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 Let's Learn Japanese
Purple Zordon
Posted: Mar 9 2008, 07:53 PM


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Since a lot of this forum has Japanese stuff, I thought it'd be cool if we learned how to say things in Japanese. I've learned some watching Super Sentai clips with English subtitles and picked them up. Here's a small batch I've learned. If you know more, then please post.

Aibo (Eye-Bo) = Partner
Yuki = Courage
Aka = Red
Ao (Ow) = Blue
Mahou (Mah - ho) = Magic
Mahōtsukai (Mah-Ho-Oots-Kai) = Magician
Bouken (Boo-Ken) = Adventure
Boukensha = Adventurer
Same (Saw-May) = Shark
Neko (Neck-Co) = Cat
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Erctai: Lone Ranger
Posted: Mar 10 2008, 01:10 PM


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Don't know any off the top of my head, but all the colors (in Japanese) are Rangers
in Goranger. Except for Rangers not in that series, like Black, White, Gold, etc.

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Purple Zordon
Posted: Mar 10 2008, 01:40 PM


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Apparently, Ki also means something else. Found that out watching the first Go-onger episode with subtitles.
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Mar 14 2008, 07:09 PM


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Shasho = Conductor...Think trains.
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Mar 22 2008, 09:10 PM


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Jishaku = Magnet
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Purple Zordon
Posted: May 27 2008, 06:59 PM


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Hashin - Launch
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Erctai: Lone Ranger
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One cheat I thought of. Any word that's been used in a Sentai title has a pretty easy translation... laugh.gif

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Purple Zordon
Posted: May 28 2008, 07:31 AM


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I said that I had been watching Sentai clips with subtitles from the start. tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Jun 24 2008, 10:28 PM


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Rapu = Love
Tai = Versus
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Jun 25 2008, 06:59 PM


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Demo (Deh-Moh) = But
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Jul 6 2008, 03:36 PM


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Nani = What?!?
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Jul 16 2008, 09:05 PM


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Gomen Nasai = "I'm Sorry"
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trey98607
Posted: Jul 17 2008, 04:45 PM


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There is a site that you can actually translate Japanese to English and vice versa.
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Jul 17 2008, 05:13 PM


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But one cannot read the text.
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HyperGuyver
Posted: Sep 25 2008, 03:26 PM


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Baka - stupid, idiot
nani, nando, nande - what
doshite - why
bakayarou - dumbass
yarou - bastard
shi - death (also means 4)
arigato - thanks
arigato gasaimasu - Thank you very much
sumimasen - excuse me, I'm sorry
kami - god

(honorifics) san, chan, kun, sama, dono

oni - bad person
onii - brother
onee - sister
otosan - father
okasan - mother
obasan - grandmother
ojiisan - grandfather
aniki - boss, big brother
atarashi - new and/or beginning (i.e. atarashi no gamu - a new game)
saitei - pathetic
hikari - light
yami - dark, darkness, shadow
akuma - demon
inu - dog

I'll post more later.
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Purple Zordon
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Take a look at what we got so far.


I say "Arigato" all the time. Oni also means Demon. Like Hibiki, Ibuki, Todoroki, Zanki, Danki, etc.


What of "Uncle", "Aunt", "Girlfriend", as in dating, etc.
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HyperGuyver
Posted: Sep 26 2008, 09:12 PM


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Let me find my dictionary and I'll tell ya in a moment.

Got my dictionary. I always have one in my room next to my computer. Ask me for a word and I'll most likely have it.

Uncle - same as grandfather
Aunt - same as grandmother just a shorter sounding (a)
Girlfriend - kanojo, garufurendo
Boyfriend - kare (shi), koibito, boifurendo
Grandson - magomusuko
Granddaughter - magomusume
Niece - mei
Nephew - oi
Cousin - itoko
Friend - tomodachi
Comrade - Nakama (close companion), doshi (fellow member)
Transform - Henshin
Enemy - Teki
Go, Come - Iku
Let's Go - Ikuze
Wind - Kaze

Greetings and ackknowledgements

Moshi, Moshi - said when answering a phone, usually means hello
Ohayo - basic Good Morning
Ohayo gasimasu - Respectful Good Morning
Osu - Quick Good Morning
Konnichi wa - Good Afternoon
Konban wa - Good Evening
Oyasuminasai - Good Night
Itadakemasu - I am about to partake (civility shared before a meal)
Hai - Yes
Nai - No
Iie - No
Yosha - Okay
Dou itashimashita - You're Welcmoe
Tadaima - I'm Home
Okairi (nasai) - Welcome Home

Have any other words ya want to know?
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HyperGuyver
Posted: Sep 26 2008, 09:29 PM


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A few more:

Suki - (1) fondness; love (2) favorite; fond (3) like; love
(this can also be heard as daisuki (desho) sometime.

