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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuko View Post
    Well, counting animals, people, and objects is tricky. Japanese has a lot of "counting" modifiers to use in conjunction with certain words. For example, there are things like -kai, -fun/ppun, and -ppai to name a few. There are zillions of counters like this, and they differ for the situation. The one for cats happens to be -piki, and if you want to say two cats, you would say fuppiki, and one cat would be either neko (which would also work for some, few, or many cats) or hitobiki (I think).
    Why... why is... neko means cat, right? Why would cat in plural be fuppiki? x_x Meh, whatever, I'll use the easier method, that Haruka suggested. Is it san no neko, then? For 'three cats'?
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    Umm, question of the moment:
    So let's say 'a bird'. It's either *something* tori, or just tori, right? But if I want to say the bird? How do you say that?

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    No, -piki is the counter modifier for cat, so it would be, fuppiki neko, I suppose.

    It's like hitotsu, ippai, etc.

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    Like Chinese, Japanese includes counters for different types of nouns.
    For example:
    "Ippai" means "a cup of..." and is used for liquids in a cup.
    "Ippiki" has no direct translation and is used for small animals (like neko) and sakana.
    "Tou" which means head is used for larger animals (like tora).
    There are many others but I don't feel like looking them up.
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    WOW. THANK YOU! What war, BTW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sin View Post
    In Pearl instead of naming my rival I just chose a name off the dropdown list. I'm curious what it translates to. Can someone please translate it.

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    give it to me. it literally does'nt mean anything. Sunlight would be "hizashi" with a Dakuten.so Hisashi:no meaning, really.

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    oh, I could be a translater instead of edmame.
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    Instead of... what? Still, I can't make sentences in japanese. x(

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    it does'nt mean anything.the end.
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    Umbreon: We have a member called Edamame who would be the translator, Ludicolo Master suggested to replace him(/her) due to inactivity.

    Yeah, hisashi doesn't mean anything.

    "Taisen" also means "war," just so you know. I think taisen is used more commonly than sensou, I believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyphonica Trance View Post
    Umbreon: We have a member called Edamame who would be the translator, Ludicolo Master suggested to replace him(/her) due to inactivity.

    Yeah, hisashi doesn't mean anything.

    "Taisen" also means "war," just so you know. I think taisen is used more commonly than sensou, I believe it.
    I know of two anime that use Taisen over war... Robot Taisen (I think it was a form of Transformers, called "Robot Wars" here in the states) and Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars).

    As for Sensou, the only one I know of is an obscure title I saw once at an anime convention called Vampire Sensou (Vampire Wars). So I think you must be right about Taisen being more commonly used. ^^;

    As for the confusion about -piki, sorry about that. ^^; I should have been more specific. In Japanese, it's not often necessary to specify exactly what thing or person you're talking about, once they've been mentioned in conversation. Unless you're talking about multiple subjects, once the cats have been mentioned, it's purrfectly fine to refer to them as fuppiki, or "the two little animals," if you really NEED a translation, lol. Gomen ne, minna. I make too many assumptions, lol.

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    I got a question ^_^; Does Chisana mean small? I know Chisaii (sp?)means small, I didnt know if Chisana meant it too ^_^;;



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    Chiisana does mean small, actually.

    Hmm... let's see if I have anything more to say... err... no, not really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarFairy View Post
    I got a question ^_^; Does Chisana mean small? I know Chisaii (sp?)means small, I didnt know if Chisana meant it too ^_^;;
    Yes, It does.

    Remember, In Japanese, There's always at least 3 ways to say something.xD;
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    That's funny!
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    This is a little bit off-topic, but I wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARUKA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ¤Umbreon¤ View Post
    This is a little bit off-topic, but I wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARUKA!
    Arigatou!^_^

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    Okay, look what I found on the internet. These are the counting endings:
    -mai is used for flat objects like newspapers or stamps
    -hon is used for round, long objects like pencils or flowers
    -en is used for money (Yen)
    -kai is used for houses
    -hai is used for liquids
    -nin is used for people
    -toe is used for large animals
    There are more words.

    Does that look right?...

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    Konnichiwa, minna! I wanted to ask something. I should've asked about this a long time ago because that's when I wanted to ask it. If someone asked how are you, how do you respond in japanese? I just want to know good, so-so, and bad. Like in a sentence.

    "Konnichiwa tomodachi! Genki desu ka?"
    "Konnichiwa. I'm feeling good/so-so/bad."

    And also I wanted to know if there's a way to just say hello. I know moshi moshi, but that's only on the phone. Do you just have to use good morning/afternoon/evening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikabolt View Post
    Konnichiwa, minna! I wanted to ask something. I should've asked about this a long time ago because that's when I wanted to ask it. If someone asked how are you, how do you respond in japanese? I just want to know good, so-so, and bad. Like in a sentence.

    "Konnichiwa tomodachi! Genki desu ka?"
    "Konnichiwa. I'm feeling good/so-so/bad."

    And also I wanted to know if there's a way to just say hello. I know moshi moshi, but that's only on the phone. Do you just have to use good morning/afternoon/evening?
    To the first question, You say "Watashi Wa Genki Desu!" if you're feeling good, But that's all I know.

    To the second question:

    "Ohayou Gozaimasu"="Good morning"
    "Good afternoon"="Konichiwa"
    "Good evening"="Konbanwa"

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    Good afternoon eveyone and Happy Birthday Haruka-chan^^. Anyways here's some more to post up today. Some of you guys already know these ones. Well enjoy^^:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruka View Post
    To the first question, You say "Watashi Wa Genki Desu!" if you're feeling good, But that's all I know.

    To the second question:

    "Ohayou Gozaimasu"="Good morning"
    "Good afternoon"="Konichiwa"
    "Good evening"="Konbanwa"
    -.- I know good morning/afternoon/evening. I was asking if there was just a way to say hello. I guess that first one makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikabolt View Post
    -.- I know good morning/afternoon/evening. I was asking if there was just a way to say hello. I guess that first one makes sense.
    o_o

    You didn't say that.

    I believe "Raho" could work.

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    Happy birthday Haruka!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokepal View Post
    Happy birthday Haruka!
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    "Tanjoobi Wa Juunigatsu Muika Desu!"
    My birthday is December 12th.
    Arigatou!

    But, The sentence means "My birthday is December 6th.", Not 12th.=P

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    Konnichiway, minna!
    I finally finished my book report so all of my major homework for the year is done! Also, I did another banner too. I wasn't sure of the kanji so tell me if I used the wrong one. Groudon fans will love this banner ^_^

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    I don't know if that's the right Kanji, but the banner is... oh la la, it's A W E S O M E.

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