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Re.TiReD
10-06-2008, 11:22 AM


Romaji: Baka mo ichi-gei
Literally: Even a fool has one talent




Romaji: Juu-nin to-iro
Literally: Ten people, ten colours
Meaning: Everyone has their own tastes; "Different strokes for different folks"




Romaji: Neko ni koban
Literally: A coin to a cat
Meaning: "Pearls before swine" - don't offer things to people who are incapable of appreciating them.




Romaji: Ame futte ji katamaru
Literally: Rained on ground hardens
Meaning: Adversity builds character




Romaji: He wo hitte, shiri tsubome
Literally: Breaking wind, closing buttocks
Meaning: There's no point in squeezing your buttocks after you have farted; "No use shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted"





Romaji: Fuku sui bon ni kaerazu
Literally: Overturned water doesn't return to the tray
Meaning: What's done is done - "There's no use crying over spilt milk"





Romaji: Rakka eda ni kaerazu, hakyou futatabi terasazu
Literally: Fallen blossom doesn't return to the branch, a broken mirror can not be made to shine
Meaning: What's done is done - "There's no use crying over spilled milk"




Romaji: Atama kaku****e, shiri kakusazu
Literally: Cover/hide your head, and not cover your bottom
Meaning: Don't cover your head but expose your bottom - you have to be careful not to expose your weak point while attempting to protect yourself
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10-06-2008, 11:59 AM
:salamext:



Romaji: Ame futte ji katamaru
Literally: Rained on ground hardens
Meaning: Adversity builds character
I like that...deep and true.
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Mawaddah
10-06-2008, 12:11 PM
sis, those are Japanese sayings...not Chinese :D :D
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Re.TiReD
10-06-2008, 12:12 PM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah
sis, those are Japanese sayings...not Chinese :D :D

The site said Chinese :-[
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10-06-2008, 12:13 PM
^you know japanese?
It's a load of lines to me :p
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Mawaddah
10-06-2008, 12:14 PM
^ LoL no I dont know Japanese but the moment I read the transliteration I knew that it was Japanese and not Chinese.........it's a huge difference between those two..

Oh yea, also when I saw the curvy writing I knew it was Japanese
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Re.TiReD
10-06-2008, 12:15 PM
Okay shush :-[

My fave:

Romaji: Fuku sui bon ni kaerazu
Literally: Overturned water doesn't return to the tray
Meaning: What's done is done - "There's no use crying over spilt milk"
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10-06-2008, 12:16 PM
:salamext:

^ True say, just go out and but another carton :D Maybe there was something in that milk that would cause you to get ill :D
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Najm
10-06-2008, 12:18 PM
AsSalamOAlaikum WaRehmatuAllah WaBarkatuhu

Wow, these says are are awesome. SubhanAllah!

FiAmaaniAllah
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Danah
10-06-2008, 12:21 PM
Oh huni!!.......how I can thank youuuu
I have been looking for these loooong time ago
I like japanese and I am learning it as well.....thanks thanks thanks.....jazaki allah khair

could please post the source ?

BIG REP FOR YOU.......:)
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Re.TiReD
10-06-2008, 12:24 PM
Aww! lol Wa Iyaaki.

It was a random website. I'll try finding it again and PM'ing you the link Insha'Allah
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Danah
10-06-2008, 12:27 PM
thanks huni......I have been too generous in rep today, I cant give you any now :(
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Re.TiReD
10-06-2008, 12:28 PM
Originally Posted by SAYA
thanks huni......I have been too generous in rep today, I cant give you any now :(
Thats ok,



Romaji: Ame futte ji katamaru
Literally: Rained on ground hardens
Meaning: Adversity builds character

:)
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north_malaysian
10-06-2008, 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah
^ LoL no I dont know Japanese but the moment I read the transliteration I knew that it was Japanese and not Chinese.........it's a huge difference between those two..

Oh yea, also when I saw the curvy writing I knew it was Japanese
Yeah...it's obviously Japanese....

Korean alphabets have circles....and Japanese is a lil bit curvy.... which make both writing systems different than Chinese...
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Re.TiReD
10-06-2008, 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
Yeah...it's obviously Japanese....

Korean alphabets have circles....and Japanese is a lil bit curvy.... which make both writing systems different than Chinese...
Sorry :hiding: I feel like a retard today :-[
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north_malaysian
10-06-2008, 01:01 PM
Originally Posted by JσℓιєFℓєυя
Sorry :hiding: I feel like a retard today :-[
hey...you need not to be sorry..... I cant differentiate between Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam alphabets....:hiding:

the only reason why we Malaysians can differentiate between Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages is because we're exposed to those languages....

heck...we can even differentiate a Japanese, a Korean and a Chinese physically....just by looking at their heights and skin colours...
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Re.TiReD
10-06-2008, 01:04 PM
lol wow!

