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It's easier for kids to learn languages because they are able to absorb and retain more info easily than adults due to amount of braincells.
This post is so lovely. Thanks for posting it up, mikkih.
Some questions were about Japanese; I was tempted to try but then I could only answer Asarii's first question, haha~ I almost failed in that; I started to forget my Japanese lessons. Argh.
I gave up on another languages. XD
The 'history' part os very interesting, though! That sounds... real.
Thanks so much for submitting multi-language Q&As. I only speak 2 languages, but I enjoyed reading all of them. For example, I translated back and forth (ENG>Portuguese, P>ENG) the Portuguese Q&A by Asclepius using an online translation program. I am not actually going to learn the language, but it was fun. The only one that I could answer from Charlie's Korean questions was how to say hello. Lingala(DR Congo) by goldb - I have no clue, but the language sounds like Japanese. I think I can be fluent in Lingala if I put my effors. Number 5 in Lingala is 見たの(I saw/ Did you see in female JP speech). If I change b to P, it's 散歩（sanpo: taking a walk）. I think I like the language already. Then, I was excited to see igotthegoods's French questions since I learned the language at school for 2 years, but I failed all. From Josef K.'s Macedonian Q&As, I learned the most important word: manga. Oh, Kaiten~ I didn't know that you knew Arabic language. It was very cool. From poetic M3J's question, I found the structural grammar between English and Hindi almost identical!~. That was a discovery. From naruto-niichan's German questions, I recognized "Good morning." Among all the Japanese Q&As (by Asari, benelori, c_k, DrPepperPro, njt, phio_chan, Sama_al_Azraq, and serizawa) I must say that I struggled with Sama_al_Azraq's questions the most. I actually cheated. One thing that I wanted to add to serizawa-san's post was: the word 4) skinship can be casually used between parents and their children, owners and pets, among friends and more. Thank you everyone, and I hope MH members also enjoyed this special multi-language Q&As to celebrate the MH's birthday as much as I did.
Happy 6th Birthday, mangahelpers!
Just like you said, your last name Kimoto can be for example 木本 (tree) in Japanese. I wonder if Lingala actually sounds like Japanese.
Rearrange letters and make a sentence in Japanese.
2012 SUMMER QUIZ
(1) How may ways can you read 夏?
(2) Can you read the following words? Do you know what they mean?
(3) Which is hotter 夏日 or 真夏日?
(4) Which one do people most likely eat in summer?
(5) What is 五輪?
(6) Make a word out of scrambled letters.
(7) Which set phrase is used when you send out a greeting card in July? Can you read (a) and (b)?
When you post your answers, please use SPOILER tags.
Last edited by mikkih; August 09, 2012 at 09:09 AM.
I failed to notice this thread until now :O
Here are my answers for 3 and 4:
Nice selection of words connected to summer! Thank you, mikkih!
It reminds me of the way they picked season-related names in "7 Seeds".
I have posted answers for (3) and (4). Please check.
Enjoy Summer Quiz (5) and (6) .
Answers for (6)
Great, you wrote all in Kanji so members who can't read kanji couldn't even cheat . I am not surprised even if some Japanese people forget how to write (b) in kanji since it's often written in katakana these days.
Question (7) is available.
Last edited by mikkih; July 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM.