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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.


Feb
21
comment What makes 飯場 sensitive?
This answer would be greatly improved by providing an English explanation of the content of the quoted text.
Feb
21
revised What's the difference between 何【なん】 and 幾【いく】 when referring to amounts?
Corrected typo in spelling of "nitpicking".
Feb
17
comment Use of と in this sentence
Downvoted, and yet no one has the courage to explain why.
Feb
13
comment Use of と in this sentence
And how is "and then" different from saying "when"?
Feb
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Differences between verb + の verb + か and -ます/-です?
Feb
8
revised What's the deal with/origin of the character 曰?
Slight improvement in phrasing.
Feb
8
revised What's the deal with/origin of the character 曰?
Slight improvement in phrasing.
Feb
8
comment What's the deal with/origin of the character 曰?
@Eric, thanks for alerting me to that. I've swapped out the dead URL for the ones you suggest.
Feb
8
revised What's the deal with/origin of the character 曰?
Changed URL from dead link to better ones.
Jan
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
28
accepted What's the joke in this 4コマ comic?
Jan
27
awarded  Revival
Jan
27
answered Which kanji to use for 'change television channel'?
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
21
comment Etymology of 赤字/黒字
This came up before, and although the question here is not a duplicate, you might want to see the comments on this question.
Jan
15
comment What is the difference (if any) between these two sentences?
@DariusJahandarie, I feel I engaged you to address your legitimate concerns about factual accuracy, but I'm very sorry to say that the comment "helpful to yourself" comes across as a need to win an argument. Obviously, I put it as an answer because I feel it's helpful to others as well, and just because it's not the angle you would take doesn't mean it's not what others might benefit from. In the future, let's please just keep comments limited to trying to collaborate on the most accurate information possible, and leave it to individuals to decide what they find "useful" or not.
Jan
14
revised Confusion between using ga and wa
Edited title to use complete words.
Jan
14
comment What is the difference (if any) between these two sentences?
@DariusJahandarie, could you elaborate on why "do" is a bad parallel for する? In my dictionary, "to do", is the first definition for する.
Jan
14
comment What is the difference (if any) between these two sentences?
@DariusJahandarie, I've updated my answer to reflect the concerns you raised. I hope it's improved.
Jan
14
revised What is the difference (if any) between these two sentences?
Made clarifications based on comments.