Jul 31, 2008

Japanese/English/Chinese Sentences on Goals

Hello everyone. This is my first 'project,' and I really just wanted to test out how Windows Movie Maker works... The video has some problems with it, it sounds rough and there is a missing sentence.... can anyone figure out where and what it is?

I tried to make a Hyunwoo-style one (where he talks about going to school), but I think I got too carried away. At least now I know I can't be a graphic designer, video editor or audio podcaster (my voice doesn't sound good when recorded)... haha...

I hope you all enjoy it anyway... Please help by making any suggestions...

7 comments:

maxiewawa said...

Awesome! Nice to see another person making videos! My only criticism is that we can't see your pretty face!!!!!!

In the opening, the way you used 为 should be pronounced with the fourth tone. 其实,不是为了。。。而是为了。。。《---那里

Nice to have goals too. Maybe I'll have a video with some firm goals too...

Nice one!

Nicholas Cripps said...

OMG! That was the exact thing I was not sure of... I mean I hear everyone say 为 in a 4th tone when in '为了' and heck even I say that but I was thinking... hey it's 2nd tone in the dictionary... but I forgot that it's a 多音字...

Yiwei said...

Hello Nicholas,我认为你是个很善良的人 by your voice and your comments ^_^
In fact,there are some little tricks to distinguish the 4th and the 2nd tone in different situations:

1)when we want to underline an AIM, we should use the 4th tone.
For example: "为了旅行而省吃俭用","为你付出很多的感情","为工作而熬夜" etc.

2)the 2nd tone is OFTEN used like ¨as...¨ For example ¨作为...¨,"成为...","变为...",etc.

3)Have you found out the 4th tone is often used at the beginning of a sentence or a phrase; but the 2nd is always behind of another word (X+为wei2=verb)

I hope sincerely my poor English explanation could help you in some way...T.T...

Yiwei said...

Nicholas ^^ you're as serious and diligent as Hyunwoo!So I'd be very serious to help you...

1)¨I don't want to set-in for level 1¨
如果译为"我不想考一级",可能会更"地道"一些...

2)寿shou4 喜xi3 烧shao1

And I'm learning from your English, these sentences are very helpful to me, thank you very much!!!

btw,하하하 I can't get why you said ¨perhaps cooking Japanese food is an adventure rather than a challenge¨?

Hyunwoo Sun said...

Great video Nicholas !!!

Very good Japanese, almost perfect ^^!! One little tip that I can give you is your pronunciation when you say ちょ or ちょう - it sounds a bit like the Chinese 'ci' but I think it will sound better if you make it closer to the English 'ch' ^^

Great job!!!!!!
Simply awesome :)

Nicholas Cripps said...

Thank you everyone for the comments!

Yiwei - your English explanations are good... don't worry about it! I'm glad you are learning something from my videos, I'll try to make more...

Hyunwoo - thanks for the tip, yeah I've also noticed I've been pronouncing ちょう strangely since I took up Chinese, thank you for confirming it!

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