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Beachbum
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2009, 12:09:55 PM »

 Nihongo wa wakarimasen!   Shocked

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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2009, 12:23:10 PM »

I gave up on Greek when I was 8.
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2009, 03:45:43 PM »

I hear that Rosetta Stone is effective.  Pricey, but might be worth it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 03:49:48 PM »

Now that is a really interesting comment ! Although I am not sure how serious you are being!  Huh  (

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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2009, 03:50:59 PM »

Nihongo wa wakarimasen!   Shocked



 Shocked remember we have children here .... Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2009, 03:51:50 PM »

I hear that Rosetta Stone is effective.  Pricey, but might be worth it.

the complaint I get is that I speak to FORMALLY ..... sigh, shrug, theres to trying. hehee
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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2009, 07:37:49 PM »

Nihongo wa wakarimasen!   Shocked



 Shocked remember we have children here .... Smiley

What does it mean? Grin
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waltzelf
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2009, 09:03:06 PM »

It means "I don't speak Japanese"

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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2009, 10:10:53 PM »

What a coincidence!  I don't either. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2009, 10:38:42 PM »

Oddly enough, neither do I.  I think I did in a previous life though when I was a Ninja.
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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2009, 10:41:37 PM »

In a previous life I was a geisha!
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« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2009, 11:23:00 PM »

It means "I don't speak Japanese"



Really? I don't see the word "Japanese" in it....or do the Japanese people call Japanese something else?
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waltzelf
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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2009, 11:25:48 PM »

That's the translation I have of it...

It's quite possible that there's a more literal translation along the lines of "I don't know that language" or "I don't speak your language" etc etc. Contextually though, "I don't speak Japanese" is correct enough.
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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2009, 12:57:06 AM »

Literally you have:

Nihongo (Japanese) wa (particle 'is', which should actually be an wo. particles are confusing) wakarimasen (the verb 'to understand' in negative form)

So pretty much 'I don't understand Japanese'

I don't speak Japanese would be: Nihongo wo hanashimasen. Hanashimas being the verb 'to speak' and the -masen form being the negative.
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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2009, 03:50:14 AM »

Oh, we don't speak japanese, we don't speak japanese at all!

And we don't have a japanese member do we? 

Gotta work on that...
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