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Japanese Words
Topic Started: Mar 12 2006, 10:06 PM (1,639 Views)
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Does anyone know japanese words? If you do, please post how to spell it, the pronounciation, and the meaning! Thanks!


[size=5]Japanese Words So Far[/size]

Yah-Meh-Rau: Stop
Hai: Yes
Nani: What
Kaaza: Mother
Kiri: Mist
Konoha: Leaf
Sato: Village
Suna: Sand
Mizu: Water
Oto: Sound
Nee-Chan: Mister
Aka: Red
Kakashi: Field
Akatsuki: Dawn
Cho: Butterfly
Ibiki: Snore
Kaze: Wind
Ho: Fire
Gekkou: Moonlight
Gama: Toad
Ino: Boar
Iruka: Dolphin
Itachi: Weasel
Haku: White
Inu: Dog
Kage: Shadow
Kiba: Fang
Jutsu: Skill or Art
Orochi: Snake
Neji: Screw


Please contribute and help us make a whole list!
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Father - Chichi (Otosan)
Mother - Haha (Okasan)
Parents - Ryoshin (Go ryoshin)
Grandfather - Sofu (Ojisan)
Grandmother - Sobo (Obasan)
Uncle - Oji (Ojisan)
Aunt - Oba (Obasan)
Older brother - Ani (Onisan)
Younger brother - Ototo (Ototosan)
Older sister - Ana (Onesan)
Younger sister - Imoto (Imotosan)
dooitashimashite ( doh- oi- tah- she- mah- she-teh) = You're welcome
shimatta (She - mah- tah) = Crap
mata aimashoo minna = See you later everyone
matane = goodbye
oyasuminasai =goodnight
ja ne = bye
hai = yes
nansai desuka = how old are you?
konnichiwa, (name) sensei = formal greeting to teacher/elder
boku wa kufuuku = I am hungry
Peko Peko = Onomatopoeia for the noise your stomach makes when you are hungry
yarou = bastard, in a joking manner
Kuso yarou = bastard, in an insulting manner
anata wa otomodachi desu ka? = are you a friend?
anata wa Yuki san desu ka? =are you mr. Yuki?
tomodachi = friend
Watashi = I*Ban Midou 
Anata = you
Desu = to be (am, is, are)
denwa - phone
hon - book
Ohayo gozaimasu - good morning
Konnichiwa - good day
Konbanwa - good evening
Oyasumi nasai - good night (said when going to sleep )
Iie - no
Hai - yes
Kore = this
Sore = that
Are = that over there
Dore = which
Are wa konpyuutaa desu = that thing over there is a computer.
Sore wa nan desu ka? = What is that?
Kore wa kamera desu = This is a camera
Dore wa kamera desu = which is a camera (is it this, or is it the other)
Kore - that over there
Sore - that
Are - that over there
Dore - which
Konpyuutaa - computer
Kamera - camera
Zasshi - magazine
Nan - what
Dare - who (beware, do not confuse this with dore)
onamae - name (formal)
namae - name (informal)
-chan = little ( Sakura-chan means little Sakura)
pichu pichu = Onomatopoeia for eyeblink
Do-shita? (What's happenening? [can either be that you know some of what's going on, or none of it])
Betsuni. (Nothing)
Betsuni kawannai. (Nothing Special)
Wakatta? (Understand? Can be said as a statement as well, Wakatta/I understand.)
Nihongo hanaso. (Let's talk in Japanese.)
Ii-yo (Alright.)
su-mi-ma-sen = excuse me
Chotto matte kudasai. - Wait just a moment please.
Mou ichido onegaishimasu. - Once more please. Good one when a Japanese is talking too fast for you to understand, and you need to hear it again.
Osakini. - Pardon my going first.
Douzo osakini. - Please go ahead.
Ki o tsukete. - Take care!/Be careful!
Abunai. - Look out! (lit. It's dangerous.)
Dame desu. - Out of the question./ Impossible./No good.
Gambatte kudasai. - Keep your chin up! Said to encourage someone.
Dewa mata/Ja mata. - Well then...said informally when parting.
Itte rasshai. - So long. (lit. Go and come back) Said to members of a household as they leave.
Itte mairimasu. - So long. (lit. I'm going and coming back) Reply to itte rasshai.
Okaeri nasai. - Welcome home. Reply to tadaima. Tadaima.
- I'm back. (lit. I have returned just now)

