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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Ararara-ra » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:26 pm

I think I noticed that Vista computers don't have it neither.

Why would they remove such a useful thing? >.>
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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by erkeni » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:13 am

Ararara-ra wrote:I think I noticed that Vista computers don't have it neither.

Why would they remove such a useful thing? >.>
ya, some program or software sometimes didnt work propertly too even it is installed, because some of them are still under progress to updating their software to run on window vista,window vista is new and i think will need a few year before all the program/software to be 100% compatible. :mrgreen:
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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Smithy » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:28 pm

Ararara-ra wrote:I think I noticed that Vista computers don't have it neither.
I run IME on Vista 64bit without any issues.
Here's a guide: http://www.declan-software.com/japanese_ime/#vista

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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Rawr_Dino » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:51 pm

Omg, thanks for this thread! I totally book marked it. ;~;

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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by ookami-sama » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:50 am

Little thing i'd like to know is what this means:
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I mean i know that the last one is da but that's where my hiragana ends xD
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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Fuwari » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:46 pm

Quick/rough translation:

裏切り者は誰だ

うらぎりものはだれだ
The Answer wrote: Uragirimono ha(/wa) dare da

Uragirimono = traitor
ha(/wa) = particle indicating the subject of a sentence
dare = who
da = slang for 'desu ka'/'is?'

Put together, it means "who is the traitor?".

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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by ookami-sama » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:31 pm

Fuwari wrote:Quick/rough translation:

裏切り者は誰だ

うらぎりものはだれだ
The Answer wrote: Uragirimono ha(/wa) dare da

Uragirimono = traitor
ha(/wa) = particle indicating the subject of a sentence
dare = who
da = slang for 'desu ka'/'is?'

Put together, it means "who is the traitor?".
thank you so much :D
it was on a book (for a dutch show) and I thought maybe it had a hint hidden in it (like a name or something.
It's called " Wie is de mol?" which translates in who is the traitor :')
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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Julia » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:27 pm

Can someone help me? Which is the most correct way to ask someone how to pronounce their name?

あなたの名前の読み方は何ですか?
どうようにあなたの名前を読み方するの?
どうようにあなたの名前の読み?

Or are none of these correct?
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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Buligete » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:35 pm

Damn you, I wanted to spend my day on a picture I wanted to finish today and instead spent my day learning hiragana with the help of the Heisig Method as linked in the Learn Japanese thread! *shakes fist* >____<
But I've ran into a little understanding problem. In the book, they present the character ふ as 'fu'. But later, as they explain the plosive mark, they call it 'hu' instead of 'fu'. Is it an error or is it both fu and hu? In the exemple, they use ふ with the ° mark. I am confused.

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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by hinikuya » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:38 pm

Buligete wrote:But I've ran into a little understanding problem. In the book, they present the character ふ as 'fu'. But later, as they explain the plosive mark, they call it 'hu' instead of 'fu'. Is it an error or is it both fu and hu? In the exemple, they use ふ with the ° mark. I am confused.
Since I have a little bit of interest in Japanese myself, I couldn't help but offer an explanation. I hope I do not come across as too forward.

ふ is both 'hu' and 'fu'; kind of a cross between the two sounds, similar to how one could say らりるれろ is 'rarirurero' or 'lalilulelo'.
The Japanese 'fu' has a very soft, ephemeral 'f' sound. If I were to explain it in physical terms, I believe that in English, the front teeth will meet the bottom lip to pronounce an 'f' sound, whereas there is no such contact with the Japanese 'f'.
Also, note that ふ is in the same row of kana as the rest of the 'h' kana. ふ with the ° mark is ぷ/'pu', by the way.
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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Buligete » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:27 pm

Alright, that was all I needed to know to clear my mind. :D Thank you for the clarification.

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Re: Learn Japanese! (comments)

Post by Merun » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:35 pm

Since I started might as well post a bit in this topic. Of course I have started by learning the hiragana. In order to do this efficiently, I read the book "Remember the Kana" ( it's in Eva gift in the other topic ). After 3 days, I learned 46 hiragana, which from what I understand and experienced myself, is enough to decline all the other sound. The book is really great, though a bit funny/violent lol. It has definitive ground when it comes to memory usage. Now I'm starting katakana.

Of course, I need to test my memory, so I use some SRS flashcard:
http://ankisrs.net/

The software has a library of deck and it's possible to sync with an iPhone / Android ( I plan to do that latter so that I can review while I'm on the move )

edit: katakana done, kanji and grammar now!
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