Lessons number 1!

It's not nearly as complex as English, but as usual we find ways to screw it up.
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Oh dear...

Good morning = ohayoo gozaimasu
Good night = oyasuminasai

Those were greetings ^

Peace = heiwa
Eyes = me (yaki tamago is pretty much "fried eggs")
Beautiful = kirei (na makes it an adjective for "pretty", or "beautiful" if you will)

Those were pretty much singular words ^

She = kanojo
They = karera
Me = watashi/watakushi
You = anata (wa), kimi (NOTE: omae is a rude form of "you" along with anta, which would be the equivalent tone of "you bastard..." and the likes)

Right now, I can't recall how one would use anatagata, but it is a plural, that I know.

If you would like to give some lessons, maybe you should explain the use of sentence particles and maybe know the ways of writing, or at least in roomaji perhaps? And there's also a thread in this forum that gives the basics of forming simple sentences.
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Ryukon wrote: And there's also a thread in this forum that gives the basics of forming simple sentences.


Yes, one I should really dig up :|
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couldn't you be =kimi?
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Ryukon wrote:You = anata (wa), kimi


And it can be a bunch of other words too.
But Ryukon already mentioned that one.
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what's the politest way to say "you"?
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Inuyasha-sama wrote:what's the politest way to say "you"?


It's actually "otaku", no joke, but people don't really say this because it is so polite it sounds sarcastic, generally in Japanese when you are referring to someone else you will not say "you" as such, but simply use honorifics, but if you wanted to be polite and say "you" one normally use "anata"
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just give a straight up lesson like in french or spanish class. I dunno, a little at a time usually works. I only know some phrases and some words. >.< all i know is that i'll probably get punched in the face if i go over there and say something ](*,) :-k :oops:
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when you say oyasuminasai means goodnight, do u mean as in you're going to bed "good night" or a greeting when its night time?

plus, just in case it was a type, the good morning Ohayo is really ohayoo with two O's at the end, correct?
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how do you connect two words like:fumei na=unknown and gakusei=student to make its english translation unknown student???
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I think it's only you connect what you've just written!
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LMAO, I wonder if just girl took those off of a website. When I read "ohayo gozai" haha
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Oyasumi nasai is something you'd say when you're leaving for the night, or going to bed. That kind of "good night".

Technically, ohayou・おはよう has an OU at the end. While some Japanese words with long O sounds are actually written OO, they're mostly written OU. However, it depends on how you choose to romanize. I like to stick with what's literally written in kana, but a lot of people change all OUs into OOs. Etc.
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ok thanks!
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