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I made a program called Tankan for brute-force memorization of kanji meanings and readings: http://kylheku.com/tankan

You will be blown away by the simplicity, power and efficiency.


Oct
30
revised What does 忘れたい人 mean?
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Oct
29
comment What does 忘れたい人 mean?
@snailboat In that clause, there is an explicit object, and so the object of forgetting cannot be the person. The clause is taking the perspective of knowing the person's feelings and using -tai, which I didn't rule out as being impossible. I added a few things to the answer to round it out.
Oct
29
revised What does 忘れたい人 mean?
added 302 characters in body
Oct
29
comment Confusion on use of する with adverbs
So "slowly" isn't really an adverb, just a conjugated version of the "slow" adjective.
Oct
29
answered What does 忘れたい人 mean?
Oct
29
comment What's the grammar behind お忘れなきよう?
Why お忘れ「の」ないように rather than just お忘れないように?
Oct
20
comment 童貞が許されるのは小学生までだよね - translation of まで
made never means "even". Sentences that use "made" may have the connotations of "even", but it's not created by that word. If it is surprising or unexpected that something is possible until a certain limit, then there is the sense of "even". "Even" corresponds to words/constructions like "sae" and "-noni". "[Not] even if" to "-de/-te mo". and such.
Oct
20
comment How should I choose between [知]{し}る and わかる?
No, 分かる does not simply mean to understand and that's all there is to it. If someone asks you what time it is, do you reply, "I don't understand?" if you do not have the time? That means you don't understand the question.
Oct
18
answered Japanese equivalent of “Thanks anyway.”?
Oct
12
awarded  Student
Oct
12
awarded  Scholar
Oct
12
accepted The process behind キャ in loanwords from English
Oct
12
comment The process behind キャ in loanwords from English
You're right; the front velarization of in these words is not unlike the aspiration of a leading P sound. This is a reasonable hypothesis; thanks for digging up the paper and citations.
Oct
11
revised The process behind キャ in loanwords from English
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Oct
11
asked The process behind キャ in loanwords from English
Oct
11
comment Question about ように
Potentially useful link.
Oct
11
answered Question about ように
Oct
11
comment に particle and passive form… multiple meanings?
@Nathan Same problems in English. By sunrise, everyone will know he was killed by a bullet, fighting by the side of his comrades.
Oct
8
answered Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
Sep
28
comment Why do we use 〜ないで instead of 〜なくて before auxiliary ください?
It's for the same reason why we don't say "not to do that and please" instead of "don't do that please".