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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
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?
Sep
22
comment Pronunciation of す in です and the end of ます verbs
This answer deserves way more votes than it has, imo.
Sep
22
comment How do we roll a ball along a street from A to B?
I know 転がる is an intransitive verb. Doesn't を indicate a direct object?
Sep
21
revised How do we roll a ball along a street from A to B?
Altered a sentence. "'rolling along the street' rather means 「道に沿って転がる」 than 「道を転がる」." takes a Japanese to English perspective.
Sep
21
comment How do we roll a ball along a street from A to B?
"ボールが道の上を転がる" How is this a correct sentence? Since "上を" is a direct object, how can it be used with "転がる", an intransitive verb?
Sep
21
suggested suggested edit on How do we roll a ball along a street from A to B?
Sep
21
revised Why is there a 分 in 自分?
edited tags
Sep
21
comment けど vs. が for “but” conjuction
I think I see what you mean, but can you give an example?
Sep
21
asked けど vs. が for “but” conjuction
Sep
21
comment Are the 4-byte UTF-8 Kanji rare enough that I can ignore them?
If you read the question carefully, this question is definitely not off topic. It's a question on how often the rarer kanji are used (i.e. just how "rare" are they). Just because it pertains to programming doesn't mean it doesn't pertain to Japanese.
Sep
21
comment Is けど a conjunction (接続詞) or particle (助詞)?
@sawa not necessarily true. What about sentence ending particles?
Sep
20
comment この道をまっすぐ行ってください。 Why を and not で?
What about へ? I know it's not an answer to the question, but I think that one's worth mentioning with the other particles.
Sep
16
comment What are the differences between 〜ので and 〜から?
I was originally taught that ので was more formal too. My number one rule when learning nuaunces: when someone says that it's "just more formal", don't trust it.
Sep
16
accepted referring to children: 子, 子供, or お子さん?
Sep
16
comment What's the difference between なぜ、どうして and なんで when meaning 'why'?
@Kef I agree, I've never seen なんで mean "how". In fact, during my study abroad program in Japan, I was taught that なんで is a very strong Osaka dialect.
Sep
16
accepted [plain form]-んじゃない