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Re: Japanese "good", consonant clusters etc.

From:Axiem <axiem@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 1:30
People said, and I replied:

> I've heard parting friends say "Mata ne" or "Ja ne," sort of like "See ya > later."
It's short for "Ja, mata ne?", which (I believe) roughly translates as "Well, again okay?". Yeah, this is an informal parting statement. On the phone, formally, we were also taught "gomen kudasai", which means "I'm sorry". *shrug* -Keith