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May
27
accepted What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
May
27
awarded  Nice Question
May
27
comment Is 「たくなった」 a typo or a grammatical structure that is different than I think it is?
@Kaji, Might go to Senshin just for the rep boost, but I wouldn't really want to reward people being faster. I think that getting points for being faster encourages people to place low quality answers in the hopes of getting in ahead of others.
May
27
comment What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
@Chocolate, I thought シャブ was specifically slang for crystal meth.
May
27
comment What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
All these comments are helpful, but really they should be answers. Also, still missing is the rationale behind censoring the word.
May
27
comment Is 「たくなった」 a typo or a grammatical structure that is different than I think it is?
@Kaji, Now that it's pointed out, I feel a bit embarrassed for not having realized that it involves なる. Now the problem is, both answers are exactly right and similar... not sure which to mark as correct. I'd like to give both a green check.
May
27
asked What is シ●ブ, and why is it censored?
May
27
asked Is 「たくなった」 a typo or a grammatical structure that is different than I think it is?
May
18
comment センスで嗅覚も研ぎ澄ます - “sense of sense of smell?” Why use センス?
@EiríkrÚtlendi, it isn't moderators who vote questions down, it's anyone who uses the site. And, unfortunately, this does mean that any individual might choose to downvote for some weird reason all of their own. Worse, they may not explain it. Unfortunately, we've suffered the presence of someone(?) who has been frequently downvoting with no explanations and making newer users like yourself feel inexplicably criticized. However, please don't take it too personal. The problem is with the downvoter, not you.
May
14
comment What does 「VほうもVほうだ」 mean?
I could have sworn I came across this pattern in my N1 textbooks, but I can't locate it now, in either my book or on the web. Which raises an interesting side question... what is the best practise for looking up grammar forms when one comes across a grammar form one isn't familiar with? Google will most likely retrieve examples, not grammar dictionaries, so that's not a great route. There are plenty of good vocabulary dictionaries, but I can't think of a go-to online source for grammar reference.
May
14
awarded  Custodian
May
13
comment When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
@Meg, Perhaps it would help if you were to tell me the difference in English between "understand" and "can do". The difference in Japanese is largely the same, so if you can explain how the concepts overlap in your mind in English, we might stand a better chance of figuring out why they are overlapping so much in Japanese for you. As for the addition of すること, you may want to see this answer.
May
11
answered When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
May
11
comment When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
@Meg, I'm not feeling so confident in my Japanese recently, but I might try an answer. Before I do, though, I thought I should mention that JLU, still in beta as it is, doesn't yet have such a large an active community like some other SE sites, where you're likely to see answers within minutes. Sometimes you can, but other times, it can take a day, or more, to get an answer, depending on who happens to be online and when.
May
11
comment When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
@Meg, it can take a little bit of time to get used to how JLU works, but you'll be fine. Just don't take it as a sign of having done anything wrong if people make or suggest edits. We just view every question an answer as a community effort in trying to make available helpful information in the clearest and best way possible. Hope you find the site helpful, and please ask lots of questions!
May
11
comment Translation Help with 思うと and よかった思います
Sorry, but could you clarify "I think the と between よかった and 思います is necessary.". Are you saying the text Rachel G is quoting is in error, and there should be a following よかった?
May
11
revised What are the differences between すぐ、もうすぐ、すぐに?
Minor typo correction, and added quotes.
May
10
revised How to express “X is the most important for Y”?
Removed unneccessary statements, corrected English grammar a bit.
May
10
comment How to express “X is the most important for Y”?
Welcome, shogochiai, to Japanese Language & Usage! Just as a note, there is no need to say you are Japanese. When you're right, you're right, and it won't matter who you are :). As native speaker, your knowledge of Japanese will be obvious. I hope you enjoy using JLU.
May
10
revised How to express “X is the most important for Y”?
Tried to make this more parsable in English. Also, no need to declare one's ethnicity.