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Currently doing micromagnetics simulation @Physics of Surface and Interface, Dept. of Mat. Sci. & Eng., Grad. School of Eng., Osaka U.

Current interests:

What got me stumped recently:

  • Just couldn't figure out how to solve things just by scans in Theano metaprogramming language too)
  • Doesn't have the foresight to determine whether C++ template metaprogramming is worth the time invested in learning it.

Jul
17
comment which instruments use 弾く and which use 引く?
@Ito In the same way, a Japanese may confuse "to play" as 遊ぶ. A translator should understand the literal meaning, then know the idiomatic usage in both language, to be able to make correct translation.
Jul
17
comment How does the intonation of ありがとう vary between dialects?
And I always say it like I'm from Osaka :)
Jul
17
comment What does たいがい mean here?
@sawa Kansai should be せいや
Jul
17
answered Why is 一緒に correct and 一緒で incorrect?
Jul
17
comment Why does そう in 「美味しいそう」 not mean “seem” the way I think it should?
Precisely. Unless you meant to say "I heard it was good!" out of nowhere suddenly, which will cause a question mark to pop out of someone who just made a remark about how awesome the vegan restaurant was.
Jul
15
revised Why “dame” is written as katakana (ダメ) in manga?
better wording for title
Jul
15
answered のだから vs のだ (んだから vs んだ)
Jul
15
answered <adv> versus <adv>+と versus <adv>+に
Jul
15
suggested suggested edit on Why “dame” is written as katakana (ダメ) in manga?
Jul
15
comment Actual phonetic realization of “devoiced” vowels
But 標準語 came much later after the dialects. And we still don't hear fully-voiced pronunciation in NHK news.
Jul
15
comment How do you respond to thanks given?
Though not many Japanese know, it is grammatically incorrect to say とんでもありません or とんでもございません。 The correct way to say the polite form is either とんでもないことです or とんでもないことでございます.
Jul
15
comment What does 叱ってやりたい mean in this context?
yup that's a mystery. It can be the speaker, i.e. "oi, why are you making your mother pay you?!", or the mother "what are you paying your kid for? It's his/her responsibility (for cleaning furo) too you know!"
Jul
15
revised What exactly is the difference between <verb>-てしまう and <verb>- [切]{き}る?
fix as pointed out by Ito
Jul
15
comment What is the meaning of ちょうど一本 in this context?
Does a 橋 also have 上流 and 下流?
Jul
15
comment What is the difference between は and のは?
Nowadays, the omission of の is rather for verse i.e. writing stories, poems, etc.
Jul
15
revised Shouldn't this phrase using だけのこと mean “just for that”?
added 379 characters in body
Jul
15
answered Shouldn't this phrase using だけのこと mean “just for that”?
Jul
4
answered Is the word ハーフ derogatory?
Jul
4
answered Using すみません instead of ありがとう
Jul
4
comment Can “みたい” mean “want to see”?
Many Japanese like to write 見たい/観たい/視たい as just みたい when writing short messages because they don't know which kanji is appropriate (though in case of 映画, all three can be used), so this may confuse beginners especially if を is omitted.