Conversation in Japanese

Welcome ! This is a great opportunity to practice reading and writing in Japanese with your fellow Rocket Japanese learners. So browse some of the posts, take your Japanese reading skills for a spin and when you're ready, introduce yourself and get chatting! Don't be afraid to make mistakes - these are learners just like you and they're here to help.

Japanese translations

Good website for accurate japanese sentence translations with romanji

1 reply - Last post by コウ日本語 - August 11, 2014

About introduction

How can I say this in Japanese language '' Hello , My name is Ashish Khadka . I am from Balaju- 16 Kathmandu . I am student studying in Tri-chandra college which is located in Ghantaghar ,Ranipokhari .''

2 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - June 11, 2014

About introduction

How can I say this in Japanese language '' Hello , My name is Ashish Khadka . I am from Balaju- 16 Kathmandu . I am student studying in Tri-chandra college which is located in Ghantaghar ,Ranipokhari .''

1 reply - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - June 11, 2014

Need Help Learning Japanese for Pokemon XY TV Series

I need to learn additional Japanese since I don't believe RJ has lessons for animes. XD I really want this because Pokémon XY English version will be a couple of months before they get to episode 15 of the series with Delphox, my all-time favorite X and Y...

1 reply - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - January 27, 2014

Nihongo ga o jōzu desu ne

Is the 'o' before jozu honorific ? ga makes nihongo the subject of desu . But what is the o for ? Thanks !

4 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - November 23, 2013

Drink something hot

I am brand new to this series and learning Japanese, so please be patient. I was wondering about this lesson, PRACTICE could I have something hot to drink? nanika atatakai nomi mono o kudasai. なに か あたたかい のみ もの を ください。 I translate this as: somethi...

2 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - November 23, 2013

Difficulties in accent.

Hi,everyone.I am from Bosnia,and I have a hard time pronouncing in the lessons.By that I mean I cannot match my accent even close to that of the teacher.So is there anyone with tips on how do I make my accent better.Sincerely thanks.

2 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - November 23, 2013

Having troubles learning.

I've always been interested in the Japanese culture, and always wanted to learn to speak japanese. I finally get the oportunity, and I'm worried that I bit off more than I can chew. When I did the trial, I thought I was learning. Now, I realise I'm not le...

6 replies - Last post by Liam-K - November 18, 2013

How do you find your language partner?

Hello. I'm Japanese and studying English. It's difficult to find language partner here in Japan. So I start to look for a language community online. Do you know a good community to do text or voice chat? Or can I do it here? Please let me know. P.S. I'm...

18 replies - Last post by karan--4 - November 13, 2013

2 speech forms

I'd like to understand the use of 2 forms of speech like natokakanto shi, natokakanto shi, etc. and natokakanto tte, nantokakanto tte, and the equivalent in english. Can you help me? I'm already a member...

2 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - November 11, 2013

Does particle marker "o" belong in this sentence?

わたしわにほんがにせんげつにひこきでいきました。 (Watashi wa) nihon ga ni sengetsu ni hikoki de ikimashita.

1 reply - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - November 11, 2013

I am in Sydney city

Hello, I am in Sydney city and have been trying to learn Japanese for about a month. I think i love the language and want to learn faster than i am but i have nobody to talk to. Is there anyone in Sydney that maybe able to help or study together/speak. Co...

2 replies - Last post by Glen-F - August 27, 2013

how do you say"trouble"

I found a link that may help you. http://www.japanese-symbols.org/japanese-word-for-trouble I hope this helps.

1 reply - Last post by 2679 - August 14, 2013

Mac interface with microphone

I am on a new Mac and cannot get the microphone to function with the interactive features. I did purchase the Mac software with Rocket languages. Please advise me how to get the microphone to work so that I can record my voice. Thank you. triciahart@pre...

1 reply - Last post by Nichole-D1 - August 12, 2013

Onegai shimasu and Onegai Itashimasu

When meeting and expressing "nice to meet you", can it be said as "yoroshiko onegai itashimasu" instead of saying "yoroshiko onegai shimasu". Will it be extra polite to say this in case of a formal situation ?

6 replies - Last post by Shivam-S - July 22, 2013

JLPT Testing

How much cost is there associated with becoming JLPT Certified?