O-genki desu ka. - How are you? (lit. Are you well?)
Arigatou gozaimasu. Genki desu. - Fine, thank you.
Omedetou gozaimasu. - Congradulations!
O-daijini. - Take care of your self. Can be used after someone sneezes.
Doumo arigatou gozaimasu. - Thank you very much
Shiranai- I don't know
so so- That's right/ Your Right.
watashi wa Nihongo wakarimasu- I understand Japanese!
zen zen - No, not at all.
Omae wa Kirei desu- You are Pretty.
Aishiteru- I love you.
Omae wa Iya desu- I hate you
Doushita no- whats wrong?
Doushite- Why?
Nani- What
Nan desu ka- What is it.
Are- Huh?
Doko desu ka- Where is it?
USA - amerika
Canada - kanada
Mexico - mekishiko
England - eikoku
France - furansu
Italy - itaria
China - chuugoku
Japan - nihon
Korea - kankoku
India - indo
Russia - rokoku
Germany - doitsu
Spain - supein
Belgium - berugii
I am lost : michi ni mayoi mashita
Baka Ketsu = Dumba**
Kimi wa Neko janai desu - You're not a cat
Iya yo! - I hate that!
Dame Yo! - I hate that!
Konnano Baka! - That is stupid!
Sonnani Ira Ira Shinaide - Don't get so uneasy when you're around me
Bokusatsu - Beating (like a beating mother)
Funde - Stomp
Shibatte - Bind
Tataite - Pound
Kette - Kick
Jirashite - Tease
Tsurushite - Hang
Kitte - slice
Nagutte - Punch
Nabutte - torture
Sashite - impale
Sarashite - expose
Tarashite - Defile (DEFILAGE!!!)
Tenshi - Loving angel? (Correct me if I'm wrong)
Moshi moshi - hello, but when answering the phone
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WOW, so pro knowing all those Japanese words...

But why waste so much time typing it out when you can ask people to click on this link.

It's so much easier and its all alphabetically set out already.

again the link if u didnt get it the first time:

http://japanese.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsi.../hey/fude00.htm

thankyou...
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this is a little guide i made a while back for my site.... i have another with the actual characters as well ^^:

A

Aishiteru - I love you
Akai - Red
Akuryou - Evil Spirit
Ame - Rain
Anime - Animation
Aoi - Blue
Atarashii - New
Arigato - Thank you
Arigato Gozaimasu - Thank you very much
Ashita - Tomorrow
Atarashii - New
Atashi - I (female)

B
Bakari - Only
Boku - I (male)

C
-Chan - Suffix for familiar young person
Chi - Earth
Chibi - Small, little
Chikara - Force/Strength
Chouwa - Harmony

D
Daijoubu - It's all right
Dare - Who
Densetsu - Legend
Dejitaru - Digital
Doko - Where
Dokyou - Bravery
Doragon - Dragon
Dosei - Saturn
Doushite/Nande - Why

E
Ea - Air
Etowa-ru - Star

F
Faia - Fire
Faita - Fighter
Foto - Photo

G
Ga - In Comics and Such
Ganmou - Wish
Genki - Full of Engery/Well
Genzai - Past
Gahan - Rice/Cooked meal
Go-guru - Goggles
Goku - Quiet
Gomenasai - I'm Sorry

H
Hai, Sou - Yes/OK
Haru - Spring
Hate - End/Limits
Hikari - Light

I
Iie - No
Ima - Now
Itsu - When
Itsudemo - Always
Itsumademo - Forever

J
Ja ne - Later!
Jousho - Emotion/Feeling

K
Kage - Shadow
Kakkoii - Cool
Kako - Present
Kaminoke - Hair
Kanjou - Emotion(s)
Kawaii - Cute
Kaze - Wind
Kiiroi - Yellow
Kimi - Feeling
Kitto OK - Surely OK
Kodoku - Loneliness
Kometto - Comet
Konnichiwa - Hello/Good afternoon
Korosu - To Kill
Koto - Thing
Kouyuu - Friendship
Kuroi - Black

