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Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 5th, 2015 6:17 pm

こんいちは。

私は サラバナンです。シンガポール人です。(I am Saravanan.[I am] Singaporean).

Hi,

I am Saravanan from Singapore. Just started learning (self-study) Japanese from last month onwards. I would like to record my learning notes here as and when I get time. It will also help me to practise what I learned. Hope to get some help if I make any mistakes.

There are two ways to write my name in 日本語。"va" can be translated as バ or ヴァ。I found that pronouncing "va" as "ba" is more common and hence thought I will use that in my name (サラバナン)。 Not sure whether that is the correct thing to do.

すみません for my mistakes in 日本語. Hope I will improve slowly.

Saravanan
サラバナン

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 5th, 2015 6:21 pm

Since I am not a native Japanese, wondering how do I write my name "Saravanan" in Kanji. Any one has any ideas?

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 5th, 2015 6:27 pm

If I write the character き、さ like they are in printed form instead of using handwritten form is that considered wrong way of writing?

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 5th, 2015 6:35 pm

Why the first stroke in the first part of the character 左 and 右 are different? The FIRST PART in both the characters almost look same (at least to my eyes), but the stroke order is different. i.e. For 左 the first stroke is from "left-to-right" stroke first, whereas for 右, it starts from "top-to-bottom" stroke first. Is there any specific reason for the different stroke order?

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby community.japanese » October 7th, 2015 12:47 pm

Saravanan san,
こんにちは。 :)
Your sentences are all correct except こんいちは.
That must beこんにちは.

Regarding your name, you can choose サラバナン or サラヴァナン.
That is your preference.

You can choose kanji, too.
佐楽 佐羅 倖良 冴咲 冴愛 冴楽 冴空 冴羅 冴良 冴蘭 叉愛 叉羅 咲來 咲心 咲愛 咲晶 咲来 咲桜 咲楽 咲空 咲笑 咲羅 咲良 咲花 咲蕾 咲蘭 咲輝 咲頼 小咲 小来 小桜 小空 小羅 小良 小蕾 嵯愛 嵯羅 嵯良 幸來 幸咲 幸来 幸空 幸羅 彩 彩來 彩咲 彩愛 彩果 彩桜 彩楽 all kanjis are read as ‘sara.’
Kanji doesn’t have ヴァ so you have to use ば for kanji.
場 馬 葉 羽 婆 罵 芭 歯 刃are read as ba.
何 難 軟 南 楠 納 男 are read as nan.
When you choose kanji, please check the meanings.

Regarding the stroke order, that was decided to write easily for right hinders.

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby community.japanese » October 7th, 2015 12:50 pm

Saravanan san,
こんにちは。
And writing き and さ, if you write them, native Japanese speakers can understand them however, strict Japanese teacher might want you to write hand written module hiragana.
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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 7th, 2015 3:56 pm

由紀さん、

こんにちは。

Thanks for your reply.

community.japanese wrote:Your sentences are all correct except こんいちは.
That must beこんにちは.


すみません。Sorry, that was a typing mistake (I am using Romaji to input Japanese characters. missed a "n" while typing it). Will be careful next time.

with regards,
Saravanan

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 7th, 2015 7:35 pm

Today tried to write & type the days of the week and month name with out looking at any reference.

日曜日
月曜日
火曜日
水曜日
木曜日
金曜日
土曜日

一月
二月
三月
四月
五月
六月
七月
八月
九月
十月
十一月
十二月

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby community.japanese » October 8th, 2015 2:41 pm

Saravanan san,
こんにちは。 :)
Don’t worry about the mistake too much.
Your kanji writing is great. Well done.
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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 8th, 2015 6:19 pm

由紀さん、

ありがとうございます。

サラヴァナン。

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 8th, 2015 6:44 pm

Today trying to type the numbers in hiragana with out looking at any reference.

いち

さん
し、よん

ろく
しち、なな
はち
く、きゅう
じゅう
じゅういち
じゅうに
[...]
にじゅう
さんじゅう
よんじゅう
ごじゅう
ろくじゅう
ななじゅう
はちじゅう
きゅうじゅう

ひゃく
にひゃく
さんびゃく
よんひゃく
ごひゃく
ろっぴゃく
ななひゃく
はっぴゃく
きゅうひゃく

せん
にせん
さんぜん
よんせん
ごせん
ろくせん
ななせん
はっせん
きゅうせん
いちまん

hitotsu method (1 to 10):

ひとつ
ふたつ
みっつ
よっつ
いつつ
むっつ
ななつ
やっつ
ここのつ
とう

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 8th, 2015 7:26 pm

Trying to write some simple sentences, making use of the particles I learned. particles used: "wa", "no", "o", "ni" (は、の、を、に).

1) What is your name? My name is Saravanan.
あなたの 名前は 何 ですか。私の 名前は サラヴァナン です。

2) Yuki teacher bought a car.
由紀先生は くるまを かいました。

3) Karube is at his home now.
軽部さんは いま うちに います。

4) When did you buy the car?
いつ その くるまを かいましたか。

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 8th, 2015 7:45 pm

Trying to write the Ordinal Numbers in hiragana (following the "banme" system).

いちばんめ
にばんめ
さんばんめ
よばんめ
ごばんめ
ろくばんめ
ななばんめ
はちばんめ
きゅうばんめ
じゅうばんめ

ひゃくばんめ

せんばんめ

いちまんばんめ

ひゃくまんばんめ

じゅうおくばんめ

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 8th, 2015 7:51 pm

Trying to write the Ordinal Numbers from "first" to "twelfth" in Hiragana (as used in the "dai" system).

だいいち
だいに
だいさん
だいよん
だいご
だいろく
だいなな
だいはち
だいく
だいじゅう
だいじゅういち
だいじゅうに

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Re: Saravanan's Japanese Learning Log

Postby Saravanan » October 8th, 2015 8:02 pm

Trying to write Ordinal Numbers from "first" to "ninth" in Hiragana (as used in "***me" system).

ひとつめ
ふたつめ
みっつめ
よっつめ
いつつめ
むっつめ
ななつめ
やっつめ
ここのつめ


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