1 reply - Last post by 2679 - July 13, 2013

"Osore irimasu"

What would be a correct situation for the use of "Osore irimasu", because more normally "Arigato gozaimasu" is used for Thank you.

4 replies - Last post by Shivam-S - July 4, 2013

"Desu yo" in japanese

Hi, I frequently come across "desu yo" in Japanese sentences, how and what is the usage for this ? What is its exact meaning ?? Thanks, Shivam

4 replies - Last post by Shivam-S - June 30, 2013

how to say "thank you for your advice regarding ..."

Hi, could I ask if this is an accurate translation for "thank you for your advice regarding..." : .....no koto o soudan shite kurete doumo arigato gozaimasu thanks

3 replies - Last post by 2679 - June 16, 2013

I don't get this...

In one of the earlier posts in the Kanji section of the forums, I've read that there are tons of Kanji to learn and that learning more Kanji is an on-going thing. But in one of the earliest lessions of Rocket Japanese, I've read the part where it says tha...

2 replies - Last post by vegard-fjeldberg - May 30, 2013

Dates

Which is the correct way to say 'Today is Friday, April 5' in Japanese. Is it 'Kyo wa shigatsu go nichi kinyobi desu' or 'Kyo wa shigatsu itsuka kinyobi desu' Thank you.

2 replies - Last post by George-G3 - May 14, 2013

talking japanese

how old are you

6 replies - Last post by maylay--1 - April 29, 2013

driving in Japan

Kon ni chi wa How would I ask if it is permitted to park a car somewhere , and also is there a resource anywhere concerned with hiring and driving a car in Japan . Arrigato Paul

5 replies - Last post by 477580 - April 15, 2013

need help translating these sentences please

Hi. I am new to this forum. I will be visiting Japan for a course in June. I want to be polite to my sensei when I meet him. Was wondering if someone could please help me translate the following?: 1. "after you kindly allowed me to visit your center, i s...

3 replies - Last post by 2679 - April 15, 2013

Difference between "Shitsurei shimasu" and "Sumimasen"

I would like to understand the difference between "Shitsurei Shimasu" and "sumimasen". Also, please explain which to use when. From this course I understand that "Shitsurei shimasu" is also "excuse me(when leaving earlier)" and it is more polite. But as ...

6 replies - Last post by 2679 - April 15, 2013

O namae wa nan desu ka?

Watashi no namae wa Tammi desu, anata wa?

29 replies - Last post by Shivam-S - April 14, 2013

Can I have something hot to drink please?

Something has always bothered me about this sentence: Sumimasen, nani ka atatakai nomimono o kudasai why is it "something hot to drink can i have", and not "something hot drink can I have" nomimono = drink and nani ka = something but how come you don't s...

9 replies - Last post by Shivam-S - April 12, 2013

Numbers

Typically in the US when we mention a house number or license plate number we say them as individual numbers, for example, 209 would be two zero nine instead of two hundred and nine. Which of these ways is it done in Japan? Also what is Japanese for 'ze...

2 replies - Last post by Shivam-S - April 12, 2013

My name in Japanese

Koniichiwa! I just want to know if someone could teach me how to write my name in Hiragana and Katakana..

1 reply - Last post by 477580 - March 26, 2013

How to start back learning.

So Im finally back to learning Japanese, after 4 months of no practice and I've decided to start learning from the beginning again. What advice do you guys have on how to study effectively for about an hour a day? Also, is there a page like the 'download...

8 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - January 31, 2013

Your Welcome in Japanese

I was just curious how to say "Your Welcome" in Japanese.

20 replies - Last post by veronica-L7 - January 1, 2013

where to start!?

ive been interested in learning japanese and everything in the beggining is so confusing, im considering buying the premium version, and i just wanted to know if this program would teach me the written language as well and if theres anything i should do w...

3 replies - Last post by thanhsonnguyen-- - December 12, 2012

Rocket Japanese - Lesson 3.9

I'm hopelessly confused by Lesson 3.9. To my reading is starts by referring to the verb "shiru - to know" but then seems to give examples of the verb "suru - to do". Am I loosing it or missing something obvious?

7 replies - Last post by 2679 - September 9, 2012

My name in Japanese

Koniichiwa! I just want to know if someone could teach me how to write my name in Hiragana and Katakana..

