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Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:53 PM

 

Konbanwa everyone!

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Reply Konbanwa everyone! (Original post)
Katashi_itto Oct 2015 OP
Old Crow Oct 2015 #1
catnhatnh Oct 2015 #2
Art_from_Ark Oct 2015 #3
Shandris Oct 2015 #4
Art_from_Ark Oct 2015 #5
Shandris Oct 2015 #6
yuiyoshida Nov 2015 #7

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:59 PM

1. Konbanwa! ~bow~ (N/T)

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 10:16 PM

2. I would wish you Konbanwa too....

but for all I know I might be wishing you a left testicle...

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Response to catnhatnh (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 10:21 PM

3. It means "Good evening" in Japanese

Of course, here in Japan it is the middle of the day

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:37 PM

4. And a kago Konnichiwa back!

 

Interesting. Kago. I didn't know that. I started to put atode nichi, so I'm glad I popped that into Translator first. Or would atode nichi work too (because gods knows Google translate is darn near worthless sometimes!)?

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Response to Shandris (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 03:11 AM

5. Atode nichi?

後で日?
I've never heard of that expression before.

At any rate, Google Translate is pretty unreliable when translating Japanese, because it can be such a nebulous language.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 11:03 AM

6. I don't think it is one (and your not knowing it confirms it lol)

 

I'm still pretty new to learning; I learn at a slow but steady pace though. Sooo, I knew 'after' and 'day' and just tried slamming them together for 'after-day' (but I figured that wasn't it because it almost never is, hence the note about putting it into translator first, where I learned 'kago' from). That's all I meant by that (non-existant) phrase. Yeah, it's notoriously unreliable. Trying to make sure I've got practices right from the textbooks I'm working through is an exercise in...frustration, at best (at times, of course). And trying to get it to recognize a negative is like pulling teeth from a megacrocodile!

At least I'm as good at making new (nonsensical) Japanese words as I am new (nonsensical) English ones, though, so I know I'll get there eventually.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:18 AM

7. Ohayou gozaimasu minna!!

(good morning everyone!)

Minna san, Ogenki desu ka? Genki dayo!!
(everyone, how is your health? I am great!)

Watashitachi wa subarashī tsuitachi motte mimashou!
(let's all have a great day!)

Ganbatte kudasai!
do your best!

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