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Need help on translation !
Sorry to bother you here with this but I tried to use OCR and even scanning the character one by one to use google translate but everything failed and I cannot find what this message means.
Can someone with enough knowledge or a native speaker help me understand this message please ?
Here you go, buddy
I got it.
I wasn't sure that I should write in Japanese or English for you, but I'll post in English from now on.
Btw, I have a plan to visit Russia this summer, so I will learn Russian a bit until then...
Post your local weather.
I am at Washington state.
I'll visit Moscow and Sankt Peterburg.
Going to Russia from Japan requires Visa fee, so it sucks.
This is just my family trip for summer breaks, so I'll never use those vocabularies which you introduced but thanks anyway.
It really must suck to be you, to be 正直
Sankt Peterburg is nice, it was named Europe's best tourist destination of 2015, don't forget to visit Peterhof too, many posters on /trv/ just seem stick to aimlessly browsing the centre.
Moscow is pretty rubbish, unless you have a really tight and well thought of schedule of where to visit and what to see.
Japanese people seem to like the Ice cream domes of St.Basil, right?
If you gonna go there, remember that it's a functioning place of worship, so don't wear like a heavy metal t-shirt or something, monks there aren't shy of not letting people in because of how they're dressed, I've heard.
Siberia was a penal colony before the Soviets, so there's some cute early soviet pre-brutalism architecture here and there, but not much.
Siberia has some good nature sights to see though.
St. Basil is that pic's building in Red square?
Yes, most Japanese tourists will visit here. I know there're dress code in religional stuff. It'll bemy first to go to the Orthodox type of church.
Thank you for following information.
>no English language option
>only moonrunes that make any sense are "foto"
You're pushing the wrong buttons.
I raced a Japanese flag but I think he gave up when he saw the world bicyclist (´･ω･｀)
I did well the first time, and it made me take a test to prove that I'm not a bot, but then I lost when someone else joined because my fingers turned into spaghetti.
I'm not good with pressure.
Well it's right next to Mongolia, so they got it from Mongols, who got it from (what is now) China (namely Tibet).
Hello non-Japanese people.
Are there anyone interested in Japanese literature?
Who is your favourite writers?
He actually was not a bad looking bloke, apart from the weight, but he's so much fatter and scruffier now.
I've only read Kazuo Ishiguro, and he doesn't really count because he writes in English.
I've ordered No Longer Human though, which should be coming soon. The only other Japanese book I've read is Welcome to the NHK.
I am often working with them together.
They are excellence and took over my work just the other day.
Japanese customers often request rather them than Japanese to do work recently.
It is a little different from friend tho.
Because the recession continues.
And The system of employment for young people was broken.
Old generation ignored the savings of society for future.
The obsession of maintenance of vested rights broke society of Japan.
Japan is going to decline at this rate.
Oyasuminasai, nihonjin. Sleep sweetly and wake well on the morrow.
Her children will be Japanese nationals, but only half-Japanese ethnically.
This is not difficult, kanadajin3.
Are you guys looking forward to anything?
I'm looking forward to getting a gf.
The comforting nothingness of non-existence.
Also Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Imagine. A Chinese American girl in Los Angeles boasting how she is American, will be American, and will die American. No one will hate her, she will get so much support from SJWs and the typical neurotypical goodhearted Americans.
I call it reverse racism.
I think the thing that most people find annoying about her is that she calls herself Japanese when she's been there like a year or two and talks about "gaijins" like she isn't one. She also says retarded things like she'll refuse to teach her children English because she wants them to be as Japanese as possible.
>born and raised in Japan
>parents from Kansas
>but what gets me is her calling Japan "an immigrant country just like the US or Canada". I mean, just why?
Because it supports her argument 2bh.
I wonder if she flips out at regular nihonjins who still treat her like a foreigner after all this time.
>I did already, she is just saying I have prejudice and my oppinion will change blah blah.
You should give Japan a chance, anon. It's improbable that you'll hate everything about the country.
I think she is still expecting to be treated as gaijin even though she claims herself as Japanese.
Some Japanese treat with gajins as a special person, because gajins are still rare for typical Japanese people. I'm sure she enjoys being treated as gaijin. She is just an attention whore.
>I'm white and I am being treated as a foreigner just like so many millions of other people are treated as foreigner in western countries ;(
>bwaaaa feel bad for me I am the superior race I should not be treated as a foreigner Q_Q
>paying ridicolous amounts of money to sleep in a 2 sqaremeter big apartment
>nobody speaks english
>Everybody looks down on you because you are a Latino and therefore brown
>the food is pretty much rice with some vegetables or a little meat/fish
>Tokyo is extremely crowded
>Noisy all day long
>can't go to church on sunday because japanese are some shaman paganists
I can't imagine one good thing about this place.
>go to foreign country
>complain that no one speaks English
I didn't even realise non-anglos complained about stuff like this
I've got a question. It might or might not be related to this, but I'll do it.
I'm in college(just finished 1st semester), and I'm thinking about studying abroad next year. There are a number of programs that are exchanging student focused.
Should I apply?
My major is engineering-related, and I'm receiving financial aid, which is enough (from what I've found out) to do a semester-year. Yet, I don't know what should I expect besides the wannabe, of course.
Even in France are more people who speak english. At least enough that you aren't lost...
