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I'm just some guy that likes anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, video games, philosophy, Japanese language and culture and programming.

I also know some Python, HTML, CSS and Javascript; a little bit of C, PHP and MySQL; and enough to know my way around in Linux (Mint).

And was appointed ♦ Moderator Pro Tempore on Anime and Manga SE.

And that's about it...


Mar
18
comment Which time expressions take the に particle?
Ok, thank you very much :)
Mar
18
comment Which time expressions take the に particle?
I see. Does this only happen with です?
Jan
25
comment When writing vertically, where do small kana go?
So basically it gets closer to the upper kana (the one it is modifying) and you give some space before writing the next one?
Oct
10
comment Correct kana for foreign name
Thanks for the help!
Oct
9
comment Correct kana for foreign name
Obrigado pela ajuda!
Jul
31
comment Sentence structure/element order
Thanks for the answer!
Jul
19
comment Sentence structure/element order
Ok. Thank you very much, and I think we have an answer!
Jul
13
comment Sentence structure/element order
So the textbook only adopts that same structure because it is easier to memorize each element always in the same place? Or, despite the fact that all those possibilities in order might have the same translation, does the one I presented sound more natural/is more correct?
Jul
13
comment Sentence structure/element order
so the three sentences above and the one I provided can be translated into the same thing? This means that the only part that has a 'locked' position is the verb?
Jul
13
comment Sentence structure/element order
ok, so I understand that the sentence I provided has a neutral tone. These three you provide emphasize which elements of the sentence?
Jul
13
comment Correct kana for foreign name
@Chocolate: yes, that's the sound
Jul
11
comment Correct kana for foreign name
I am not sure if the pronunciation provided by Google is correct, because since some time now i cannot get the audio spelling function to work... the icon just doesn't appear...
Jul
11
comment Correct kana for foreign name
Thank you. However, I think I should say that ジョアン doesn't sound nowhere near how it is pronounced in Portuguese. I find this interesting because I see that most names have a pronunciation similar (as similar as possible) to the native. I also find interesting the fact that you said I can choose my own kana. Is that really how it works? I mean, I know it is my name and I know how to pronounce it, but can/should I introduce myself to a Japanese person and say 'this is how you write my name in YOUR language'?
Jul
11
comment Sentence structure/element order
I see what you mean, but somehow the differences in emphasis seem much more 'marked' in Japanese.
Jul
11
comment Sentence structure/element order
the thing I really mean to know is: can the 'when' and the 'with whom' part (like I wrote on the question) be switched without having these dramatic changes in emphasis? Or do they always need to be placed in that specific order?
Jul
11
comment Sentence structure/element order
So altering the order in Japanese makes a lot of difference, when compared to the differences in order I presented in English.
May
28
comment Particles で and も and でも
@gibbon: I was really trying to understand if も had a meaning I didn't know about. But I see the translation should always be more loose, right?
May
28
comment Particles で and も and でも
@TsuyoshiIto: Wait, does it ask if it is "ALSO ok to use a card" or just if it is "ok to use a card"? Because I thought it was the latter.
May
27
comment Numbers and Counters
Hadn't thought about that one! Very good!
May
26
comment Numbers and Counters
Thank you very much!