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Yen Kanji (German) by AbstractWater
Yen Kanji (German)
Es hat kein おんよみ。 Schritte-:
1- Schreib ein kleine Linie
2- Daneben, eine lange Linie.
3- Unter der Linie, ein 'j'
4- Zwischen dem Zeichen, ein mehr Linie. Es soll wie Hosen aussehen,
5- Unter der Hosen Linie, komplett den Zeichen mit einer lange Linie; bis es wie ein Rechteck/ große Zähne aussieht. Fertig!

Why am I even doing this??
Study Kanji by AbstractWater
Study Kanji
Very useful in later life =p Steps-:

1- Draw a pair of てんてん(inverted-comma like accent marks= ’’) towards the right
2- Draw a poker-face mouth right next to it; as shown in the pic
3- Below the face, draw half a flowerpot; like shown above.
4- To end it, at the bottom, write the 子 sign. Done! :aww:
Yen Kanji by AbstractWater
Yen Kanji
Has no くんよみ Steps-:
1- Draw a straight line
2- Then another line towards the right, following which a square root sign.
3- A line in the center, like shorts/pants
4- Right below the pant-line, a sleeping line. Should look like two big teeth.

Done! :bounce:
So, the absolute bases are done! Let us get straight to the point this time! :aww: Now, as you know from experience, questioning is a basic philosophy of human life. It is the cradle of curiosity; the expression of one of our most innate urges; a fine line between id and ego; the very crux of human civilization outside of good values and smarts; the most controversial since time immemorial, and yet the most effective...

Yup, it's questioning! :salute: The whole idea of 'why', 'how'; the most important ones in the universe! Oh god, this sounds so inspiring, I want to cry :cries: From 'what is for lunch' to 'why are we alive today' it is all so very close to us, is it not? :) So, NOW we will not digress :D

:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz2: The Answer Seekers :iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:

Now the basic question words in most languages start with the same letter/sound. Take our own English for example-: :bow:


See the pattern? :woohoo: Even how and who alliterate! :woohoo: 'm guessing they evolved as a very natural reaction to curious/shocking circumstances. :idea: Now, in Japanese, things are quite different-:

ーか?- Question particle *

どこ?- Where
どなた?- Who
だれ?- Who (casual)
どれ?- Which
どちら/どっち?- Which direction

なぜ?- Why
なに? What
いつ?- When

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The first 5 words were all alliterating, but first we will do the basics.-:

このどうぶつはねこですか? Is this animal a cat? :iconkittehplz:
あなたはこどもですか?- Are you a child? :iconbishonenplz:
かれはちゅうごくじんですか? Is he a Chinese person? :iconyaychinaplz:

Okay, this is MEGA simple! :squee: All you have to do is add か next to your sentence; just like in negation; except 'か' instead of ではありません :highfive:

:#1: The particle か is always added AFTER the main sentence to show skepticism or an interrogative impression. :#1:

Well that's done! Now for the QUESTION words.

:iconbluesparklesplz:::iconbluesparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz: Actual questioning outside of touristy stuff :iconbluesparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz:

Now, we will do the important shit here-: なん、どこ、どなた、どれ、だれ。 More complicated stuff later.

これはなんですか? What is this? :iconcherryblossomplz:

なんですか? What is the matter? :cries:

きょうはなんです?- What is today? :sun:

That's right! :B なん is an adverb; which means 'WHAT'. Answer= subject/object. Sentence construction-:



ここにどこですか? Where am I? :iconyuicraiplz:

いまくつはどこですか? Where are the shoes now? :iconshoesplz:

Yup! どこ is an 'adverb of place' where it shows WHERE an item is! :B Aren't we getting brighter? :D

More :la: -:

どなたがあなたのしにゅですか?- Who is your best friend :psychotic:

だれがここにですか? Who is here :fear:

The first sentence is FORMAL, the second is not! :eager:

Now I'll have to cut it here, because I'm out of time and also because there are more particles for you to learn before you try the other questions. Summary-:

1- To make any sentence a question, add か at the end.
2- You can make more important questions by following these constructions-:
Question word- が-Object-ですーか?
Subject-Object-はーQuestion word-ですーか?

More on it later. Peace! :headbang:
Okay, I did say that I will do other stuff for this, right? ;p Okay, I figured more etymology, so... here goes!

More names :clap: :bow:


1- Schneider- Cutter :fear: Actually could mean butcher in this case because schneiden= cut.
2- Schreiber- Scribe, not writer; because schreiben= write, but it is taken in the literal sense; I say stuff, you follow :shakefist:
3- Regan- Ahh, the quintessential! Blush Flirtatious Regan comes from the word 'Regen'' which means.... rain! How blessed are we! :happybounce:
4- -feld. This suffix means 'Field' and can be virtually anything w00t!

