Mine is 'Ganbare' it means do your best, I say that to my friends all the time and they know what it means 'cause they're used to it now. ~(^-^)~
Nani, which means what. Every time I read or think about that word I get that funny exxagerated Nani? Guy anime voice in my head haha.
This is one of my favorites:
ware mo chi o haku
"Cuckoo, I too
sing, spitting blood
my welling thoughts"
It means pretty much anything you want it to =3
Hajimememashta Patrickdes dozo yoroshiku it means how are you i'm patrick and then i forgot what dozo yoroshiku means but its fun to say
I can count 1 thru 10 in Japanese and that's the extent of it, years of taste testing beer has made me forget anymore
Yes, I speak some of it. My favourite is "aitakute".
I lived there for eleven years. Immersed myself in the language and culture. I have two. First; the word bai shun fu. In the Kanji, translated it means "a woman selling her spring." A gentle way of saying prostitute. The second; kusaba no kage de naku. In the Kanji, translated it means "crying in the shadow of the grass." (Rolling over in ones grave). Enjoy.
I didn't look at your moniker before. You're Japanese. Hajimemashite!
Then why are you whispering? Are you studying Japanese?
I don't know how to respond to that. And I don't wish to burst your bubble. So, if there is that much attraction for you then study the language. Find a tutor if you can. It will take you years. Once graduating from collage, find employment there. Doing that you will slowly come to understand what I'm not saying here.
I'm not putting you down here, but you don't know the culture. You know only what you have read and have been told. You have to live it to understand what I'm not saying.
Don't misunderstand me. I like the Japanese as a whole. My wife is Japanese. But there is a dark undertow that most of the world never sees unless they have lived it as I have, and few have. A few weeks or months there won't do it.
I stated that I was not putting you down. I give you a little credit. Your ex boyfriend told you only what he wanted you to know.. Your 6 Japanese friends the same. You must go there and live it for years. Your trip to Japan? It was all fluff. (The Japanese are the most honest, clean, polite people in the world. Etc,etc.) You were shown only what they wanted you to see. You didn't see anything. (Not your fault). You must go there and live it on their terms and in their language.
It doesn't matter that I don't know you. I'm trying to give a stranger (a young lady) good advice based on my life's experience's. You can choose to listen or ignore. I hope you listen. There are things the Western world does not understand about them. Only those that have lived in their culture do. I'm not putting them down. As I stated before I like them as a whole and my wife is Japanese. One of the best choices I ever made.
Yup! You're another one. Speak the language? Lived there for eleven years? Walked the back alleys? Been in the disco's? So what if your parents GREW UP THERE, did you?
"Japanese heritage" means little. Did he grow up there? Did he go through their school system? Does he know the go jyu ichi onzu which is compounded into over hyaku onzu. Has he any police friends? Spent the night in a police jail over a misunderstanding? I could go on and on.
I meant no offense. It's hard sitting in front of a stupid keyboard and trying to communicate with someone 5 time zones away. There is no emotion, only sterile words. I encourage you to continue your studies in the language and go to Japan and live and work on their terms. With that will come understanding.
Ok, I tried. I'll go suck on a lemon. Good luck to you young lady. I wish you the best.
I am just beginning to learn Japanese, so there is much I do not know, but I like saying itadakimasu at the beginning of a meal for the purpose of politeness. It has no direct translation to English, but I read that is a matter of showing recognition for the fact that your meal is a "gift", a matter of thankfulness for having food.
That's what my book says, but given that you are Japanese, I'll take your word on it. Thanks! :)
Thanks! Can you tell me when it is and when it is not supposed to be pronounced?
Itadakimasu in translation means: "I shall receive."
Yes you do. She is studying the "Hepburn" form of "Romaji." If you are Japanese (and you know the language) you should know that "u" is used as a double "o".
An example: The naval base at Yokosuka is pronounced "Yokoska." The "su" is silent. Although it is not incorrect to pronounce it Yo ko su ka which you will find in some karaoke. My wife's name is Kikuko. It is pronounced "Kiko" The "ku" is silent.
Yep! Good job. Do you know Japanese?
Yeah, good job :)
I don't know Japanese, tbh I just translated this on Google translate, but I think it is a fascinating language and a very interesting culture. Are you Japanese?
Very cool. I heard that people say like 'Thank you', instead of bye when leaving someone's house. Is this true and why do they do this?
i'm guessing that means i know u
Which to English can also mean in sex "I'm *******." Ha!
Aki 亜樹 (Fall) my name :)