So can you read the actual symbols akhee?
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Mawaddah
10-06-2008, 01:05 PM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
hey...you need not to be sorry..... I cant differentiate between Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam alphabets....:hiding:
I can :statisfie

the only reason why we Malaysians can differentiate between Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages is because we're exposed to those languages....

heck...we can even differentiate a Japanese, a Korean and a Chinese physically....just by looking at their heights and skin colours...
Isn't that true now...
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north_malaysian
10-06-2008, 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by JσℓιєFℓєυя
lol wow!

So can you read the actual symbols akhee?
Nope...not at all:D
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north_malaysian
10-06-2008, 01:12 PM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah



Isn't that true now...
sort of.... but still when it comes to the weirdest fashion.... the Japanese win!

and Koreans are like the Italians of Asia... they wear everything correctly and fashionable...
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Danah
10-06-2008, 02:56 PM
Chines are very complecated characters, I think most of the curving in japanese coming from hiragana......right?



but sis Mawadah, wow.....masha allah you can read those Kanji charactor, I think I need an ages to be able to learn how to read them...they are soo complecated

*ahem....* some one correct me if I am wrong since we have experts here :-[
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north_malaysian
10-07-2008, 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by SAYA
Chines are very complecated characters, I think most of the curving in japanese coming from hiragana......right?



but sis Mawadah, wow.....masha allah you can read those Kanji charactor, I think I need an ages to be able to learn how to read them...they are soo complecated

*ahem....* some one correct me if I am wrong since we have experts here :-[
FYI, 90% of my Chinese friends dont know how to read Chinese...and about 10% of them dont even know how to speak Chinese...:D

Both my parents can speak Chinese too (Mum - Hokkien, Dad - Mandarin) but they dont know how to read Chinese too...
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alcurad
10-07-2008, 01:35 AM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
heck...we can even differentiate a Japanese, a Korean and a Chinese physically....just by looking at their heights and skin colours...
could you expand on that, I've heard this before and the guy said the eyes made the difference:). he european though...
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Mawaddah
10-07-2008, 01:39 AM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
FYI, 90% of my Chinese friends dont know how to read Chinese...and about 10% of them dont even know how to speak Chinese...:D

Both my parents can speak Chinese too (Mum - Hokkien, Dad - Mandarin) but they dont know how to read Chinese too...
But isn't that what they learn in all of those SJK(C)'s all over the place?

And are your parents Chinese? :?

I signed up for Mandarin classes but the lady took 4 months to get back to me, and by that time I was like fuh-gettitt :blind:
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doorster
10-07-2008, 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by JolieFleur
Sorry :hiding: I feel like a retard today :-[
:sl:

Romaji: Saru mo ki kara ochiru
Literally: Even monkeys fall from trees
Meaning: Even an expert can make mistakes

:w:
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north_malaysian
10-07-2008, 01:52 AM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah
But isn't that what they learn in all of those SJK(C)'s all over the place?

And are your parents Chinese? :?

I signed up for Mandarin classes but the lady took 4 months to get back to me, and by that time I was like fuh-gettitt :blind:
I dont have any friends who studied in SRJK(C).... maybe because they only mingle among themselves....

Both of my parents are non-Chinese (but we look like one:D)...most of my parents colleagues are Chinese....and they managed to pick up the language.

My younger sister attended Mandarin class in IIUM years ago ...when she was crazy about anything "Taiwan".

And the youngest sister (an anime fan) is learning Japanese a lil bit.
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Re.TiReD
10-07-2008, 11:58 AM
Originally Posted by doorster
:sl:

Romaji: Saru mo ki kara ochiru
Literally: Even monkeys fall from trees
Meaning: Even an expert can make mistakes

:w:
:wasalamex

Lol JazakAllah khayr, that stretched my face into a much-needed smile =) BarakAllah feek. Where did you get that btw?

