Kiru means to wear clothing that is above your waist. Like a shirt and dress. Pants and a skirt would ise the verb haku.
Hakuna Matata is a swahili phrase, meaning "No worries". It doesn't have any meaning in Japanese
He probably meant "how do you say 'no worries (for the rest of your days)' in Japanese?".
I agree. I was never taught this before this question; how are we to get it right? This doesn't help with Hiragama if we didn't hear the word to begin with..
Its not really about getting every question right, its about learning. And you learn in this app by getting questions wrong and seeing the correct answer sometimes.
This answer is just the half of it. Our memories are built more on experiences that 'surprised' us or gave us an 'epiphany'. Being forced to take time and analyze things (and sometimes 'fix' them leaves a more lasting impression than cruising thru and getting everything right.
So happy to see such a thoughtful comment ! :D
moments of "surprize"/"epiphany"/being forced to take time to (think deeply about a small thing), if I may add ..
Isn't everything in life learned, received, and understood best in these ways ! :p
I think some of this is meant for you to learn by trial and error so once you get it you can put it together yourself
Pyschologically, you remember negative things better than positive things. I think it's just human condition. You didn't like how you felt when you made a mistake, even if it wasn't your fault. However, what matters is you'll try not to make it again, and the app wants to assure this. :)
Well, if you go to Japan, or any country, and expect someone to tell you what everything means before throwing it at you, you'd be mistaken. There is no penalty for getting it wrong, so it is a good exposure into the field
Yes same for me. Confusing. But i did learn the other two words. Maybe its trying to make us remember what those other words were.
My experience with Duolingo is that over time, the lessons are improved, words added or corrected.
Remarkable to me because much is done by volunteers who want their favorite language up, not just paid employees. The improvements vary because there are not the same people doing each language. And each language has its own quirks.
How was i supposed to know what this meant, you have yet to teach us the meaning of the symbols, the word, or even how to find out the word. I sounded out the words and then took a guess at which one sounded right and by some miracle i got it right.
According to my native Japanese girlfriend. This pronunciation is wrong. It is saying cut. There has to be an emphasis at the end of the word.
While that is true, Duolingo should be teaching standardised Japanese. If you say it the way it is pronounced in this example, in most regions of Japan people will correct you.
I just now begining to learn japanese but i find the ability to dintiguish between the same words but different meaning based on sound hard to master. So far i haven't been able to really. Ive been studying japanese for 2 years.
I wonder if it's similar to when Americans distinguish between en'trance/'entrance or con'test/'contest.
Essentially identical, aye. A question of stress and rising/falling tone.
Or like "tennis shoes", "sneakers", and "running shoes". Big one ive seen was what people call, "coke", "pop", and "soda". People typically know what you mean when you say these words,but might correct you, or even poke fun at you in some parts. Usually though they just assume you're from a different state and move on.
I thought Japanese doesn't have emphasis on syllables? Aside from elongating vowels or the way つ is used.
They're both きるright? Homophones. In writing they are different (切る vs 着る) and in speech it is probably easy to distinguish by context.
Kiru is pronounced for either "to cut" or "to wear" They have the same pronunciation in the standard dialect. It just the meaning when used in proper context. If someone said "鋏で紙を切る" I cut the paper with scissors, then you know they talking about "cutting." or 背広を着る I wear a business suit for "wear"
If you tap the hiragana then it will show you the definition. That much it tells you in the first lesson or two.
I am wondering why duolingo only teaches us random numbers like "three" and "four" so far, but not the rest of the numbers in sequence like in english and spanish languages generally the first things you learn are your abc's and 1,2,3's.. Wouldnt sequence be easier starting out?
I think its so we wont get caught saying all of the numbers just to catch the right one. Like, "oh snap.. i forgot the word (three) one, two, three. Three, i would like three of those please." Like when kids have to sing the ABC's in order to remember where "k" goes.
I don't get what this helps me accomplish. "Write this in Japanese" but how am I supposed to know how? Figure it out? The only reason I get this right is because it gives you the answer. (I know it's cheating but how am I supposed to get it right) For anyone who is further down the line than me, does this site help? I'm barely learning.
It helps a lot, also, writing things down that you havent memorized helps a bunch! Ive been doing that and flying through these, and then i restart the lesson two or three times so i get more confident and stop second guessing.
Easy to remember if you've watched Kill la Kill. (kiru ra kiru) What a pun-heavy name! To wear, to cut, and of course the word "kill".
How can I learn to speak Japanese? I am not worried about reading and writing
Do the Pimsleur Audio Course then. Its available at most public libraries for free. You'll have to learn to read eventually though.
Italki, its a website you can google. It says its just for tutoring with a teacher, but you can also have skype buddies on there that dont cost anything.
This is so hard!! How are you meant to remember all the symbols and sounds in the Japanese alphabet????!!!! I'll finally remember them all then there will be more and I'll forget them!!!! Does anyone have any tips?
Write them with their sounds on paper, thats what helped us learn when we didnt know how to write yet.
This site helps, but it confuses me by telling me to spell words in English that I don’t understand. I need it to explain this easier and more detailed. Since I’m a beginner.
Kiru means to wear cloth above your waist, and haku means to wear below it. Kaburu for things like hat and kakeru for glasses.
So: Haku - below your waist; Kiro - up your waist; Kaburu - to wear something on the head (hat); Kakeru - to wear something in the eyes (glasses);