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I've just finished a 9.5 month hitchhiking trip around Asia, learning bits of the languages on the road as needed.

I'm now back home between trips.

召し上がり方
今、売れています
毎日得だ値
超目玉品


Jun
14
comment Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
Is it a requirement that language is the main topic? I feel this is a "practical problem of written Japanese" question and as such that though language may not be the main part that it is the key part, without which the problem cannot be solved.
Jun
14
comment Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: Please feel free to provide an answer (in a comment) that illustrates how to find such a book without referring to Japanese language (-; Yes the Japanese bookstore in Australia was set up for Japanese exchange students and followed the usual Japanese practice in Japan.
Jun
14
comment Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
I'm not saying your view to close as off-topic is invalid, and the question will serve a purpose even if it just helps us define what is and is not on-topic, but I do have to disagree with your view that "culture" and "language" are mutually exclusive.
Jun
14
revised What is the equivalent of “alphabetical order” in Japanese?
add alphabetical-order tag
Jun
14
asked Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
Jun
14
revised What are the Japanese terms for “character dictionary”? “漢辞海”? “漢字典”?
add examples of what was written on the spines of two dictionaries (after much fumbling with kanji)
Jun
14
comment What are the Japanese terms for “character dictionary”? “漢辞海”? “漢字典”?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: Yes I'll be a character dictionary only in Japanese knowing that it will be of limited used to me but that's OK. Some of the books I saw had the character "字" in them - are those the wrong kind?
Jun
14
asked What are the Japanese terms for “character dictionary”? “漢辞海”? “漢字典”?
Jun
14
comment Is すごい slang or just informal?
For those who like me have trouble with the difference between "slang" and "informal" I've asked the question over on English.SE : english.stackexchange.com/questions/29720/…
Jun
13
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
Don't apologize this is a great answer!
Jun
13
comment How important is one's pitch when speaking Japanese?
One of my pocket Japanese-English dictionaries I bought specifically because it does contain pitch accent information for every word, in its case using an acute accent, but I hear there are multiple systems and no one standard for indicating this. This book is The Practical Japanese-English Dictionary by Noah S. Brannen - ISBN 0-8348-0342-9
Jun
13
revised How important is one's pitch when speaking Japanese?
add pitch tag
Jun
13
revised how would a native ask the question “Where are you going later?”
add the questions tag
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13
revised Is すごい slang or just informal?
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13
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