Kornfeld- Corn field
Catterfeld- Surname of famous and awesome German singer Yvonne Catterfeld.Worship  Other than that, I have no idea. :shrug: :no:

5- Fischer- Fisherman. (fisch= fish; er= doer) TrophyChew 
6- Braun= Brown (braune Augen= brown eyes) Yes, it is a colour. See! This is why before picking a name... THINK!!!! Bleh Disbelief 
7- Weiß (pronounced weiss)- White (weiße Rose= white rose) Also a colour. :stinkeye:
8- Koch (Americans know these guys)- Cook/chef. Americans might know the Koch brothers, right? Their lineage is that of chefs.
9- Meine (Scorpions band member)- That's his surname. It means 'mine'. Weird Oops!
10- Stern- Believe it or not; it means.... STAR!! :stars:
11- Morgan- Comes from 'Morgen' which means 'morning'. So yes, Morgan Freeman's name means morning. Morning of the Freemen... nice Airborne
12- Brennan- Surname derived from German word 'brennen' which means 'to burn'.
13- Brent- Also comes from word 'brennen'. This word means 'burns'. So if someone had a name like Brent Lieberman it means 'the burning lover man' Not bad, eh? =p

そら- Sky
ーたち- Suffix which means with; eg-: Watashitachi = us. Yukiko-san tachi= Yukiko and friends/family/others
ゆきの- Of the snow
ゆきこ- child of the snow
あきの- Of autumn
あきこ- Child of winter
はるこ- Child of spring
はるの- Of the spring. Translating Sakura Haruno's full name (春の桜- Cherry blossom of the spring.) As you know; there are tons of them in spring; so it can be a hint at her being very ordinary. Sakura haters rejoice ;p Yet they come only 2 weeks a year, their finest. Could this mean something?Oops!
博之- This translates as 'Hiroyuki' It means 'person who is full of happiness' I couldn't agree more (self-inserted inside joke. You will never know! :evillaughter: )

Stella- Star

1- De-something- Means of some place, just like 'von' Eg-: De Marche- From the market. Not a real surname, but whatever.
2- De La something- Same as above, only for a girly place. (la= female version)
3- Maison- Means 'house'. Probably the word from where 'mason' comes from; that's why I added this. :hmm:
4- Ciel- Sky (arc de ciel= rainbow) Black butler fans, anyone?

Eh, this is it, I guess. Sorry :|

Anyway, as a bonus feature.... I had this in me for years!I love deviantART! I kinda am obsessed with etymology because well... I love names and languages. So I kinda noticed a pattern in European languages about how common their commonest names are; so I decided to make a table of my observations... :sherlock:

Firstly I see this-:
1- German and Dutch are clone languages, like with at least 90% similarity. But I like the former much more, so that's why I'm doing it! :love: I really adore Germany!
2- Same for Italian and Spanish... so I thought till I started french. So yeah, they're the indestructible trifecta of Romance languages, aptly named so. ;)

Anyway, that anecdote aside; let's start!PopcornTantrum 

1- John ; commonest name ever maybe :hmm:
English= John
French- Jean
German- Johann (sexiest version ever! :horny: )
Italian- Giovanni (yes, true)
Spanish- Juan

2- Frederick. Another cool name!
English= Frederick
Italian- Frederico
German- Friedrich
French- Frédérique

3- Peter; another common but cute name :)
English = Peter
French- Pierre (Thereby; Jean-Pierre= John-Peter)
German- Peter (pronounced Pay-ta)
Italian- Pietro
Spanish- Pedro

4- Michael; lots of cuties have this name! :love:
English= Michael
French- Michel (Michel Ancel- Rayman creator)
Russian- Mikhail/Mikael
German- Michael (pronounced Mi-sha-elle)

5- Elizabeth
English- Elizabeth

Dialect English*- Elspeth
German- Elisabeth :cries: (you know why)
Italian- Elisabetta

6- Francesca
English and Italian- Francesca
German- Franziska

7- Jane. Don't find this anymore?Confused
English= Jane
French- Jeanne
German- Johanna
Italian- Gina
Spanish- Juana

8- Ludwig
German & English- Ludwig
Italian- Ludovico

9- Nicholas
English= Nicholas
French- Nicolas
Italian- Nico
Russian- Nikolai
Serbian- Nikola (Tesla's name. Damn, 1/2 my life I thought he was a girl! :cries: )

10- Robert
English- Robert
German- Robert (pron. Ro-behrt)
Italian- Roberto

11- William
French- Guillaume
German- Wilhelm

12- Mary
French- Marie
German- Marie
Italian- Marianna
Spanish- Maria

13- Margaret
French- Marguerite
German- Margarethe
Italian- Margherita (yes, the pizza was named after the queen of Italy)
Spanish- Margarita

14- Gregory
German- Gregor
Italian- Gregorio
Russian- Grigori

15- Christopher (hottest name EVER!!)
French- Christophe
German- Kristoff/Christoph
Spanish- Cristobal
Polish- Kryzstof

Eh, I'm done. Have fun reading!

*- I don't know which dialect or even whether it is foreign English (aka American, Australian, etc.) And yes, it counts! :rage:

Plus, out of these gazillion languagues, I know these-:

English (DUH!!!!!!!)
French (Training in it. Cute language! :flirty: )
German- (Also in training, but 45% than my French. Cutest language EVER!!!! Innocent )
Japanese- Pretty fluent, but have more to learn.

Okay then, have fun! Peace out!


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