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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。


Sep
25
asked question about kanji sports names 蹴球, 籠球, 庭球, and 野球
Sep
24
answered How do you say “I don't want to fail” in Japanese? The formal form of it?
Sep
24
comment “Opposite” of `和製英語`
The one that's always gotten me was セーター (sweater). I used to always make the mistake of saying スエーター, and my Japanese friends would have no idea what I was talking about.
Sep
24
comment Etymology of ひざまずく
Upvoting to counter the unexplained downvote.
Sep
24
comment What is -からです, and when is it used?
Oops. I've always used ですから in lieu of からです, then. I guess people understood and didn't really bother to correct me.
Sep
24
revised や in Kansai-ben when it is not だ
clarified title
Sep
24
suggested suggested edit on や in Kansai-ben when it is not だ
Sep
24
revised What is -からです, and when is it used?
removed the incorrect translation, as it was distracting from the core of the question
Sep
24
comment What is -からです, and when is it used?
Removing the incorrect translation, as I think it might be a bit distracting.
Sep
23
comment “Opposite” of `和製英語`
Why doesn't 和製英語 also drive you nuts?
Sep
23
asked What is -からです, and when is it used?
Sep
23
accepted けど vs. が for “but” conjuction
Sep
23
comment Why are the katakana important to learn?
+1, especially for "you're going to regularly find yourself effectively illiterate."
Sep
23
comment Why did the translator use ゴナラ here?
True. I guess this is just one long way of me say, "I don't get it!"
Sep
23
comment Why did the translator use ゴナラ here?
@user1205935 maybe...but the お isn't the polite 御 but the entire reading of the kanji 屁 (indicated by both jisho and tangorin).
Sep
23
comment Why are the katakana important to learn?
I'm guessing the thumbs down is because this is a really specific example of something that happened to you because of it. This sounds like an anecdotal way of saying: you often need to know katakana to read names.
Sep
23
comment Why did the translator use ゴナラ here?
Where does the ゴ come from?
Sep
22
answered “Opposite” of `和製英語`
Sep
22
comment what does “mata ha” stand for in this sentence?
Is that は pronounced "wa"?
Sep
22
comment How do we roll a ball along a street from A to B?
What does を mean when it isn't a direct object?