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ShadowBlade
11-05-2004, 05:33 PM
does anyone here know japanese? if so pm me please i want to know how to say something.:ph34r:

inu_fan12345
11-05-2004, 05:35 PM
lol why?

VIPER-old
11-05-2004, 05:38 PM
oo oo i want to know how to say bite me in japanese
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Kisho
11-05-2004, 05:50 PM
I only know a few words. I know that the equivalent of I Love you is Suki Da.

Tora_No_Unmei
11-05-2004, 09:11 PM
This does not fit in the RPG section. Please find the right section for this type of thread.

JiruCloud
11-05-2004, 09:18 PM
Hmm... heres some off the top of my head...

Sugoi! ~ an exclamation meaning "very" the tone determines whether the user is saying it happily or sadly, etcetera...

Kawaii ~ cute, adorable.

Otaku ~ fan

Konnichiwa! ~ Hello

Sayonara ~ Goodbye

Domo arigatto ~ Thank you very much.

~Jiru

_CTA_
11-05-2004, 09:24 PM
i can but only common things

Suzuna
11-06-2004, 01:47 AM
Domo arigatto - domo arigatou ^.^;
Suki Da - This is very informal. It means more of.. I like you. I love you is aishiteru.
Otaku - Yeah, it means fan here now.. but in Japan it means a freaky and obsessive fan. It's kinda negative.
Konnichi wa - Means good afternoon, not just hello.

Hideeho135
11-06-2004, 01:52 AM
uh......domo arigato-thank you very much
onna-woman
baka-idiot
hantai-pervert
hana-flower
nicchuukantougou-japanese
kekkou-nice
inu-dog
dansu-dance
ame-rain
keisanki-computer
otaku-fan
baitoware-bite me
nani-what



thats all i know!

Suzuna
11-06-2004, 02:37 AM
Let's try to refrain from posting here unless you know Japanese or are taking a class.. x.x

hantai - hentai.
baitoware - err.. well, baito is just our word spelled Japanese style. Plus not many people use "ware".
nicchuukantougou - this one is the one that made me laugh. ^_^; Japanese in Japanese is "nihongo".
keisanki - may be true, but "konpyuuta" is used more often.

Nyanko
11-06-2004, 09:43 AM
I'm taking Japanese at school right now, actually. It's fun. =3 What do you want to know, SB?

Deathscythe
11-06-2004, 09:48 AM
uh heres some of what i know O_O

Animals
Doubutsu = Animal

Neko = Cat

Inu = Dog

Tori = Bird

Usagi = Rabbit

Kitsune = Fox

Saru = Monkey

Ushi = Cow

Zou = Elephant

Kuma = Bear

Uma = Horse

Raion = Lion

Tora = Tiger

Nezumi = Rat, Mouse

Risu = Squirrel

Buta = Pig

Oukami = Wolf

Washi = Eagle

Niwatori = Chicken

Kaeru = Frog

Sakana = Fish

Tokage = Lizard

Hebi = Snake

Mushi = Bug

Gumo = Spider

Hotaru = Firefly

Chouchou = Butterfly

Colors
*add an "i" at the end of a color to change it from a noun to an adjective

Color = Iro

Aka(i) = Red

Kiro(i) = Yellow

Ao(i) = Blue

Kuro(i) = Black

Shiro(i) = White

Chairo(i) = Brown

Medi-iro = Green

Orenji-iro = Orange

Momoiro, Pinku = Pink

Giniro = Silver

Kiniro = Gold


Feelings
Kimochi = Feelings

Kokoro = Heart

Yume = Dream

Yasashisa = Kindness

Yuuki = Courage

Chouwa = Harmony

Shinjitsu = Truth

Tsuyosa = Strength

Kouyuu = Friendship

Mikomi = Hope

Ai = Love


Fantasy and Magic
Maryoku, Mahou = Magic

Bakemono = Monster, Ghoul

Oni = Ogre, Devil

Youkai = Demon

Hanyou = Half-demon

Seibutsu = Creature

Ryu = Dragon

Akuryou = Evil spirit

Mononoke = Vengeful spirit

Kend = Sword

Tamashi = Soul

Ume = Destiny, Fate

Densetsu = Legend

Kiseki = Miracles

Tenshi = Angel

Shito = These are the "Angels" in Evangelion. The literal meaning is "apostle."

