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Hello! I'm learning Japanese!


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revised Is は used when asking if something already discussed exists?
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revised Can the appositive have more than one meaning in a phrase?
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comment Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
The earliest cite in 日本国語大辞典 for ユーフォー is around that time (two years earlier in 1975). I don't think that timeline contradicts anything since the shorter pronunciation was (and is) still used in English. It's certainly plausible that the song you mention popularized the borrowing, but again I don't see what that would contradict. Anyway, I don't claim to be an expert—I'm just trying to do my best with what resources I have available.
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answered Why is “UFO” pronounced as if it were a word?
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comment I can't quite understand the meaning of 自分でも
The Tanaka corpus (known to be full of errors, mind you) has these three sentences: (1) 「自分でもそれが解っているんだけと。」 = "I know it myself."   (2) 「自分でもそれをやってみなさい。」 = "Do it by yourself."   (3) 「自分でもそれをやってみます。」 = "I'll do it by myself too."  You've supplied sentences 1 and 3 with the translations for 1 and 2.
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answered Is this sentence in a different language or is it just gibberish?
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comment Is my hiragana writing understandable?
You should try writing in boxes for now. It'll help you pay attention to the proportions, which will help you make nicer looking characters. You can buy or print special paper for practicing writing, or you can buy a notebook of graph paper. (You can write in 2x2 boxes at a time so you can see where the center of each box is as you write.) Also see the video Choko linked below.
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revised Is my hiragana writing understandable?
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revised What is the exact meaning of “kaizen”?
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revised Difference between 生まれてくる and 生まれる
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revised What is Vて+た construction?
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revised What is Vて+た construction?
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revised What is じゃねぇか ? What is its original form?
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comment Usage of the pronouns 「我が輩」 and 「方」 in everyday life
Someone should point out that the suffix is がた rather than かた.
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revised What are the advantages/disadvantages of writing in romaji instead of kanji, hiragana, and so on?
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answered What are the advantages/disadvantages of writing in romaji instead of kanji, hiragana, and so on?