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Jul
25
comment How do ことになる and ようになる differ? (When ことになる cannot = “It has been decided that”)
Please ensure you are fluent or very well versed in Japanese before you advise learners, particularly if you have a teaching style where you almost insult the learner by confidently telling him how weird his Japanese is, even when it is perfectly fine. If you have an idea, you can tentatively raise it so long as you first stipulate that you don't really know at all, and that you are just wanting to see if you are correct or not. Some examples of good openers that suit you: "My Japanese is not very good but I think..." "I'm only a beginner, but..." "Could someone who is good explain to me..."
Jul
25
comment How do ことになる and ようになる differ? (When ことになる cannot = “It has been decided that”)
Brilliant! I had the same feeling that that translation was overrated. I only used it as a reference point. I'm the same way with most translations and explanations of Japanese. It's not a really well dealt with language compared to other ones. I understand now though. The よう one focuses on a change from one situation to another and the こと one is only a descriptor of the final result at that point in time.
Jul
25
accepted How do ことになる and ようになる differ? (When ことになる cannot = “It has been decided that”)
Jul
25
asked How do ことになる and ようになる differ? (When ことになる cannot = “It has been decided that”)
Jul
24
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
accepted 「どこでもある」と「どこにもある」の使い分け
Jul
7
asked 「どこでもある」と「どこにもある」の使い分け
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
12
accepted S1 と S2 conditional S2 being in past tense
May
10
asked S1 と S2 conditional S2 being in past tense
May
4
accepted Strange usage of に particle
Apr
25
comment What does ~ましょう ~おうmean when you say it to no one
Ahh so I think it along the lines of my reasoning then. It shows that the information is subjective and dependent upon the speaker. It is slightly more assertive because you are connecting it with the future. Sort of like "I will go to the shops" if you acknowledge the nuance inherent in the word "will". That's what ties it to the "Considering" "Planning" etc.
Apr
25
accepted What does ~ましょう ~おうmean when you say it to no one
Apr
25
asked What does ~ましょう ~おうmean when you say it to no one
Apr
11
comment Differences between それとも ・または・もしくは・あるいは
Now that's more like it!!!! Thankyou so much! I will definitely make this part of my notes!
Apr
11
accepted Differences between それとも ・または・もしくは・あるいは
Apr
10
asked Differences between それとも ・または・もしくは・あるいは
Apr
3
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
12
accepted 推量の助詞、「う」… does this particle exist?