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Native English speaker, beginner in Japanese. Interested in Japanese grammar & etymology.


Dec
31
answered さくらさくらのぞはどういう意味?
Dec
31
comment 言っていました vs 言いました when saying 'someone said …'
Hmm, isn't it less about the syntax (third-person vs second-person), and more about the semantics (who was present when the thing was being said)? I think it would be fine to say ジョンはさっきそう言ったよね or similar, where both you and the person you are talking to were there when John said it. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Dec
31
reviewed Leave Open Use of は in place of の
Dec
31
accepted Is 〜ている really this subtle?
Dec
31
comment Use of は in place of の
@TokyoNagoya Perhaps you should be reminded that everyone on this site is a native speaker. His implication that most native speakers can not give detailed grammar explanations is true and holds for native speakers of all languages. It should not be offensive to you or anyone.
Dec
30
reviewed Leave Open Is “besides, I think you already know” a correct translation of “なにせもう覚えったようなもんだから”?
Dec
29
comment Is 〜ている really this subtle?
Thank you! What is some context that could result in ジョンは納豆を食べている having the future perfective meaning? Also, do you agree that the last two meanings become a little more likely when it's ていない? (I wonder if that's purely due to semantics of the specific example...)
Dec
28
answered On more than one は in a sentence
Dec
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can a verb be in the beginning of a sentence when it is usually at the end? Ex. 折れた淡い翼。
Dec
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How long would it take on average to learn Japanese
Dec
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to express “with (x) as well” and “even with (x)”
Dec
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Particle confusion
Dec
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the difference between どうして and どうやって?
Dec
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on are there any concrete rules for using いっぱい たくさん and よく?
Dec
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?
Dec
26
answered What is the difference between “ちょっと” and “ちと”? Is one more polite than the other?
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent What does "Xの一つにYがある” mean?
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent What does おくれ mean in this context?
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory How do the two が in もう止まらない あなたがあなたのことが恋しい work?
Dec
23
reviewed Satisfactory Dropping から when modifying a noun