L
n/a

M
Mae - Before
Matataki - To Wink
Me - Eyes
Merodi - Melody
Midori iro - Green
Mikomi - Hope
Mimi - Ears
Mirai - Future
Mochidzuki - Full Moon
Mono - Person
Motto - More/Farther
Murasaki iro - Purple

N
Naito - Night
Nani - What
Neko - Cat
No - (It's a possessive particle)

O
Orenji - Orange

P
Pan - Bread

S
Sayonara - Goodbye
Sarabada - Farewell
Seishinseii - Sincerity
Sunnen - Millennium
Seta - Sweater
Shinka - Evolution
Shite - Hero/Protagonist
Shiroi - White
Shizuka - Quiet
Sono - Garden
Sora - Sky
Soratobu - To fly in the sky
Sotto - Softly
Soyo - That's right

T
Tachimukau - To fight against
Tada - Free
Taihen - Tough
Taiyou - Sun
Ta-getto - Target
Takai - Death
Te - Hand
Tenshi - Angel
Tesuto - Test
Tsubasa - Wings
Tokoro - Place
Tomodachi - Friend
Tooi - Far

U
Uraomote - Opposite
Uzu - Swirl

V
Vijon - Vision

W
Wahei - Peace
Waizu - Wise
Wakari - Understanding
Warai - Laugh/Smile
Wasabi - Japanese Horseradish
Watashi - I (polite)

X
n/a

Y
Yamato - Ancient Japan
Yasashii - Gentle
Yasashisa - Kindness
Yoake - Dawn
Your - Goshujin
Yuki - Snow
Yuku - To die
Yume - Dream
Yumemiru - To dream of Yuri - Lily
Yuuki - Courage
Yuumei - Dark & Light
Yuusha - Hero

Z
Zoukan - Special Edition
Zujou - High In Sky



Numbers
One - ichi (the ichi of Taichi)
Two - nee
Three - san
Four - shi, yon
Five - go
Six - roku
Seven - nana/shichi
Eight - hachi
Nine - kyuu
Ten - jyuu
Twenty - ni-jyuu
Thirty - san-jyuu
Forty - yon-jyuu
Fifty - gou-jyuu
Sixty - roku-jyuu
Seventy - nana-jyuu
Eighty - hachi-jyuu
Ninety - kyuu-jyuu
One Hundred - hyaku
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(It's called checking a dictionary.)

Heh heh, I kid...

Here's one.

Kotatsu - A Japanese room heater covered with a quilt.
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Man, that guy is a pro! Are you Japanese! @ Ban Midou

XP Sorry I got to you late I am partial I am mixed (Native american,Afircan american,Japanese) Weird mix I know I am still learning cause the only japanese member in my family died so I must work to learn the language so I may move there

This will keep you guys busy for a looong time and their is a lesson in there besides langauge

Lesson 1

First you have to learn this basic sentence structure:

Noun wa noun desu

which means that noun is noun.

Example:
Watashi wa Saaku desu = I am Saaku
Watashi wa otomodachi desu = I am friend

Now, that's not so hard.
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Lets try another sentence structure. It's almost the same, exept we change the particle "wa" to the particle "mo"

Noun mo noun desu

which means "noun is also noun"

Example:

Anata mo otomodachi desu = you are also a friend

"ka" can be added at the end of a sentence to change it into a question.

anata wa otomodachi desu ka? = are you a friend?
anata wa Yuki san desu ka? =are you mr. Yuki?
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Vocabulary
tomodachi = friend
Watashi = I*Ban Midou 
Anata = you
Desu = to be (am, is, are)

it's possible to add "o" in front of some words to make them more honorable/respectful, i.e. tomodachi -> otomodachi

adding "san" behind a name changes it to mr. , mrs., miss or ms.
Saaku san: miss Saaku.

End of lesson 1
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Lesson 2

Now lets learn a bit more ^^

adding "jin" after a country's name refers to a person from that country.

Amerika = America
Amerika-jin = American.

adding a "go" behind a country's name refers to the language of that country

Nihon = Japan
Nihon-go = Japanese.

