#4829791, By Shinji Learning Japanese I think I'm learning Japanese I really think so

  • Shinji 4 Jun 2009 13:23:54 5,903 posts
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    That's not "mimasu", it's "aimasu" - hence their pronunciation. Different verb, meaning "to meet".

    They don't use "to see (someone)" in the same was as English does. In Japanese, if you translated that literally, using "miru", you'd literally be saying that you "looked at" them - it sounds kind of creepy and stalkerish, actually :)

    (By the way, if you're pronouncing み as "my", that's wrong. It should be pronounced the same as "me" in English (as in, "me and my friend..."). "My" would be まい, not み.)
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