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bio website kanjibox.net
location Kyoto
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Oct 21 at 2:24

Many years of living in Japan, none with formal Japanese-language classroom studying, mean I have:

  1. horrible grammar
  2. decent conversational level
  3. pretty good Sprachgefühl...

Gauge my contributions accordingly.


May
20
asked 「可能な額を払う」= Pay what you can?
Apr
5
comment “unfinished” sentences ending in particles like を, に and が
"Always previous context" or "completely obvious" sorta covers most text you could ever read... In my experience, unfinished sentences ending in particles appear quite often in official signs/slogans (in shops, on posters etc). Of course, the meaning can be inferred, but they are typically light on context.
Feb
25
comment What is the difference between the two kanji pairings for 'jellyfish'?
Don't start trying to make sense of multiple 義訓 writing and (often non-existing) nuances between them. There lies madness.
Feb
18
comment To uncomment in Japanese?
@ssb: meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/593/…
Feb
18
answered To uncomment in Japanese?
Feb
7
awarded  Custodian
Feb
7
reviewed Satisfactory How can I say “the leader(s) of the club” in Japanese
Jan
31
revised Usage of ~まんねん (関西弁)
edited body
Jan
27
comment What is the name of the wooden hook support on the walls of traditional Japanese rooms?
@Chocolate: didn't know 鴨居 either... Thanks for mentioning it!
Jan
26
comment What is the difference between こんにちは and もしもし?
Hi Jordan and welcome to JLU. There is clearly a difference between the two, and explaining it could make a valid (albeit extremely basic) question. However, the way your question is currently phrased, your question is asking about an external software tool, not Japanese and it therefore off-topic for JLU. Please edit your question accordingly. Moreover, I hope you do realise that Google Translate is nowhere near accurate enough to provide you useful help in learning even basic Japanese.
Jan
25
comment What is the name of the wooden hook support on the walls of traditional Japanese rooms?
Thanks to your answer, I was also able to find some illustration that might be better at explaining what I meant: bluestone.co.jp/meiboku/zousakuzai/nageshi.htm
Jan
25
accepted What is the name of the wooden hook support on the walls of traditional Japanese rooms?
Jan
25
asked What is the name of the wooden hook support on the walls of traditional Japanese rooms?
Jan
17
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
29
comment Can the term メリークリスマス be seen as politically incorrect?
BTW, regarding that Wikipedia link, it is quite interesting to compare the English-language version with the Japanese version...
Dec
29
comment Can the term メリークリスマス be seen as politically incorrect?
@yadokari: I sense a lot of confusion (in that article and your approach) about what "religion" and "being a believer" entail... In Japan's case, obviously "believing in God" is an entirely unrelated concept. Accepting that Shintoism and Buddhism are religions, the quasi-totality of Japanese do follow rites tied to either one, at least occasionally (be it for wedding, funeral or new year celebrations). That makes them "religious" (if not in the way you would personally expect or define).
Dec
27
comment Can the term メリークリスマス be seen as politically incorrect?
Overall agreed, but you seem to be a little confused on the meaning of 'secular'. Having a small percentage of Christians does not make your nation secular. Having a strong separation of religious powers and government/laws, as Japan mostly does (if you don't look too long in the direction of the New Komeito), despite over 90% of its population declaring itself religious, does make it a secular nation.
Dec
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Plural in ancient Japanese?
Dec
10
revised Kanji reading: 一人KY、実?中
deleted 1 characters in body
Dec
6
awarded  Nice Answer