Letīs make a little diaglog:

-Konnichiwa! Watashi wa Demin desu.
-Konnichiwa! Anata wa Amerika-jin desu ka?
-Iie, Oosutoraria-jin desu. Anata mo Oosutoriaria-jin desu ka?

Translation:
Good day. I am Demin.
Good day. Are you an Amerikan?
No, an Austrian (a person from Austria). Are you also from Australia (Are you also an Australian person)


Now Iīll teach you the third sentence pattern.

Noun no noun desu.

which means, noun owns noun. It is acctually just the 's' in the English possessive form = Saaku no - Saaku's

Watashi no denwa - my phone
Anata no hon - you book.

Vocabulary

Oosutoraria - Australia
Nihon - Japan
denwa - phone
hon - book
Ohayo gozaimasu - good morning
Konnichiwa - good day
Konbanwa - good evening
Oyasumi nasai - good night (said when going to sleep )
Iie - no
Hai - yes





Extra for lesson 2 - Country names


Australia - Oosutoraria

America - Amerika

China - Chugoku

Doitsu - German

England - Igirisu

Greece - Girisha

Italy - Itaria

Japan - Nihon

Korea - Kankoku

Mongolia - Mongoru

Russia - Roshia

Switzerland - Suisu




End of lesson 2


Lesson 3

Here you will learn a new sentence pattern:

"noun" wa nan desu ka?

Which is translated as : What is noun?

Now let's look at the words kore, sore and are (also covered in lesson and info sticky)

Kore = this
Sore = that
Are = that over there
Dore = which

Are wa konpyuutaa desu = that thing over there is a computer.
Sore wa nan desu ka? = What is that?
Kore wa kamera desu = This is a camera
Dore wa kamera desu ka?= which is a camera (is it this, or is it the other)

When it stand with a noun, you change the 're' ending into a 'no'

Are mo konpyuuta desu = this is also a computer
Ano konpyuuta wa ... desu = this computer is...
Kore wa tomodachi no desu = this is my friend's (it belongs to my friend)
Kono kamera wa tomodachi no desu = this camera is my friend's
Dono kamera wa watashi no desu ka= which camera is mine?
Are wa watashi no kamera desu = this is your camera.

Ano inu no namae wa nan desu ka? = This dog over there, what is it's name?

If you wan't to ask who owns something, you simply use the ''dare'' which means ''who''.

Dare no zasshi desu ka? Who's magazine is it?

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Vocabulary

Kore - that over there
Sore - that
Are - that over there
Dore - which
Konpyuutaa - computer
Kamera - camera
Zasshi - magazine
Nan - what
Dare - who (beware, do not confuse this with dore)
onamae - name (formal)
namae - name (informal)


End of lesson 3
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Kansai-ben explanation

Kansai-ben is the dialect spoken in western japan =3 the most obvious difference is that 'desu' is replaced with 'ya', therefore 'dattara' becomes 'yattara', I think 'desu ka' is still the same though. Also, 'baka' becomes 'aho', 'chigau' becomes 'chau', its a very interesting dialect! You may recognize some anime characters that speak in kansai-ben. The most notable I can recall are Kero from Card Captor Sakura, Kitsune and Su from Love Hina, Wolfwood from Trigun, Caldina from Rayearth... =3


How to use Japanese Characters on your computer

to use a japanese font, go to the control panel in your settings menu, then go to regional languages and options. Then click on the languages tab, details, and add a keyboard =3 the language bar is your friend FPRIVATE "TYPE=PICT;ALT=icon_4laugh.gif"it also lets you type kanji like this: 私 は アイカチ です。 水 が おいしい です! your basic nonsense sentence =P I am Aikachi. water is delicious. lol


Months and telling time

Well months are easy if you know how to count to 12. It's just the number and then gatsu. eg. jan - ichi-gatsu, feb - ni-gatsu, march - san-gatsu...ect.

Time is a little different. Gogo juji nijugopun. Is 10:25pm. The am or pm go first ~ the hour+ji ~ minute+pun/fun. Ji is like o'clock. Pun/fun is minute. Gogo - PM, Gozen - AM, Han - half past.

eg:
sanji - 3 o'clock
gogo yonji jupun - 4:10pm
gozen rokuji jugofun - 6:15am
kyuji han - 9:30 (Half past 9)

Sorry a little confusing. Was tiring! Lol. Hope it helped though.

