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Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Hideki Matsumoto, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Nuttyfish Guest

    Is the word "Esuna" a Japanese word? If so, what does it mean?
     
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  3. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    Don't Know what you are on about ? I never ruined anyones thread!

    You are attacking my thread. It is called flaming and you will get banned.
     
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  5. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    Never heard of Esuna as a word! I think what you heard was (esu) verb This mean to have a grasp on a concept same as Rikai suru/ wakaru. I also is a verb that means to go catch a fish. Esuna = esanai.... means not knowing/ didn't get a fish.
    No grasp on a subject or thing.

    example Spidergoat wa foramu no yarikata o zenzen esanai to omu yo!
    I think spidergoat absoulety no clue of the way this forum works!
     
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  7. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    No, you didn't really ruin anything, just jumped in with a bold assertion, and then refused to give any justification or explanation.

    Sound familiar?

    I enjoy a challenging argument, but you didn't say anything more, why? What research should we have done? In what way should we "get real"? What experience do you have with Zen that you might like to share? Which post was that addressed to? You can't make such a comment and not have us wonder what you are talking about.
     
  8. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    Allright Spidergoat, I will expain what I had said in the other forum.
    You cannot link Zen Buddhism, TD and Kick boxing together and tell me that they are related somehow because of what happend to be written in a book. I also happend to mention that Zen Buddhism as a sect isn't pure anymore. It is now a divided sect. The ego that this guy robotex show in this forum isn't becoming of a member of any "zen influenced" martial art and would only lead to his demise. Ego as attachment to the self is one of the things you avoid as it is considered in the "10 major and 48 minor precepts" in the brahmanet sutra as an avoidance.
     
  9. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    arigato.
     
  10. curioucity Unbelievable and odd Registered Senior Member

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    Okay, okay, shove that fight aside, cuz I have a question now. Okay, not a question, a few questions for Hideki-sensei

    1) Is the word 'yami' (a word related to darkness) a noun only, or possibly other type of word too (like adjective) ? If it's noun only, what does it actually mean?
    2) How do Japanese describe an attributed item? I mean, how's the phrase structure for an attributed object (like black bird, red water etc) ?
    Wait, I'll ask a slightly different question: Does the phrase structure < attribute >< noun > work all the time? Like.. Ooyama (big mountain, with oo being big), sunayama (sand mountain, oh, and does suna really mean sand/sandy by itself?)?
     
  11. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    2) attribute(no) item desu

    eg, red bird: akai/aka no tori desu

    long legs: nagai/ naga no ashi desu.

    and when more than one is present, use the base form with kute added then the next attribute: nagakute akai ashi desu ~ long red legs
     
  12. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry guys I have been very busy with daigaku.

    You have to remember that there are 3 types of adjective in Japanese (na), (i) and (no)
    akai is an i adjective so to be proper you have to use (akai tori) nagai is also an (i) adjective. You cannot use (no) for this you could use no for (Kiiro no) = yellow
    when more than one i adjective is present you have 2 options. i goes to kute or simply add a (shi) Aoi shi, nagai kusa da. = (green, long grass.) this is more natural when speaking

    I am no good with technical engrish terms but i will try. Yami means darkness as in Kurasa. Yami is a noun. Kurai is simular in meaning but is a adj form of darkness. (Suna is sand)
    As for those attributed items there is really no 100% set rule for them. If in case it is ,say part of a name ie) Pure water temple ( name of temple in Kyoto) it is simply Kyomizudera, but if you are describing something there are rules to how to use the adjective if it is an ( i, na or no) adj.
    black bird would be Kuroi tori.
     
  13. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    i= kute or add shi
    na= de or da shi
    no= de or da shi
     
  14. alucarD_The_Stampede Registered Member

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    hi, i was wondering if you have some form of a messenger besides this board, because i am VERY interested in learning Japanese. if so please e-mail me. and here is a few questions i have...

    1). Where can i learn to read Japanese
    2). How do you say "Shut the hell up"
    3). How do you say "I love you" (for my gf)
     
  15. Everett_ Registered Member

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    I'm so glad you are doing this!

    A few questions about constructions, if you have the time...?

    1.) How might you say, "I need to do [ ex: 'laundry' 'this' ]"

    2.) "I wonder where [ ex: 'it' ] is"

    3.) "I'm going to be late!"

    4.) "I don't want to do [ ex: 'this']"

    5.) "Where is everyone?"


    Don't want to bog you down... if you could answer these I would (for the moment) be very, very satisfied. ^_-
     
  16. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    Everett:

    1. ______ wa hitsuyou ga shimasu

    2. dictionary form(the one that usually ends in ru) of the verb followed by kana

    3. watashi/boku ga osoi desu

    4. ______ ga shitanai desu

    5. minasan wa doko ni imasuka

    im not totally sure on all of these, so use them for now then see what hideki says
     
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  17. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    alucarD_The_Stampede

    1. just grab yourself some kana charts from google images and learn their sounds

    2. i dont know how to sware but hanashite janai kudasai is pretty close (please stop talking)

    3. anata wa dai suki desu
     
  18. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    found a relatively good chart here: http://www.gate39.com/jreference/kanachart.aspx

    it doesnt have the kanji but there are about 3000 of them so your better off to stick with the basic kana unless you are really serious about learning japanese or want to live there long term
     
  19. Everett_ Registered Member

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    Arigatou! These will be extraordinarily useful. It's pointless to know vocabulary and not know how to use it. ^_- I am in your debt.
     
  20. haru2105 Registered Member

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    I believe this is "Rikai no ichi aru wa kokoro o rikai suru koto."
    "Understanding the heart is one step of comprehension."
    am I close?
    Ja ne.
     
  21. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    yes, excellent translation. Rikai no ippo wa kokoro o rikaisuru koto

    genzai ni, daigaku no kimastushiken de tabou nan node, foramu o mirujikan ga sukunatteita yo! gomen ne !

    Kanji is usless unless you know hiragana and Katakana. ie) hana yori dango ! (kotowaza)
     
  22. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    Vslayer it is
    hanasanai de kudasai! Don't talk.
    who the hell is telling you to use janai. Janai is only used for ajectives and nouns. never for verbs. you need to learn the nai forms regular and irregular.
     
  23. Hideki Matsumoto ñ{ìñÇÃóùâ?ÇÕêSÇÃíÜÇ©ÇÁóàÇ ÈÅB Registered Senior Member

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    Hitsuyo ga aru = is important
    o shinai (desu) = won't do (will not do)
     

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