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ローマ字の落とし穴 | Pitfalls of Rōmaji [04 Jun 2007|10:28am]

cuke
[ mood | amused ]

I don't know very much Japanese, but one thing I've always stuck by was learning the Japanese manner of writing. I've stayed clear of rōmaji. Here is an example of why I don't like rōmaji.

A person asks for a translation of the phrase "kono koi wa himitsu". What is my first instinct? I assume it's saying 「この鯉は秘密」! Or, "this fish is secret". LOL! In reality it was saying 「この恋は秘密」. Or, "this love is secret". Perhaps a more experienced person would know this, but I was oblivious until another reader pointed it out. That is why you don't want to become dependent on rōmaji.

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[06 May 2007|04:49pm]

emois4lovers_x
i dont know any japanese at all :(
i reaallllly want to learnnn >.<
anyone fancy teaching me? haha :p
peeace*
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new [04 Mar 2007|04:02pm]

theartbook35
Hello, I'm brand new and I've been trying to teach myself Japanese for a very long time. The only thing I'm having huge trouble with is I can't find a list or dictionary or the kanji, and I don't know how to put a sentence together, I've looked it up online and every website says something different. Along with I don't know how to do the verbs, like how in spanish you have er, ir, and ar verbs than have that crap you add on the end. Now if I could just learn all this stuff I'd be fine!! lol
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[15 Feb 2007|11:26am]

emois4lovers_x
hey guys! ^.^ im newww!
and i dont know any japanese >_<
but i really love the culture and i wanna go there so bad >_<
hehe*

just wanted to know if any of you guys know how to say

"i want a cute boy?" in japanese?

like using syllables?

thankyou if you can hehe * (:
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もしもし? [30 Oct 2004|06:42pm]
yui19
[ mood | calm ]
[ music | なし ]

Hello? *echoes*

lol where did everyone go?

なんかいい話しょうよ~

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I have no idea what to say so... [18 Jul 2004|02:54pm]
hatashi_jou
私の名前ダニロでございます。^________^
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はじめまして! [28 Jun 2004|06:28pm]

desert_dew_drop
もうみなさん全然アップデートしませんか? (^^)v

自己紹介でーす!
ローサと申します。オーストラリア人です。三年間ぐらい大学で日本語を勉強しました。日本語は専攻じゃないけど興味があります。みなさんと練習をしたいですが日本語を分かる人がいますかな...

宜しくお願いします!

So not many people been updating huh... well, anywayz, I thought I'd say hi!! I love japan and japanese (^^) obviously :P

I was Jeanne_darc before, but that journal got boring, so I changed.... XD see ya's round... maybe!
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[26 Dec 2003|06:55pm]

okiichichi
Join hayao_miyazaki.
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[26 Dec 2003|06:55pm]

okiichichi
Join hayao_miyazaki.
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[26 Dec 2003|06:36pm]

okiichichi
Join hayao.
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[19 Dec 2003|05:03pm]

okiichichi
Join lily_for_you

And Merry Christmas ^^ ::hands out jrock CDs::
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[15 Nov 2003|05:49pm]

okiichichi
I've made another community (yay!) If you're a BoA* fan please join shine_we_are and I'll give you cookies ^_^
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[30 Oct 2003|05:31pm]

okiichichi
Hey I made a community jrock_addme for lonely little jrock fans ^_^ Please join.
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[05 Oct 2003|05:20pm]

kirameku
[ mood | うれしい!! ]

はじめまして、みんなさん! わたし の なまえ は きらめく さん です。じゅう なな さい です。日本語 が ちょっと はなします。Iam learining 日本語 in わたし の こう こう。 さん 年姓 です。
とても とても うれしい ですよ!!!! I’m glad there is a japanese speaking community where I can practice my 日本語。 &hearts;

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introduction [17 Jun 2003|03:14pm]

machalel
[ mood | cheerful ]
[ music | L'arc~en~Ciel - Dive To Blue ]

Minasan Ohayoo Gozaimasu!

hehehe...Just introducing my self, My name's Elliott, i'm a relative beginner, having only learnt very basic japanese during junior chool (forgot most of it) and just started studying it again last year at university. Unfortunately due to other factors (such as changing degrees) i havent been able to continue this year, but i'm *trying* to keep up with private study...heheheh

just thought i'd say hello ^_^

ja ne!

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beginners... 自己紹介(jikoshoukai - introduction) [07 Jun 2003|05:04pm]
jeanne_darc
[ mood | happy ]

Konnichi wa~! watashi wa ro-sa desu. o-sutoraria ni sundae imasu.

ogenki desu ka? watashi wa totemo ureshii desu. nihon ga daisuki desu!

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Hi ^_^ [25 May 2003|08:54pm]

theresaj
[ mood | chipper ]
[ music | Dir en Grey - I'll ]

My name is Theresa, I just completed Japanese 2 (High beggining Japanese) at a small community college in my town. I still feel so new to Japanese and still feel like I'm so bad at it. (-,-) Anyone else going through this? Who else here is still a newbie to Japanese?

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Hello I'm new! [22 May 2003|09:22pm]

wild_daisy
Hi! I'm from Singapore, and is a newbie at the Japanese language. Have taken one module of Japanese language when I was in Uni last year, and is trying to pick up the language where I left off. I can recognise hiragana, katakana and kanji, but I shld say my proficiency lies with hiragana. Vocab wise, I still quite limited, but I can do a short intro of myself in Japanese.

I'm planning to take my JLPT this year, but couldn't find much in the internet. Anybody in Singapore who has taken the test and can offer me some advise? :)
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[07 May 2003|08:35pm]

kokkachan
Hi! I'm new here. I've been studying Japanese for several years now, I can speak -somewhat- intelligible Japanese sentences, and I can write hiragana, katakana, and several hundred kanji. I hope to learn a lot more throughout college.

I'm also a big fan of anime, and J-pop ^_^ Ayumi Hamasaki, Morning Musume, etc.

Anyway, I have a question for other Japanese speakers/students here. How do I know when to use "ni" and when to use "e"? (I already know that time expressions take "ni")
For example, when saying "I go to town," is it machi ni ikimasu or machi e ikimasu? Or does it matter? Any help is appreciated.

Doumo~
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Hi! [10 Apr 2003|09:26pm]

sailor_panda
[ mood | cheerful ]

Just joined so I thought I'd drop in and say hello. I'm another lover of Japanese culture and language. Actually, I've always liked Asian cultures and languages but I have to admit that my preference is Japanese. I've taken a couple Japanese courses so I know a little bit of the language and culture but I always enjoy learning more.

Hmm, what else? Yeah, I'm interested in Japanese music, culture, anime,manga, history, art...some of everything. Ok, I admit though that the anime/manga and music are of pretty big interest to me though. I'm an anime/manga junkie, I admit it. =)

Anyway, nice to meet you all!

Belinda

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