Miko = Priestess

Houshi = Monk, Priest

Madoushi = Sorceress


The Environment
Chikiu = Earth

Sekai = World

Uchuu = Universe

Wakuse = Planet

Kuuki = Air

Sora = Sky

Hoshi, Kousei = Star

Sousei = Comet

Niji = Rainbow

Yoru = Night

Asa = Morning

Hi = Day

Taiyo = Sun

Tsuki = Moon

Mangetsu = Full moon

Shingetsu = New moon

Shizen = Nature

Ki = Tree

Ha = Leaf

Hana = Flower

Bara = Rose

Sakura = Cherry blossom

Mori = Woods

Shinrin = Forest

Sougen = Grass

Yama = Mountain

Rikuchi = Land

Jishin = Earthquake

Kaji = Fire

Hono = Flames

Kaze = Wind

Kori = Ice

Mizu = Water

Umi = Sea

Kawa = River

Mizuumi = Lake

Tenki = Weather

Yuki = Snow

Ame = Rain

Hikari = Light

Yami = Darkness

ShadowBlade
11-06-2004, 10:42 AM
i got what i wanted to know. i wanted to get a clan started so i had to know what something ment. if i get the clan the name will be shiroi ryu wich means white dragon or so im told:D



P.S.all mods need to get the phear icon working again cause its my favorite aside from this one:cool:

Vua
11-06-2004, 10:44 AM
i got what i wanted to know. i wanted to get a clan started so i had to know what something ment. if i get the clan the name will be shiroi ryu wich means white dragon or so im told:D



P.S.all mods need to get the phear icon working again cause its my favorite aside from this one:cool:right click the icon on the menu. go to Properties, copy the url. click insert image, and paste
http://animeforum.com/images/smilies/ph34r.gifhttp://animeforum.com/images/smilies/ph34r.gifhttp://animeforum.com/images/smilies/ph34r.gifhttp://animeforum.com/images/smilies/ph34r.gifhttp://animeforum.com/images/smilies/ph34r.gif

P.S.
1'^^ 13373|2 7|-|3^ J00!!11oneone!1one!!oneone!!one!!11!

ShadowBlade
11-06-2004, 10:49 AM
:eek: hmmm im watching you....;) http://animeforum.com/images/smilies/ph34r.gif

Alyssa
11-06-2004, 11:22 AM
I've been to Japan for almost a year, but I forgot everything **sniffs** sad - yeah...

That's what happens when you don't keep up with your japanese dialect any longer. All my friends speak English here in Canada, obviously. I lost my sense of wording... ish bad... boo-hoo-hoo >_<

But nobody complains about my english, that's the good thing. ^_^ I thought I lost the nerve to speak English when I came back... lol

MistressPookyChan
11-06-2004, 12:42 PM
you can PM me if you need Japanese help. Been studying it for almost 3 years and, if I cant think of the right way to say it, I'll just ask my coworkers. Or better yet, my students. They rock at insults. @[email protected];

But yeah, shiori ryu would be white dragon. Shiori = white ryu=dragon

*shameless plug* intermediate japanese language discussions on my journal periodically.

Pina Colada
11-06-2004, 03:09 PM
I can fluently speak japanese (along wit a few other languages)

Watashiwa Kioko- My name is Kioko
Chotto- wait, or wait a minute
Tsui wakurate- I forgot
ect. ect...you can ask me if there's something specific you'd like to know

Sega saturn x
11-06-2004, 05:08 PM
I know how to say stuff........in english

ShadowBlade
11-06-2004, 05:38 PM
i think they spelled it shirai ryu in mortal kombat deception but its been a few weeks sence ive played that.

