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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.


Dec
27
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
7
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can placements of adverbs be altered freely?
Nov
15
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
15
comment What is an appropriate response to お疲{つか}れ様{さま}です in non-work situations?
@TokyoNagoya, I didn't merely select it, the community has upvoted it higher than any other answer. If you think it is in error, provide an alternate answer, and if you're right, your answer will be validated by the community. If that happens, then I could switch the accepted answer.
Nov
1
comment What does で mean when asked as a question?
I don't think "So what?" has the right nuance. "So what?" implies that a person understands something completely but what they want to hear next is a reason to care. With で?, a person does not yet feel they have full understanding, and a decision about caring would come later, after the full idea has been made clear.
Nov
1
comment What does で mean when asked as a question?
I think this answer is the most accurate, and I would add that a workable translation is to think of it as simply "And...?" It can be used somewhat neutrally when someone has left you hanging with an incomplete thought, or it can also be used with a negative implication of "what are you going on about?"
Oct
21
comment What's the difference between 何【なん】 and 幾【いく】 when referring to amounts?
@ちょこれーと: 「ぎく」って、「疑懼」? If you want to say something, it would be helpful if you could be more clear.
Oct
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
Oct
21
revised Trouble parsing sentence with 合わず
Adjusted negative form of idiom to be the root positive, added translation note.
Oct
21
revised Trouble parsing sentence with 合わず
Corrected spelling in title.
Oct
21
answered Trouble parsing sentence with 合わず
Oct
15
comment A closer look at そう思う
@snailboat: Thanks for the link. That clears it up.
Oct
14
comment A closer look at そう思う
I thought そう思う was short for そうだと思う. Is that not correct?
Oct
14
revised How do you say “The 10 most spoken languages in the world” in Japanese?
No need for disclaimers. Your choice of words is either correct or not, and if correct, the community will upvote.
Oct
14
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
Your question seems to be based on the assumption that the way to raise a child in their native language and the way to teach a person a second language should be the same. However, the needs of native learners and non-native learners can be, and almost always certanly are, very different. In any case, how native Japanese speakers learn doesn't matter at all as long as the non-native learners benefit from the techniques they use.
Oct
3
comment JLPT N1 question: Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
@istrasci: Why did you cross out the first line? That is a helpful part of your answer. The last line could be deleted, but correcting the reading seems uncontroversially relevant.
Oct
3
comment Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
@RodrigoPará: He deleted it.
Oct
1
revised JLPT N1 question: Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
added 2 characters in body
Oct
1
revised JLPT N1 question: Why isn't a large amount of money a good enough reason to kill someone?
Couldn't get furigana and bold to work, so I removed the line.