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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。


Oct
14
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Oct
14
reviewed Reviewed Where to find a list of all syllables
Oct
13
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
@無色受想行識 jisho.org/kanji/details/%E5%A4%82
Oct
13
comment rules for “personification” with 「じん」、「しゃ」、「か」?
I always figured there was no real rule and that they were like -er -ist in English. Just part of the word (lexicalized).
Oct
12
comment The process behind キャ in loanwords from English
Is 缶 actually a loanword? Since it's one of the readings of a kanji, I always assumed it was just a coincidence that it is pronounced the same.
Oct
12
awarded  Custodian
Oct
12
reviewed Reopen What do the question marks on these gas station signs mean?
Oct
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to appropriately display the day of the month by itself? Is 日‪ required, optional, or undesirable?
Oct
12
reviewed Leave Open a few words have an honorific 「お」or「ご」 as a necessary prefix, right?
Oct
12
comment a few words have an honorific 「お」or「ご」 as a necessary prefix, right?
I wouldn't quite say that this is a duplicate of that question. The answers to that question only partially answer this one. I think the answer snailboat has given answers this question in full.
Oct
12
reviewed Close Written resources for scientific and philosophic japanese?
Oct
12
reviewed Leave Open Appropiate anime or media to learn japanese
Oct
8
comment What does かの日 mean?
I thought the かの in かの女 was 彼?
Oct
8
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
@kinyo Btw, if you find this technique helpful, I would recommend this book: Mastering Japanese Kanji by Glen Nolan Grant. It has a nice guide for mnemonics and even a table in the back of the book with a list of all the radicals where you can fill in the mnemonics you chose for them.
Oct
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comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
@kinyo I'm not sure where you'd find the proper names for each radical. I've never bothered to learn them, personally. Just never found any use for them. I wasn't talking about the actual formal names, just names that you can informally assign to them: really anything that you can associate with that radical will work.
Oct
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revised Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
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answered Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
Oct
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revised Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
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Oct
5
comment How to say Populations and Civilizations when talking about history?
What's wrong with 人口?
Oct
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revised The implied meaning of 気(き)
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