japanese speakers?

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  1. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    hey.. im wondering if someone could clear this up..

    theres a phrase you say when you meet ppl that speak japanese..

    it goes something like:

    hajimay mahsh teh, [last name] des, dozo yoroshku..

    could someone point me at how you say it better, phonetically.. in fact, the phrase i may know may be like totally wrong.. thanks..

    your help would be greatly appreciated.. =]..

    -f
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    hajimemashite, dozo yoroshiku :)

    It's nice to meet you, how do you do?

    Oh, and for Americans, it would sound like:

    ha gee may ma shtay doe zoe yoe roe she koo
     
  3. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    nan ji deska
    all i learned after taking a year of japanese ;)
    i prolly spelled it wrong
    oh yea i can count to ten too
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    When I saw this thread on the front page, I thought it was about the other kind of Japanese speakers, and I was all about to go off on how my little Yamaha bookshelf speakers suck so much ass...
     
  5. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    i thought that too, i was thinking of bi*ching about how i cant use my sound sticks with my ipod ;)
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Close enough (Nan ji desu ka?). It's midnight plus a little. :) Besides, I have to look at the Japenese's governments translitteration of Japanese closely since I grew up on the other way to read and write it in Roman alphabet (Hepburn).

    Btw, do you have to take your shoes off to count to twenty? <ducks>

    Japanese audio speakers aren't all that great. I like American speakers best. Japanese electronics, however, are the best for me. :)
     
  7. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

    Royal Pineapple

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    actully i forgot how to count past 10
    i think you go something like juichi or something like that ichi + ju = juichi, or was it ichiju?
    i could be wayyyy off for all i know
    i also learned how to ask to use the restroom, but their is no way i will be able to spel that;) at least not in romaji ;) i did remember the names of the alphabets
     
  8. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Heh. If you remember correctly, jyuu is ten and ichi is one. So you would you say ten one or one ten?

    It's jyuu ichi.




    irmongoose
     
  9. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

    Royal Pineapple

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    i cant spell jyuu eather ;)
    i just took spanish so im used to thingd being backwards for no reason ;) si i didnt know
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    ju ichi is fine for hepburn transliteration. :) The government likes the compound sounds to be more complicated than they have to be.
     
  11. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

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    oieo gazimas, ichi ni san chi go roku hach nana, ( thats all i learned in 4.5 weeks of japanese classes at school, (had to transfer skools:rolleyes: ))

    -GaBe-O
     
  12. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

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    oh and to count past ten , you say ju(number you want to say i.e ichi)

    -GaBe-O
     
  13. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

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    doesnt najideska mean " what time is it"
    ?

    -GaBe-O
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Nan ji desu ka? :)
     

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