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comment When going somewhere, is there any difference between e (へ) and ni (に)?
you're right, my mistake. thanks
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comment When going somewhere, is there any difference between e (へ) and ni (に)?
my suspicion was that に would have been just as fitting in this example, but would also seem more direct
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revised How should I select what first-person pronoun to use?
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comment What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
Not to mention if you have a Mac, it comes with a few great dictionaries that are easier to use than the web versions (since you can click words in an entry to look them up).
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answered When going somewhere, is there any difference between e (へ) and ni (に)?
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comment What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
EDICT is Japanese->English, like these. These also have English->Japanese. A big win is the curated example sentences inline with each definition, as well.
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comment What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
I use EPWING dictionary software myself, so I'm not sure which is best - but off the top of my head, dic.yahoo.co.jp dictionary.goo.ne.jp excite.co.jp/dictionary alc.co.jp Each of these uses a version of one of the standard dictionaries you'll find in 電子辞書 or as published books. The one downside is you need to learn a few dictionary-centric words to use them (like, knowing what 和英 and 英和 mean). It'd be nice to find a guide someone's written for one of these sites.
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comment How should I select what first-person pronoun to use?
Are you male or female?
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comment What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
Actually, the only thing EDICT is really good for is looking up obscure words or jargon that are missing from "real" dictionaries. It's one of the more comprehensive ones in terms of listing out every sense of each word (as far as it's capable in English). What it won't do is teach you about the definition and usage - it will just train you to translate to English in your head, and without any nuance. EDICT can be harmful -- don't let shiny packaging delude you. There are several commercial dicts available free on the web that will service a beginner better than it.
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comment What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
Why do you think it's the best? It uses a deficient gloss, EDICT. It's not a real dictionary -- it just lists equivalent English words for a given Japanese word. It does not have English-to-Japanese entries, either. -1
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comment Commonness of casual phrases like “あたし” and “ちっちゃい”
This question is a little open-ended. There is an unending supply of colloquialisms and slang. Maybe you can narrow what you'd like from this topic first?
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