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Currently a Junior High School Assistant English Teacher in Japan.


Apr
14
awarded  Yearling
Apr
14
answered ふるさと (home town, birthplace) uses which kanji - 古里 or 故郷?
Jan
30
awarded  Commentator
Jan
30
comment What is the Japanese term for a gamer?
I just wanted to further add that I bought the Gerard Butler film 'Gamer' (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamer_%28film%29) on DVD and it also used the spelling ゲーマー on the box.
Dec
27
awarded  Critic
Nov
6
comment What word is used for an enemy in a Video Game?
Sorry, is that reading かたき or てき?
Oct
20
comment need help understanding a coin
Maybe they thought if they are printing a lot of them, the straight lines of katakana will have fewer issues of wear than hiragana?
Sep
14
comment R sound vs L sound
One thing I noticed from living near Tokyo (other regions may vary) but I noticed that when the /r/ came at the start of a word it tended to have an "L" like character to it, but when it was inside a word, it tended to have more of an "R" character to it. I often hear らーめん pronounced like "laamen" but something like バラ pronounced like the romaji "bara". If I said "bala" that sounds totally wrong, but "laamen" doesn't sound so bad.
Sep
14
comment Can ぼくたち (bokutachi) be used for mixed-gender group?
I had a discussion in one of my classes with a student (female) and the teacher I worked with. She told me that sometimes girls use ぼく and called over one of the 'sporty' girls who is a bit of a tomboy. That girl said she uses ぼく for herself sometimes and also ぼくたち when addressing the team (all girls).
Sep
14
comment Can ぼくたち (bokutachi) be used for mixed-gender group?
Although I have also heard it used in reference purely to a group. For example in my junior high school they would make slogans for sports day referring to the class as "ぼくたち" even though no single person is stating that.
Sep
13
comment How is 空気を読む translated into English?
Although terribly politically incorrect, someone who in Japanese I might hear described as being "KY" or who is always "KY", I often hear the same kind of person talked about as being "a bit aspergic" in English (whether they are or not). The implication being that people with Asperger's / autistic spectrum conditions are pathologically unable to "read the air".
Sep
10
answered Teaching the difference between “see” and “she” in English
Jul
2
awarded  Student
Jul
2
asked What kind of verbs can the suffix たて (立て) attach to?
May
19
comment How is the Kanji of 口実 related to the meaning?
Perhaps the kanji stands as opposed to 事実 (with the kanji pointing to a meaning of something like = truth of the matter). Compared with 口実 (with the kanji pointing to something like = stated/spoken truth). Also the kanji 口 often pops up in words suggesting negative/deceptive speak even when the negative aspect is not obvious. E.g. 口先 lip service、口出し butting in、口答え back talk.
May
8
comment Which romanization system should I use in my word game?
Although I'm not a fan of the kunreishiki system and I think Hepburn is much clearer, I would agree that most Japanese are more comfortable with kunreishiki. Even though students learn about Hepburn in English lessons in Junior High School - in my experience many of the low-level students and those who don't like English (in both Junior High and High School) consistently use kunreishiki.
Apr
18
comment How many Kanji characters are there?
Perhaps 10,000 if we are talking about Chinese hanzi, but for Japanese kanji, all of the Kanji Kentei level 1 test (漢字検定) comprises "only" 6355 characters. Which is every character you can represent in Japanese on a standard computer. I'd think even the most well-read of Japanese people wouldn't recognise even 5000 characters unless they studied specifically for that purpose.
Nov
21
answered What is an expression that means “of course!” as if suddenly realizing something?
Aug
17
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
17
awarded  Analytical