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Peng Chen

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How to ask this question in Japanese? Can someone help please?
"Don't you want to dye your hair brown or some dark color and straighten your hair? Straight hair looks great on you."
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Hello.
I’ll give it a try.

髪の毛茶色とか濃い色にしてストレートにしてみたら?ストレートあなたにすごい似合うし。
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Giulia Rusciano

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あなたは私の意見に対してどう思いますか。
今晩は、
今日はソーシャルネットワークについて話したいと思います。
私の個人的な印象なのですが、具体的な人との関係はソーシャルネットワークのせいでなくなっているんじゃないかと思います。テレビに聞いたことなのですが現代人はストレスを消すためにスポッツとか健康に良い活動をするようもならないそうです。その代わりにソーシャルネットワークで一人で時間をつぶすようになるそうです。大切なことと不大切なことを相手にソーシャルネットワークで連絡して、会話の能力もなくなっているんではないでしょうか。インターネットで話すのは具体的に相手に話すと全然違うと思います。でも残念ながら今ソーシャルネットワークは持たなかったら、社交的な人ではないと言われてしまうと思います。
私はソーシャルネットワークが絶対になくなければならんし事を行っていないんですが、外関係と健康に良い活動をするべきなのではないでしょうか。
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JAPAN WEB MAGAZINE

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Lake Tanuki and Mount Fuji.
Fujinomiya, Shizuoka.

田貫湖と富士山 静岡県富士宮市
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HiraganaNinja

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男が好き?
女が好き?
男も女も好き?
男も女もきらい?
otoko ga suki?
onna ga suki?
otoko mo onna mo suki?
otoko mo onna mo kirai?
do you like boys?
do you like girls?
do you like boys and girls?
do you hate boys and girls?
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人間が好き
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FluentU Japanese

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14 Tools and Texts Tailor-made for Easy Japanese Reading

You wouldn’t rev up a motorcycle before learning how to ride a bicycle.

So tell me: why are you letting native-level Japanese texts intimidate you?

First, put the training wheels on and try some easy Japanese reading.

You’ll find that reading Japanese can be challenging, but all you really need is practice.

Lots and lots and lots of practice.

With the aid of helpful tools like readers, dictionaries and furigana, Japanese reading can be both enjoyable and easy.

With time, hiragana and katakana characters will become familiar and kanji will work its way into your brain naturally.

If you’re not a newbie, all the better. Learners returning to Japanese after a break in studying will find that reading is easier than they imagined. After studying Japanese for a year in college and one summer abroad, I’ve only recently returned to studying Japanese. All the kana and basic kanji are still rolling around in my brain after years without practice. Go figure!

#learnjapanese

Read more at:
http://www.fluentu.com/japanese/blog/easy-japanese-reading/
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AKBlogs

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Studying Japanese: Beginning Japanese Grammar http://www.akblogs.net/en/blog_posts/45-studying-japanese-beginning-japanese-grammar

Hope it's helpful!
How to start studying Japanese grammar.
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I know is hard to learn kanji. But if I expect that make easy to begin I will not nothing
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Peng Chen

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Hi, i want to say happy birthday in Japanese. But i don't how to say it with my friend's name. So i want to know how to say "happy birthday to jetto" in japanese? Please help, thank you.
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ジェットさんお誕生日おめでとう御座います。
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Peng Chen

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how to say this in Japanese?
"please upload more photos of Katy, i really like your photography"
"can you accept my friend request, please?
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i try to translate.

please upload~

ケイティの写真をもっとアップロードしてください、あなたの撮る写真好きなんだ。

can you ~

良かったら、フレンドリクエストを承認してもらえますか?
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JAPAN WEB MAGAZINE

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Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki.
宮崎県西臼杵郡高千穂町
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+nagato uchiha
Yes, it's a part of shrine called Amanoiwato Jinja.
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HiraganaNinja

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あいうえお🎵 かきくけこ🎵

Let's write ひらがな Hiragana!
http://hiragananinja.tk/wp2/hiragana-2/

あい ai = love / 愛
あか aka = red / 赤
あお ao = blue / 青
かい kai = shell / 貝
いか ika = squid
うえ ue = up / 上
あき aki = autumn / 秋
かく kaku = to write / 書く
おか oka = hill / 丘

