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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.


21h
revised How can I come to terms with the animate/inanimate distinction in Japanese?
"It recalls me" isn't correct English. Didn't want to leave that distraction in what is otherwise a great answer.
1d
revised How do I express “this made me laugh”?
Added link to other question.
1d
revised How do I express “this made me laugh”?
added 23 characters in body
2d
revised What is this sentence using ~たら~たで trying to say about televisions and computers?
Included gammart point in title.
2d
revised How do I express “this made me laugh”?
Slight improvement in phrasing.
2d
revised Shouldn't this phrase using だけのこと mean “just for that”?
Furigana for the win.
2d
revised Why does this store named サァラ have a small ァ in the name?
Fixed typo.
Apr
18
revised This mother doesn't know her own child?
Clarified question.
Apr
18
revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
"Betrayed" is a more accurate translation.
Apr
14
revised Why are some words written backwards on trucks
Added more pictures. Because I found them and I like them. Also edited text a bit, to give context to the new pictures.
Apr
5
revised How should I choose between [知]{し}る and わかる?
Corrected some formatting, and while I was here, tightened up a few phrases that kind of bothered me.
Mar
27
revised is ~だ~だ another way of listing things, or does my JLPT book have a typo?
Corrected mistyped part of the example sentence.
Mar
8
revised Does うるさい have a “negative” connotation?
Changed to use furigana. Adjusted text a bit.
Mar
2
revised Why are some words written backwards on trucks
Added Taishō era picture, because I thought it was too interesting to not include. Also edited some 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
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
revised What's the deal with/origin of the character 曰?
Changed URL from dead link to better ones.
Jan
14
revised Confusion between using ga and wa
Edited title to use complete words.
Jan
14
revised What is the difference (if any) between these two sentences?
Made clarifications based on comments.