Big in Japan! er...

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Big in Japan! er...

Postby zoikzoik on Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:01 am

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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby zoikzoik on Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:05 pm

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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby Adziu on Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:35 am

'Kono hen ni meido kafue ga arimasu ka?'
=Is there a maid café around here?

'Ie, chigaimasu! Hentai ja nai! Kedo na, anta no kao ga kirei na~'
=No, you're wrong! I'm not a pervert! Still, though, your face really is pretty...

'Nani? Kanojo ga mada ju-hachi sai dattou? Nigerou! Keisatsu ga ima kuru zo!'
=Say what? 'The girl isn't 18 yet'? Run for it! The police are coming!
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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby rose on Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:32 pm

'Nani? Kanojo ga mada ju-hachi sai dattou? Nigerou! Keisatsu ga ima kuru zo!'


That should be "juu-hassai dattou"... I couldn't say if the rest was right but the juu-hassai I'm sure of...
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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby Adziu on Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:41 pm

Not true. Well, yes, the consonant should strictly have been doubled, but jūhachi-sai or jūhassai for 八才 are equally acceptable. Hassai sounds a little girly. :wink:

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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby Lycoris on Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:32 pm

Adziu wrote:'Kono hen ni meido kafue ga arimasu ka?'
=Is there a maid café around here?

'Ie, chigaimasu! Hentai ja nai! Kedo na, anta no kao ga kirei na~'
=No, you're wrong! I'm not a pervert! Still, though, your face really is pretty...

'Nani? Kanojo ga mada ju-hachi sai dattou? Nigerou! Keisatsu ga ima kuru zo!'
=Say what? 'The girl isn't 18 yet'? Run for it! The police are coming!


Is it wrong that I was able to pick out certain words and instantly understand where this was going?
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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby Odd-One-Out on Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:36 pm

Phrases have been LEARNT and RETAINED in my brain for future use ;D
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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby Lycoris on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:13 am

Odd-One-Out wrote:Phrases have been LEARNT and RETAINED in my brain for future use ;D


I would retain them for future use but I suspect I'm not going to need them!
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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby ballet shoes on Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:28 pm

The lonely planet phrase book is pretty darn good. A few tips though, make sure you learn some basic phrases, don't read them out. Whenever possible try and at least attempt to speak a little Japanese, when I was in Tokyo I tried to use as little English as possible (which wasnt hard because its hardly spoken) and the locals really appreciate it. Don't be afraid of mispronounciation just try your best!! Although that said, every time I got confused looking at a map someone was there in a few seconds asking me if I was ok and taking an excuse to practise their English. Seriously everyne was so helpful, welcoming and polite!! Last tip, the best phrase you can learn is excuse me/sorry!!!! Also I hope you have just as an amazing time as I had :)
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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby FDC on Mon May 05, 2008 10:04 pm

Once you plug in the VR headset and enter Japan, can't you just download the Japanese language into your mind and change the settings.

Unless you're talking about the real Japan, not neo Japan, well why woudl you be going there?
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Re: Big in Japan! er...

Postby aoisakura on Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:51 pm

Jyuuhassai and Jyuuhachisai is both correct. I personally say Jyuuhassai but then I speak quite a masculine sort of japanese unless I have to use keigo. As Adziu said the latter is more polite and "proper" way of pronouncing it. If one was nitpicky that sentence actually says the girl IS still 18. (Adult is 21 in Jp.)

And as for places depends on what youa re after, and when you are going. If you like manga and stuff isn't comiket soon?
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