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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。


Oct
10
revised Correct kana for foreign name
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Oct
8
comment 'Hearty' in Japanese
It sounds like you're looking for a word that makes a one-to-one translation between English and Japanese. Unfortunately no such word exists. shin's answer literally means "heart warming", which is just one sense of the word "hearty". I wouldn't say that this question doesn't show research effort, but you could stand to clarify exactly what you're looking for.
Oct
8
revised How to translate rows and columns
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Oct
8
accepted Difference between だけで and でだけ?
Oct
6
comment 'Hearty' in Japanese
tangorin.com/general/hearty never heard it used though, so best I kept this a comment.
Oct
4
revised ひらく / とじる vs. あける / しめる
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Oct
4
revised What is 方 used for (when attached to a た-verb)?
方 isn't a suffix
Oct
3
revised How do Japanese pronounce microseconds (μ秒)?
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Oct
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revised Difference between だけで and でだけ?
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Oct
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asked Difference between だけで and でだけ?
Oct
3
comment What does 血のしょんべん mean?
Is しょんべん a variation of 小便?
Oct
2
comment Is being called an オタク derogatory?
I could be wrong, but I think that オタク is still more broad than "nerd", since it doesn't just apply to intellectual stuff, but can also be applied to people who like to collect things that others would consider mundane like stamps, rocks, movies,Kit Kat flavors, etc.
Oct
2
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
Yo dawg, I heard you guys liked nitpicking...
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
1
revised What's the difference between 平行 and 並行?
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Oct
1
accepted Help with sentence 私が外国を歩くようになったのは・・・
Oct
1
comment When is it appropriate to use お宅 to refer to the second-person?
@jkerian yea, those are two different things. I was talking about the former オタク, I never said anything about お宅 (did you follow the link posted in the question?).
Oct
1
accepted question about kanji sports names 蹴球, 籠球, 庭球, and 野球
Oct
1
comment When is it appropriate to use お宅 to refer to the second-person?
I guess derogatory isn't the right word, but I learned that being called an オタク is more insulting in Japan than it is here, where it is often used endearingly. It apparently refers to someone with an unhealthy obsession with something. \I can't say exactly how insulting it is though, as I've never field tested it in Japan (for obvious reasons).
Oct
1
comment Help with sentence 私が外国を歩くようになったのは・・・
Ok, so when used in the past tense it's "the fact that"? I think I understand then. I was confused because I normally think of nominalizing as turning it into an infinitive or a gerund. Thanks for your answer.