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    what does 'baka' mean, cos its like a nickname that ive picked up at college, but i dont know what it means.
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    The word baka means idiot, fool or silly (depending on the context)
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    Yea, it means 'stupid'. I've lived in Japan all my life.
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    What was it like in Japan. I'd really like to visit. I've been (kinda)learning very basic Japanese for 3 years.
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    (Original post by androidkiller)
    What was it like in Japan. I'd really like to visit. I've been (kinda)learning very basic Japanese for 3 years.
    It's great, i'm sick of it though :P. What specifically do you want to know?
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    I like to go to Japan because of the Cherry Blossoms, the festivals, and the anime!!!
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    (Original post by ladyblitzer)
    I like to go to Japan because of the Cherry Blossoms, the festivals, and the anime!!!
    Haha, yea the anime is great here. I love the studio Ghibli ones!!! Hehe. When I was little I loved Sailor Moon. I remember vividely when I was four I played 'sailor moon' with my Japanese friends. Evangelion rocks as well.

    The thing about Japan is that you find just as many female anime lovers as male, when I think in other countries males seem to be more in it (this is generally but...). EVERYONE is into manga, haha.
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    (Original post by vavavoom)
    Haha, yea the anime is great here. I love the studio Ghibli ones!!! Hehe. When I was little I loved Sailor Moon. I remember vividely when I was four I played 'sailor moon' with my Japanese friends. Evangelion rocks as well.

    The thing about Japan is that you find just as many female anime lovers as male, when I think in other countries males seem to be more in it (this is generally but...). EVERYONE is into manga, haha.
    and since i'm a big big anime fan, i want to learn how to speak the language so i won't have to keep looking for anime with subtitles

    yeah, i can remember loving sailor moon when i was a kid. i collected cards, stickers, i even had a necklace with a moon and a shirt!
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    (Original post by ladyblitzer)
    and since i'm a big big anime fan, i want to learn how to speak the language so i won't have to keep looking for anime with subtitles

    yeah, i can remember loving sailor moon when i was a kid. i collected cards, stickers, i even had a necklace with a moon and a shirt!
    Hahaha, when I was six I got a sailor moon wand for Christmas. Thanx Santa!
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    (Original post by vavavoom)
    Hahaha, when I was six I got a sailor moon wand for Christmas. Thanx Santa!
    cool! i'd love to get anime eps for christmas!!!

    i only know a few japanese words/phrases... from too much watching, i was able to pick up a few:
    aishteru
    kirei/ kawaii
    nani? / nandato/ nan desu ka
    baka (hehe)
    the usual greetings: shimashen, mushi mushi, konichiwa, konbanwa, arigato, ohayo

    not sure with the sp's though

    Watashi wa kawaii des! Anata wa baka des! LOL. and those are the sentences I know.
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    (Original post by ladyblitzer)
    cool! i'd love to get anime eps for christmas!!!

    i only know a few japanese words/phrases... from too much watching, i was able to pick up a few:
    aishteru
    kirei/ kawaii
    nani? / nandato/ nan desu ka
    baka (hehe)
    the usual greetings: shimashen, mushi mushi, konichiwa, konbanwa, arigato, ohayo

    not sure with the sp's though

    Watashi wa kawaii des! Anata wa baka des! LOL. and those are the sentences I know.
    Hahaha, cute. Though, 'shimashen' = 'I won't do it'. I think you mean 'suimasen'. 'mushi mushi' = 'bug bug' , haha. It's 'moshi moshi'.

    Watashi baka jyanai yo!! :P. haha.
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    (Original post by vavavoom)
    Hahaha, cute. Though, 'shimashen' = 'I won't do it'. I think you mean 'suimasen'. 'mushi mushi' = 'bug bug' , haha. It's 'moshi moshi'.

    Watashi baka jyanai yo!! :P. haha.
    ahaha! my bad. suimasen, is that welcome? hehe. bug bug. ok, gomen nasai

    what does your sentence mean? i can only recognize watashi and baka. hehehe
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    (Original post by ladyblitzer)
    ahaha! my bad. suimasen, is that welcome? hehe. bug bug. ok, gomen nasai

    what does your sentence mean? i can only recognize watashi and baka. hehehe
    'Suimasen' can have two meanings. It can mean 'i'm sorry' or it can mean 'hello?'<---to elaborate you use it like:

    'Suimasen, imasuka?' <--Hello, are you there?

    or

    'Suimasen!' <-- 'I'm sorry!!'

    Why do they use 'suimasen' to say 'hello?' when it means sorry? Links back to the Japanese mentality of being polite by holding a low status.

    What I meant in my setence was 'I'm not stupid!' haha.
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    (Original post by vavavoom)
    'Suimasen' can have two meanings. It can mean 'i'm sorry' or it can mean 'hello?'<---to elaborate you use it like:

    'Suimasen, imasuka?' <--Hello, are you there?

    or

    'Suimasen!' <-- 'I'm sorry!!'

    Why do they use 'suimasen' to say 'hello?' when it means sorry? Links back to the Japanese mentality of being polite by holding a low status.

    What I meant in my setence was 'I'm not stupid!' haha.
    Have you watched monsters inc? What did they say when Sullie entered the resturant? I thought they said Shimashen or something, so i thought it was hi or welcome.
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    (Original post by ladyblitzer)
    Have you watched monsters inc? What did they say when Sullie entered the resturant? I thought they said Shimashen or something, so i thought it was hi or welcome.
    Ooo I haven't seen that movie, sorry.
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    *struggles to stop self start talking obsessively about anime*

    Have a very bad (yet so good) addiction to it.

    Also picking up language as I watch. My vocabulary and understanding is growing steadily. It's such a great language and I'd love to be able to speak it fluently. Maybe one day...

    My friend told me yestarday that apparently I said 'Arigato' to my maths teacher when he handed back some work. I couldn't actually recall saying it but as she doesn't know any Japanese must assume that I am doing it subconciously. Oops.
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    I wanted to know what life in general was like.

    I'm also into manga and I'm trying to learn to draw it using http://www.mangaschool.com

    My favourite is Gundam Wing.

    I got into it through my Japanese class - quite a few joined so that they could read it too.
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    (Original post by androidkiller)
    I got into it through my Japanese class - quite a few joined so that they could read it too.
    Where do you learn? School? College?

    And where do you get your manga from?
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    the word does initially and recruitmently require:

    noun a very special piece of birthday cake required primary by nuns in the 12th to fifteen hundreds ofwhich each would remove a m orsel, eat it and pass it on and so on and so on and so on etc.

    OK?
 
 
 
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