Some more for the lover words.

Love - koi (romantic attatchment); ai (passionate attatchment, affection); seiai (sexual love); koibito (sweetheart)
fall in love - ai/koi suru
be in love - ren' aichuu (no)
make love - neru; ai suru (have love or affection, have a strong liking)
Lovely - Kawaii ((charming, cute); Kirei (na) [beautiful]; tanoshi (delightful)
Lover - koibito (girlfriend, boyfriend, sweetheart); aijin (mistress); aikouka (devotee)

How about those?
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Sep 27 2008, 03:06 PM


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SOGOI!!!!!!!!


You forgot "Launch". HASHIN!!!!!!
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HyperGuyver
Posted: Sep 27 2008, 09:43 PM


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I didn't forget about it. I just didn't think I would have to add it.

Saki - rice wine
ningen - human
nihon - Japan
nihon go - Japanese language
nihon jin - Japanese person

Kimi wa nihon go desuka - Do you speak Japanese?.............I think that's how it's said.
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Purple Zordon
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Zoku = Race


What of the elements (earth, fire, wind, water, lightning, wood & metal)??? The animals of the Chinese Zodiac??? And in "Dude, Where's My Car?" they say "Sweet" in Japanese but I don't know how to pronounce it.


And I just realized that Kamen Rider Faiz's last name is a play on the word for Dog. How appropriate for him considering the reason he's able to become Faiz.
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HyperGuyver
Posted: Sep 28 2008, 07:37 PM


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The elements:

Earth - chikyuu (planet); tsuchi (soil); tochi (land); jimen (ground).....also sekai (world)
Fire - hi (flame, burning)
Wind - kaze
Water - mizu (cold water); oyu (hot water); mizu o yaru (give water)
Lightning - inazuma
Wood - ki; zaimoku (lumber); maki (firewood); mori (grove)
Metal - metaru; kinzoku

Expressions:

Awesome - sougon (na)
Great - oukii (large); idai (na) [distinguished]; yuumei (na) [famous]; juuyou (na) [important]
Amazing - odoroku beki; subarashii

Also - Sugoi (amazing, wonderful)

Chinese Zodiac is in the next post.
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HyperGuyver
Posted: Sep 28 2008, 07:52 PM


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And now for the Chinese Zodiac:

koudoutai - belt of the heavens
juunikyuu - twelve signs
eto - chinese zodiac diagram

Animals:

Dog - inu
Dragon - ryuu
Horse - uma
Monkey - saru
Ox - oushi
Pig - buta
Rabbit - usagi
Rat - ounezumi
Rooster - ondori
Sheep - hitsuji
Snake - hebi
Tiger - taigaa; tora

What do you want me to find out next?
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Sep 29 2008, 09:43 AM


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"SWEET" and the names of the GekiBeasts.
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trey98607
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If you want to know the name of the GekiBeasts, all you need to do is to go to My Webpage and look it up there.
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HyperGuyver
Posted: Sep 30 2008, 08:23 AM


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QUOTE (Purple Zordon @ Sep 29 2008, 05:43 PM)
"SWEET" and the names of the GekiBeasts.

For "SWEET":

amai, koubashii, karen, kawairashii, kanbashii

For the geki beasts:

Cheeta - none
Lion - raion; shishi
Chameleon - kamereon
Jaguar - none
Tiger - tora; taigaa
Panther - pansaa, hyou
Wolf - oukami
Gorilla - gorira
Penguin - pengin
Gazzell - none
Shark - same
Bat - koumori
Elephant - zou
Cat - neko
Rhino - sai
Fly - hae
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Purple Zordon
Posted: Sep 30 2008, 02:13 PM


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And the Rin Beasts??? I know there's Kuma = Bear, Kata = Hawk, Kurage = Jellyfish and Kamakiri = Mantis.
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Purple Zordon
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"Happy Birthday"
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