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Majolica
Posted: Sep 21, 2005 5:20 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 08 Sep 2005 Posts: 31 Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Hi there. i just got this thought that i could teach you guys some japanese cause im going to japanese classes! so i'll update this topic one time/week! And i hope you'll learn something from it! Smile

My first time at the japanese class September 21 2005

Our teacher teached us a little about Hiragana, he said that we're going to learn 10 hiragana letters each week and it's 12 lessons so if we learn 10 hiragana letters each week we will be done after these 12 lessons! (not exacly 10 maybe.. well if you want to learn them all at the same time, go do that but it's hard so i'll take about 10 each week! it's just a
proposal)

ひらがな = hiragana

vowels = a i u e o

あ = a い = i う = u え = e お = o
か = ka き = ki く = ku け = ke こ = ko
さ = sa し = shi す = se そ = so
た = ta ち = chi つ = tsu て = te と = to
な = na に = ni ぬ = nu ね = ne の = no
は = ha ひ = hi ふ = fu へ = he ほ = ho
ま = ma み = mi む = mu め = me も = mo
や = ya ゆ = yu よ = yo
ら = ra り = ri る ru れ re ろ = ro
わ = wa を = wo
ん = n
が = ga ぎ = gi ぐ = gu げ = ge ご = go
ざ = za じ = ji ず = zu ぜ = ze ぞ = zo
ぞ = da ぢ = dji づ = dzu で = de ど = do
ば = ba び = bi ぶ = bu べ = be ぼ = bo (you might not see but it is a " over each letter at the right side.)
ぱ = pa ぴ = pi ぷ = pu ぺ = pe ぽ = po (you might not see but it is a 。 over each letter at the right side.)

How to write them

He started teaching us how to write them. here's my notes from that part (he takes 10 each week so this is just 10 of them).:


Katakana

We haven't got this far yet but he just told us why they don't have these soft forms like the hiraganas! (hiraganas are more round and stuff) and that's because they were taken from kanji (check the picture for a example)

I'll add the Katakana letters soon when we have got to that part.

This is some stuff i have learned home with my own books! (and some of these are from my class)

Where? - doko des(u)-ka どこですか
Yes - hai はい
No - ii'e/i'e いいえ/いえ
Studying in Japan - nihon ni nyuugaku 日本に留学
Please help me - onegai shimas(u) お願いします
Yes i have - arimas(u) あります
Good morning - Ohayoo おはよう
Good morning (polite) - Ohayoo gozaimasu おはようございます
Good afternoon - Konnichiwa こんにちは
Good evening - Konbanwa こんばんは
Good-bye - Sayoonara さようなら
Good night - Oyasuminasai おやすみなさい
Thank you - Arigatoo ありがとう
Excuse me - Sumimasen すみません
I'll go and come back - Ittekimas(u) いってきます
Please go and come back - Itterasshai いってらっしゃい
Im home (right now like "Im home!") - Tadaima ただいま
Welcome home - Okaerinasai おかえりなさい
Thank you for the meal (before eating) - Itadakimas(u) いただきます
Thank you for the meal (after eating) - Gochisoosama ごちそうさま
Im glad to meet you (for the first time) - hejamemashite はじめまして

Well this was what i learned today (1,5 hours) it's not much but learn this and then we will learn more! next time i'll teach you how to make sentences!

HOPE YOU ENJOY! take your pencil and some paper and teach teach! Smile
please excuse my english, im not so well at english.


Last edited by Majolica on Sep 26, 2005 5:25 am; edited 1 time in total
 
broken::dreams
Posted: Sep 21, 2005 6:20 pm Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 26 Jun 2005 Posts: 497 Location: New York
This is a good idea to help others to learn Japanese! I really like your kana handwriting. I wish mine could be that pretty~ Crying

BTW: there is a subtle difference in the pronunciation of "ou" and "oo", so you may want to do a direct transliteration. This is a cool thread~ Boogie You're nice to share what you learn. Nod
 
Ryu-Chan
Posted: Sep 21, 2005 10:53 pm Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 09 Jul 2005 Posts: 139 Location: Makai
If you guys need help with pronouncing or other stuff, just give me the heads-up and I'll be glad to help! ^^ (Half Japanese, know the language, sucks for the rest of you! Haha! JK!)
 