WassalamuAlaykum
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AmarFaisal
10-07-2008, 12:09 PM
nice sayings
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Danah
10-07-2008, 03:34 PM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
FYI, 90% of my Chinese friends dont know how to read Chinese...and about 10% of them dont even know how to speak Chinese...:D

Both my parents can speak Chinese too (Mum - Hokkien, Dad - Mandarin) but they dont know how to read Chinese too...
Oh really !!
then I dont need to worry if I dont be able to read chinese in my life:)
but I read somewhere that in japanese schools they are suffering there to teach their students Kanji....they even tried to reduce the number of kanji characters to make it easy on people there.....
I wonder why they still keep them, if they suffering that much :?
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Oooh I love to learn Japanese language. Its cool to learn. :D

Insha'Allah, keep it up more.
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Güven
10-07-2008, 04:19 PM
Konichiua ! i can a lil japanese too :p

JazakAllahu Khair for this :D


:w:
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-07-2008, 04:20 PM
^ What is that mean? :-[
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Güven
10-07-2008, 04:22 PM
^lol its a greeting :D

:w:
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truemuslim
10-07-2008, 04:47 PM
Those ar kwl sayings sis :)

yehh i kno japenese to! about 5 words..but i wont say them in case ther are japenese understanding members here :X
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-07-2008, 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by Güven
^lol its a greeting :D

:w:
Oooh Konichiua u too akhi! :)

Jazaak'Allah khair.
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truemuslim
10-07-2008, 04:55 PM
Originally Posted by Güven
Konichiua ! i can a lil japanese too :p

JazakAllahu Khair for this :D


:w:
:raging::raging::raging::raging::raging: i HATE that word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:raging::raging: the next person who says it is gna......................................so how r u?
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Güven
10-07-2008, 04:58 PM
^Goman nasai ! :X


Sayonara... lol

:w:
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truemuslim
10-07-2008, 05:04 PM
Wad u say in the first line???????????????
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Güven
10-07-2008, 05:05 PM
Im sorry :D

and the second one was good bye..

:w:
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truemuslim
10-07-2008, 05:06 PM
yeh u better have said that........im just kidding of course.

ok back on topic.........:D

theres this japenese saying..goes like sumthin but translated its

"Rain on the old parchment spice"

get it?
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Danah
10-07-2008, 05:34 PM
here I got some.....since I am a fan of Japanese language :)




Romaji: Sumeba miyako
Literally: If residing, capital/metropolis
Meaning: Wherever you live, you come to love it.




Romaji: Nana korobi, ya oki
Literally: Seven falls, eight getting up
Meaning: Fall down seven times, get up eight times. An encouragement to persevere (ganbaru)






Romaji: Saru mo ki kara ochiru
Literally: Even monkees fall from trees
Meaning: Even an expert can make mistakes; also sometimes used as a warning that "pride comes before a fall"



Romaji: Toranu tanuki no kawa zan'you
Literally: Count the skins of badgers which haven't been caught
Meaning: "Don't count your chickens before they've hatched"



Romaji: Isseki ni chou
Literally: One stone, two birds
Meaning: "To kill two birds with one stone"
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Re.TiReD
10-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Ooh JazakAllah khayr sis SAYA!

Amazing!

The only word I know is Sakura :p
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Güven
10-07-2008, 08:44 PM
^sakura is that pink flowery tree innit ?

I like that trees they are mysterious :p


:w:
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Re.TiReD
10-07-2008, 08:53 PM
lol yeah, means Cherry Blosson I'm sure ;p
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Ushae
10-16-2008, 11:27 AM

Romaji: He wo hitte, shiri tsubome
Literally: Breaking wind, closing buttocks
Meaning: There's no point in squeezing your buttocks after you have farted; "No use shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted"
Hahahahaha, this one made me lol hard... xD

Great Thread Jolie =)
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Re.TiReD
10-16-2008, 11:30 AM
lol thank you :)
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Ushae
10-16-2008, 11:31 AM
Originally Posted by Güven
^Goman nasai ! :X


Sayonara... lol

:w:
Kome Na Sai = Sorry
Sayonara = Good Bye

=)
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Eye-OfThe-Storm
10-17-2008, 01:56 AM
My favorite Japanese saying is "Cry in the Dojo, laugh on the battlefield."
(Dojo's are the places where Japanese solidiers/martial-artists/samurai/ninja etc would train. So you cry in there from the hard work, and then you laugh on the battle field when you are stronger than everyone else)

A nice metaphor for most things in life. Work hard today so you can reap the benefits tomorrow.
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Eye-OfThe-Storm
10-17-2008, 01:58 AM
Originally Posted by Eye-OfThe-Storm
A nice metaphor for most things in life. Work hard today so you can reap the benefits tomorrow.
Same thing with the Hereafter. "Suffer" in this world by shunning the sinful pleasures and by straying on the straight path so that you can reap the rewards tomorrow when you die.
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Re.TiReD
10-17-2008, 10:06 AM
JazakAllah khayr bro. Feel free to post more insha'Allah
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