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18 Feb 2003
how do you do?
I joined this forum b/c it's new for me and change is good (sometimes...) it's like I always say "Move forward, not backward!" and "In with the new, out with the old!" (actually, I've never said either of those before, old stuff can be quite cool...) but I'm getting off-topic, aren't I...?
Ahem. I like Jrock (especially Dir en Grey, as per the name and avatar... Kyo!) and manga... (anime too, but not so much anymore...) I'm learning Japanese (slowly, but surely... hanbaagaa wa Anata wo tabemasu!! yes, after one and a half years of intense studying I can say "the hamburger is eating you!!" don't worry, that's not the extent of my knowledge...), and hopefully I'll be visiting Japan in the summer of 2004! (a long way off, I know, but I'm crossing my fingers and looking forward to it! it costs a lot you know!) so... I guess that's it...
Nice to meet you!
ps: I wasn't kidding about being new to this whole forum thingie, so I would really appreciate it if you guys would help me out when I become horribly confused (as is bound to happen sooner or later...) thank you so much! i:❤️: you all!
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Hey there degpiexoxo,

Welcome to the forum!
The key to understanding forums is to come back often. :)
Don't worry about all the buttons. You only need a few of them to get started. The others you will learn to use over time.

I'm sure you'll find all the info you need to prepare for your trip to Japan. ;)
Hi degpiexoxo, welcome aboard! 🙂

If you're confused about the forum or need any assistance, just holler. I know that all these buttons and gadgets look scaring in the beginning, lol.
Konnichiwa Degpiexoxo-san!

Welcome and Hajimemashite!
You have nothing to be afraid of. Everybody is a beginner at first.;)
I'm a beginner even now.:p

"hanba-ga- wa anata wo tabeteiru!!" (or tabeteru)
is the present progressive form and probably more to what you're looking for (e.g.: the hamburger is currently eating you, but has not yet finished). But I'm also a student (and not a very good one at that) so you don't have to take my word for it.
Welcome, 'though. :) (And sorry to nit-pick, but it'll make you sound more naturally, I think.)

And to be honest, "食い殺してる" (kuikoroshiteru from compound verb kuikorosu) is probably more appropriate for a hamburger...I think it sounds better anyway. (using kuu instead of taberu I think would suggest a better image of a hanburger eating a person.)
It's not nit-picking, it's constructive criticism! Thanks for sharing w/ me, Stradini! I can use helpful information like that! You have to understand that my learning environment is a tad bit...undiversified (? maybe that's not exactly the word I'm looking for (or exactly a word according to spell check). Still, close enough) I'm in Minnesota (not quite Hicksville, USA, but as close to or closer than I would ever hope to come to it...) w/ little to no language experience and only the knowledge imparted upon me and my classmates by a lady who is not Japanese (and can be quite scary sometimes...) so please, feel free, this stuff is interesting as well as useful, and I appreciate the effort it takes to help me out with my (to put it bluntly) simple and robotic speech patterns... so, yes, thank you!
"あなたはハンバーガー に食べさせられてる"
anata ha hanba-ga- ni tabesaserareteru.
In retrospect...I think the above is probably even better...
tabesaserareteru <=- fun conjugation. learn more at http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/kanaqadgtj.html

Jim Breen's page is nifty for people like you (and me...I'm from the po-dunkier parts of Salt Lake City). http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/japanese.html
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