from Belgium / for Belgian
I hope you had enjoyed my previous mail.
This time, I would like to tell you easy Japanese. Especially
'Basic' looks very easy, but it has an immediate
Let's start from 'Basic'. There are only two wards.
If you spoke Yes/No
in Japanese "HAI/EE YE", one would
be surprised and stare at your face with big smile. If you are not sure,
ask to Diego. He is already an expert Japanese speaker. Also voice
files in this page are very useful,
Kon nichi wa. (Hello.)
Hajime mashi te. (Nice to meet you.)
Watashi no namae wa yohan desu. (My name is Johan.)
Berugi kara kimashita. (I am from Belgium.)
Anatano onamae wa? (What is your name?)
go on next .. .)
And I also made a page for making pronunciations with example voice
files. Let's try to speak out some sentences.
If you made this pronunciation, 'Otsukare sama deshita' naturally, you would be
listed in the expert Japanese speakers in Barco. This 'Otsukare sama
deshita' is a typical Japanese phrase. I am not sure there is like this
expression in Netherlands, but I can't find it in English. It means like
'Good work.', 'I appreciate you.', ' I proud of you.' or 'Thank you for
your hard work.' but any words are not suitable.
I would like to tell you the best moment to use this. You can use it
instead of 'Good-bye' in both cases of formal and casual. Especially it's useful
to give words when you go home or someone goes home.
[Current topics in Japan]
DVD recorder has been booming in
Japan since last spring. It's available to record movie programs to DVD
disk and inside HDD. The model which I bought in Dec was the high end
model of Panasonic(E200H).
I would like to tell you specifications.
- DVD play + DVD rewirtable + HDD(160GB:72hours SP mode)
- TV program record + Cashing playback
- High speed dubbing ( bi-direction DVD to HDD)
- MPEG2 encoding
- Available to connect the internet.
The reason I bought it was that it's available to reserve TV programs
from my laptop PC in BE. I can access it though the internet, it's easy to
control using a JAVA window on the PC display. And it has MPEG2 encoding
feature. It allows to transfer movie and image files to not only PC also
PocketPC. That means I can watch TV programs anytime anywhere. My
transportation time from my home to the office in Tokyo is just the cinema
time. I can predict the videotape will be disappeared like the audiotape
in a few years in Japan.
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