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Post by Kaoru » Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:30 pm

Angel_of_Death wrote:
Unfortunately I don't think this is only in Japan... :eyes
It is regrettable. :(

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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Silence » Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:02 pm

Well, it's been here like that till the beginning of the 20th century I think. Since then it's more or less equal here.

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Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:38 pm

Males are cannot take holiday easily for their family.
Make tea is female's work in the company.
When female advises, male's boss is feeling bad.
Middle-aged male employees call by female employees "girls".
There are many such companies in our country.

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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:14 pm

I heard yesterday.

Japanese language has 1945 kanjis Commonly used.
But Japanese sounds are 108.
English is 26 Alphabets , but sounds are many about 2000, I heard.
I heard that Japanese is a visual language and English is a hearing language ,
visual language uses left side brain, and hearing language uses right side brain.

Therefore may be Japanese people poor at talking than in English reading and writing.

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Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Angel_of_Death » Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:18 pm

Kaoru wrote:
I heard yesterday.

Japanese language has 1945 kanjis Commonly used.
But Japanese sounds are 108.
English is 26 Alphabets , but sounds are many about 2000, I heard.
I heard that Japanese is a visual language and English is a hearing language ,
visual language uses left side brain, and hearing language uses right side brain.

Therefore may be Japanese people poor at talking than in English reading and writing.
...and English people may be quite embarrassed with kanji. (Well, me too...) :)
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Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:36 am

There are many kanji that "can read but can't write." :(
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Post by jicco » Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:27 am

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I use "Ko n ni chi ha" in a casual place,
are "Do mo-" "Maido :D".

(BTW jicco How about you? ;))
Konnichiwa!
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I usually use "Konnichiwa" and "Doumo".
When I meet friends after a long time, I use "Hisashiburi!" :)
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Post by jicco » Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:51 am

(Offen gesagt, ich könnte nicht so gut auch Deutsch. Aber bemühe ich mich. ;) )
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Post by Kaoru » Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:27 pm

jicco wrote:
Kaoru wrote:
I use "Ko n ni chi ha" in a casual place,
are "Do mo-" "Maido :D".

(BTW jicco How about you? ;))
Konnichiwa!
Excuse me, I have been busy since for the last few days.Image

I usually use "Konnichiwa" and "Doumo".
When I meet friends after a long time, I use "Hisashiburi!" :)
"Hisashiburi"="Long time no see"
at that time , I use "O hi sa!" ;)

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Angel_of_Death » Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:53 pm

Kaoru wrote:
There are many kanji that "can read but can't write." :(
Same here ! :)

I asked once my Japanese teacher (who IS Japanese) how to write "himitsu" and he couldn't remember !

But the most embarrassing is "have been known but forgotten". This is only for French people. :D
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Post by Kaoru » Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:43 pm

Angel_of_Death wrote:
Same here ! :)

I asked once my Japanese teacher (who IS Japanese) how to write "himitsu" and he couldn't remember !

But the most embarrassing is "have been known but forgotten". This is only for French people. :D
I can write "himitsu" ! :D
Can I become a teacher? ;)

"have been known but forgotten".

Why only French people? ???

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Post by Angel_of_Death » Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:32 pm

Kaoru wrote:
I can write "himitsu" ! :D
Can I become a teacher? ;)
I can too ! :D
Because "Sore wa himitsu desu" is the favorite phrase of a guy from an anime (Slayers), and one of my friends love this guy. It's also my favorite anime but I hate this character and sometimes we have fun with that... the thing that angries her most is when I say "do you think someone who can only say "it's a secret" is intelligent?" =P

Besides, this character is named Xelloss, but Japanese katakana is Zerosu and I told my friend that his name is the plural of Zero, another proof he isn't smart at all. :lol:
"have been known but forgotten".

Why only French people? ???
I mean than I also forget the meaning and pronounciation of kanji. I've got a very bad memory... but I don't think this can happen to Japanese people, isn't it? ;)
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Post by Kaoru » Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:45 pm

Angel_of_Death wrote:
I mean than I also forget the meaning and pronounciation of kanji. I've got a very bad memory... but I don't think this can happen to Japanese people, isn't it? ;)
Well
Many cases it will happen to us forget how to write a Kanji.
But probably we remember meaning and pronunciation in many of kanji. ;)

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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Angel_of_Death » Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:43 pm

BTW Kaoru, have you seen Battle Royale? ;)
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Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:48 pm

Angel_of_Death wrote:
BTW Kaoru, have you seen Battle Royale? ;)
Yes , But "BT one" ,
I have not seen BT two yet.

