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Programmer in ObjC, Ruby and most web scripting languages. Fluent in Japanese with 16 years experience speaking the language. Lived in Japan 5.5 years. Attained JLPT1 (on my first go - woo!) in 1999. I love Japanese language trivia plus anything good for the Izakaya gets me going! Language study is for the speakers, not just the linguists. :D


Jul
18
answered What is あーんしちゃろうか?
Jul
18
comment When is it okay to use あります with a living subject?
+1 for that sawa, thanks
Jul
18
accepted When is it okay to use あります with a living subject?
Jul
18
revised Most appropriate word for 'food'
added another alternative suggested by syockit
Jul
18
comment Most appropriate word for 'food'
Yeah I thought of that after i replied. Thanks for mentioning it I'll add it to the answer.
Jul
15
comment When is it okay to use あります with a living subject?
What is inalienable possession? As in it is fundamentally and comp rely in somone's possession? How would that apply to 子供がある?
Jul
15
comment Ending a sentence with さ
Yeah i mean it in the sense of 標準語 (ひょうじゅんご), I should've been clearer :)
Jul
14
comment When is it okay to use あります with a living subject?
Since we cannot say「サッカー選手もです」= NG, I guess「サッカー選手でもあります」 makes sense.
Jul
14
comment When is it okay to use あります with a living subject?
@Ingacio: i don't think で in this case is the particle meaning "by way of ~ / by ~ means".
Jul
14
revised Most appropriate word for 'food'
added awesome examples nobody asked for :D
Jul
14
answered Most appropriate word for 'food'
Jul
14
asked What's the difference in usage between に対して and にとって?
Jul
13
comment Ending a sentence with さ
It should be noted this is a feature of the Kanto regional dialect. People in Yamagata or Kansai don't really use it さ〜
Jul
13
comment the different usages of つもり?
Actually @Sawa may be correct from a native perspective. According to Goo 「つもりだ」 when not expressing the speaker's intention means「…と思っているらしい」「…と考えているそうだ」 and is used when discussing rumour or conjecture. Ref: dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/thsrs/17334/m0u
Jul
13
comment the different usages of つもり?
@repecmps: Who ever says "I perfectly know that..." in English? Maybe what you're looking for is "I'm perfectly aware that..." Thanks for helping my understanding of this less common usage
Jul
13
comment How would I say “Get well soon”?
@Lain: Assuming you're writing to her, any of the above would do considering your relationship. However the first two are usually spoken language (話し言葉) and the last two are formal spoken / written language (書き言葉) IMO.
Jul
13
asked When is it okay to use あります with a living subject?
Jul
6
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
6
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
Haha, not according to Wikipedia. I'm glad I asked this one, I was confused too. Well I still am, but not by this... today. :D
Jul
6
asked Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?