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I'm hitchhiking around Asia, learning bits of the languages on the road as needed.

I'm now in Kagoshima after over a month in Okinawa.

召し上がり方
今、売れています
毎日得だ値
超目玉品


Apr
16
revised Japanese/Chinese numbers usage timeline
improve english usage a bit. also consistent kind of spaces
Apr
16
revised What's the best utility for identifying kanji?
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Apr
16
revised Help identifying a low-res kanji
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Apr
16
revised Need to decrypt kanji (image inside)
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Apr
16
comment How do I say “before” or “used to” in Japanese?
It's complicated in English too! It's colloquial only and people don't agree on whether it should be "didn't used to" or "didn't use to", or different wordings altogether.
Apr
16
revised How do I say “before” or “used to” in Japanese?
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Apr
16
comment Counters In Japanese
As well as needing to know which counter to use is it also true that you need to know whether to use the Sino-Japanese or native Japanese numbers? Or are ひと~, ふた~, etc strictly only used with つ?
Apr
16
revised When is it appropriate to refer to yourself using your name, rather than 私 (or others)?
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Apr
16
comment What kind of Japanese is this?
It at least doesn't seem to be modern Chinese since I can't spot the most common character 的, but one of its older equivalents, 之, seems very common. It might be Classical Chinese, which was once the written language of the entire Sinosphere.
Apr
16
comment Which is more colloquial for “I have a headache”?
Thanks for asking @helix because I wondered the same thing. It might even be worth a question all its own, how to know when a given new noun should take shimasu/suru vs arimasu/aru.
Apr
16
revised What kind of Japanese is this?
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Apr
16
comment Which is more colloquial for “I have a headache”?
Would you use 頭痛 in cases like "I need to buy medicine for my friend's headache"? I think this term appeared on the medicine box, but technical terms are expected there.
Apr
16
comment Which is more colloquial for “I have a headache”?
Hi again serial anonymous downvoter! It's nice to know you're always watching (-:
Apr
16
asked Which is more colloquial for “I have a headache”?
Apr
15
revised What to say at the cash register in the convenience store
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Apr
15
accepted さまよう vs ぶらつく vs うろつく for the sense of “to wander”?
Apr
15
comment さまよう vs ぶらつく vs うろつく for the sense of “to wander”?
Great answer thank you! In my case I'm wandering around Asia and currently Japan. When I tried to look up the terms in dictionaries there were negative connotations like "loiter" mentioned in some of them as well as just different ones like "hang around".
Apr
15
comment How to thank somebody for their hospitality?
For some example of what I mean by hospitality, people who I didn't previously know who gave me a ride in their car, took me out for a meal or drinking, or invited me to stay at their home.
Apr
15
comment How to thank somebody for their hospitality?
I actually had jotted down "おもてなし" on my notes to look up next time I had internet access but misheard で in place of て so couldn't figure out what my note was. I think I actually asked my hosts about how to say "hospitality" and this is what they could think of (-:
Apr
15
comment Is “ガール” (gāru) now considered a Japanese word? What about “ガールズ” (gāruzu)?
Hi again serial anonymous downvoter. I hope trolling through my old questions to downvote is cheering you up (-: