Are these sentances correct?

日本語をべんきょうしたくて、スポーツをします。
しゅみはおんがくをきいて、えをかくのです。
Is this the correct way to say " I want to study Japanese and play sports." and "My hobbies are listening to music and drawing pictures."? If not then how do you say it? (This is just my guess on how to say it. Sentence 2 seems especially wrong to me.)
Thanks ; ]
posted by AlienNinja

Comments 8

  • Ryumatori
    Ryumatori
    日本語をべんきょうして,スポーツをします

    :)
  • spanz
    spanz
    Hmmm...
    I'm probably wrong, but here are my two cents:

    Ryumatori's version means "I study Japanese and play sports" or "I'll study Japanese and play sports".
    The original meaning is "I <b>want to</b> study Japanese and play sports", so the use of したい (したくて) sounds right to me.
    About the last part, I'm not sure about します. As you <b>want to play</b> sports as well, maybe you could say スポーツをしたい or even スポーツ<b>も</b>したい.
    My version: 日本語を勉強したくて、スポーツもしたい。
    If you want to be polite, just add です.

    For the second sentence, I'd only use more Kanji. I don't see anything wrong.
    趣味は音楽を聞いて、絵を書くのです。
    Or maybe the simpler:
    趣味は音楽を聞いて、絵を書きます。

    Of course, you could put 私は at the start of the first sentence, and 私の at the start of the second one, but it's not necessary.

    That's what I think. If I'm wrong, sorry! :)
  • AlienNinja
    AlienNinja
    Okay. Thanks for the suggestions XD
  • spanz
    spanz
    Take them with a grain of salt. I'm not good. I'd wait for some more opinions. XD
  • Ela
    Ela
    Hi there, how about:
    私は日本語を勉強して、そしてスポーツをすることを望みます。
    Or: 私は日本語を勉強したいし、スポーツもしたい。
    私の趣味は音楽を聞くことと、絵を描くことです。
    Or:趣味では音楽を聞いたり、絵を描いたりします。
    My japanese is poor but hopefully I made sence. More opinions will be great.
  • Ela
    Ela
    Just wanted to add something...
    "私は日本語を勉強して、そしてスポーツをすることを望みます。"
    I want (望みます= i wish, desire) to study Japanese and (そして) play sports.
    "私は日本語を勉強したいし、スポーツもしたい。"
    I want to study Japanese but also (し) I want to play sports.
    "私の趣味は音楽を聞くことと、絵を描くことです。"
    My hobbies are listening to music and (と) drawing (描く=to draw,to paint ) pictures.
    "趣味では音楽を聞いたり、絵を描いたりします。"
    As for a hobby I listen music and draw pictures.
  • StonerPenguin
    StonerPenguin
    You should really use http://lang-8.com/ for stuff like this =D
  • Hirotosama
    Hirotosama
    You also wrote "sentences" wrong xD
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