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baka banzai bankai sharingan kekegenkai domo arigato nee sama and thats pretty much all my japanese lol



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Boutros said:
Kunsha tsi uno? Es tebayoi kun la chow.

?

Anyway, I'll try my best, lol O.o

Wikipedia does a really nice job in explaining hiragan IMHO.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiragana#Table_of_hiragana

It's pretty much

あ い う え お

a   i    u  e   o

Then it's variations on that with a few unique ones

か き く け こ

ka ki ku ke ko

Once you got a, i, u, e, o down, you can breeze in learning the different sounds.

Once you learn the sounds, I guess the next step will be to learn a few basic nouns and verbs, and begin learning some basic grammar. Grammar would be hard for me to teach O.o It's like the SAT grammar in English for me as it is for Japanese, it's just internalized, and in fact, you could easily make mistakes by going off how you casually speak.

 

Hmmm... let me try, (I could try to look up some basic lessons online, and then repeat that with my English and Japanese background helping in simplifying it).

But here's for starters

You have a noun: inu いぬ

You have a verb: aruku あるく

So then you'll start with the noun and subject (same as in English I guess)

Then you'll use が which I guess is sorta like "the"? IDK, I can look that up later. However, the thing you'll have to get is which prepositions and stuff you have to use.

(You know what, let me just get my studying done tonight, and maybe every Thursdays I can teach a "lesson", and spend a good time preparing stuff so I can explain it better)

So to finish this off, it'll be

いぬ あるく

The dog walks

(present... I guess? Sounds really awkward to me, but I don't want to confuse you guys with tenses. Don't even understand English tenses, lol. Present, perfect, imperfect... god I hated Latin)

So I guess my homework to you guys would be to look up random nouns and verbs, and try to make your own simple noun verb sentence or something. And try to learn to write at least あいうえお. Then be able to just say the rest of the hiragana (all you have to do is add an extra letter to the beginning of a i u e o)

My sudgestion is to get a white board. In a language where you have to learn how to write enitrely new words and characters (as opposed to things like Spanish, or French, with English alphabets), it's really convenient to just use repetition and write stuff and erase. Rinse and repeat.

 

IDK what my parents did. I think it's this that lets me type Japanese:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/recommended/ime/default.mspx

 

 



The best thing about stepping into a 101 Japanese class is seeing the class full of Anime tards, with at least 10 people petitioning, at the beginning of the semester and then seeing the same class 2 weeks before finals and there are maybe 8 people there.

It is the writing that kills people.

I give this thread a 9.6.



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Akvod said:
Boutros said:
Kunsha tsi uno? Es tebayoi kun la chow.

?

Anyway, I'll try my best, lol O.o

Wikipedia does a really nice job in explaining hiragan IMHO.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiragana#Table_of_hiragana

It's pretty much

あ い う え お

a   i    u  e   o

Then it's variations on that with a few unique ones

か き く け こ

ka ki ku ke ko

Once you got a, i, u, e, o down, you can breeze in learning the different sounds.

Once you learn the sounds, I guess the next step will be to learn a few basic nouns and verbs, and begin learning some basic grammar. Grammar would be hard for me to teach O.o It's like the SAT grammar in English for me as it is for Japanese, it's just internalized, and in fact, you could easily make mistakes by going off how you casually speak.

 

Hmmm... let me try, (I could try to look up some basic lessons online, and then repeat that with my English and Japanese background helping in simplifying it).

But here's for starters

You have a noun: inu いぬ

You have a verb: aruku あるく

So then you'll start with the noun and subject (same as in English I guess)

Then you'll use が which I guess is sorta like "the"? IDK, I can look that up later. However, the thing you'll have to get is which prepositions and stuff you have to use.

(You know what, let me just get my studying done tonight, and maybe every Thursdays I can teach a "lesson", and spend a good time preparing stuff so I can explain it better)

So to finish this off, it'll be

いぬ あるく

The dog walks

(present... I guess? Sounds really awkward to me, but I don't want to confuse you guys with tenses. Don't even understand English tenses, lol. Present, perfect, imperfect... god I hated Latin)

So I guess my homework to you guys would be to look up random nouns and verbs, and try to make your own simple noun verb sentence or something. And try to learn to write at least あいうえお. Then be able to just say the rest of the hiragana (all you have to do is add an extra letter to the beginning of a i u e o)

My sudgestion is to get a white board. In a language where you have to learn how to write enitrely new words and characters (as opposed to things like Spanish, or French, with English alphabets), it's really convenient to just use repetition and write stuff and erase. Rinse and repeat.

 

IDK what my parents did. I think it's this that lets me type Japanese:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/downloads/recommended/ime/default.mspx

 

 

Wow, thanks. Should start tommorrow since its midnight here.



