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I studied the Japanese language in 東京 for 18 months as a teenager and came out with 日本語能力試験二級. My experience is pretty limited, I'm out of practice and I'm happy to be corrected by anyone (it's the best way I know to learn).

That said, for my length of study I have probably an above-average amount of conversation practice and may be able to help out with some more obscure matters of etiquette and word/grammar usage, especially from the 関東 region.


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reviewed Reviewed How to say “Food of Light”
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reviewed Close Some Japanese dictionaries (e.g. 大辞林, 大辞泉, and 明鏡国語辞典) use this inverted triangle outline symbol (▽) for some kanji compounds. What does it mean?
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reviewed Excellent Question about subject
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comment Use of the “へ” particle when asking about transportation methods
I'm hoping that someone more articulate than me can explain the actual grammar here properly :)
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answered Use of the “へ” particle when asking about transportation methods
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comment Is しまった an appropriate translation for “Oops”?
Thanks for the great alternatives! Using all three in order is a neat idea (maybe the fourth time would just be バカ!!, lol), but I don't think the developer would be too keen on the idea of implementing this :P In the end I went with Billy's おっと.
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accepted Is しまった an appropriate translation for “Oops”?
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comment Is しまった an appropriate translation for “Oops”?
Thank you for the insight into when to use and when not to use しまった. I've gone with user1205935's answer because it had some great alternatives, but really your answer combined with his would be the "perfect answer" :)
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asked Is しまった an appropriate translation for “Oops”?
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