日本語の雑談 (Japanese Language Discussion)

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Re: 日本語の雑談 (Japanese Language Discussion)

Postby הענט » 2016-01-02, 17:54

My textbook reads: watashi wa hatachi desu for I'm 20 yo. Is it correct. Why not watashi wa nijuusai desu.

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Re: 日本語の雑談 (Japanese Language Discussion)

Postby Yasna » 2016-01-02, 20:13

Dr. House wrote:My textbook reads: watashi wa hatachi desu for I'm 20 yo. Is it correct. Why not watashi wa nijuusai desu.

20 years old is special because that's when you become an adult in Japan. Japanese prefers the native Japanese word for this age, especially in the context of 成人式. にじゅっさい is not unheard of though, especially in the news.
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Re: 日本語の雑談 (Japanese Language Discussion)

Postby Koko » 2016-02-09, 3:35

I was wondering if it's ever possible to negate a negative verb/adjective :hmm:

俺はそこに行かなくなかった。— "I didn't not go there."

(or are double negatives simply impossible?)

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Re: 日本語の雑談 (Japanese Language Discussion)

Postby Meera » 2016-12-16, 4:36

Thank you Nuria
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Re: 日本語の雑談 (Japanese Language Discussion)

Postby Iván » 2018-08-19, 14:36

I've always read that Japanese is a hierarchy-oriented language, so I would like to know whether someone could tell me more about it or if there's any good lecture/source on this topic.
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Re: 日本語の雑談 (Japanese Language Discussion)

Postby Ciarán12 » 2018-08-19, 15:09

Iván wrote:I've always read that Japanese is a hierarchy-oriented language, so I would like to know whether someone could tell me more about it or if there's any good lecture/source on this topic.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorif ... prov=sfla1


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