I didn't know about the atashi, boku and ore. That's very interesting! I'll surprise my Japanese teach with that next getsuyobi. [Monday]


Pronouns

Daisuki is like love or more literally 'big like'. 'boku' is one of the male pronouns. Watashi is universal, Atashi is female, boku is male, also used by some tomboys, and ore is extremely masculine =3

Colors

Red - Aka(i)
Blue - Ao(i)
Black - Kuro(i)
Green - Midori (no)
Yellow - Kiiro(i)
Pink - Pinku (no)
Brown - Chairo (no)
Grey - Hairo (no)
Light blue - Mizuiro (no)
White - Shiro(i)
More information than you ever wanted to hear:
The deliberate observer will have noticed that there are two ways to write aunt and uncle. Confucian-influenced China is to blame -- the two ways refer to whether the aunt or uncle is older or younger than one's parent. While they are the same in spoken Japanese, they differ when written. 伯 indicates an elder sibling, while 叔 indicates a younger sibling. The two may be combined as 伯叔 (はくしゅく/hakushuku)rendering "uncles," though it is a word rarely appearing in spoken Japanese and you risk being misunderstood.

One must use care with word processors -- while お祖父さん refers to a grandfather, お爺さん, with the same pronunciation, refers to an old man. Similarly, お祖母さん and お婆さん refer to a grandmother and an old woman, respectively.

There are two ways to write "elder sister," 姉 and 姐 (similarly お姉さん and お姐さん). The first way has been designated by the Japanese government as the one for general use, but you may encounter the other character elsewhere. It may also refer to a maidservant.

It is possible to attach the honorific prefix "御(ご・go)" to the word for parents rendering 御両親(ごりょうしん/goryoushin). The honorific prefix means you should use it when referring to someone else's parents, lest you sound arrogant beyond comprenension.

Color Kanji:
It is convenient to divide the colors into nouns and adjectives. The adjectives will take an "i" ending when modifiying nouns, though not necessarily when used as predicate adjectives or when not followed by nouns. I'm not certain of what the rule is for these adjectives -- anyone care to elucdiate?
Noun colors will use the all-purpose noun connector "no" when followed by nouns they are modifying. Other particles may follow depending on sentence construction, however.
Examples of noun adjective usage variance:
庭の花はすべて黄色だ。All the flowers in the garden are yellow.
白や黄色の花が咲いていました。 There where white and yellow flowers..
木の葉は秋には黄色になる。Tree leaves turn yellow in fall.

Adjective Colors:
Red - Aka(i) 赤い
Blue - Ao(i) 青い
Black - Kuro(i) 黒い
White - Shiro(i) 白い

Noun Colors:
Green - Midori (no) 緑の
Yellow - Kiiro(no) 黄色の
Pink - Pinku (no) ピンクの
Brown - Chairo (no) 茶色の
Grey - Hairo (no) 灰色の
Light blue - Mizuiro (no) 水色の

Non-Standard Readings:
There are two other characters which have the same meaning and reading as the characters above. If you write them, you are technically not wrong, but it is non-standard usage, and you may have to get a Japanese Kanji Dictionary to prove you are right, as they are not taught with these readings in Japanese schools.
blue - aoi - 蒼い - often appears in people's names
red - 紅い - almost never used with this reading, though very frequently with the kun-readings "kurenai, beni" and the on-readings "Kou, Ku."

EDIT: neither of the above readings appear in my kanji dictionary. I rest my defense on the fact that your word processor will list them as options if you enter the readings for them. Somewhere, in some 200 year old thick dictionary used by the word-processor programmers, they must appear, but if you use them for class or something you will most certainly be WRONG unless your sensei happens to be using this same, apocryphal dictionary.

In light of what I had orignally meant for a very short listing of the characters for colors and family to be, it seems a more detailed explanation of character usage might be of use.

Nelson's Japanese-English Character Dictionary lists 5,466 characters in total. Within this set, 1945 have been designated as the "Jouyou Kanji" (general use kanji) by the ministry of education, and they are learned in the first nine years of education in Japan. The other characters are NGU (non general use characters), often referred to as "jouyougai," outside the jouyou set. Some of these characters appear in daily life nonetheless, but no one will blame you if you can't read them.

