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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


Jun
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answered Concretely, on what scenarios should I say either お世話になっています or いつもお世話になっております?
Jun
4
asked Which kanji to use for saying ありがとうございます in emails?
Jun
4
awarded  Commentator
Jun
4
comment Do people actually look down on you if you use a regional dialect as a Gaijin?
Totally! Friends with Kansai accents in Tokyo are like mini celebrities. If you think you get attention for being fluent, it ain't nothing like being fluent + kansai-ben. For the record I don't speak with a Kansai accent.
Jun
4
comment Difference between 創立、設立、樹立
Nice disambiguation @YOU, 勉強になった。
Jun
4
comment What to say after someone dies
The first is the most common. As a non Japanese always preferable to keep it short, sweet and simple.
Jun
4
comment What to say after someone dies
your answer only repeats the others, did I miss something? Consider commenting instead of posting a duplicate answer. :)
Jun
4
comment How rude is it to say 寝ぼけてるんじゃねぇよ!
This is like non native English speakers trying to use the F word correctly. If your JQ is still too low to know when it's safe to use, i'd stay away from it unless you're out drinking with good friends.
Jun
4
answered Differences among -たら、なら、-んだったら、-えば, etc
Jun
4
comment The differences and similarities between ーたら and ーば
Thx, will do. Whilst I was typing my answer it got flagged! Doh
Jun
4
answered How can I differentiate between feet and legs?
Jun
4
comment What's the difference between “マグロ” (maguro), “ツナ” (tsuna), and “シーチキン” (shiichikin)?
Domo! My 雑学力 on this topic is now primed for my next trip to the izakaya.
Jun
4
comment How can I differentiate between 「もう」 that means “already” and 「もう」 that means “more/additional”?
I think the OP's grammar in the second example is off. Thx for the looking up the pronunciation guide.
Jun
4
answered How can I differentiate between 「もう」 that means “already” and 「もう」 that means “more/additional”?
Jun
4
awarded  Teacher
Jun
4
comment What's the difference between “マグロ” (maguro), “ツナ” (tsuna), and “シーチキン” (shiichikin)?
Chicken of the Sea from America was copied (licensed?) into Japanese as Sea Chicken (シーチキン). What a gem!
Jun
4
comment Differences among -たら、なら、-んだったら、-えば, etc
Japanese Kokugo textbooks generally group ~ば、~たら、~と、~なら together as they have many similar uses and numerous exceptions. A few of the examples in the OP's post duplicate each other (ie. んだったら、のなら)
Jun
4
awarded  Editor
Jun
4
revised The differences and similarities between ーたら and ーば
added example of completed action for good measure!
Jun
4
answered The differences and similarities between ーたら and ーば