Die Tod von Euch
11-07-2004, 02:10 AM
Saru no youni odorimasu!!!

Um...yeah. I'm majoring in Japanese, so..er..um..I can help a little. And no, it's not shirai..you had it right with shiroi... Don't even know what "shirai" is...shiraga is grey or white hair... *blinks*


Hideeho135 says:
nicchuukantougou-japanese
....I want to know where you got that. I have never EVER heard of that. Ever. Like Suzuna pointed out, Japanese (as in the language) is "nihongo." A Japanese person is nihonjin. Japan is Nippon or Nihon. To get pretty much any word for a certain language, you take the country name and add "-go" on the end... Make sure that it's the country's Japanese name, though... And you can't say Americago or anything..or even Englandgo... It would be Eigo. But, like French is furansugo, and German is doitsugo... You get the picture. ;)

Suzuna
11-07-2004, 04:17 AM
I wanna know where "nicchuukantougou" came from too! I see ni and go... but that has to be the funniest word for "Japanese" that I've heard in quite some time.


Saru no youni odorimasu!!!

いや~!それはばかみたいと思うよ。

Wolfwood
11-07-2004, 04:24 AM
im learning japanese next year. cant wait. if people can keep posting japanese translations and stuff im sure to have a head start. and what is brainless in japanese, i want to call my sister that.

MistressPookyChan
11-07-2004, 04:37 AM
if you want a head start, memorize hiragana and katakana right away. it will help. oh, and stay away from romanji. it sucks. I've gotten to the point where I cant read romanji as well as I can read hiragana.

Wolfwood
11-07-2004, 04:41 AM
ok then... now im more confused but thanks all the same... i have been watching all my anime dvds in japanese to get used to the language and its help quite a bit. but writing it is what im going to find hardest.

MistressPookyChan
11-07-2004, 04:44 AM
Sorry, but anime is not a really good way to learn Japanese as a beginner. The language they use in anime is not what you will learn in Japanese 101. They use slang, regional dialects, odd accents, etc etc. If anything, use the anime to get used to hearing japanese sounds and accents (except for characters using Osaka-ben or something...)

Suzuna
11-07-2004, 04:45 AM
Wolfwood, what Pooky just told you was to get a head start on writing. When we type in Japanese but using English characters, that is called romaji or romanji. Examples:

konnichi wa = romaji
こんにちは = hiragana
コンニチハ = katakana

And... I dunno the kanji for it, but kanji looks more complicated. XD

Wolfwood
11-07-2004, 04:50 AM
yeah, thats what i've been doing. getting used to the language is all im trying to do at the moment. i tend to watch the world movies channel alot. things like volcano high and the princesses blade are great shows and because there in japanese im getting used to the language. also me and my freind copy the japanese writing on anime dvd's covers to decorate pages for our art subjects witch annoys our english teacher because we write more in japanese then we do in english.

Yunfei
11-07-2004, 06:28 AM
Sorry I cant help you there

Cless Alvein
11-07-2004, 10:12 AM
To get pretty much any word for a certain language, you take the country name and add "-go" on the end... Make sure that it's the country's Japanese name, though... And you can't say Americago or anything..or even Englandgo... It would be Eigo. But, like French is furansugo, and German is doitsugo... You get the picture. ;)This brings up a question I've had for a while. I already knew this much.
But I can't figure out for the life of me what the Japanese word for "Arabic" is.
Arabic spans 2 dozen countries over 2 continents, so you can't really just
use the country it's spoken in and add "-go" this time. Does anyone know
what this is?

Die Tod von Euch
11-07-2004, 04:26 PM
Lance, Arabic is arabiago, according to my dictionary. Which, makes sense...since it's from Arabia originally...hence the name.