Matthew's Chinese-English dictionary lists 7,773 characters in total. Technically any of these are also fair game, though outside of the 1945 they are also "jouyougai."

READINGS:
Characters may have any number of readings, and frequently used characters like 下 will have many many readings. The correct reading is determined by context. There are also exceptions, but not so many that the language is utterly incomprensible.

Readings are separated into "Kun" and "On." Kun readings are taken from Japanese words and most frequently appear when characters appear outside of character compounds or in place or personal names. On readings are taken from Chinese and are usually used when characters appear in compounds of two or more. However, since this is not 100%, the only real way to know is to learn the word rather than relying on knowledge of potential readings. Traditionally On readings are written in caps and Kun readings in lower-case.

Some readings themselves are also classified as "jouyougai," meaning they apply to jouyou kanji but are not frequently used. Example: 創め(hajime) is a jouyou character, but the approved readings are "SOU and kura." It is not wrong to write this character for "hajime (begin)," but you will find that many people think you are wrong, and moreover that many people will not be able to read what you write if you over-use jouyougai readings.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing is when several characters share readings and meanings. The example of "hajime" above has the potential writings 創め、始め、and 初め. They all mean "begin, start." Sometimes there is a rule about which to use, for example 初め is used adverbally "in the beginning, at first," while 始め・創め is used as the verb "hajimaru/hajimeru," "to begin." There are a number of books published which describe these rules in Japanese, so clearly it is a difficulty for native speakers of the language as well.

WRITINGS:
Due to the 4000 year history of some characters, multiple ways of writing them have developed. At present, three ways dominate, the traditional character style used in Taiwan, the simplified style used in the PRC, and mix of the two used in Japan. Compare the character for think/remember, in traditional, simplified, and Japanese styles: 覺 觉 覚

The traditional style was used in Japan until post-WW2 language reforms were implemented. Older Japanese people often still use the pre-war style of writing, though younger peope can often read but not write characters in this style. The simplified character set currently used in China is a mystery in Japan.
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While kanji seem like a pain in the butt(ok, kanji make baby jesus cry), they help infinitely in increasing vocabulary as one can understand new words based on their character components. Knowing 飯 means "food" and 晩 means "night" means remembering that 晩飯 means dinner.

Maybe more importantly, some grammer points absolutely necessitate knowing kanji. For example, Japanese verbs are usually divided into three groups, the Ru verbs, the other verbs, and suru/kuru.

However, some of the other verbs also end in "ru," like "kaeru," to return home. If it was a Ru verb, it should be conjugated kaemasu, but the correct way is actually the "other verb" conjugation style, "kaeRImasu."

Why? Because the full definition of a Ru verb is that it ends in "ru" AND has an "i" or an "e" sound (e,ke,ge,se, i, ki, gi, shi, etc) in the okurigana (the kana written after the kanji before the "ru").

The only way to know is to memorize it that way, or to know that Kaeru is in fact written 帰る, and since there is no "e" or "i" sound in the okurigana, but rather the sound is part of the kanji, it must be conjugated "kaerimasu." It's not a big deal for one word, but we all want to learn many, many Japanese words.

Kaemasu would instead refer to a word composed of a kanji, a hiragana "e," and a "ru." There are many words like this, most of them meaning to change (another instance of same word/same meaning differernt characters). I have received many a puzzled expression when i mix them up.

The best way to learn? Pick up a copy of Kenneth Henshall's "A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters" -- he lists all the readings, the etymology of the character (apparantly 避ける sakeru - to avoid - can be broken into components meaning "movement to escape sharp object in anus), and mnemonic devices to remember the character.
Expanding our Color knowledge
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one last word on colors:

The noun colors, with the exception of green, always have the suffix "iro."
Iro means color. So literally, you're saying color of ~ whenever you attach iro. there are a lot of things you can attach iro to, like "sorairo" sky-color (sky blue) or haganeiro (steel blue) or giniro (silver). So if it helps to remember,

Mizu means water. mizuiro is "water color"
Cha means tea. chairo is "tea color (brown)"
Ki originally depicted the color of a flaming arrow -- it doesn't have this meaning anymore, dote!
Hai means ash. haiiro is "ash color (grey)"

There are a whole crayola-world of things out there -- search for the character 色 in jim breen's online dictionary and you'll get a bazillion words.

lastly, the suffix ~ppoi means "ish." So chairoppoi would be brownish. mizuiroppoi would be blueish. you can stick it on other things too, like mizuppoi, waterish (watery, like this coffee is watery).
mysteriously, attaching ppoi to the word for color itself gives iroppoi, "sexy." silly japanese.


