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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.


Aug
20
accepted ことができる versus V~える form
Aug
20
comment How can I say “make a big deal [about/out of/of] X”?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: Thanks. I kind of wondered if that might be the case. I removed the erroneous example sentence.
Aug
20
revised How can I say “make a big deal [about/out of/of] X”?
Removed erroneous use of 大.
Aug
20
revised What is the difference between 残念ながら and 残念なことに
Changed the one example to use more common Japanese.
Aug
20
comment How can I say “make a big deal [about/out of/of] X”?
@Tsuyoshi It: could you elaborate? I was trying to find a way to put something together with the 大 character as the asker had requested, but if I've made something nonsensical, please let me know if and how it can be fixed.
Aug
20
revised Are JLPT vocab taught in the same order as it is taught in japanese schools?
Expanded.
Aug
20
answered Are JLPT vocab taught in the same order as it is taught in japanese schools?
Aug
19
comment What is the difference between 残念ながら and 残念なことに
別れる is by far the most normal. I just came across the word 仲違い recently and thought I'd run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes. I may edit it out if it's considered too out there.
Aug
19
comment How can I say “make a big deal [about/out of/of] X”?
Karl: I always take a title to be merely an introduction, and the main body to be what the asker specifically wants. In any case, 騒ぐ means anxiety and drama about as much as "make a big deal" does in English, so from what you're saying I would say it's the best candidate. And yes, you can put in それ, これ, or あれ, as you see fit. Perfectly grammatical.
Aug
19
answered What is the difference between 残念ながら and 残念なことに
Aug
19
revised How can I say “make a big deal [about/out of/of] X”?
Added translation as requested in comments.
Aug
19
answered How can I say “make a big deal [about/out of/of] X”?
Aug
18
answered is it offensive to say あなた?
Aug
17
revised 言ったりしたら versus 言ったら
Added translation, clarified question.
Aug
17
asked 言ったりしたら versus 言ったら
Aug
17
comment ことができる versus V~える form
@Tsuyoshi Ito: They were typos. Corrected now. Thanks for pointing it out.
Aug
17
revised ことができる versus V~える form
deleted 2 characters in body
Aug
17
asked ことができる versus V~える form
Aug
16
accepted Is there an online list of frequently used words in the news?
Aug
16
accepted Why did オレンジ replace 橙【だいだい】?