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My name is Tsuyoshi Ito in English and 伊藤剛志 (いとうつよし) in Japanese. I am a native speaker of Japanese with a casual interest in languages. I have been living outside Japan for a few years, and my knowledge about trends in Japanese is likely to be outdated.

Aside: My secret goal is to keep being the top answerer in the tag “food.”


Jul
7
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
@sawa: That’s life, and that’s language. Should the law forbid mathematically incorrect use of mathematical terms? :)
Jul
7
comment What is ~げに suffix actually?
possible duplicate of What is the difference between ~げ and ~そう
Jul
6
comment What does ちょちょい mean?
I repeat the same comment as before: please add examples.
Jul
6
comment Who scolded whom in Aに怒られる?
If it is a typo, please fix.
Jul
6
comment Who scolded whom in Aに怒られる?
By “the られら form,” do you mean “the られた form”?
Jul
6
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
This suffix 超 is read ちょう, not こえ, and therefore written without okurigana. See Daijirin (sense 1).
Jul
6
answered Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
Jul
6
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
I have never seen “more than 1000 yen” stated as “1000円超過,” and that expression does not appear in the Wikipedia article which you linked. I have seen “1000円超 (read as せんえんちょう)” and “1000円を超過する.”
Jul
6
comment How to choose a reading for 降る? ふる & くだる
By “both letters in the entry for 【くだる】,” do you mean 下る and 降る?
Jul
5
comment How to choose a reading for 降る? ふる & くだる
I know that there are some cases where 降る is read as くだる, but if you know some examples, please include them in the question.
Jul
5
comment Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
A calculator is usually written as 計算機, not 計算器.
Jul
5
answered Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
Jul
5
comment How important is one's pitch when speaking Japanese?
@sawa: You seem to have misread my answer. I did not say that accent patterns are irrelevant. If you want to sound like a native speaker, you have to use a consistent accent pattern for sure. But I believe that doing so is not crucial to make yourself understood.
Jul
5
comment Is the use of 先生 and similar titles context sensitive?
@sawa: My answer is about the case where the speaker is talking to a teacher who is referred to. Your answer is about other cases. They are both correct and not contradicting each other.
Jul
4
comment How do you ask for “the bill” at a restaurant?
お勘定をお願いします is definitely more usual than お勘定してください.
Jul
4
comment I am looking for an online Japanese dictionary with audio pronunciations
For what it’s worth, English-Japanese dictionaries for Japanese speakers (who speak English as a foreign language) usually do not provide readings of words in Japanese. :)
Jul
4
comment Can “みたい” mean “want to see”?
@syockit: 映画を視る looks unnatural to me (unless one is talking about a silent film).
Jul
4
comment How should I view でより and でのより?
@Pacerier: Yes, I think that 背がより高い and より背が高い are interchangeable.
Jul
3
comment Confusion about “Seemingly not ~”
Thank you for the pointer. I do not have that book, but (in retrospect) I can imagine that it contains some story about the forms ~なさそう and ~なそう.
Jul
3
comment Is the word ハーフ derogatory?
So you know that ハーフ is wasei-eigo, you know that it has almost nothing to do with the number 1/2, you know that in most cases people use ハーフ with no offensive intent, and still the word ハーフ sounds incredibly offensive to you? Communication is so difficult….