Days of the week and days of the month

Days of the week

Nichi-youbi -Sunday
Getsu-youbi - Monday
Ka-youbi - Tuesday
Sui-youbi - Wednesday
Moku-youbi - Thursday
Kin-youbi - Friday
Do-youbi - Saturday

Days of the month

1st, tsuitachi
2nd, futsuka
3rd, mikka
4th, yokka
5th, itsuka
6th, muika
7th, nanoka
8th, youka
9yj, kokonoka
10, toka
11th, juichi-nich
12th, juni-nichi
13th, jusan-nich
14th, juyokka
15th, jugo-nichi
16th, juroku-nichi
17th, jushichi-nichi
18th, juhachi-nichi
19th, juku-nichi
20th, hatsuka
21st, nijuichi-nichi
22nd, nijuni-nichi
23rd, nijusan-nichi
24th, nijuyokka
25th, nijugo-nichi
26th, nijuroku-nichi
27th, nijushichi-nichi
28th, nijuhachi-nichi
29th, nijuku-nichi
30th, sanju-nichi
31st, sanjuichi-nichi

Year - nen

More vocab and kanji

お誕生日 おめでとうごうざいます!
おたんじょうび おめでとうごうざいます!
o-tanjyoubi omedetou gouzaimasu!
Happy Birthday!

PS: recognize the last character in "tanjyoubi?" It's the sun character, for day!

The second character is worth remembering as well. It's 生, which means life, raw, birth, and a host of other related ideas.
生 - SEI, SHOU (JYOU), nama, i-kiru, u-mu, u-mareru, ha-eru

That's a lot of readings! The most important ones are "SEI," which appears in words like gaku-SEI (student), SEI-katsu (life), and dou-kyuu-SEI (classmate -- see gozen's previous post on jukugo)

nama, which means "raw," or most importantly, beer off the tap (just walk into the bar and ask for a "nama biiru"

i-kiru, which literally means "to live" in the sense of "exist." I believe this is the "ikiru" you can hear at the beginning of Kenshin OVA1 "Shinta, ikite...ikite," (Shinta, live!) but I'm going from memory on that one.

and "u-mareru," which means "to be born" (amerika ni umaremashita - i was born in the USA)
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for extra info: u-mu means "to bear," but it's a transitive verb which you probably won't use in everyday conversation much. It shares readings but not usage with 産む (umu), which is the "u-mu" used in sentences like "I bore a child."

ha-eru means to grow (like, there are flowers growing behind my house).

The character for TAN is a more difficult, middle school character. It doesn't appear in many words besides "tanjyoubi" so you can get away with not really knowing it -- when you see some character + 生日 just remember it's probably TAN. It means "born," but I believe always appears in those elusive "jukugo" kanji compounds gozen was talking about a few days ago.

There are many different ways to count in Japanese.

Normal numbers

1 ichi
2 ni
3 san
4 yon
5 go
6 roku
7 nana
8 hachi
9 kyu
10 ju
17 junana
36 sanjuroku
......ect

Counting number of objects
Note: Only 1-10 are different the rest normal counting

1 hitotsu
2 futatsu
3 mittsu
4 yottsu
5 itsutsu
6 muttsu
7 nanatsu
8 yattsu
9 kokonotsu
10 to
11 juichi
12 juni
23 nijusan
....ect.

Counting number of thin, flat objects
Ex. sheets of paper, stamps, postcards, records ect.

1 ichi-mai
2 ni-mai
3 san-mai
14 juyon-mai
.....ect.

Counting number of long, slender objects
Ex. bottles of sake, pencils ect.

