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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とりました。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狂です。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。


Aug
28
comment How would you say “talking shop” in Japanese?
The tatoeba project confirms it (the example about the doctors).
Aug
28
revised Onigiri and nigiri
typo
Aug
28
comment Onigiri and nigiri
@Macarse japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2526/… ;)
Aug
28
comment Onigiri and nigiri
@yadokari 結び means "ending", but I'm not sure how it came to be a synonym of お握り...
Aug
28
comment Onigiri and nigiri
Had to edit the answer. Sorry, should have looked at the articles you posted
Aug
28
revised Onigiri and nigiri
added 331 characters in body
Aug
28
revised Onigiri and nigiri
made the "imperative" bold. It is quite imperative
Aug
28
answered Onigiri and nigiri
Aug
28
comment What words are used for dolphin meat?
Why do you think there might be other words for it?
Aug
28
comment Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
@user1205935 different strokes I guess, haha. But personally, I think that it's more likely that it came from Greek. I've even tried searching for the origin of the word (on Japanese sites, of course) and most bring up the Greek etymology, but make no mention of German (though I admit that my reading skills aren't perfect and these were just simple Q&A sites haha).
Aug
28
comment Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
@alexandrec "...hasn't stopped English from saying it otherwise...but they are not directly borrowed from Greek." What does English have to do with the Japanese pronunciation?
Aug
28
revised Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
at the suggestion of troyen, put the word origin back into the question
Aug
27
comment Expressing desire of a third party using したいそうです
The one you posted in your question? That would be closer to "I heard that my sister wants to study abroad".
Aug
27
answered Expressing desire of a third party using したいそうです
Aug
27
comment How to distinguish between passive and potential forms of the verb?
I had no idea you could have a direct object in a passive sentence. You can imagine my confusion when I read your answer, and thought it said "I was eaten by my brother."
Aug
27
accepted Is -さん used when referring to a celebrity or historical figures?
Aug
27
comment Is -さん used when referring to a celebrity or historical figures?
You're fine. If anything it's an unclear topic. This really helps though. Thanks a lot!
Aug
27
comment How to distinguish between passive and potential forms of the verb?
@Chocolate I think this should be an answer. There really is no way to tell other than by context
Aug
27
revised Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
Moving the part about the English origin of the word into comments.; added 4 characters in body
Aug
27
comment Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
It comes from Greek. Names of chemical compounds are always named after Greek words, primarily to avoid conflicts such as the one you mentioned.