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Konbanwa gozai-masu Dy-chan

English translation: Good evening, Dy!

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20:11 May 13, 2002
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: Konbanwa gozai-masu Dy-chan
greeting
dy
English translation:Good evening, Dy!
Explanation:
There is a syntax error. "Konbabwa" does not take "gozaimasu". Konbanwa itself is polite enough and it is a fixed expression for "good evening".

"-chan" is a diminutive form of "-san", similar to "-chen" in German or "-y" or "ie" in "Katy" or "Jamie".
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Yoshiro Shibasaki, PhD
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:29
Grading comment
thank you
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +11Good evening, Dy!
Yoshiro Shibasaki, PhD


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +11
Good evening, Dy!


Explanation:
There is a syntax error. "Konbabwa" does not take "gozaimasu". Konbanwa itself is polite enough and it is a fixed expression for "good evening".

"-chan" is a diminutive form of "-san", similar to "-chen" in German or "-y" or "ie" in "Katy" or "Jamie".

Yoshiro Shibasaki, PhD
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:29
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 108
Grading comment
thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Erik Anderson
14 mins

agree  xxxphoo
1 hr

agree  LEXICON KK
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agree  Kaori Myatt
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agree  Indojin: yes ... just a comment: we the computer users, have started using terms like "syntax error", instead of "grammatical mistake". I guess, it does convey the meaning though. :-)
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agree  napiko
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agree  krishna mallick: a comment, as we are progressing more and more, the original word in English is going out.The words are getting abbreviated, which I did not see in my childhood and it surely feels relieved when the original words are used by somebody.
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agree  Philip Ronan
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agree  Joseph Rosacena
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agree  Naomi Ota
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