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Im an Australian working in Tokyo in an international software startup working on .Net, Sharepoint and Salesforce projects.


Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Sep
29
awarded  Scholar
Sep
29
accepted Does the だ get dropped after an い-adjective
Sep
28
comment Does the だ get dropped after an い-adjective
@istrasci please add your suggestion as an answer so i can mark it.
Sep
16
comment What are the advantages/disadvantages of writing in romaji instead of kanji, hiragana, and so on?
@Dave Sorry to be ambiguous. I meant have a look at how Chinese children learn their own language. They start with pinyin and then move onto script.
Sep
16
comment Does the だ get dropped after an い-adjective
The old lady is a lady I know. The example I cited was from what I thought I heard, and as istrasci asked, I might not have heard it correctly and just stored that in my brain rule book incorrectly. As for the cultural reference, I don't know about 志村けん. The point of the question was to nail down the rule.
Sep
15
awarded  Student
Sep
15
asked Does the だ get dropped after an い-adjective
Jul
27
comment What is the exact definition of 泥棒?
Yes, I like the reference to 泥棒 being the general term. I have been warned not to take persimmons from trees even though NO ONE will eat them otherwise they would call me 柿泥棒 (かきどろぼう)
Jul
26
comment The significance of 前 {まえ} in Japanese language and culture
@Ito First name and last name is probably what he was referring to.
Jul
25
comment Am I coming or going? 戻ってくる vs 戻っていく
@Derek Yes we need to be mindful of those situations but we are inconveniencing the people with our mistake. So, I think it would best to use the speech to accompany our feeling. They did after all call Dave on the phone to come get his forgotten item.
Jul
21
comment What to say after someone sneezes
@Hippietrail A big hey to another Aussie brother out there!
Jul
21
comment What is the Japanese term for a gamer?
And for game freaks/geeks/addicts ゲームオタク
Jul
21
awarded  Commentator
Jul
21
comment What is the こと in sentences such as あなたのことが好きだ?
The first time I heard this was when I was talking to a friend, who is now my wife, and she was telling me that when she was out with 3 others the other girl present told her later that she thought that one of the guys fancied her (my words). みち子のことが好きでしょう! I couldnt give you a definite answer so i thought i wouldnt waste your time, but apparently there are more people who use こと when talking about people.
Jul
21
answered Am I coming or going? 戻ってくる vs 戻っていく
Jul
19
comment To not have: 持っていません or ありません?
i believe it is common to say ないです。If you just dont care and want to say ない then just say it =)
Jul
13
comment Ending a sentence with さ
Plus the dialects change the usage of this sound a lot. Ie, in Osaka, children and young people use it at the end of the sentence as a crutch or speech style. So what we hear can be either standard or dialect.
Jul
11
answered ユーザ or ユーザー, which is more in use or is there no difference?