BTW
Today I saw Zatouichi.
Takeshi Kitano's movie. ;)

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Post by Angel_of_Death » Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:56 pm

Kaoru wrote:
Yes , But "BT one" ,
I have not seen BT two yet.
So it was already released?
I can't wait to see it! ;)

Also the manga of Battle Royale has just been released here, but I didn't see it at the bookshop... :(
BTW
Today I saw Zatouichi.
Takeshi Kitano's movie. ;)

I don't know this movie, but I like Kitano. :D
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:30 pm

I think his main work is Comedian! :D
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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:27 pm

@Angel_of_Death

Sorry ! I made mistake...

It is BR if Battle Royale is omitted.
(Not BT :( )

But I think , you already understood. ;)

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Post by Angel_of_Death » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:03 pm

Kaoru wrote:
"Zatouichi" is story of old Japanese.
It so Samurai movie.

Takeshi's Zarouishi is remake movie.
Old one is "Shintaro Katsu" performed.
This movie is his masterpiece.
If you ask to Japanese people which "Who is Zatouichi's actor?"
many people maybe say "Shintato Katsu".

Zatouishi is blind.
His job (On the surface) is a masseur.
But he is the strongest swordsman.
The sword is hidden in his cane.
His style is "Iai".
Iai is very speedy motion.
If he extracts a sword, it will mean death.

I think Zatouichi is the man of justice.

Takeshi Kitano has many work ,
I think his main work is Comedian! :D
Yup, a samurai movie ! :D
I have to see it...

I read in the newspapers that this movie recently obtained an award in Italy. So it's surely great.
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Post by Kaoru » Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:30 pm

This is new samurai movie in Takeshi's world ! ;)
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Post by Silence » Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:32 pm

jicco wrote:Thank you!

I'm studying German now.
And 10 years ago I was studying English.(Almost It forgotten.:()
I can understand German better than English now.
Perhaps I seek help from you. Thank you once agein. :)
(Offen gesagt, ich könnte nicht so gut auch Deutsch. Aber bemühe ich mich. ;) )
Hm, I cannot imagine how German could be easier than Englisch ;) For me it's almost the other way around although I don't speak English as fluently as German (well, almost). But well, if I can help you with something, no problem :) (Aber okay, wenn du was Japanisches auf Deutsch erklären willst, und ich das dann auf Englisch übersetze....wieso eigentlich nicht? Hört sich lustig an!)

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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:18 pm

Japan has "Year animal sign" like Chinese.

They are 12 signs.
The name is "Eto"

"Nezumi" Rat
"Ushi" Cow/Bull
"Tora" Tiger
"U (Usagi)" Rabbit
"Tatsu" Dragon
"Mi (Hebi)" Snake
"Uma" Horse
"Hitsuji" Sheep
"Saru" Monkey
"Tori" Hen/Cock
"Inu" Dog
"Inoshishi" Wild boar

This year is "Hitsuji"(Sheep).

I will search of detail which this tale and write soon. ;)

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Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Lilith » Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:14 am

Kaoru wrote:
Japan has "Year animal sign" like Chinese.

They are 12 signs.
The name is "Eto"

"Nezumi" Rat
"Ushi" Cow/Bull
"Tora" Tiger
"U (Usagi)" Rabbit
"Tatsu" Dragon
"Mi (Hebi)" Snake
"Uma" Horse
"Hitsuji" Sheep
"Saru" Monkey
"Tori" Hen/Cock
"Inu" Dog
"Inoshishi" Wild boar

This year is "Hitsuji"(Sheep).

I will search of detail which this tale and write soon. ;)
I´m waiting! ;)

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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:24 am

It is later...;)
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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Angel_of_Death » Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:03 pm

If I give you my birthdate, could you tell me which kind I am? :)

I know I'm pig (1983/03/25) in Chinese horoscope. I'm not very happy about that, pigs are so ugly and dumb... (and besides, they stink.) :buh:

I wish I had been a dragon! :evilgrin:
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Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:10 am

I think they are partial that are different.
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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Turbonorsu » Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:58 pm

Kaoru, do you know anybody, who practises aikido in Japan?
you see, I've been practising it for 2 years now, and I'd like to know more about the code, habits and ways in which is it practised in Japan (it was created there by Morihei Ueshiba)
about things like Uchideshis and stuff..Could you help me?
Hooray, a nice forest! let's holiday! I wonder why coffee tastes so good when you are naked with your family?

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Re: Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Kaoru » Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:09 pm

(Amenotakemusujuku Aikido Dojo)
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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Angel_of_Death » Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:24 pm

btw I was wondering, how do you say "regret" (noun & verb) in Japanese? (I think I know, but I'm reaaaally not sure at all...) :eyes
This is for the title of a midi I composed recently.

OFF-TOPIC: We're really proud to have you here Kaoru! Japanese people are so rare in english forums. :)
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Re: Japanese culture topic

Post by Lilith » Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:50 pm

@kaoru: Wow! This is so interesting!! I´ll investigate more about it!! But tell me my sign if you can, please. My birthdate is 31/10/1984...



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