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1 名前: Anonymous 2004-12-10 05:36 ID:hJuK50Pg [Del]

orz if you plz

529 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-05-16 07:24 ID:WdoR5snm

You can use katakana to emphasize a word. (This is an informal writing style, though.)

Ex. "これはまずい" = "This is bad", "コレはまずい” = "THIS is bad", "これはマズイ" = "This is BAD."

By the say, Japanese language doesn't use pronouns as frequently as English does. So emphasising a pronoun often indicate that the writer/speaker refers to a particular thing but doesn't like to say clearly what it is.

530 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-05-16 11:24 ID:mUx1wECG

>>526 and 529

thanks a lot for your quick response...! :)

"katakana to emphasize a word"... oh, that's interesting... I was thinking katakana is only used for loan words...?!...

so would you say whenever an original japanese word is written in katakana instead of hiragana or kanji then it is probably to emphasise this word...?... (or would that be too simple? ;)...


531 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-05-16 13:47 ID:ETD697sz

Katakana is used for all sorts of stuff... Foreign loan words, emphasis, onomatopoeia, furigana for your name when filling out forms etc etc

532 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-05-16 21:05 ID:kSg8miVP


533 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-05-17 21:09 ID:HcFzUzgx

"katakana to emphasize a word" is often used in a colloquial expression. This is not a rule. You may or may not do it.

Katakana is also used to refer to names of species in scientific articles. This is a standard writing rule. For example, if you write an zoological essay, you should write "イヌ" as "canine", "犬" as "dog".

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