#hiragana #ひらがな #nihongo #日本語 #japanese #あいうえお

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Giulia Rusciano

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最近話題になるニュースか題に付いて話したいと思います。
新聞とテレビニュースは昨年からミラノに行われているEXPOという行事に付いて話しています。こんな国際的な交流はいろいろな国の伝統的な食べ物などが見せられて新しい臭いや味などと合えるそうです。もう行ったことがある人の話では面白くて有意義な出会いがある行事と言うことです。しかし一方で、人が多すぎるし、主催はあまり良くないし参加費は高すぎるし、困っていると言う人もあります。
あなたはこの行事に対してどう思いますか。行ったことがありますか。
イタリアは大量のお金を無駄に払ったと思いますか面白くて絶対に行ってみたいと思いますか。
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良い情報。 まあ言いました。
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Akkumaru Rz

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(動詞)ことがる と (動詞)こともある の違いを教えてくださいませんか。
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そうですか。勉強になりました。
ありがとうございます。
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Anya Starshine

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New post in my rainbow Blog ! ♪
☆「My Random Notes about Japanese language」☆
Follow the link → http://japanese-language-and-culture.blogspot.de/2015/05/my-random-notes-about-japanese-language.html ← and check it out ~
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+Infinite Sekai
あなたの母語は何ですか?
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Dancer Vesperman

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So, I've been reading a lot about 日本語 from various sources since I started studying, and I'm finding the words だ and です surprisingly interesting.

Obviously, in Japanese it is (or at least, it seems) common to drop parts of a sentence that aren't necessary. You can drop a whole lot, so long as your intent is still clear. Nouns, verbs, subjects, objects are all subject to pruning. And that's where だ and です get interesting.

Some material I've read defines them as 'to be/is', but that seems like an oversimplification. だ and です seem to appear when verbs indicating 'to-be/is' (有る and いる) are OMITTED (or when the primary verb of a sentence is not present).

The impression I'm getting is that だ and です are pseudo-verbs. That is, that they are used when you have dropped a verb from a sentence, but still need to convey casual/polite speech, or provide a tense/conjugation.

So, to me, it looks like they are place-holder words intended to convey politeness and tense, without strictly having a meaning of their own. We just think of them as 'to-be' because those are the words that are most commonly replaced by them.

Am I completely wrong?
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To my knowledge, and this is pretty limited, I think you sorta have the right idea. The main time だ/です show up are when you need to conjugate.

For example you wouldn't say 食べるだ or something. You conjugate the verb itself to 食べた.

Similarly adjectives have long and short form conjugations (and な adjectives actually use だ/です)

Nouns usually need something extra if you want to specify though, like "I was a teacher" -> 私は先生だった
(And of course な adjectives do this too as I mentioned but they behave the same as nouns very often)

I could be wrong about this here but it's my best attempt at an answer 
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HiraganaNinja

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うわ、地震。もう帰りたい (。--。)
uwa, jishin, mou kaeritai
 Earthquake! I wanna go home

#earthquake #jishin #japanese #nihongo
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+Adrian Morales ありがとうございます。
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nagato uchiha

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Please help me
I'm home and welcome home
In Japanese? Onegai
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Nasai is do. Same kanji like suru. But it just make more formal. Like oyasumi and oyasumi nasai (both goodnight)
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John Wang

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Hello, I'm just starting to learn Japanese. But I have some sentences that I want to translate but I cannot. Can someone help me translate it please?
"This photo is really great. I really like it. But can you take another photo for me please? In another photo, can you write "happy birthday" instead of "To John"? Write it in English Language. You don't have to write "To John" on a paper. I'm really sorry to bother, but please take it again."
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I’m glad to help :-)
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Adrianus Wijaya

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すいません
ちょっと質問があるので

can anybody explain a good reference for online frequency dictionary for japanese. currently learn japanese but i choose words too random.

お返事、そしてお時間ありがとうございます!
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どういたしまして
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HiraganaNinja

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My opinion..

When you say beautiful to women:

kawaii vs kirei vs utsukushii vs eroi
かわいい vs きれい vs 美しい vs エロい

more info → kawaii vs kirei http://hiragananinja.tk/wp2/kawaii/

#kawaii #kirei #utsukushii #eroi
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kunoichi is on the sexy side 
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Dancer Vesperman

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The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is a test of Japanese as a second language knowledge and is held twice a year in Japan and many other countries around the world. Since the test is entirely in Japanese, it can be taken by anyone regardless of English ability. Even so, the organization decided to put u ...
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i wish they wouldn't correct it... 
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