Japanese Help

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Fiddy101, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Fiddy101
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  2. moozxy

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    From my limited vocab from anime, my rough translation would be:
    I'm sorry, I was joking. How do you do ***-san.
    I don't know what "wakarimasen" means though.. Annd that might be completely wrong cos like I said, it's only japanese I know from watching anime [​IMG]
     
  3. Issac

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    I'm sorry, (I) don't understand. I am (something). Nice to meet you mr. ****

    that's what it says...

    that (something) is... strange...
    kuchiokashi:
    ???? Mouth cake
    ????? Rot oak

    EDIT: it might be a name? then it is:
    "My name is kuchiokashi".

    both seem weird :S (I am a mouth cake, or I am a Rot oak, neither seems very likely)

    How you should reply?
    Depends on what you want to say:
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    Hajimemashite ***-san, douzo yoroshiku. (Nice to meet you mr. *** + politeness).
    Watashi ha (your name and NOT -san afterwards) desu.
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    I don't know what he or she doesn't understand, so I don't know what you should reply to that.. [​IMG] but that's a good start.
    (if you wanna show off, in japanese it is:
    ?????????????????????
    ??????????
    )
     
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  5. Issac

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    check my edited post [​IMG]
     
  6. Linkiboy

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    ????? [???] (n) witty talking, joking
     
  7. Fiddy101
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    Thanks moozxy, Issac and Linkiboy you guys rock. [​IMG]
     
  8. Youkai

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    Sorry i don't understand. I am "kuchiokashi". Nice to meet you ***

    that would be the most acurate translation
     
  9. Scorpei

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    Jup. I guess a good reply would be:

    A, *hisName*-san, Hajimemashite, *yourNameHere* desu.

    A good idea might be you go get a travel guide Japanese. They tend to have at least some basic sentences you could use and with a little bit of luck if they have Japanese in them he can point out what he means to say and you can read the translation [​IMG].

    *edit* well wat Issac said was way better so stick to his suggestion [​IMG]. The travel guide thing might still be a good idea though.

    P.s. wish we had exchange programs with Japan over here -.-

    *edit2* if you feel like doing something you both understand btw (and you just need to kill some time) you could watch some anime. There are a few good topics around here someplace but if you want I could post a list of stuff I liked (and where to get it non-torrent [​IMG]) here. All subbed in english so you can follow and so can he (though he probably already knows a lot of the series).
     
  10. Fiddy101
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    Thanks Scorpei I watch Naruto and One Piece but most of the stuff i learned for it is quite unusual to say to him like:

    "Dattebayo"
    "Baka"

    and more [​IMG]
     
  11. Scorpei

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    Hahaha [​IMG]. Telling him he is a baka would be bad yea [​IMG]. Anyway some stuff I liked was:

    Ghost in the Shell (movies and possibly Stand Alone Complex) ---> a bit darker
    Cowboy Bebop ---> darker but not too dark, pretty cool (cult even)
    Death Note --> dark but cult [​IMG]
    Ergo Proxy --> same
    Claymore --> dark subject but drawn relivly light
    Outlaw Star --> not dark, sci-fi
    Samurai Champloo --> not dark, by the same team (I think) as bebop
    Black Lagoon --> nice
    Karas (should be good, only watched #1 just now, wasn't too bad)
    Kenichi --> a happy anime [​IMG].
    Shakugan no Shana is allright
    Code Geass is a nice series for inbetween
    CLANNAD (up to 9, after 9 isn't so good) --> a bit sensitive maybe
     
  12. magecaster

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    get this, i tried google...NOTHING!!! google cant even translate it!!
     
  13. magecaster

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    however i found an online translator...

    gomen - your pardon, declining (something), dismissal
    watashi - I
    wa - counter for birds, counter for rabbits
    wa - counter for bundles
    wa - ancient Japan
    wa - ring, hoop, circle
    wa - sum, harmony, peace
    kuchiokashi - witty talking, joking
    hajimemashite - How do you do? (id), Nice to meet you (id)
    san - cut down
    san - Mr or Mrs (suf)
    san - three
    san - Sun
    san - acid
    wa = a word (particle) that makes clear that the word before it is the subject, it's actually written as "ha" in hiragana
    desu = can be placed at the end of a sentence after a noun, has no meaning but makes it polite

    thats all i managed to get, hope it helps
     
  14. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Its probably goes something like this:

    Sorry, I don't Understand, I'm just joking. Its nice to meet you,

    Could you explain the situation? language varies greatly depending on the context and situation.

    If i was to list my watched anime, your eyes would explode from the insane amount.
     
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