japanese particles (Was: Chinese writing systems)
|From:||Florian Rivoal <florian@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 7, 2002, 4:38|
>I only took 2 semesters of Japanese, and i don't remember learning "eh"
>(which is how i would probably spell it)... i remember learning something
>like |~kara ~ made| for "from ~ to ~"...kara ...made is a very common form to express "from... to..." for time, location.
and many other things. you can use it for "toukyou kara kyouto made densha de
ikimasu." i go by train from tokyo to kyoto. or "1ji kara 2ji made nemashita" i
slept from 1o'clock to 2o'clock. "muko made 5fun de ikemasu" you need 5 minutes
to get (until) there.
"akira kara tegami o moraimashita" i recieved a letter from akira. and so on.
On the other hand, the target of a movement expressed by verbs like to
come(kimasu) to go(ikimasu) to return (kaerimasu) is usualy inticated by e
(writen with the "he" hiragana).
"eki e ikimasu" i go to the station
"kuni e kaerimasu" i go back to my home-land.