Welcome to the NZA Forums! Feel free to roam around and try out many things, and our community would gladly take you under our wing....I think. I mean YES, they WILL. Now go.



 
HomePortalCalendarGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
READ the Forum Rules before posting!
BRAND new forum! Have fun and enjoy it to your heart's content!
Happy Halloween!
Visit the NZA Walkthrough section for guidelines on everything about the forum!
Let the community grow! Invite more of your friends here!

Share
 

 Japanese Lessons

Go down 
AuthorMessage
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Japanese Lessons   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 06, 2010 11:43 pm

*UPDATE*

Welcome
to ROFLCOPTER and Hayleyzball Japanese Lessons.
New lessons will (hopefully)be posted everyday.
These lessons will help you to learn the basics to the somewhat advanced language of Japanese.


Heres a bit of information to start off with:

Japanese Writing

Japanese writing is traditionally from top to bottom, from the right hand side of a page to the left. A traditional Japanese book appears 'back to front' to the westerner. This layout is still most common in Japan today. Some books (e.g. the telephone book) are now published in horizontal script, from left to right. Students often write in modern way in there excersice books - but not always. Remember that Japanese people don't use western letters for their own language - only foreigners do that!


Modern way of writing:

Start at こ

こんにちわ。おげんきですか。
はい、おかげさまでげんきです。


Traditional way of writing:

        Start here。V
で さ は    か  お  こ
す ま い    。   げ ん
。 で ’         ん  に
  げ お        き  ち
  ん か        で  は
  き げ        す  。




Translations.


Hello. How are you?
Thank you. I'm fine.

Konnichiwa. ogenkidesuka?
Hai, okagesamade gekidesu.


--------------------------------

Western writing often gets slanted to the right, or sometimes to the left; Japanese writing is straight up and down and is in a box shape. Please, do not slant your hiragana. Remember that your hiragana, and later katakana nad your kanji, are all the same size. All kana and kanji fit into the same size square. When writing kana (and kanji) remember the golden rule about strokes. The rule is:

1. LEFT TO RIGHT 2. TOP TO BOTTOM 3. CLOCKWISE
Japanese Lessons So10

Pronunciation

The pronunciation of Japanese kana is very easy. All vowels and consonants are short and all Japanese words seem broken up into syllables. Perhaps the only difficult kana to pronounce are the five vowel sounds. Here are the five English words to help you remember the five hiragana vowel sounds:

あ=A     as in car, or (a)rtist
い=I as in litre, or t(ea)pot
う=U as in super, or h(oo)p
え=E as in step, or p(e)lican
お=O as in sock, or (o)strich

--------------------------------

Ohk now thats over.
Todays lesson is on the vowels:
A,E,I,O and U
and will be taken by ROFLCOPTER




artist
An important kana that should reinforce the stroke order of left to right, top to bottom and clockwise.
Japanese Lessons So210



teapot
The second stroke on the right is clearly shorter than the first stroke.
Japanese Lessons So310



hoop
Make sure that the first stroke is ABOVE the second one - don't let it fall off.
Japanese Lessons So410



pelican
Make sure that the first stroke is ABOVE the second one - don't let it fall off.
Japanese Lessons So510



ostrich
this kana is often confused with the kana. The curl on the right is bigger than the left side.
Japanese Lessons So611

--------------------------------
Thank you for participating in our first lesson.
The next lesson is on the K kana.
Ka,Ki,Ku,Ke,Ko
and will be given by Hayleyzball
feel free to pm me if you have any questions.

_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"


Last edited by ROFLCOPTER on Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:42 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
Hayleyzball
Junior Member
Junior Member
Hayleyzball

Privileges : Gensokyo inhabitant
Group : Gensokyo
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 94
Experience Points : 16899
Join date : 2010-07-27
Age : 26
Location : Hakugyokurou :3

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Re: Japanese Lessons   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 07, 2010 12:18 am

-Lesson 2-

Today the teacher is Hayleyz vi Britannia

Good morning class! Very Happy
Today we will work with next part of hiragana - from "ka" to "ko". It's not so many, but you don't have to learn everything at the one time - next lesson will be later, and it will be hiragana from "sa to so", but i don't know who will post it. Anyway it will be posted today Very Happy
To hear pronunciation turn your speakers volume up, cuz it's a bit too silent, and wait a bit it WILL load for sure.

ka -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganaka

ki -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganaki

ku -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganaku

ke -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganake

ko -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganako
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Hayleyzball
Junior Member
Junior Member
Hayleyzball

Privileges : Gensokyo inhabitant
Group : Gensokyo
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 94
Experience Points : 16899
Join date : 2010-07-27
Age : 26
Location : Hakugyokurou :3

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Re: Japanese Lessons   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 07, 2010 10:57 pm

