Any Japanese speakers here? - 日本語を話す人がいますか。

  • mjay957

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    Jan 25, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    Just curious if anyone on this site speaks Japanese. Living in Chicago doesn't offer many chances for me to speak/practice it.

    日本語を話したら、どうぞ、メッセージ書いてくださいね。
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    Jan 25, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    mjay957 said日本語を話したら、どうぞ、メッセージ書いてくださいね。

    今アメリカ人だから僕も勉強しています。何でシカゴに日本人は少ないの?
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    Jan 25, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    いるよ。昔俺は4年間うちの大学で勉強した。それとも1年間日本での留学したんだ。

    And I know of a few other guys here who are quite proficient.
  • Hokenshi

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    Jan 25, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    うん、日本に住んでいますよ。勉強しています、まだ上手じゃない。

    三月、新しい仕事ですから、横浜に移ります。横浜で毎日日本語を話せます。楽しみ。
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    Jan 25, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    I speak/understand a bit, but I never learned to write it. I guess that's not much help in an online forum is it?
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    Jan 25, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    中学時に留学生いたので日本語がよく話せるけど。。。。書くことが下手だねicon_cry.gif
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    Jan 25, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    I speak Cantonese but sometimes there are some random recognizable chinese characters in japanese and I'm like 'oo! I know that word!!!' lol
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    Jan 25, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    Watashi wa paturiku.. and thats pretty much it ;)
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    Jan 25, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    Gbob saidI speak Cantonese but sometimes there are some random recognizable chinese characters in japanese and I'm like 'oo! I know that word!!!' lol


    Yeah tahts when they use "kanji"... most of it is "katakana" and "hirokana" though
  • momewrath

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    Jan 25, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    Pato_Rico said
    Gbob saidI speak Cantonese but sometimes there are some random recognizable chinese characters in japanese and I'm like 'oo! I know that word!!!' lol


    Yeah tahts when they use "kanji"... most of it is "katakana" and "hirokana" though


    That's actually hiragana, not hirokana.

    As for me, I'm rather rusty on my Japanese... need to build it back up again.
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    いるよ:)AUSTINにもあまり日本語で話す機会がない:( ここに引っ越したばかりで、日本人の友達を探してる。
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    momewrath said
    Pato_Rico said
    Gbob saidI speak Cantonese but sometimes there are some random recognizable chinese characters in japanese and I'm like 'oo! I know that word!!!' lol


    Yeah tahts when they use "kanji"... most of it is "katakana" and "hirokana" though


    That's actually hiragana, not hirokana.

    As for me, I'm rather rusty on my Japanese... need to build it back up again.


    A yes of course... I guess the pronunciation threw me off
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    love to learn
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    Pato_Rico said
    Gbob saidI speak Cantonese but sometimes there are some random recognizable chinese characters in japanese and I'm like 'oo! I know that word!!!' lol


    Yeah tahts when they use "kanji"... most of it is "katakana" and "hirokana" though


    I wouldn't say it's mostly kana. It depends on what kind of text you read.

    in texts that are aimed at native adults, I'd say kanji is a dominating element whereas the hiragana only serve as verb/adjective flexion, adverbs and postpositions. katakana is just for foreign words/names.

    and as momewrath pointed out, yes it is ひらがな hiragana

  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jan 25, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    nam myoho renge kyo
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    all your base are belong to us
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    Blackbeltguy saidnam myoho renge kyo


    My japanese step grandmother taught me this.. its the Lotus sutra

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    Jan 25, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    flex89 saidall your base are belong to us


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    Jan 25, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    I used to chant in Tibetan temples, buit I find the Japanese to be equally effective...



    The language is not really important anyway.. the point of the chant is to become "aligned" if you will.. or rather to follow your "path"... or your "way"... which is entirely personal and is not held by any one religion or sooth-sayer
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    Jan 25, 2011 8:11 PM GMT


    The tibetan chant for the lotus jewel... though its originally from India.... this kind of chanting was taken to the west by Alexander the Great, where Buddhist thought and rituals (such as monkhood, prayer beads, chanting, and church bells) spread out and were finally incorporated into Christianity .. this is why the chant sounds like an old Western church prayer... the roots are the same... and it's why the Asian Buddhists create large statues.. they learned this from the Greeks and Romans...

    For any chinese: this is the prayer Tibetans use to envoke Avalokiteshvara... the deity/buddha of compassion with four or a thousand arms... and another manifestation of Kuan Yin icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 25, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    今、大学で日本語を勉強しています。
  • daisiraz

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    Jan 25, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    一応話せるのですが、
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    icon_eek.gif If u want to speak/type japanese, just use Google translate..
    LMFAOOO!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
  • needleninja

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    Jan 25, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    sigh, cant read kanji really -_-
  • mjay957

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    Jan 26, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    ウア!びっくりした!ここにたくさん日本語を話せる人がいるかぜんぜん分からなかった!
    TerraFirmaに、それはなんか難しい質問だ。たぶん、第二次世界大戦の後に、たくさん日本人がシカゴに引っ越したけど、ひとつのルールは自分の日本のコミュニティを作ることが出来なかった。しばらくして、その人はアメリカの西海岸に帰った。現在、多くの在米日本人がシカゴの北西郊外にいるけど、その人は大体、約5年しかいない。

    @ _KIWIM0NST3R_ - If only it was that easy!! Haha. Japanese grammar just does not translate properly with google translate. You'd have to translate something from Japanese to English, then translate the translation... haha

    Pretty awesome though. It is nice to hear/ see so many people who speak it. Interestingly, there seems to be way more non-japanese that speak it (or at least that responded.) lololol icon_biggrin.gif