Japanese Practice via Skype
[[SakuraDaisuki]] 71
I'm starting to learn Japanese and I don't really know hardly anything so far. Maybe a few simple phrases here and there, but not much. I know an "okay" amount of vocabulary, nearly nothing about grammar and the rest of it. I'd just like someone that I can practice with as I learn, and possibly teach me a few things along the way.

Unfortunately, I do not have a microphone for my computer so I'd only be able to type, but that doesn't mean that I won' be working hard on my pronunciations and whatnot. If anyone would be interested, my Skype is "cyborgexperiment" (The display name should be "Bloop")

Thank you for reading and consideration. ^-^
July 2014
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    Yutaka 15406 1621
    スカイプではなく、LingQのフォーラムを使ったらどうでしょうか。
    (How about posting to the LingQ forum instead of using LingQ?)
    私は、フォーラムに投稿することで英語の作文の練習をしています
    (I am practicing writing in English, posting comments in English to the forum.)
    July 2014
  • [[SakuraDaisuki]] 71
    I thought this is the LinQ Forum?
    July 2014
  • Paule89 15423 2657 13998
    Yutaka wrote "Would like to use the LingQ-forum instead of Skype?" in Japanese.

    July 2014
  • [[SakuraDaisuki]] 71
    Ah, okay. Man I feel embarrassed now lol.
    Then Yukata, sure then
    July 2014
  • Paule89 15423 2657 13998
    Sakuraさん、いつから日本語をべんきょうしているのですか?
    (Since when do you study Japanese?)

    "Man I feel embarrassed now lol."

    だいじょうぶ、気にしないで。
    July 2014
  • [[SakuraDaisuki]] 71
    たぶん、さんしゅうかん。
    I'm hoping that's correct. (It should say three weeks)
    July 2014
  • Paule89 15423 2657 13998
    "さんしゅうかん" sounds fine to me. The Kanji for "さん" is really easy, by the way ----> 三

    Not sure about the "たぶん" though.
    Yutakaさん、どう思いますか?(What do you think, Yutaka?)
    July 2014
  • [[SakuraDaisuki]] 71
    Thank you! I know a little bit of Kanji, probably five or a little more.
    I've understood "たぶん" to mean maybe, possibly, probably, etc.
    July 2014
  • Paule89 15423 2657 13998
    Yeah, I know. I´m just not sure if たぶん is used that way.
    I´ve been studying Japanese for only 7 months, so you should take everything I write with a grain of salt.^^

    I´m learning Kanji with http://kanjidamage.com - making up wacky stories makes learning Kanji much easier.
    July 2014
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    Yutaka 15406 1621
    SakuraDaisukiさんが、「たぶん」という言葉(ことば)を使(つか)ったのは、日本語(にほんご)の学習(がくしゅう)を始(はじ)めた時期(じき)を正確(せいかく)に把握(はあく)していないと思(おも)ったからだと思(おも)います。私(わたし)も、ドイツ語(どいつご)の学習(がくしゅう)を最近(さいきん)再開(さいかい)したのですが、正確(せいかく)にいつからだったかは把握(はあく)していません。たぶん3カ月(さんかげつ)ぐらい前(まえ)だったと思(おも)います。
    (I suppose that SakuraDaisuki-san used the word 'たぶん' because he cannot remember the exact date when he started learning Japanese.)

    (Edited)
    July 2014
  • MADARA 3584 17953
    @Paule: ''だいようぶ'' ? Is that a shorter version for だいじょぶ ?
    July 2014
  • Paule89 15423 2657 13998
    That was a typo^^

    Seems like no one ever writes 大丈夫 as だいじょうぶ anyway.
    July 2014
  • Paule89 15423 2657 13998
    @Yutaka "SakuraDaisukeさん"

    I´m glad to know that I´m not only only one who misreads "daisuki" as "daisuke".^^ (@SakuraDaisuki - "Daisuke" is a common name for Japanese boys/men)
    July 2014
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    Yutaka 15406 1621
    I see. 'Daisuke' should read 'Daisuki'
    July 2014
  • [[SakuraDaisuki]] 71
    @Paule Thank you for that website. It's fun to learn Kanji there!
    Also, a lot of people misread "Daisuki" as "Daisuke"

    "だいじょうぶ、気にしないで。"
    I'm guessing that means "It's okay, don't worry about it"? Or close to?
    July 2014
  • Paule89 15423 2657 13998
    Exactly. You´ll hear that a lot.^^
    July 2014
  • [[SakuraDaisuki]] 71
    I feel like I accomplished something by knowing that! :D
    I can understand a few Kanji and a few phrases, but I can't quite formulate my own sentences just yet.
    July 2014