- 6 Nov 2003
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I wanna learn basic japanese in english translation..can anybody help me
Actually that is "Do you speak Japanese?"Originally posted by Eisuke
Yes check those sites."Can you speak Japanese" is: Nihongo o hanashimasu ka. In Kana and Kanji that is 日本語を話しますか。
No, problem, although you probably should say "in Japanese" rather than "in kana" .Originally posted by Eisuke
You're right sorry I meant "Do you speak Japanese"."Can you speak Japanese" in Kana and Kanji is 日本語が話せますか。
Where to start?Originally posted by TZed9
well, I'm maybe two weeks in and have a grand collection of maybe 6 words. For example
SAIKO = great
OISHI = delicous
DES = is
DES KA = is it
CHO = very
SAIKO DES KA EVE-CHAN? (is it great Eve?)
HAI! CHO OISHI DES ZED-KUN(yes, very delicious!)
Am sure somebody can up the level from my weak first attempts...
Originally posted by SkaKid0911
Well isn't that Kanji and Kana. I think the kana would be:
にほんご お はなします か
nihongo o hanashimasu ka
There are a few ways, but it doesn't take long for it to become second nature. One of the easiest way is looking at where the particles are, so be sure you learn the particles and their uses - に、へ、は、が、を、の、で should be good for starters. Also, in a lot of Japanese there is Kanji, which is a great help for word recognition and speed reading. For example..Yeah I forgot there aren't spaces, so umm, how do they tell when words end???
Originally posted by Elizabeth
Where to start?
Wherever you picked up initial vocabulary like "saikou" (not used in isolation and never for food ) and "chou" (also not used alone, closer to super in the sense of "more than" something).
Tadashiku wa: Correctly:
Eve-chan, oishii desuka?
Hai, totemo (very) oishii desu.