3 replies - Last post by Emlyn-J - September 8, 2012

particle wa and ga

hi sensei! l have a question. What is the difference between wa and ga in the sentence below. ~ Boku wa soba ni iru kara. ~ Boku ga soba ni iru kara. Could you elucidate those two? Please help!

4 replies - Last post by rena-patra - August 24, 2012

New Game .

Why can we not view or play the new ' Phrase Game ' or ' Word Game ' in Japanese script ? Romaji is not very helpful .

3 replies - Last post by Hnrutt - August 13, 2012

help me i'm just a beginner

can any one help me to communicate in Japanese... or any suggest web site i can download Japanese conversation mp3 form?

18 replies - Last post by hadi-b - July 29, 2012

Can someone explain lesson 3.2 a little more?

OK can someone explain the "koto ga arimasu ka" in lesson 3.2? I still don't quite understand what "koto" is and what it means. Also I was wondering why in the first line it says "O sake o nonda koto ga arimasu ka?" and in the second line it says "Īe, o...

4 replies - Last post by brownielullaby - July 19, 2012

Practise Japanese in Spain

Ohayou gozaimasu! I'd like to improve my Japanese having real time conversations or chats with other Nihongo lovers from this great forum, so I was wondering if there's any Spanish user learning Japanese through Rocket Japanese that would like to help me...

1 reply - Last post by WakameJin - June 15, 2012

Hello, Would like some help

Konnichiwa Just call me Eric san. I recently purchased Rocket Japanese and i'm trying to learn I would like to learn how to read and write in Japanese Hiragana and etc, but i'm new and i really don't understand the basic concept of how it's interpreted,...

3 replies - Last post by monica-w - April 20, 2012

Konnichiwa!

It's night for us right now so- Konban wa! O genki desu ka?

12 replies - Last post by Edson-S - April 16, 2012

Japanese writing system - Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji

Minnasan konnichiwa!! In the Japanese writing system there are 3 kinds of characters: *Hiragana* *Katakana* and *Kanji* All three characters can be seen in a single sentence. *Hiragana* and *Katakana*, similar to the English alphabet, represe...

11 replies - Last post by 2679 - April 8, 2012

Puzzle Glue Instruction

My friend bought this puzzle set but I wasn't able to read it for her. Can anyone please translate this instruction for her? :) http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/38577625326965289131598.jpg/ THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

2 replies - Last post by Wong - March 31, 2012

Hiragana ha versys wa

The hiragana for the wa in anata wa (for example) is given as the ha sound, not the wa sound. But it is pronounced as wa. Why is there this discrepency?

2 replies - Last post by CatPanda - March 25, 2012

I would like a friend to help me practice Japanese through Skype

I am still a beginner in speaking Japanese and I would appreciate if someone would share some of their time to help me practice speaking Japanese. So far, I have studied up to lesson 1.4 and it will really help if someone will help me practice. If you are...

34 replies - Last post by leny-- - February 1, 2012

Learning Japanese

Hello and welcome to Rocket Japanese. This is a question that is put quite often by newcomers to the world of learning foreign languages and it simply shows that the user is indeterminate whether to do it or not. You really shouldn't be, as having more kn...

0 replies - Last post by 2679 - January 29, 2012

Spain

I was wondering, is there by any chance anyone in the forums from Spain that would like to practise Japanese? Thanks!! :)

0 replies - Last post by Mireia - January 2, 2012

Let's practice Japanes - Introduction

Hello everyone I would like to put our Japanese in use here. Let's create a topic and write down something preferably in kana. You can write about yourself, ask questions to other people's replies and correct any mistakes you see (at least for my posts I'...

37 replies - Last post by Channa-Heng - December 31, 2011

why shutchou not shucchou

Why is business trip written shutchou and not shucchou in romaji. For instance we write shuppai not shutpai. Is it something to do with the kanji? 出張 (しゅっちょう in hiragana). How would you know how to pronounce it just looking at the kanji?

1 reply - Last post by Pascal-P - December 11, 2011

How to say "well done"

I should probably know this... but, how do you say "well done" in Japanese? :)

3 replies - Last post by Liam-K - December 8, 2011

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