Suzuna, what's so silly about dancing like a monkey? It's fun! :P

Edit: what does one need to be able to type in hiragana, katakana, and kanji like Suzuna's doing?... Anything special for the comp, or should it already be able to do that?...

Deathscythe
11-07-2004, 05:03 PM
some more Japanese i am learning

The Environment
Chikiu = Earth

Sekai = World

Uchuu = Universe

Wakuse = Planet

Kuuki = Air

Sora = Sky

Hoshi, Kousei = Star

Sousei = Comet

Niji = Rainbow

Yoru = Night

Asa = Morning

Hi = Day

Taiyo = Sun

Tsuki = Moon

Mangetsu = Full moon

Shingetsu = New moon

Shizen = Nature

Ki = Tree

Ha = Leaf

Hana = Flower

Bara = Rose

Sakura = Cherry blossom

Mori = Woods

Shinrin = Forest

Sougen = Grass

Yama = Mountain

Rikuchi = Land

Jishin = Earthquake

Kaji = Fire

Hono = Flames

Kaze = Wind

Kori = Ice

Mizu = Water

Umi = Sea

Kawa = River

Mizuumi = Lake

Tenki = Weather

Yuki = Snow

Ame = Rain

Hikari = Light

Yami = Darkness

by the way im actually picking up this stuff from places and ppl have taught me a few things ^_^ and yeah right now im just trying to memorize it and well yet like when i learn some single stuff i will move up and learn some of the harder stuff

Suzuna
11-07-2004, 05:26 PM
Edit: what does one need to be able to type in hiragana, katakana, and kanji like Suzuna's doing?... Anything special for the comp, or should it already be able to do that?...Oh, you need a translator! Kidding XD! I downloaded a thing off the msn site that lets me type in Japanese. I can switch between Japanese and English using the little icon on the start bar now.

Cless Alvein
11-07-2004, 06:08 PM
Lance, Arabic is arabiago, according to my dictionary. Which, makes sense...since it's from Arabia originally...hence the name.Hmm... thanks. However, there isn't nor has there ever been a country
of Arabia. This is more like the Arabic word for "Arabic" (العربية Al-Arabiya) +go.
I suppose that probably is the best way to do it in this case, though. Too bad
that's such an awkward word to say. Hah.

Die Tod von Euch
11-07-2004, 06:46 PM
*cough*SaudiARABIA*cough* There's also the whole thing about an entire peninsula named the Arabian Peninsula... And the Arabian Sea... Pretty much that entire area there is considered Arabia.....

Suzuna, thanks. I'll look into that. ^_^

MistressPookyChan
11-07-2004, 07:14 PM
to type japanese text, Id recommend getting IME. It can be found at the microsoft website and is free!

Cless Alvein
11-07-2004, 08:38 PM
*cough*SaudiARABIA*cough* There's also the whole thing about an entire peninsula named the Arabian Peninsula... And the Arabian Sea... Pretty much that entire area there is considered Arabia.....I had a feeling you'd say that. I wanted to avoid a detailed explanation
because it's off-topic here. I took those things into consideration and I still
think they went with the name of the language. You can either take my
word as a subject matter expert on the Middle East, or PM me for a detailed
explanation. =p

MuZ0NaZ
11-10-2004, 05:47 PM
i've always been wondering how's Lithuania (a country for those who dont know) in japanese? btw, are there any free (online) english-japanese(-english) dictionaries?

MistressPookyChan
11-10-2004, 06:28 PM
THE BEST online Japanese dictionary: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html

Lithuania: リトアニア (ritoania)

add 人 (jin) at the end for a Lithuanian

DarkWolves93
05-27-2006, 11:14 PM
I want to learn Japanses too, my mom told me when she was little she said it was a nice place to live, sometimes I don't like it, cause some of these retards keep asking me if I'm from japan just becuz i look like i have their eyes. so i want to call them bad things in japanse and see if they know what it means so please teach me.


p.s. they do this cuz my mom was born from japan and lived there, and i think i know some words.these words really aren't words normally used i guess but they'll come in handy someday.


basu-bus
inu-dog
neko-cat
hito-person
soko-there
sore-that(object)
kare-he
kanojo-her
kono-this
sono-that(ex. this pen)
ie-house
arigatou-thank you(normal)
arigatou-thank you(formal)
douitashimashite-you're welcome
watashi- I(for females)
boku- I(for males)



thats all i know, if you were wondering formal is polite, normal is plain form, and informal is just plain rude.

