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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.


Aug
30
comment How to use に with “masu-stem (連用形 stem) + に + Verb” structure
"Vmasu" is the slightly odd way some books refer to the 連用形 stem, presumably because it's the stem of the ~masu form.
Aug
30
accepted aru vs iru : Why is aru in “Watakushi-wa untenshu-ga aru” (私は運転手がある) unacceptable?
Aug
28
revised Dates, version strings, timestamps and numbers in Japanese. How are they formatted?
Just a title change rather radically improves this question
Aug
26
comment aru vs iru : Why is aru in “Watakushi-wa untenshu-ga aru” (私は運転手がある) unacceptable?
Looking through my history, sawa seems to have addressed this somewhat in the comments here, specifically "Inalienable possession means the possession relation is inherent and permanent. Parent-child relation is one such case. You cannot say 私には近所の人がある because having a neigbhour is not inherent possession. "
Aug
26
answered Beginners Japanese learning resources
Aug
25
revised Spotting the N1 に N2 construction (eg パンにバター)
bolding
Aug
22
reviewed Looks OK When Chinese personal names are written in Japanese in kanji is there always an obvious reading?
Aug
22
revised 思っている/言っている with third person subject?
correcting the example sentence after reading one of my links more carefully ><
Aug
22
reviewed Close Meaning of 〜関係の〜 in the phrase 鉄道関係の言葉
Aug
22
reviewed Close Dates, version strings, timestamps and numbers in Japanese. How are they formatted?
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open What is the difference between とはいえ and と(は)いっても?
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open How is the あげたい working here?
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open Did any writing systems exist before kanji was imported?
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open Regarding は数あれど (or possibly just あれど )
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open Difference between 颜 and 顔
Aug
22
reviewed Close Is there an online list of frequently used words in the news?
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open Dative subjects
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open ひき or 頭 for horses?
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open Different permutations of 気
Aug
22
reviewed Close Difference between sentence final ものだ and ことだ