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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
7
comment The origin of しなさい
Wow, I don't know what I was thinking. Sorry about that! I'll explain what it is in an answer...
Sep
7
comment When women use わ at the end of a sentence, is it different from よ?
@Matt Does the わ always have to come first? Can it be よわ as well?
Sep
6
comment What does 工夫(する) mean?
+1 I remember when I was studying in Japan, our teacher taught us this word. We asked what 工夫する meant, and she just kept saying "工夫の意味は「device」なので、「する」を付けると動詞になります". None of us knew how to explain that there is no clear verb form of "device" lol
Sep
6
reviewed Close Premature optimization is the root of all evil
Sep
6
asked What is the difference between using を and と with the verb 言う?
Sep
2
revised Is it true that all Japanese words end in a vowel when transliterated to English?
translated -> transliterated
Sep
2
comment Alternate の particle usage
Thanks, very helpful!
Sep
2
comment Usage of particles で and に with ~的
If it said あるの地域では男性がスカートをはく, では would be appropriate because 世界の地域 (parts of the world) is a noun.
Sep
2
comment Alternate の particle usage
So when would 運がいい/肌がきれい/勇気がある be used? And is it still correct to use が when the phrase modifies a noun?
Sep
2
comment Usage of a clause to modify an い-adjective?
+1 the parentheses are really helpful.
Aug
22
awarded  Custodian
Aug
22
accepted Difference in usage between exclamations: クソ vs. しまった
Aug
22
comment What's the equivalent to densha, futsuu, tokkyuu, and kyuukou in the West?
Is it on topic to ask Japanese to English questions?
Aug
20
awarded  Peer Pressure
Aug
20
comment What's the difference between ~しか~ない and ~だけしか~ない?
I like to think of ~しか as meaning "no more than~".
Aug
20
comment Difference in usage between exclamations: クソ vs. しまった
@jovanni Do they both mean the same thing but one is just more vulgar than the other? Or do they carry different meanings as well?
Aug
20
comment Difference in usage between exclamations: クソ vs. しまった
@dainichi What typo? :o
Aug
20
revised Difference in usage between exclamations: クソ vs. しまった
fixed a typo
Aug
20
asked Difference in usage between exclamations: クソ vs. しまった
Aug
17
answered Particle interpretation of 後でも