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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.


Feb
6
awarded  Custodian
Feb
6
reviewed Approve Is 以降 inclusive?
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory What is the function of と in とある?
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory Is 以降 inclusive?
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent pronunciation and meaning of the word 干支崩年
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory Why is 間{かん} used to denote some amounts of time but not others?
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent How do I express “to survive” in a more metaphorical sense?
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent Difference in nuance between 証明 and 証拠?
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory 「こわいだから。」 versus 「こわい、だから[…]」
Feb
4
awarded  Custodian
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory How can I say “the leader(s) of the club” in Japanese
Feb
4
reviewed Excellent How should I bid farewell to a superior?
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory Difference in nuance between 頂ければと思います, 頂けませんか, and 頂きたいんですけども
Feb
3
answered How many kanji do Japanese people know?
Jan
25
comment What is the difference between 上{あ}げる and 挙{あ}げる?
'手を揚げる'? pretty sure that was supposed to be '手を挙げる'
Jan
17
comment What's the difference between 平和 and 和平?
I've always thought of 和平 in terms of the tongue-in-cheek comment "Peace broke out in XYZ today, as the two sides couldn't remember what they were fighting over", which has been spoofed repeatedly in comedic TheOnion/SNL news broadcasts.
Jan
16
comment Why is watermelon written in Hiragana, whereas melon is written in katakana?
The confusing bit of this question is the last sentence. What is the general rule that you believe this is an exception to?
Jan
16
comment A は/が difference
@dainichi: It's in there, I think. (might have been a paraphrase) "represent state change" refers to the context, though... not the specific verb. I was trying to get at that in the next sentence or two... you expanded somewhat more on it.
Jan
15
revised A は/が difference
added 617 characters in body
Jan
15
comment A は/が difference
I have a MUCH harder time distinguishing thematic and contrastive-は, and some linguists argue that the distinction doesn't actually exist. (I think the argument is that there is no such thing as a thematic-は without a contrastive element)