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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.


Apr
20
revised Why does this store named サァラ have a small ァ in the name?
Fixed typo.
Apr
20
asked Why does this store named サァラ have a small ァ in the name?
Apr
20
comment What special kana are used to write foreign words?
I notice on my computer that the ラ゙リ゙ル゙レ゙ロ゙ example you give, the dakuten are shifted one character to the right, so that it looks like the has no dakuten, and at the right end there is a floating dakuten attached to no character. Is this a result of my computer not rendering them properly? Was some special method used to input them?
Apr
20
asked What is this sentence using ~たら~たで trying to say about televisions and computers?
Apr
20
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?
Apr
19
asked How do I express “this made me laugh”?
Apr
18
comment Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
@istrasci, I put an explanation on JLU Meta.
Apr
18
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.
Apr
18
revised This mother doesn't know her own child?
Clarified question.
Apr
18
asked This mother doesn't know her own child?
Apr
18
revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
"Betrayed" is a more accurate translation.
Apr
18
accepted Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
Apr
17
comment Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
The SAD strikes again.
Apr
17
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?