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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.


1d
revised This mother doesn't know her own child?
Clarified question.
1d
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.
Jan
11
revised Is 「でいい」 the same as 「でもいい」?
Corrected spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Also adjusted formatting.
Jan
10
revised How are these translations of “I had an exam yesterday” different?
Hopefully corrected mistranslation, added better explanation.
Jan
8
revised How are these translations of “I had an exam yesterday” different?
Corrected grammar in main body. Changed title to make clear it is not asking for a translation.
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
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
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