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  • #11086

    missingno15
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    Awesome how we finally have a forum with split up categories but even with that, people might keep on going with the annoying threads with stuff like “HOW DO I SAY” so let’s keep it all in one thread!

    #11101

    Sheepy
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    Awesome, although it would have been better if you didn’t use all caps.

    #11122

    missingno15
    Member

    nah its all good, just saying it like it is

    #11125

    koichi
    Member

    GRIMLOCK LIKES CAPS.

    Would “How Do I Say” be a forum within the Japanese Language Forum, or its own forum on the front page (I’d say it’s probably not this one). If it is its own forum in the Japanese Language Forum, there would probably have to be other similar sub-forums like the “How Do I Say” forum, too.

    That being said, I think I’ll wait a little bit for this forum to get a little more busy before adding sub-forums, but I think that’s a good idea, tho!

    #11142

    CAPSLOCK IS AUTOPILOT FOR COOL

    Actually, what would be the equivalent of capslock in Japanese? Putting a dash between every character?

    #11146

    koichi
    Member

    Good question… I dunno. Maybe writing in katakana? Seems like it would be irritating like ALL CAPS.

    Don’t quote me on that, tho…

    #11175

    Sheepy
    Moderator

    Yeah maybe writing in Katakana like キタ!! but its still not the same I think :P

    Anyway, I think a single thread is ok, and we’ll still have separate threads for more in depth questions.

    #11179

    Anonymous

    It seems the exclamation mark has been lost and replaced simply with allcaps. Maybe, just an idea I’m putting out there, Japanese use an ! instead of utter hurrdurr that is allcaps.

    Just sayin’

    #11304

    thisiskyle
    Member

    This isn’t really a “How do you say…” since I think I got it right (please correct me if it’s not). I just think its funny…
    If I had not been allowed to eat candy by my dad, I think I would be thin.
    私は父にあめを食べさせられくれなければ、やせていると思います。

    食べさせられくれなければ that’s some verb conjugation eh?

    #11305

    thisiskyle
    Member

    the edit button is gone and I just realized that there’s nothing in there indicating the tense.
    maybe it should be
    食べさせられくれなかったら…
    back to the books I guess

    #11511

    As far as I’m aware, the verb 染める(そめる) means to dye/colour something, like an item of clothing (though correct me if it has a different meaning). How would I say “I will dye the t-shirt red.”?

    My first thought would be to make 赤い[red] into an adverb (i.e. 赤く) to form a sentence like this: ティシャートを赤く染める。
    Does that even work? It doesn’t seem quite right to me because then how would you do the same with 緑[green] (not an adjective, right?)?

    Saying 赤いティシャートを染める。makes it sound more like you are dying a t-shirt that’s already red.

    There is probably some particle I don’t know yet that deals with this sorta stuff. Hold on… I have a feeling 「で」 is involved somehow…

    Danke.

    #11531

    Elenkis
    Member

    From the 研究社 dictionary:

    髪を黒く[茶色に]染める
    dye one’s hair black[brown]

    #11533

    koichi
    Member

    Adverb one you wrote should work!

    #11536

    Nice :D Got it first time :P

    So for the “noun” colours 「緑、紫、茶色、金、etc.」, you treat them like な-adjectives and add the に? Are there any other nouns that can be transformed this way or is this a quirk unique to colours?

    Thanks again :)

    #11579

    Tanne
    Member

    Saying “I want to” is easy. But what do you say for “he wants to”?

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