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How do I say "when"? Like for example in the context of "When X happens, Y always starts talking."
There is a dozen ways to conditionals in japanese. The basics are -したら and -すると.
I was looking through it and you seem to give out some very handy answers when it comes to the Japanese language. Was thinking I could leave questions here in the future.
Whenever you want ;)
Is this ask.fm still in use?
Why do you ask?
how do i say that i'm motivated to do something?
verb+気になった/ sust+やる気だ
how do i say i started to do something - example: "i started to watch anime"
You conjugate the verb in 連用形 ("-masu" form without the "-masu") and add the verb 始める (hajimeru)
アニメをみます (I watch anime)
アニメをみ・はじめます (I('ll) start watching anime)
アニメをみはじめました (I started to watch anime) -now in past tense
日本語の勉強をします - I study (do study of) japanese
日本語の勉強をしはじめました - I started studying japanese
is it true, a kanji have 2 or more sound?
Yes, that's right. Some have one, some have two, some have a lot of readings.
ありがとうーbtw, do you check your ask everyday or do you get an e-mail when you recieve a new question? :D
Email ;)
what does 気にしないほうがいい mean?
"It's better if you don't worry about it". It's suggesting you that you shouldn't pay attention/worry about something. Depending on context, it can have a small nuance of threat.
あなたは関西弁を話せますか?
ちゃうで。話せへんが分かります。
How do I say that I want someone to do something in Japanese? For example, "I don't want you to go to Japan"
You can't say that in japanese in the same way, you have to express a statement of your own, make a connection between you and another's action. You can't connect your will with somebody's else action. You can say 行かないでください (requesting, feelings implied), 行かないでほしい (a more greedy feeling), or 行ったら嫌です/悲し/寂しくなる (feelings explicit), or 君が行くのに嬉しくない (I'm not happy with you going). Or you can twist the sentence backwards: 日本へ行かないでここに居てほしい。 (I want/desire you being here and not going to japan).
" why can't you see how much im in love with you" . can U translate this plz ?=) thx!
「(君を)どれほど愛しているのか、まだ分からないの?」
迷惑なインコ (i want to say annouying parrots/birds) can u correct this ?
うるさい鳥
こんにちは! わたし わ Louisa です. わたし わ チーズ です ....私はあなたを愛して *_* まんが,アニメ ....呪怨 translate in english and correct ? aaarigatooo ^-^
"Hello. I'm Louisa. I'm cheese. I love you *_*. Manga, anime... Ju-On".
That's what it says. The subject marker is は, not わ; and you should use present continuous in 愛して[います]
Can you translate : Whats your favourite anime/manga ? for me pls ?? Just in Hiagara !!
好きなアニメ・漫画は何ですか?
すきな あにめ / まんが は なん ですか?
how did you learn japanese? and how old are you?
First with a tutor, then self-study. I'm in my mid-20s
こんにちは。来年は、日本へ行きたいです。私は日本が好きです! can you corrext these sentences please? :D
They're quite fine. Just remove は after 来年, it's not used with time markers unless you're speaking about them (and in your example it's not the case, you're talking about yourself: (私は)来年日本へ行きたいです)
what do i say when i want to say "and" at the beginning of a sentence?
Depends on the context and the flow of the speech. そして/それに
人 - when do i say "jin" and when "hito"? for example this sentence: 本を読まない人は、頭がよくない。
ひと is the kun-yomi and thus is often used in japanese words, like 人(ひと), 人人(ひとびと), and じん is a on-yomi, and appears in compounds and as one of the suffixes: 外国人(がいこくじん), 人口(じんこう), 人格(じんかく),人生(じんせい).
However, 人 is a kanji with several irregular uses, and part of words that looks like compounds but from japanese origin, so even in compounds you'll find it as にん or ひと: 人気(にんき),人目(ひとめ),人出(ひとで),人数(ひとかず),人波(ひとなみ).
Even on suffixes, you'll have じん and にん: アメリカ人(あめりかじん) and 代理人(だいりにん)
And as a counter, is にん except for 一人(ひとり) 二人(ふたり)
In your example, 人 is a noun for "person", so it's ひと.
こんにちは。私は日本語を勉強します。十四才です。日本語は、面白いですね!
こんにちは!そうですね、日本語は面白くて素晴らしいですね!勉強がんばってください!
こんにちは。あなたは日本語人ですか?
日本人ではない。日本語学習者です。
Sorry ... I don't remember the 3 kanjis of the plane ... Can you tell me please? あなた は すごい です! Sorry , I don't really know if this sentence is correct :)
Plane as aircraft? It's 飛行機(ひこうき) 飛=from とぶ, "to fly", 行=from いく, "to go", 機=machine
どうもありがとう
国 I'm not sure ... It means the country ?
Yes, it means country.
By itself its read くに and means "country".
Compounds include: 国際(こくさい) international 国内(こくない) within the country, doestic, internal, 外国(がいこく) foreign country, 外国人(がいこくじん) person from outside, foreigner, 帝国(ていこく) empire, imperial
番 help me please ?:3
番 (ばん) is a counter word for numbers, be it in superlative, or ordinal. For example 1番 is "the most, the no.1°". Another suffix (目) could be also used in ordinal numbers: 1番目 first, 2番目 second, 3番目 third.
For example 2番線 is "the track no.2" (on a train station).
Compounds include 順番(じゅんばん, turn, order, secuence), 番号(ばんごう, number, digits)
Also is used with the meaning of "performance, in duty, keep watch", which is where compounds like these takes its meaning: 出番(でばん one's turn) 本番(ほんばん actual performance -against practice-) 交番(こうばん, police box) 当番(とうばん, being on duty) 留守番(るすばん watching the house, care-taking)
Tank you very much
You're welcome.
見 what does this kanji means please?
It means "to look", "to see", "to show", "visible", "viewable to the eye". It's a very common and basic kanji. It makes words as みる (to see, to watch) みえる (to be in sight) みせる (to show), and compounds like 意見 (いけん opinion) 見学 (けんがく study by observation) 花見 (はなみ flowers viewing) 外見 (がいけん outside appearance)