chiamingen
Posted: Sep 21, 2005 11:44 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 13 Jun 2005 Posts: 81 Location: Singapore
nice i learn a few new thing after seeing this Boogie start from the fundamental lol
 
a_r3n
Posted: Sep 22, 2005 3:14 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 Posts: 168 Location: Malaysia
wow Boogie i do learn a lot from here espeacially of hw 2 write the japanese words....izzit kana?anyway...thx 4 sharing it...hope 2 learn more from here in future Tongue
 
Majolica
Posted: Sep 22, 2005 4:07 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 08 Sep 2005 Posts: 31 Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Im just glad to help you guys! Giggle
 
haocloud
Posted: Sep 22, 2005 6:24 am Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 04 Sep 2005 Posts: 86 Location: Malaysia
wow!!!! thx a lot!!!! now i know a lot of simply word!!! and i also try to learn how to write japan word!!!! thx
 
yumiotsuka
Posted: Sep 22, 2005 8:23 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 955
i do have a kanji book it consist of all the kanji that we need to learn.. however its a good way of teaching japanese.. however i do not understand by ur writing.. as in it look weird gomen=(
 
Majolica
Posted: Sep 22, 2005 9:48 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 08 Sep 2005 Posts: 31 Location: Stockholm, Sweden
yumiotsuka wrote:
i do have a kanji book it consist of all the kanji that we need to learn.. however its a good way of teaching japanese.. however i do not understand by ur writing.. as in it look weird gomen=(

what do you mean with "i don't understand by ur writing as in it look weird gomen"??
 
yumiotsuka
Posted: Sep 28, 2005 12:05 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 955
Majolica wrote:
what do you mean with "i don't understand by ur writing as in it look weird gomen"??

hm.. oops i did not make myself clear enough i meant by i can't see ur words clearly those u written on the paper..
 
Ethereal
Posted: Oct 01, 2005 9:42 pm Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 01 Oct 2005 Posts: 21
Majolica I hope u have more fun than i did when i was learning japanese but wow is your writing neat..... Laughing my charecters looks like a chicken wrote them Sad Embarassed
 
Aprilis.
Posted: Oct 01, 2005 11:07 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
i have some hiragana and katagana flashcards. would anyone like me to post them here?
 
hgillstev
Posted: Oct 02, 2005 3:26 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 09 Sep 2005 Posts: 119
yes thxs a lot for the effort! tis is a great place for learning jap haha..^^
 
Majolica
Posted: Oct 03, 2005 5:11 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 08 Sep 2005 Posts: 31 Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Aprilis. wrote:
i have some hiragana and katagana flashcards. would anyone like me to post them here?

not at all! post themif you want to!!

Ethereal wrote:
Majolica I hope u have more fun than i did when i was learning japanese but wow is your writing neat..... Laughing my charecters looks like a chicken wrote them Sad Embarassed

hihih, thank you haha you're funny Smile!!
 
Stormchild
Posted: Oct 03, 2005 7:35 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 271 Location: Vancouver, Canada
Majolica wrote:
Please help me - onegai shimas(u)

This is basically just "please". If you're ordering tea at a restaurant, you could say "ocha onegaishimasu". On the other hand, if you actually need help (in a more urgent kind of way...like "help!"), you say "tasukete!".

Majolica wrote:
Yes i have - arimas(u)

"Arimasu" actually just means "exists", and it can mean a number of different things in different situations (e.g. if I'm looking for something, and then I see it, I could also say "arimasu!"; in that case it translates to "there it is!").

"Arimasu" is the polite (Teineigo) form of the verb "aru" (to exist). By the way, in Japanese there is a distinction made between animate (living) and inanimate objects. There's a different word for "to exist" for living things -- "iru". If I ask if you have any siblings, you could say "imasu" ("yes, I have" -- or literally, "[they] exist"). But don't say "arimasu" in that case. Smile

Majolica wrote:
Ohayoo
Sayoonara
Arigatoo
Gochisoosama

Those should be "ohayou", "sayounara", "arigatou", and "gochisousama". As broken::dreams pointed out, there is a difference between "oo" and "ou". Usually, an extended "o" sound is "ou", but sometimes it's not (e.g. Osaka [Oosaka], and Otsuka [Ootsuka]).
 
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