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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We're fine. We're fine.....

  There's something about Supercell that makes me sooooo hooked!

There was another aftershock in Christchurch last 20th March. Around 182 people were killed in the shock. A controversy erupted since a prediction was made that there was going to be an earthquake on 20th March but the prediction was the quake strikes Wellington. Alhamdulillah, Wellington wasn't affected by the shock.

Still, it makes me feel uneasy that there were a lot of earthquakes recently. Plus, Wellington is by the seaside; tsunami is highly plausible. It might be just me but there was less activity by the bay too.

Anyway, I've prepared my own emergency escape kit in case disaster strikes. Let's see what I've got. Hmmm, passport, a manual rechargeable flashlight, some canned food, a bottle of water (I might need more), water treatment tablets and first aid kit. I did thought of having an emergency cellphone but keeping my cellphone by my side at all time should suffice. Besides, I wouldn't afford topping up the emergency phone every month (Now that I think of it, I could just keep a receipt of $20 topup along the cellphone. Dammit!)

Now onto Japanese (じゅぎょははじめます!)

Grammar - How to ask?

In it's simplest, there are two ways of forming a 'question' sentence.

1st. か's the word 
This is the simplest of the simplest! A sentence to affirm something commonly ends with -desu. All you need to do is just to add ka (か) immediately after -desu! かんたんです!(It's simple!)

Example (just in case....)
Affirmation : これはかばんです。
                    kore wa kaban desu. (This is a bag)
Question     :これはかばんですか。
                    kore wa kaban desu ka? (Is this a bag)

2nd. Using なん/なに (Nan/Nani)
Adding ka in the end of sentence pretty much prompts a yes/no response to the sentence. Like above, you would respond yes, this is a bag or no, this isn't a bag. For something that can't be answered yes/no, we'll use nan / nani. Nan is used immediately before (or in a way combined) desu or before a "counter" like ji/sai (O'clock / years old)

Example : あなたのしゅみはなんですか。
                Anata no Shumi wa nandesuka? (What is your hobby?)
                Ima, nanji desuka? (What time is it now?)

Nani, on the other hand, is used before a particle like wa/ga/ni etc.

Example : あなたはなにをしてりる
                Anata wa nani (w)o shiteiru? (What are you doing?)

Sorry but I couldn't delve any further about nani since I haven't cover enough grounds for that. After I've gained enough lesson, I would get back to it.

むいて    muite            To turn toward/To face Like, Kocchi Muite-look over here!
ざんこく    zankoku        Cruel
しゅまつ    shuumatsu      Weekend 
まいにち    mainichi         Every day
まいばん   maiban          Every night
あまり     amari             Not much

I found Supercell album. Any Yanagi@NagiYanagi@Gazelle@Supercell fans should grab this one!

I'm going to use my petty Japanese language skills and translate the album title as :きょうは美しいひび 

Hope I'm right!

1 thoughts:

Shiranaii-onna said...

Hope that everyday is a beautiful day, and not just today

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