers from 1 to 9 have 2 different pronunciations for different contexts. Usually when you're just counting up you can use the On versions of the numbers. In your case that would mean 4 = shi and 7 = shichi instead of their Kun versions yon and nana. The Kun versions are mostly used when you quantify something. For example listing things you would use yon instead of shi, but also futatsu instead of ni.

Though your version is fine too. I hope your teacher already told you that there are two versions.



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I'm learning little by little with this thread. Watching anime all day everyday may have my comprehension of Japanese a bit skewed.



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Rafie said:
I'm learning little by little with this thread. Watching anime all day everyday may have my comprehension of Japanese a bit skewed.

You also have to take into account that subtitles wont do exact translations most of the time.  Cultural differences being a major player in a translation veering pretty far off from its literal translation.



MDMAlliance said:
Rafie said:
I'm learning little by little with this thread. Watching anime all day everyday may have my comprehension of Japanese a bit skewed.

You also have to take into account that subtitles wont do exact translations most of the time.  Cultural differences being a major player in a translation veering pretty far off from its literal translation.

And puns often can't be translated, so whenever someone reacts to one the translators have basically to create a new one to fit in



2nd day in class I learned
o = お
ku = く
u = う
ke = け
ko = こ

The other 5 i have trouble



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i = い
a = あ
e is a mess
the other 2 I dont know



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