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PostSubject: Learn Japanese!   Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:08 pm



Learn Japanese!

Numbers:

One - ichi (the ichi of Taichi)
Two - nee
Three - san
Four - shi, yon
Five - go
Six - roku
Seven - nana/shichi
Eight - hachi
Nine - kyuu
Ten - jyuu
Twenty - ni-jyuu
Thirty - san-jyuu
Forty - yon-jyuu
Fifty - gou-jyuu
Sixty - roku-jyuu
Seventy - nana-jyuu
Eighty - hachi-jyuu
Ninety - kyuu-jyuu
One Hundred - hyaku


GREETINGS:

Hello: KONNICHI WA <FRIENDLY>
Good morning: OHAYOU GOZAIMASU. OHAYOU.
Good afternoon: KONNICHIWA (GOZAIMASU).
Good evening: KONBANWA (GOZAIMASU).
Good night: OYASU MINASAI. OYASUMI.
Good bye: SAYOUNARA.
See you: JA (DEWA) MATA.
See you later. JA (DEWA) MATA KONDO. MATA NE. MATA ASHITA.
How are you doing? O GENKI DESU KA? O GENKI?
I'm fine, thank you. GENKI DESU. GENKI.
So, so. MAA, MAA DESU. MAA, MAA.
Thank you. ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU. ARIGATOU.
*Note: DOOMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU is the most formal way of saying 'Thank you very
much.' DOOMO ARIGATOU is the formal way, and just DOOMO is the informal way.

Nice meeting you: DOOZO YOROSHIKU
No, Thanks: KEKKOO DESU
Excuse me, Thank you: SUMIMASEN.
Good bye: SHITSUREE SHIMASU.
I haven't seen you for a long time: SHIBARAKU DESU NE.
Thanks to you, I'm fine: OKAGESAMA DE GENKI DESU.
You are welcome. DOU ITASHIMASHITE. TONDEMONAI.
I'm tired. TSUKAREMASHITA.
I feel thirsty. NODO GA KAWAKIMASHITA.
I'm hungry. ONAKA GA SUKIMASHITA.
Please (give me) .... ONEGAI SHIMASU.
Please repeat that one more time: MOU ICHIDO ONEGAI SHIMASU. (MOU ICHIDO is the
informal way.)

Sorry - Sumimasen
Gomenasai - I'm so sorry.

INTRODUCTIONS:

How do you do? (Also said the first time you meet someone) HAJIMEMASHITE.
My name is KATSUMI. WATASHI WA KATSUMI DESU.
*In Japan, put your last name first.
What is your name? O NAMAE WA?
This is my wife Chisako. TSUMA NO CHISAKO. DES.
(*Wife is TSUMA, husband OTTO, son MUSUKO, daughter MUSUME,
girl friend or boy friend KOIBITO.)

What? NANI
Something: NANI KA
NANI MO (nothing or everything, depending on the word usage)
Anything: NAN DEMO


DAYS OF THE WEEK:

Monday: GETSUYOUBI
Tuesday: KAYOUBI
Wednesday: SUIYOUBI
Thursday: MOKUYOUBI
Friday: KINYOUBI
Saturday: DOYOUBI
Sunday: NICHIYOUBI.

(*If you put the letters before 'YOUBI' in kanji, you get elements. 'GETSU' is
moon, 'KA' is fire, 'SUI' is water, 'MOKU' is wood, 'KIN' is metal, 'DO' is
earth, and 'NICHI' is sun. ^ The above are all on-youmi readings. (On-youmi is
when the kanji are with other kanji; kun-youmi is with hiragana. ^_^ Usually
each kanji has more than one of each.)


QUESTIONS:

I lost my way. MICHI NI MAYOIMASHITA.
Where is the ....station? ....EKI WA DOKODESKA?
Where is the ....hotel? ....HOTERU WA DOKODESKA?
Please draw a map to the ....station. ....EKIMADE NO CHIZU O KAITEKUDASAI.
Far. TOOI. Near. CHIKAI.
Where is it? DOKO DESU KA.
How much is it? IKURA DESU KA
What is it? NAN DESU KA
What time is it? NAN-JI DESU KA.
Do (you) like....? ...GA SUKI DESU KA.

Japanese Internet Slangs! (Thanks to Joe Inoue's Japanese Lessons):
In Japan...

HEY! LOL is written as OIY! W!

LOL = W

When talking to a japanese person online

JK means High school girl.

JK stands for jous kouse (I forgot how to spell it so im spelling it the
way it sounds like.) So if you say "Ohhh hahaha you're fat.... JK!"
to them they'll think " Ohh hahaha you're fat... high school girl?"
So watch out!

And that's all we have for now! If you'd like to add anything to our
collection (or if there are any corrections needed to be made), please
don't hesitate to post them up in the posted thread
YOUR JAPANESE ADDITIONS. Thank you!



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