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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.


Jun
11
revised Is it OK to have more than one が particle in a sentence?
added 4 characters in body
Jun
11
answered Is it OK to have more than one が particle in a sentence?
Jun
10
revised Why would you use まいります for rain? (降ってまいります)
added 30 characters in body; added 11 characters in body
Jun
10
asked Why would you use まいります for rain? (降ってまいります)
Jun
10
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
9
revised What are the rules for saying “made of [blank]”
I think this makes it a bit more clear
Jun
8
comment How would one express an opinion from the perspective of an inclusive group?
As mentioned here, the easiest method to work with Japanese links is to simply use the "link" button in the edit window. (it looks like a little bit of chain-link)
Jun
8
revised How would one express an opinion from the perspective of an inclusive group?
fixed link
Jun
4
asked Terms for 'viewpoint': 視点 vs 観点
Jun
4
revised MySpyPhone Translation
This has nothing to do with 'business-japanese'
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
30
comment Why do TV subtitles use spaces (instead of commas)?
@Pacerier: They probably weren't seperated at all. I thought even the period was a reasonably recent addition to Japanese. This is starting to stray well into the territory of 'this should be another question'.
May
20
comment Does だけが mean “but only” or “not just”?
Regarding emphasis, that seems to be a bug with the markup. Here's a workaround, the conversation about this bug is over here‌​.
May
18
awarded  Excavator
May
18
revised Why do some kanji have furigana that are not valid readings?
adding furigana
May
18
revised What does 氏 mean after a name, how is it different from さん or 様?
edited title
May
18
comment What does 氏 mean after a name, how is it different from さん or 様?
I think a better formulation of this question would be "how does 氏 differ from the more usual さん or 様?", which is quite obviously the real question here... and is NOT handled at all by the jisho reference.
May
17
comment How to say “quarter to” or “quarter past” some hour?
@sawa: Hmm, could you clarify your answer a bit here? You've elided the hour, which makes it a bit tricky to see the connection to this comment-thread.
May
17
comment What techniques/resources do you use to learn Japanese?
On the other hand... we've now answered this question to a great extent on meta
May
17
comment Can we have two thematic は particles in a sentence?
@Pacerier: Negative sentences with は can very easily be contrastive with the context, since these are generally presumed to be positive. Just looking at the sentence, I would expect it arise in a conversation about a plan to go somewhere, so the contrast is fairly straightforward.