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    I'm taking second-year Japanese in college after a 5-year hiatus (yes, the teacher approved me for that one for some reason), and not only is there a ton of homework, but I'm finding I'm really rusty on some basics. If anyone would be willing to help me out with word forms, like "-ni/de" "-ni" "-na/de aru" "-nara" "-darou" "-de" "-datta", and that sort of thing. I'm doing sentence transformations and I know how to do them (basically), but not really why. Like, I'm really not sure what I'm doing to them specifically and I'd like to understand it before the test. ^^; Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it. ^^;

    Also, if anyone else has questions about Japanese, feel free to use this thread to ask instead of making a new one.
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    I know how to form a sentance "I am....etc." (watashi wa captain usopp desu" but how would I say "you are....etc." If I had more time, I would like to learn japanese too. (I bet I would if I didn't hang out here all the time)

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    あなたは captain usopp です。
    anata wa captain usopp desu
    ENG: you are captain usopp.

    あのひとは captain usopp です。
    anohito wa captain usopp desu
    ENG: he/she is captain usopp.



    if asking if you are captain usopp you say

    あなたは captain usopp(さん/ちゃん)ですか?
    anata wa captain usopp (san / chan) desuka?
    ENG: Are you captain usopp (san) ?

    あのひとは captain usopp(さん/ちゃん)ですか?
    anohito wa captain usopp (san / chan) desuka?
    ENG: Is he/she captain usopp (san)? (3rd person)



    NOTE: here は (ha) is pronounced as わ (wa).

    NOTE #2: さん (san) is for adults, ちゃん (chan) is for children.



    correct me if im wrong.
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    How do u say "I love you" in Japanese?
    How do u say "I miss you" in Japanese?

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    愛してる
    aishiteru

    or

    は あなたを 愛してます
    watashiwa anatao aishitemasu

    ENG: I love you


    correct me if im wrong.

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    I was told 愛してる is used only very, very rarely, it's one of those "once in a lifetime" phrases. 好き or 大好き is much more common. (suki or daisuki-- also they can mean you like something or like it a lot ("dai" means big")).
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    yup you're right, but somehow "aishiteru" is like the default translation of "i love you" around the world. not really sure why..

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    Well, because it literally is 'to be in love'. But there's different levels of it; 恋、愛、恋愛, list goes on. Ai is more or less a true-love thing, koi is -- like a first love, maybe, and ren'ai is passionate love. Koi gets used most often, really. :E

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    Yeah, I really feel embarrassed to say aishiteru... -__-; I don't think I've ever said that in any of my past/present gfs... :x I say it in English though.

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    great..now all I have to do is memorise that. :)

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    I dunno if I can back up anyting after saying aisheteru. Maybe I'll just say...
    So will u go out with me tonight?

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    BTW: How do u translate those two in japanese.

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    *snark!* I'm not saying a word. XD

    I do need a little bit of help understanding the difference between で、 に、 へ、 も、 and the like as sentence particles. As in: 何という きっさ店へ 行きましたか。 I don't really get why it's へ instead of が or は. If anyone would help me out, it'd be awesome. ^^;
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    How the hell do you type kanji?
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    There are probably several different systems, I really don't know. I use Windows XP, which has the capability to switch languages if you set it up, so I just set it to Japanese. You can choose to type in hiragana or katakana and if you press the space bar on a word, it'll give you a list of possible kanji for the characters and you pick the one you need.
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    How to write Japanese

    Control Panel > Regional and Language Settings > Language > Word Service (etc..), click Details > Word Service and Input Language > At Settings, click Add New > Input Language, choose Japanese > Keyboard/Input, choose Microsoft IME Standard 2002

    Note: I forgot to add that, like typing with Chinese, you need to "call out" Japanese input before you can type. One way to call them out is with "Ctrl-Space" or "Ctrl-Shift". You will see a little box on your taskbar with the two letters "JP" on it.

    To type Hiragana, Input Mode > Hiragana.

    To type Kanji, its the same thing. Just type your hiraganas/katakanas, press the spacebar, and voila.


    PS. I'm using Chinese Windows XP as preference for this. The names of the settings may not be 100% correct, but the meanings are the same.

    PS2. For Linux users, its a different story.

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    I have a question, how do you translate "Hajimemashite" (初めまして) in english?

    I know what it means in chinese, but its difficult for me to find the right words for this in english.

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    It literally means beggining, but it is used like saying nice to meet you. It's used when you first meet someone.

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    lol, what I wanted to ask was "Douzoyoroshiku" (どうぞ宜しく) in english.
    sorry, I was thinking of the word yet picturing another.

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    Here's what the beginner book I'm learning from says:

    Hajimemashite: "How do you do?"
    Doozo yoroshiku: "Nice to meet you."

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    Is Buu japanese for fart and what's japanese for butt

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