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Son1x said:

Hee, nagasugiru. Gomen kedo, anna wall-of-text wo yomu no wa chotto mendou, kanji wo jisho ni sagasu koto ga ichiban mendou.
Kedo, nanka nihongo de hanashitai nara itsudemo ii desuyo. (Itsudemo ii desuyo = Jade's taunt in TotA, lol)
Sukoshi mae PC wo reformat shita kara kanji, hiragana to katakana wa nai kedo(mondai wa kaku no dake, mieru no wa mondai arimasen).

Maa, koko wa mou asa no ichiji dakara neni iku. Oyasumi.

ウォールオブテクストと言われても、ちゃんとスペースを入れたよ。。。先生に渡す作文だからもしウォールオブテクストだったらまずいしO.o

漢字は、ただgoogleかhttp://jisho.org/を使えば簡単だよ。もちろんコピーペーストをしていたら面倒かもしれないけど。実は、日本語は、両親と話せるけど全然書けないし、あんまりフォーマルなことは、知らないんだ。

一時ですかO.oそれは、大変もっとVGCzより自分の睡眠のことを優先しなさいXD

Yeah, my teacher also marked a lot of my commas as being misplaced >.< I should actually ask her the rules.

I'm a Freshman in college, and I took Latin 1-4 in High School (ahhh, good times), but I'm in Japanese 3 right now. I kinda feel guilty because I have a background in the subject (remember hating the Spanish speaking kids in Spanish during middle school), but it's not like I'm breezing through the class O.o

 



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うわー、このスレッドは非常に数がpeoleそれにJapaneese話す。とにかく最高のゲームを私は今年を果たしているフォールアウト3年版のゲームです。



Ive tried. The grammer and set up is so very different from something like English, or Spanish, or French. It was very interesting.




 

 

Structure of a Basic Japanese sentence

I'll be teaching from this: http://www.learnjapanesefree.com/basic-japanese-grammar.html

http://www.learnjapanesefree.com/basic-japanese-grammar.html

 

Japanese grammer is very simple but very different from English grammer. In English, simple sentence is:

[Subject] [Verb] [Object]

But in Japanese, verb always comes at the end.

[Subject] [Object] [Verb]

 

Basicly, in English I'll say:

The dog ate the bone

In Japanese I'll have to switch it around

The dog the bone ate

いぬ ほね  たべた

Yellows are particles or articles. (Wikipedia: A particle, in grammar, is a function word that is not assignable to any of the traditional grammatical word classes (such as pronouns, articles or conjunctions)

Notice how the particles were simply move in front of the nouns. So while in enlgish the participle is behind the noun it refers to, in Japanese it's in front.

 

 

 

 

[Subject] [Object] [Verb]

So if I give you 2 nouns and and a verb, you guys should be able to make a simple sentence now.

 

Except it'll be akward in English if I said:

Dog ate bone (ironic, eh, since novice Asian students of English stereotypically leave out participles )

 

So I'm going to teach you guys some basic particles so that you guys can actually make simple [Subject] [Object] [Verb] sentences.

Particles: が and

 

The cat ate the food

Neko ga esa wo tabeta

ねこ えさ  たべた

Cat (subject/topic) the (referring to the cat) food the (reffering to the food) ate.

 

http://www.learnjapanesefree.com/basic-japanese-grammar.html

Particle ga marks the topic of the sentence

So Neko, is the topic of the sentence. (IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Topic=/=SUBJECT)

In order to specify that the neko did something and is the topic, I'll use "ga".

 

Examples of topics:

The man (<- Topic) walked down the street

The wheel (<- Topic) turned

The particle "wo" (or "o") marks the direct object of the sentence. In the example, "I'm going to take her home" (watashi wa kanojo wo ie ni okuru), "her" would be the direct object.

Much more straightforward. If something is the object, then you refer to it using wo.

So I kicked the ball (<- object)

I tied the shoe (<- object)

 

Some of you may have been confused. The best way to combat this isn't to just think about it and drill it into your head, but to actually put it into concepts and use repetition.

Here's another example:

 

The boy hugged the girl

The boy the girl hugged

おとこのこ おんなのこ  だきしめた

 

So the boy is the topic of the sentence. Therefore we reffered to him using ga ().

The girl is the direct object of the verb. Therefore we reffered to her using wo ().

 

 

So some exercises.

Remember:

が (topic)

を (direct object)

 

1.

The policeman chased the robber

Identify the topic, direct object, and the verb.

Translate the sentence into Japanese

 

Vocabulary:

Robber どろぼう

Policeman おまわりさん

Chased おった

 

2.

The child ate the candy

Identify the topic, direct object, and the verb.

Translate the sentence into Japanese

 

Vocabulary:

Ate: たべた

Candy: おかし

Child: こども

 

 

 

3.

 

Make your own sentence!

First write it into English (don't cheat and use a translator. Don't worry so much about tenses and verbs. This is just pracitcing your grasp of subject verb object, and using the 2 particles).

 

NEXT LESSON:

 

Not finalized.



my flatmate is japanese.. he offered to teach me and i would honestly love to learn, but i struggle to understand some of what he is saying because his accent is so strong.. any tips?



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