I mean just imagine how to buy something in a store, to ask for direction, order in a restaurant etc.
It's just not gonna working. Vocation in Japan can only be a hell trip.
People who work in the service industry in Japan can often speak conversational English.
Besides, isn't it sometimes fun to go to a place where people don't speak English?
> there is no profit for you unless you want to work in Japan.
I personally know a few who people who are taking their masters degree in Asia, mostly Singapore, Hong Kong or China. I was personally wanting to get my masters in Japan.
>isn't it sometimes fun to go to a place where people don't speak English?
>get lost in the city
>try order a taxy
>try ask for direction
>try find back home
>sleep in a smelly crowded and cold place on the street
>Nobody expects better from you because you are brown
>that was worth all the money
Did this happen to someone you know, anon?
Is there any good thing for foreigners from the 1st world countries to study in Japan? You can study it at your home country. The only benefit for you to study in Japan is to become a person who can speak Japanese well. You can't take advantage by using Japanese in your home country, because Japanese is just a minor language.
I was a more concerned about the economical part because I'm a poorfag, and found really nice places, and cheap in Japan.
Not China because I don't have iron lungs...and Europe is full of explosive refugees right now.
How's South Korea ?
For all the negative people in this thread.
>Summer of 2015
>Go to ドン・キホーテ with a girl I lived with to buy chocolate or juice or something
>Get the stuff, stand in line
>Get called to counter where 2 girls work
>They scan and pack my stuff
>As I grab money from my wallet a condom falls out onto the counter
>The two cashiers start to giggle like schoolgirls
>I'm super embarrassed and want to die
it's funny how guys with condoms in their wallets are always the ones who never get laid anyway
like my 150kg friend who has the same condom in his wallet since i know him "JUST IN CASE"
you're not supposed to keep them in wallets because it increases the risk of it breaking
I wasn't gonna keep it there for long (^: thats why it was in the same place as the money
go suck on some taiwanese soles senpai
>tfw had a condom in my wallet
>tfw finally have the opportunity to use it
>tfw grill asks how ald they are
>tfw too old to be used
>tfw moment failed
>go suck on some taiwanese soles senpai
that would be me my man :^)
I think we should learn to live with the normies in a comfortable symbiosis instead of driving them away.
が、suicaに慣れすぎてて 切 符 を 取 り 忘 れ て し ま っ た
Type the name "Stu" into google translate using English > Japanese.
They need to teach important words like 中出し in text books.
>this is my youtube wife
this dude's fucking creepy
Well, he helped image-search ロリ強姦 and he didn't find anything unusual.
BTW this is a pic of him
Hey I just wanna say that a foreigner pretending to be Japanese on here does is a great service.
This thread is a wasteland without Japanese people.
If all it takes is someone removing the articles from his posts to give people the feeling there's a Japanese person, it totally keeps the thread alive.
It's a noble work
If I wanted to study in the best country for my field (nanoelectronics / semiconductors) it would be in the US. The reason I want to study in Japan or Singapore is because I have never studied abroad. I want to do it because I think it will be a lot of fun, not because it's the best career move I could possibly make.
I was actually curious if it was a good idea to study Japanese styled art, as one would see in anime or manga.
I'm not even trying to be wapanese. I just enjoy the art style immensely -- it brings a realistic quality you won't find in western art.
I can't say with any degree of seriousness that I know Japanese, but I'm pretty sure your usage of 日本語 is incorrect. You're speaking about the ethnicity, not the language, right?
Correcting you because that's my main reason to post in Japanese, to practice it.
>mfw didn't realize the incorrect usage until you pointed it out
>group of white guys walking on the sidewalk near me
>group of black guys walking on the sidewalk near me
>playing audible rap music from one of their phones
>talking in ebonics
>looking at me funny
>don't feel safe at all
Native Japanese will never know this feel.
I know some of you Americans living in Japan don't like Japan, but surely you don't miss that aspect of America.
I don't miss classism and racism. Thinking people will hurt you randomly cause they listen to a certain style of music or dress a certain way or speak with a certain dialect is pretty weak
is there a worse feeling than not having a dumb as fuck but qt gf? I don't think so
Not him, but I do feel weird when they walk by minding their own business completely. But it's more like
>Oh, a black guy listening to rap is walking by me. I hope he doesn't think I'm wary of him. If he did, he'd probably be offended. I need to act completely natural, and not react in any way. Don't look racist. Don't look racist. Don't look racist!
and I end up twitchy and nervous around black strangers as a result.
Meanwhile if a white guy walked by and he caught my eye in any way, I'd glance at him without thinking, glance away without thinking and all in all keep walking without thinking anything of it.
Your sense that there's something off is totally valid. But it doesn't point to the fact that there's something off with the black people you see. It's something wrong with you. Namely, that you've internalized racist thoughts. I mean, by definition, you've described racism.
I'm not saying you're a bad person. I think we all have racist thoughts and subconscious beliefs that point to racism in our hearts. But that doesn't mean they're correct and it doesn't mean you're off the hook for having them and allowing them to influence you.
That fear of being seen as "racist" is a sense of inferiority hammered into you by media and certain social groups. Stop caring about how you look and not only will you be more comfortable around other people, but they'll probably get along with you better too because they won't instinctively recognize you as weak and fearful.