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Lived in Japan for longer than I'd like to admit, given that my Japanese isn't where it should be given the time here.

I'm strongest in reading, and weakest in speaking. I can never express my thoughts accurately enough or fast enough.

I also have a lot of bad habits when it comes to grammar, having gone for so long without proper study. Japanese is not a language learned by osmosis. I'm hoping to stamp those quirks out by asking questions here.


8h
comment Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
The SAD strikes again.
9h
asked Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
Apr
14
revised Why are some words written backwards on trucks
Added more pictures. Because I found them and I like them. Also edited text a bit, to give context to the new pictures.
Apr
5
revised How should I choose between [知]{し}る and わかる?
Corrected some formatting, and while I was here, tightened up a few phrases that kind of bothered me.
Apr
1
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
28
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
27
accepted is ~だ~だ another way of listing things, or does my JLPT book have a typo?
Mar
27
revised is ~だ~だ another way of listing things, or does my JLPT book have a typo?
Corrected mistyped part of the example sentence.
Mar
27
comment is ~だ~だ another way of listing things, or does my JLPT book have a typo?
Been in Tokyo a long, long time, but I swear, I really don't recall encountering the Noun + だ + Noun + だと form. Though, I've had this happen before where I've lived in blissful ignorance of some term or phrase for a long time, and then once I know it exists, it will then seem like I hear it all the time. :) Also, you're right, the example in the book is 就職したらしたで. I had simply mistyped when copying from the book, so I'll correct the question.
Mar
27
asked is ~だ~だ another way of listing things, or does my JLPT book have a typo?
Mar
25
accepted What exactly does the grammatical form NがNなだけに mean?
Mar
25
comment What exactly does the grammatical form NがNなだけに mean?
I did not catch at all the context that the problem with the time in the first example was that it was too late at night. Now that you've pointed it out, the whole of the example makes total sense. Also, your wording for the English explanation is much clearer than the book's. I think I get it now.
Mar
25
comment What exactly does the grammatical form NがNなだけに mean?
@dainichi, thanks for that. Your explanation makes the examples much clearer. Want to upgrade your comment to an answer?
Mar
25
asked What exactly does the grammatical form NがNなだけに mean?
Mar
8
revised Does うるさい have a “negative” connotation?
Changed to use furigana. Adjusted text a bit.
Mar
5
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
2
revised Why are some words written backwards on trucks
Added Taishō era picture, because I thought it was too interesting to not include. Also edited some text.
Feb
25
comment What are those 踊り字, their usage, and examples
Thanks for coming to JLU. We're happy to try and help you understand Japanese, but I'm afraid that your question is very broad. Too broad to really answer in any meaningful way. If you can specify exactly what it is you want to know, as opposed to just wanting to know "more", then you're likely to get good answer. Thanks.