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simplelife666
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is there a lesson teaching you how to say week days?

Postby simplelife666 » December 7th, 2007 8:55 pm

Like monday tuesday wednesday, etc.... ?
coz i don't seem to see that...

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Postby jemstone » December 8th, 2007 12:49 am

sunday - にちようび (日曜日)
monday - げつようび (月曜日)
tuesday - かようび (火曜日)
wednesday - すいようび (水曜日)
thursday - もくようび (木曜日)
friday - きんようび (金曜日)
saturday - どようび (土曜日)

it's interesting the way they name their days. as you can see, the common word for "day" is ようび (youbi). but that's not the interesting part. the interesting part is the name of the day.

the days are named, in kanji, after natural elements.
sunday is named "sun" 日.
monday is named "moon" 月.
tuesday is named "fire" 火.
wednesday is named "water" 水.
thursday is named "wood" 木.
friday is named "gold" or more accurately, "metal" 金.
and saturday is named "earth" 土.

unfortunately there's no "wind" and "heart" so no captain planet for you. =P

edit:
actually there is a newbie lesson that talks about days of the week.
newbie lesson #23 - A Not So Golden Week
or you can follow this link,
http://www.japanesepod101.com/2007/05/0 ... lden-week/
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Postby Ulver_684 » December 8th, 2007 5:46 am

Jemstone-san! :wink:

Thank you for the explanation, I'm learning alot from you my friend! :ojigi:

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Postby simplelife666 » December 8th, 2007 8:28 pm

thanks!! you rock so bad~
but is that the only one that mention about how to read those days? coz it didn't teach much...

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Postby jemstone » December 9th, 2007 2:10 am

Ulver_684 wrote:Jemstone-san! :wink:

Thank you for the explanation, I'm learning alot from you my friend! :ojigi:

hey.. no problem sindyさん! i'm still learning too and am glad to be able to share!

simplelife666 wrote:but is that the only one that mention about how to read those days? coz it didn't teach much...

i'm not sure if that's the only lesson they got on that... hmm.. maybe you could request a lesson on the subject. =)
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Postby Javizy » December 9th, 2007 2:45 am

One of the early beginner lessons covers it, I can't remember what it's called but it has Take asking Natsuko on a date and she says every day is bad and then answers her phone and tells her friend she's free all week.

What do you mean by the readings anyway? Jemstone gave them in his first post. They're basically just seven vocabulary words to learn, I don't really see how you could explain it any more than Jemstone already did.

I'd recommend getting the PDFs if you haven't already, you'll get nowhere trying to memorise 20 minutes of audio, it's a lot easier to read over half a page of text when reviewing.

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Postby markystar » December 9th, 2007 5:45 pm

the PDF for "A Not So Golden Week" covered the days of the week.
"Nihongo Dōjō - Welcome to Style You 19" also obliquely refers to the days of the week.

we recently started a offering a review track also (this will be a standard for all lessons after january 2008, although it's pretty much a standard feature already). unfortunately lessons made before this implementation lack this feature. BUT, it's my mission to record new review tracks for any Nihongo Dojo lessons that don't have it. and the days of the week, months, numbers, etc. will all be covered, if they weren't already. i hope to have these done by february.
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Postby Ulver_684 » December 13th, 2007 11:18 am

jemstone wrote:sunday - にちようび (日曜日)
monday - げつようび (月曜日)
tuesday - かようび (火曜日)
wednesday - すいようび (水曜日)
thursday - もくようび (木曜日)
friday - きんようび (金曜日)
saturday - どようび (土曜日)

it's interesting the way they name their days. as you can see, the common word for "day" is ようび (youbi). but that's not the interesting part. the interesting part is the name of the day.

the days are named, in kanji, after natural elements.
sunday is named "sun" 日.
monday is named "moon" 月.
tuesday is named "fire" 火.
wednesday is named "water" 水.
thursday is named "wood" 木.
friday is named "gold" or more accurately, "metal" 金.
and saturday is named "earth" 土.

unfortunately there's no "wind" and "heart" so no captain planet for you. =P

edit:
actually there is a newbie lesson that talks about days of the week.
newbie lesson #23 - A Not So Golden Week
or you can follow this link,
http://www.japanesepod101.com/2007/05/0 ... lden-week/


Jemstone-san! :wink:

日月木 土 are my days! :wink:

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Postby jemstone » December 18th, 2007 5:28 pm

heeheeh.. =D
what happened to か すい and きん?

i love all my days. =D especially もくようび (木曜日) and きんようび (金曜日) coz thursday i get to meet my church musicians to rehearse for sunday worship, and friday i get to meet my cellgroup mates!
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Postby Ulver_684 » December 20th, 2007 7:46 am

jemstone wrote:heeheeh.. =D
what happened to か すい and きん?

i love all my days. =D especially もくようび (木曜日) and きんようび (金曜日) coz thursday i get to meet my church musicians to rehearse for sunday worship, and friday i get to meet my cellgroup mates!


Jemstone-san! :wink:

What religion are you from? 8)

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Postby jemstone » December 20th, 2007 11:37 pm

Ulver_684 wrote:Jemstone-san! :wink:

What religion are you from? 8)

christian! =D
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Postby Ulver_684 » December 24th, 2007 7:31 am

jemstone wrote:
Ulver_684 wrote:Jemstone-san! :wink:

What religion are you from? 8)

christian! =D
シンディーわ?


Jemstone-san! :wink:

We are a catholic family! :D


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