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Took Japanese on and off through college (2 years of classwork total). Studied abroad at Kanazawa Institute of Technology for one summer. Anime and video game enthusiast. Always interested in polishing my skills. My greatest sources of practice these days are watching anime and playing Japan exclusive video games. Right now I have a goal to read a Japanese 17 x 11 book cover to cover.

大学の時日本語を断続的に勉強しました。ある夏金沢工業大学で留学しました。アニメやビデオゲームや興味があります。いつも技能を磨きたいんです。主な練習の仕方はアニメを見たり日本語のビデオゲームをしたりすることです。 今私の目標は日本語の新書を読むことです。


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asked unfamiliar usages of そう
Jul
5
comment meaning of (verb stem)+ませぬな
Ah, makes sense since this manga takes place in 19th century Japan. Thanks!
Jul
5
revised meaning of (verb stem)+ませぬな
deleted 10 characters in body
Jul
5
accepted meaning of (verb stem)+ませぬな
Jul
4
asked meaning of (verb stem)+ませぬな
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
18
comment What does 持った mean?
Haha no problem! Are you teaching yourself Japanese? If so it's an understandable mistake. Japanese verb forms are really confusing if you don't have formal instruction on them.
Jun
18
comment What does 持った mean?
It's the past tense form of 持つ. 持った = "owned; used to own". I think you should probably go through a lesson of how Japanese verb conjugation works in general. Here's a really good one: japanese.about.com/od/grammarlessons/a/031101a.htm
Jun
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
11
comment Do you need です before から at the end of sentence?
I tend to agree with snailboat. I think the distinction is important to make, because if です were a copula, dropping it would be grammatically incorrect.
Jun
8
comment Difference between 書かないようになった and 書かなくなった?
I agree with Choko. Out of curiosity, are these two sentences that you saw or read somewhere? What's the context here?
Jun
1
comment What causes loan words to displace native words for existing concepts?
@anthony I've found 授業 to have a slightly different usage than クラス. 授業 seems to be used similar to how we use "course" (i.e. to emphasize the material and subject matter rather than the actual physical location). I think they're still pretty interchangeable, but there's a slightly different flavor to both.
May
23
comment Why does the grammar structure for “I think [statement]” work the way it does?
Ok no worries. If the answer covers it, then there's no need to edit.
May
23
answered Noun+Adjective - What are the rules/usages?
May
23
comment Why does the grammar structure for “I think [statement]” work the way it does?
Can you please clarify why this grammar is so confusing for you? I was thinking that maybe you weren't understanding the use of the と particle, but the last sentence implies that you're having some additional confusions. Clarify please?
May
21
awarded  Popular Question
May
17
revised Is the 月-like radical in 前{まえ} identical to 月?
character -> radical
May
14
comment Japanese without Kanji
In my own personal opinion, kanji isn't a matter of difficult, so much as it is, they just take a lot of work to memorize. I find it much more difficult to read when a sentence is written without kanji, because it's hard to tell where one word ends and where another begins--or even if a set of characters is a word at all.
May
14
comment Can the volitional form be used when the speaker is not intending to do the action themselves?
I want to say yes, as I've definitely heard the volitional form used in this way before. But I'll just leave this as a comment since I can't cite any examples to corroborate my claim.
May
12
comment Difference between ~そう and ~見える when saying “how something looks” / “what something looks like”
@Chocolateさん へぇ、エッチ?そのリンクSFWなのか?w