-Lesson 3-

Today the teacher is Hayleyz vi Britannia, again

So, it's time for another part of hiragana Wink "sa to so". Be patient, we will start something cooller soon xD
To hear pronunciation turn your speakers volume up, cuz it's a bit too silent, and wait a bit it WILL load for sure.

sa -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganasa

shi -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganasi

su -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganasu

se -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganase

so -
Pronunciation:
 
How to write:
Japanese Lessons Hiraganaso
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Lesson 4   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 09, 2010 3:11 am

~Lesson 4~
Sorry i havnt been hea Razz
Taken by ROFLCOPTER
(Thank you Hayleyzball for covering Ka - Ko and Sa - So)
Today we are covering Ta to To



taniwha
Japanese Lessons So710





cheeky cat
Don't confuse this one with "sa" which is the other way around.
Japanese Lessons So810



tsunami
Japanese Lessons So910




teddy bear
Japanese Lessons S1010




toilet
Japanese Lessons S1110

_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Re: Japanese Lessons   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 16, 2010 5:39 am

~Lesson 5~
Taken by ROFLCOPTER

Today we are covering Na to No



nuts and bolts
Sometimes strokes three and four are linked. It is a matter of style.
Japanese Lessons S1210





needy
Sometimes students remember this kana through that of a "knee".
Japanese Lessons S1310



noodles
Japanese Lessons S1410




nest
Again it is a matter of style. Usually the second stroke is drawn as one long twisted line. Think of the numbers "1-7-2". Students sometimes remember this kana as "netball".
Japanese Lessons S1511



nought
Japanese Lessons S1610

Remember PM me if you need more help



_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Lesson 6   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 20, 2010 9:29 pm

~Lesson 6~
Taken by ROFLCOPTER

Today we are covering Ha to Ho



huff and puff
Japanese Lessons Ha





helium
Japanese Lessons Hi



Fuji-San
The true pronuncuation of this kana is closer to "hu".
There are some variations of this kana: Sometimes all four strokes are linked, and sometimes strokes 1 and 2 are linked - in the English shape of the number 3
Japanese Lessons Hu




heaven
Japanese Lessons He




haunted house
Make sure that stroke 4 does not cross stroke 2
Japanese Lessons Ho


_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"


Last edited by ROFLCOPTER on Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:55 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Lesson 7   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 20, 2010 9:40 pm

~Lesson 7~
Taken by ROFLCOPTER

Today we are covering Ma to Mo



mask
Stroke 3 crosses strokes 1 and 2。
Japanese Lessons Ma




meow
Japanese Lessons Mi



moo
Japanese Lessons Mu




mend
Japanese Lessons Me




moray eel
In this kana the stroke order appears different. First the vertical stroke, then the horizontal ones.
Japanese Lessons Mo







_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Re: Japanese Lessons   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 16, 2010 12:53 am

~Lesson 8~
Taken by ROFLCOPTER

Today we are covering Ya, Yu and Yo



yay!
やま = Mountain
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_ya




you
ゆき = snow
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_yu1



yonder
よる = Night
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_yo


_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: L9   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 16, 2010 1:30 am

~Lesson 9~
Taken by ROFLCOPTER

Today we are covering Ra - Ro



ruck
らくだ (rakuda) --- camel
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_ra




reel
りんご (ringo) --- apple
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_ri



ruby
るす (rusu) --- absence
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_ru


rear
れきし (rekishi) --- history
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_re


raw(Roll the tongue)
ろうそく (rousoku) --- candle
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_ro


_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
ROFLCOPTER
-- Moderator --
-- Moderator --
ROFLCOPTER

Privileges : Mod Of DotA (MoD)
Group : Gensokyo
DotA Forum Admin.
Warns :
Japanese Lessons Left_bar_bleue0 / 30 / 3Japanese Lessons Right_bar_bleue

Posts : 343
Experience Points : 17466
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 23
Location : ハミルトン, ニュジランド

Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Re: Japanese Lessons   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 16, 2010 1:49 am

~Lesson 10~
Taken by ROFLCOPTER

Today we are covering Wa, Wo and N



waka
わに (wani) --- crocodile
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_wa


what?
There are no Japanese words that begin with the hiragana character "wo." "Wo" is used as a particle.
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_wo


naah!!!!
There are no Japanese words that begin with the hiragana character "n."
Japanese Lessons Hiragana_n

---------------------

Basic 46 characters finished!!!!!


_________________
You say "Get a life". I say "Learn to play"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://dota.forumotion.co.nz
Sponsored content




Japanese Lessons Empty
PostSubject: Re: Japanese Lessons   Japanese Lessons I_icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Japanese Lessons
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: NZA East Building :: Language Department-
Jump to: