12 In Korean learning journey (:

일본어 연습~~



hahaha due to my lack of vocabulary and grammar, this is what i can come up with today. 😀

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    1 April, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Corrected some of your errors..

    – you forgot the へ particle.

    – for い-adjectives, past tense require deletion of い then addition of かった..no change to です.
    eg.痛いです(itai-desu)-> 痛かったです(itakatta-desu)


    とでも面白いでした。 (面白かったです。)
    -omoshiroi-desu -> omoshirokattadesu.

    한국어보다 일본어의 forms는 더 헬갈린 것 같아요.

    First you learn to differentiate verbs into different groups. G1, G2, G3.. But there are many 불규칙 verbs too. So you need to be careful about those.
    Then, start to learn forms.
    Starting from masu form -> te-form -> nai-form -> dictionary form -> ta-form -> plain-form.

    Apart from verbs, adjectives can be divided into 2 groups, い-adj & な-adj.
    Using past tense for adjectives require different rules too.. For い-adj, delete い add かった. For な-adj, simply use でした. eg. きれいです。 -> きれいでした。

    To summarize, 한국어보다 일본어 시작하기가 더 어려운 거죠. Usage of 았/었/였, 은/는/ㄴ, ~지 않다, 은/는다 is so much simply and easier to understand.. ㅋㅋ 그렇죠? By the way, there’s some Japanese textbooks that you can find online for self study. Series like ‘Minna no nihongo’ and ‘Genki’ are pretty good.


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      2 April, 2011 at 12:15 AM

      ㅋㅋㅋ 고쳐 주셔서 고마워요! 도움이 많이 되었어요.
      yes, korean is SO much easier than japanese! I kept thinking about korean when i was writing the sentences and i forgot about the na and i adjectives conjugations. ):

      hehe it looks so cool, to use 4 languages at one go 😀 😀

      i think i’m much better off concentrating on korean lol.

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    2 April, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    scared! >.<

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      2 April, 2011 at 1:21 PM

      i’m going to stick with my korean hahahhahha. 😀

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    2 April, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    I’m sorry to be a bother but I like to point out the mistake that JK made while correcting Shanna’s mistake.

    This sentence is grammatically wrong:
    It should be “痛かったからです。”

    You can read up on the above point from Tae Kim’s grammar guide:

    By the way, Tae Kim’s guide is pretty useful, I still look at it once in a while.

    By the way, you may find the following site that teaches how todifferentiate the “い” and “な” adjectives useful: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/adjectives.html

    Hope the info is useful! Fighting! ^^

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      2 April, 2011 at 1:21 PM

      thanks for the correction! i must have been thinking in korean when i wrote those sentences. the different conjugations for the different kinds of adjectives totally slipped my mind >,<

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      3 April, 2011 at 12:18 AM

      Thanks for pointing it out. After some research, I realized both からです/ ですから is grammatically correct. Depending on the context of use (whether one wants to have short and sweet sentence/ long-winded ones), either of these is used.

      I found this on the internet.

      Kara desu: Use in short explication sentences. ‘Because B.’ からです.

      Desu/Masu kara: usually part of longer reasons. ‘A because B’ ですから…I didn’t go for school.

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        3 April, 2011 at 1:57 AM

        Hi JK~

        What I learned was that an informal clause should always follow “から”.

        So it’s:
        話す・話した から
        痛い・痛かった から
        静かだ・静かだった から
        先生だ・先生だった から

        But you brought up an interesting point and it made me really curious so I checked with friends from Lang-8 about this point. What they taught me is:

        “からです” can be used in all situations. This sounds more in tune with the context given since the prior context is not being able to go to school.

        “ですから” carries with it a negative feeling, for example 『もうやりたくないです!痛かったですから』 And usage of this requires no prior context.

        Anyway, no bad feelings here. I mean we are all here to learn. I’m glad that I managed to learn many new things today. I’m grateful that you taught me a new thing today! ^^ By the way, I’ve not gone to school for my Japanese for a while!とにかく、これからよろしくお願いします!^^

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        3 April, 2011 at 11:06 AM

        Haha.. No bad feelings here too..
        (I couldn’t further reply to your reply.. So I repied to myself. ㅋㅋ )
        That’s what self-studying allows us to do.. Discuss and share whatever knowledge we are able to obtain to benefit everyone. ^^

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    3 April, 2011 at 12:41 AM


    Well..that scared me off learning Japanese for a while. LOL.

    I kid.

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      3 April, 2011 at 11:04 AM

      mishmash, me too. and i’m not kidding. LOL

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