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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。


Nov
6
comment Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
@Dono yes, but it is a direct result of the nature of the language. The question may not have to do with the language but incidentally, the answer does.
Nov
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
Nov
6
comment Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
I would say that it is about the Japanese language, but it's too basic. The OP clearly is not at all familiar with the Japanese language, so I say not constructive.
Nov
5
comment Trouble understanding “また何処かで会えると 素敵ですね”
Thanks! Yea, he studied abroad at my school and now he's back in Japan, so that makes sense.
Nov
5
accepted Trouble understanding “また何処かで会えると 素敵ですね”
Nov
5
asked Trouble understanding “また何処かで会えると 素敵ですね”
Oct
28
accepted How do you express “try”?
Oct
28
asked How do you express “try”?
Oct
25
comment Is it true that the word “Omar” means “baby toilet” in Japanese?
@JesseGood meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/22/…
Oct
24
accepted When is イングランド used and when is イギリス used?
Oct
24
comment When is イングランド used and when is イギリス used?
My professor marked points off my essay when I used イングランド -_-
Oct
24
comment How do you say “Please tell your wife to get well soon”?
haha no problem!
Oct
24
revised How do you say “Please tell your wife to get well soon”?
added furigana
Oct
24
comment How do you say “Please tell your wife to get well soon”?
Good question. My first thought was 奥さんに私が「お大事に」と言ったと言ってください, but that double quotation sounds too strange for comfort...
Oct
23
comment In what cases do I use 見られる with を?
"I know that 見える and 見られる are verbs expressing a potential, which means they are intransitive..." This statement is simply not true, at least for 見られる. The word 見られる is not an intransitive verb. The potential form of any transitive verb is also transitive. It is identical in English to saying "I can see that place.", where "place" is the direct object.
Oct
23
asked When is イングランド used and when is イギリス used?
Oct
23
comment Is it true that the word “Omar” means “baby toilet” in Japanese?
Also, as Jesse Good says, it is common for names in Japanese to be homophones for other words--even with Japanese names. The romanization of "Jordan" for example is a homophone for the word "joke". Even the Japanese name "Taku" means "table". Don't worry, with that on top of what ghorahn said about pronunciation, no one will poke fun or even think of a toilet under most circumstances.
Oct
23
comment Is it true that the word “Omar” means “baby toilet” in Japanese?
@Omar you'll be glad to know that questions and answers in Japanese are not acceptable on this site. At least not without an English translation.
Oct
22
comment How do I say “the reason why” or “the purpose of” in Japanese?
I think 面白半分に is appropriate here, but I am not entirely sure.
Oct
20
comment Problems with particles
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams I took care to put "special" in quotes ;)