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An intermediate-level learner with an unhealthy fascination with kanji.

Strong dislike for all "One true way to learn Japanese" pronouncements.


Mar
26
reviewed Satisfactory Passive vs Active form of verbs when used as adjectives
Mar
26
reviewed Excellent What's the difference between 水 and 湯
Mar
26
reviewed Excellent Usage of an adjective 細やか(な)
Mar
26
reviewed Satisfactory Use of 「~ておりますしょうか。 」
Mar
17
comment ~の帰り - what does this mean?
@isayamag: 帰る usually has an implication of "return to a place you belong", so doesn't it usually only apply to either home or work?
Mar
17
revised What does it mean to describe a joke as “ジェネギャ”?
Improving the title
Feb
17
comment My teacher wrote a triangle on my Japanese homework. What does it mean?
@coburne: In the role of a teacher, there is no need to avoid confronting a student with a mistake. I've usually seen △ to explain "You may see native speakers use this, but it's technically incorrect".
Jan
26
comment What does 春夏冬 mean?
Does this actually add anything to this specific topic? From what I can see, the answer is 'no'.
Jan
26
comment What does 春夏冬 mean?
Why did you feel this exact answer needed to be resurrected against the wishes of the author? As far as I can see, ssb's answer covered the same ground.
Dec
15
revised Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes?
Removing "numbering" continuing from other answers. Not everyone displays answers the same way.
Dec
15
revised Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes?
Removing "numbering" continuing from other answers. Not everyone displays answers the same way.
Dec
15
revised Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes?
Removing "numbering" continuing from other answers. Not everyone displays answers the same way.
Nov
26
comment Should I start with Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji?
As mentioned in my link, you might find the site chatroom useful for these sorts of questions.
Nov
26
comment Should I start with Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji?
I'm not exactly sure why everyone voted to close this as a resources question, since you're not asking about books/programs/websites/whatever. Do note, however, that 'how/what should I study?' questions are also offtopic here.
Nov
20
revised What is the difference between 見える【みえる】/聞こえる【きこえる】 and 見られる【みられる】/聞ける【きける】?
editing in furigana
Nov
17
comment Different usage of 五
I suspect the 五 relates to the 五段 asked about in this question. No idea about how (or if) it would be pronounced though.
Nov
11
comment Difference between 獣{しし} and 野獣{やじゅう} (beast)
Everywhere I could find it, 獣{しし} is marked as outdated or archaic. Where did you come across 獣{しし}?
Nov
11
comment Is saying 「XはYは…」 acceptable?
Why did you believe it was incorrect? What rule did you think the construction violated?
Oct
24
awarded  Announcer
Oct
16
comment Q: Should a new Japanese learner stop reviewing Chinese Hanzi?
Welcome to the site. A question of this type can generate many interesting responses. Unfortunately it is very difficult to establish factual, canonical answers to questions of this type, and as such we try to avoid them here on JL. As a general rule, the entire category of how do I study questions are generally marked as "offtopic".