Cat_Demon
05-27-2006, 11:18 PM
i can speak it since i am part japanese but if you wanted to know something you can google it and it should tell you

Aleyna
05-27-2006, 11:43 PM
online courses and japanese links to help u out my dear friend!!! :D

http://www.japanese-online.com/

http://www-japan.mit.edu/mit/KanjiQuiz.html

http://falcon.laker.net/apoc/japanese/

http://japanese.tqn.com/msub1.htm

http://www.btranslations.com/Resources.asp

http://members.aol.com/joyo96/index96.html

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/

http://www.thehaucks.com/learn.html

http://www.learn-japanese.net/

http://japan-studies.com/en/language/

http://www.freejapaneselessons.com/

http://www.charm.net/~tomokoy/japaneselesson.html

http://www.learn-japanese.info/

http://www.anrdoezrs.net/10107kjspjr6CA8CDA687ADDFF7

http://home.threeweb.ad.jp/english/jpncntrl/bgnr_hp.html

Chaux
05-28-2006, 08:03 PM
i am, kinda, a little, but i only know how to say basic stuff, and write little...
i could try find out. ^^;

Masali
05-28-2006, 08:43 PM
lolz! I haev a degrii in japanese! Listen!

Kawaii neko bishie bishie baka desu ne? Ja ne! Oishi Sugoi nha!! Ryu AI Shiteru lolz!

RN't I Gr8?

Sagat
05-28-2006, 08:46 PM
i wanna learn japnese someone teach me i take this seriously so shut up masali!!!


oh... gomen nasai! ^____________________^

Fetal Fetish
05-28-2006, 08:49 PM
I know a little..But I can't help you say Bite Me , though. o_O

Manhattan_Project_2000
05-28-2006, 08:50 PM
Remember, kids...

{self-censored} = I love you.

No, it doesn't really. If you don't know what that means, don't look it up. It will scar you for life.

Edit:It was a gross thing you didn't want to know about anyway. Thought better of it... I'm a very bored person...

Gjallarhorn
05-28-2006, 08:56 PM
MP2k...Why would you post that word? You know someone who doesn't know what it is is going to be tempted to look it up and...well...have difficulty sleeping for several months.

Anyway, I attempted teaching myself Japanese, which was difficult, but I had to give up due to my lack of free time which allowed me to do so. The college I want to go to has a Japanese class, but considering they also have a German class, I am not sure as to which I would like to take.

Manhattan_Project_2000
05-28-2006, 09:04 PM
That word is the most hilariously vomit inducing word ever made.

...For those that are curious, type it into en.Wikipedia.org. For the Love of Joe Pesci don't type it into a search engine!

Sagat
05-28-2006, 09:04 PM
I knew what it was already but typed it anyway, and now I regret it even more.

joe bless you

Fetal Fetish
05-28-2006, 09:18 PM
Ehh..before i even searched for it, you already censored it. o_O; But as bad as it sounds, I guess I'm lucky then. xD

Variados
12-02-2006, 02:09 PM
WOW.... I knew that, welll I know KONNICHI WA means good morning and good afternoon (beginning from 10 am ending about 6 pm or so)But then again I do not know anything.... I just want it to comment.
Domo arigatto - domo arigatou ^.^;
Suki Da - This is very informal. It means more of.. I like you. I love you is aishiteru.
Otaku - Yeah, it means fan here now.. but in Japan it means a freaky and obsessive fan. It's kinda negative.
Konnichi wa - Means good afternoon, not just hello.