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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
2
comment Contrasting っぽい、らしい、みたい
I'd like to add a qualifying comment in that I've used these words these ways for years, but I worry that it might be a situation where Japanese people let me get away with it because I'm close enough. If I'm ultimately not accurate, I hope someone will correct me!
Aug
2
answered Contrasting っぽい、らしい、みたい
Aug
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Etymology of 土産 {みやげ}
Aug
1
comment Difference between AにB and AはB
Since there is no negative within the quotations in the original Japanese, I think a slightly more accurate translation would be "I just write 「"whatever!」 on a set list. lol"
Aug
1
revised Speaking in the third person
Improved formatting.
Aug
1
comment How do you do a countdown?
+1 Because I had never noticed before that 4 and 7 are commonly said differently depending on whether counting down or up. Now that I think of it, though, that seems to be true.
Jul
31
revised Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
Removed the word "exception" in favour of "comparison".
Jul
31
revised Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
Apparently I was wrong about the は and time thing.
Jul
31
revised Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
Improved formatting, corrected spelling.
Jul
31
answered Does the use of は or omitting は affect the listener's reply?
Jul
31
revised How would one convey the concept of “vouching” in Japanese?
Added link to relevant English discussion.
Jul
31
revised What's the meaning of すます in 耳をすませば?
Changed for correct etymology.
Jul
31
comment What's the meaning of すます in 耳をすませば?
sawa: Okay, I'll trust you on that and edit accordingly.
Jul
31
revised Difference between AにB and AはB
Corrected my mistranslation of the use of は.
Jul
31
answered What's the meaning of すます in 耳をすませば?
Jul
31
revised Difference between AにB and AはB
Removed irrelevant tweet text.
Jul
31
answered Difference between AにB and AはB
Jul
30
revised can we omit verbs when speaking casually?
Edited to answer revised question.
Jul
30
answered can we omit verbs when speaking casually?
Jul
30
answered Speaking in the third person