1 ippon
2 ni-hon
3 sam-bon
4 yon-hon
5 go-hon
6 roppon
7 nan-hon
8 happon
9 kyu-hon
10 juppon
11 juippon
12 juni-hon
......ect.

Counting number of people
Note: Only 1 and 2 are different add "nin" to the rest

1 hitori
2 futari
3 san-nin
4 yon-nin
10 ju-nin
23 nijusan-nin
.....ect.
Verbs taking the -te and -nai form

When to use the -te form

When using a verb mid-sentance it usually takes the -te form. ex. Kyoto to Nara ni itte, furui o-tera ya niwa o mimasu. (I'm going to Kyoto and Nara, and then see old temples and gardens.)

The -te form is also used for making it more polite ex. Mottekimase becomes, mottekite kudasai (Please give me...)

-te form

Buy - kaimasu - katte
Return - kaerimasu - kaette
Wait - machimasu - matte
Write - kakimasu - kaite
Go - ikimasu - itte
Read - yomimasu - yonde
Call - yobimasu - yonde
Push - oshimasu - oishte
Eat - tabemasu - tabete
Show - misemasu - misete
See - mimasu - mitte
Get off - orimasu - orite
Come - kimasu - kite
Do - shimasu - shite
Meet - aimasu - atte
Turn - magarimasu - magette
Bring - mottekimasu - mottekite
Say - iimasu - itte
Deliver - todokemasu - todokete
Show - mimasu - misete
Stop/Park - tomemasu - tomete

When to use the -nai form

The -nai form is when theres a negative verb in mid-sentance. Or a polite way to say "Please do not..." ex. Tabenai de kudasai. (Please do not eat)

Buy - kaimasu - kawanai
Return - Kaerimasu - kaeranai
Wait- machimasu - matanai
Eat - tabemasu - tabenai

Now I know theangelkiller is going to have fun with this!
School levels.

Day care/pre school - Hoikuen (1-2 years)
Kindergarden - Yochien (1 year)
Elementary - Shougakko (1-6 years)
High school - Chugakko (1-3 years)
High school - Koukou (Entrance exam 1-3 years)
College - Tandai (1-2 years)
University - Daigaku (1-4 years)
Masters degree - Daigakuin
Cram school/tutoring for kindergarden entrance exam and high school entrance exam - Jyuku

Education is so important to Japanese parents they will often not want their children to get after school jobs. They will pay whatever it takes for their child to go as far as he/she can. Students go to school in the morning, have their lessons, go home eat dinner, then go back to school. They have no janitors, after classes are over the students are all assigned a certain area to clean themselves (floors, windows, bathrooms ect). Since they don't have alot of time to talk to friends, cell phones are a big must there, on the subway ride to school they'll talk to friends then.
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YAY THANK YOU BAN, I FINALY REMEMBER THE WORD FOR ONE HUNDRED, NOW I CAN COUNT TO A HUNDRED INSTEAD OF 99.
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I know a Japanese word, but I never understand what it means. Naruto says it all the time, even through the game...

The word is "dattebayo".

Can someone give a translation for it?
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Ban, you are a god... nuff said.
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No i'm not just remember I am a beginer too I am still trying to learn and memorize everything it is sorta hard so look over it atleast 3 times a day.
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Well, japanese would be my third language, I would take it in school instead of spanish, but it isn't offered at my schhol
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shiai nai nai - i wont do it i wont i wont

asirukoto - to be loved

mune no nakano tenshiyo mezamete - to the angel within my chest,wake up!

daisukiyo zutto - i will always love you forever

riyori hetakusodemo conbini de kattchaeba eeshi - even if im not very good at cooking i can buy food at the convinient stores

heya ga kitanakutemo itsumo atomawashi - if my room it messy i always put it off till a late time

saigo dekinakutemo koreto ite komaranaishi - even if i cant finish the task it doesnt really bother me

ufo mietemo maa kinishi naishi - if i see a ufo in the sky i dont really care that much

keisan shitemo keiken shinakya - even if i could calculate it i still have to experienceit

ai mai misu yu - i might miss you!
there should be some

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ai mai misu yu - i might miss you!

Those are the same, just different spelling. xP
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