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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.


6h
comment This mother doesn't know her own child?
My misunderstanding of the sentence comes almost entirely down to my not understanding には, so I appreciate this answer giving it a central focus. However, in your examples, you translate both and には as "to". Could you maybe break down how they differ, making more clear the progression from your second to third example?
7h
comment How do I express “this made me laugh”?
@noel_lapin, if you could expand on how the use of and には, that would make for a helpful answer.
7h
comment How do I express “this made me laugh”?
@user4092, Could you expand on how that works... and put it as an answer not a comment?
16h
comment How do I express “this made me laugh”?
Thanks for this suggestion. It's one way to express the general idea, but the intention of my question isn't so much about what vocabulary to use, but how to correctly apply the right grammar. So I'm looking for an answer that uses the verb 笑う.
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asked How do I express “this made me laugh”?
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comment Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
@istrasci, I put an explanation on JLU Meta.
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comment This mother doesn't know her own child?
@virmaior, I agree with ssb, the more the merrier. I'm glad to have different approaches to the same conclusion. The only difficulty is deciding which one to mark correct. It's a good problem to have.
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revised This mother doesn't know her own child?
Clarified question.
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asked This mother doesn't know her own child?
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revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
"Betrayed" is a more accurate translation.
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accepted Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
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comment Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
The SAD strikes again.
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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.