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6/10/10 2:24 A

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Gomen nasai

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6/9/10 2:48 P

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Kamakura ni ikitai desu.


I want to go to Kamakura.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

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6/8/10 2:39 A

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Oh, good one! emoticon

Nihongo ga wakarimasen ~ I don't understand Japanese

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6/8/10 1:12 A

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Shinkokusuru mono ga arimasen ....

I have nothing to declare.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


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3/3/10 6:11 P

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gochiso-sama desh*ta (pronounced "go-chi-soh sah-mah desh-ta")
Note: *=i to deal with SparkPeople's overly aggressive censor.

Said when you finish eating a meal, and it can be translated as "thank you for the feast." Japanese children must say this phrase before they're allowed to leave the table, making it roughly the same as "May I be excused?" in English.

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3/2/10 12:25 A

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Kyuka des ~ I'm on vacation... emoticon

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


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9/1/09 2:43 A

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Zutsu ga suru - I have a headache

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8/31/09 11:58 P

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Anata ga suki desu ~ I like you

Nihon ga suki desu ~ I love Japan

Nani ga hoshii des ka ? ~ What do you want ?

Ju-bun desu ! ~ That's enough

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author


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ZARUKIYS's Photo ZARUKIYS Posts: 65
1/7/09 12:43 P

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This sounds like a fun thread, lol.

Domo arigatou gozaimasu = Thank you very much.
Sumi masen = Very sorry.
Chotto matte =Wait a minute!
Ikou zo = Let's go!
Abunai = Watch out!
Baka = Idiot, moron, stupid
Ja Ne = See ya later
Genki desu. Anata wa? =I'm fine. How are you?

Okay, that's all I can contribute for this moment lol.

But I'll probably try to post even more later on.

Ja Ne,

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SLENDER_JOHNNA's Photo SLENDER_JOHNNA Posts: 245
8/30/08 6:07 A

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wow... post some more.. it's fun to read..

i only know:

demo = but
sugoi = amazing or wow
itadakimasu = let's eat! (i don't know if I spell it right)
arigato = thank you
nii-san = big brother

i like it when they add -sama, -kun, -chan on the end of a name.

and the rest.. you already said it...

I will prepare, and some day my chance will come.


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4/4/08 2:32 P

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Minna san...dozo yoroshiku! Ichiban daisukina nihongono kotobawa "natsukashii" desu. Eigo de sono kotobawa nai to omoimasu kara......

I think I like the phrase "natsukashii" just because it expresses an emotion that I think I overlooked before living in Japan. I know that I felt the emotion, but I never expressed it in words.

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HIMEKITA's Photo HIMEKITA Posts: 48
3/25/08 1:53 P

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my signature! (I can't put what it means...lol) and aishi-teru (i love you)(i can't spell it the way i would because its considered "profane") of course...(its like one of the first thing you learn in any language, i think...)

Baka!!


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1/29/08 3:04 P

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kampai!!!! cheers emoticon

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1/29/08 3:02 P

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umi-ni iko. lets go to the beach
useful here in miami but no one to ask in japanese.
anna-san

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1/8/08 8:49 A

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Korey des - I am honored.

Fall down seven times, get up eight. - Japanese proverb


Always we begin, again. - St. Benedict



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PANDAZERGZ's Photo PANDAZERGZ Posts: 584
1/6/08 7:15 P

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WHOA I am for sure taking the bus or train!!
That is KOWAI!! Scary...not sure if I spelled that exactly right. If you say KAW wa ee...that means CUTE if you say KOH wa ee...that means scary...remember cute is with KAW sound not KOH sound....hehe you might tell someone they are scary if you do it with KOH sound.

OK if someone does a really great job or something amazing ...we say WOW...COOL!!! They say SUGOI Suh-go-I-ee

Gon batte! Means do your best :)

ja ne (JAW NAY) means see you but is informal between teenage friends or young kids.


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I believe to be extra-ordinary I can't do it without God and I have to do what the ordinary person refuses to do.

I also think we can do anything if we are willing to pay the price and take the time that our goal requires. Are you willing to pay the price and spend the time to gain your goal?


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1/3/08 8:42 A

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I spent time in Okinawa in the 80s (I was in the Navy). I didn't learn much Japanese, as they all spoke perfectly good English, and I was at an age where I didn't realize what a great opportunity I was given for learning about another culture...
I did learn a few words/phrases.

Ohayo Gosaimasu - Good morning
Sayonara - good bye
Domo arigato - Thank you very much
Gomenesai - I'm sorry
Kon-ban-wa - Good evening
binjo - toilet or sewer ditch

Did you know that if you are in an auto accident resulting in the injury or death of a Japanese national, that you would have to pay "Gomenesai" money to the family for the rest of that person's expected life. This included what that person was earning at the time, what his/her potential for earning was expected to be...etc. Of course, this was in the 1980s...I don't know if that law exists today, but there were few auto accidents over there, due to careless driving.

Fall down seven times, get up eight. - Japanese proverb


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PANDAZERGZ's Photo PANDAZERGZ Posts: 584
1/3/08 12:07 A

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So just for fun...lets list Japanese words or phrases we know or might be useful to know when in Japan.

We have to use romaji tho.
demo-but
yoku-well ( like in you speak well)
shiawase-happy
desu-is/to be
desu ka? asking if something is so like genki desuka? means is it so that you are good/energetic/well
ne? added at end of sentences makes it say..isn't it so?
Konnichiwa-good afternoon
Ogenki desuka? How are you (polite)
Hmm I know how to say stuff but not spell it so I will have to review how to spell stuff like good morning, It's nice weather, isn't it? Stuff like that...but meantime...anyone know a word or phrase so we can all learn from each other...just for fun :)

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I believe to be extra-ordinary I can't do it without God and I have to do what the ordinary person refuses to do.

I also think we can do anything if we are willing to pay the price and take the time that our goal requires. Are you willing to pay the price and spend the time to gain your goal?


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