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Japanese language self-learner. Fluent in English and to a lesser extent Chinese.


Oct
29
answered How to say, “try to __”, “have to __”
Oct
27
revised How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
fixed grammar error as pointed out by Tsuyoshi Ito
Oct
26
comment What does the だと mean in 日本だと?
@KarlKnechtel It's because there is no 1 to 1 mapping for grammar between English and Japanese. The "in" is so that it sounds natural in English. A more literal translation of 日本だと[A] would be "It is Japan, and [A](follows as a noncontrollable consequence resulting from "Is Japan" "
Oct
25
answered What does the だと mean in 日本だと?
Oct
25
comment how can I say “what about…?” in Japanese?
I'm not sure if "how about ~" and "what about ~" convey the same meaning and nuance. But they seem to serve the same purpose in "how/what about tomorrow?"(suggestion)(as compared to "what about tomorrow?" which is a rhetorical assertion).
Oct
24
awarded  Cleanup
Oct
24
revised How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
rolled back to a previous revision
Oct
24
answered How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
Oct
22
reviewed Approve what does 可哀想{かわいそう}でならない mean?
Oct
22
reviewed Approve らしい / っぽい / みたい question: Why 黒{くろ}っぽい車{くるま} and not 黒{くろ}みたいな車{くるま}?
Oct
20
comment “にすぎない” vs “だけ” and “にかぎらない” vs “だけじゃない”
@istrasci They can be substitutes, but that does not mean they are equal. For all intents and purposes as far as practical usage go they are reasonable substitutes as in your example. (I guess it's just me because I tend to be quite strict about the definition of "equal").
Oct
20
comment How do you avoid multiple が in a sentence
@Axioplase Is there a restriction with the use of the particle が multiple times in a sentence? If there isn't then there is no need to circumvent it? Does it cause ambiguity?
Oct
20
comment How do you avoid multiple が in a sentence
@Lukman Is it possible for it to be 詳細のクエリは ( 削除フラグが ( 0がありません ) ) instead? And for your version, I'm having difficulty understanding (削除フラグが0) due to a lack of a verb. I'm assuming the copula だ gets elided when がありません is added after that. i.e. ( (削除フラグが0[だ]) がありません ).
Oct
20
comment How do you avoid multiple が in a sentence
@Lukman thanks for putting the sentence in parentheses, it's much clearer to me now. I'm not sure if it is grammatical or not. Now I think the question "why can't I have multiple がs in a sentence?" is begging to be asked.
Oct
20
answered “にすぎない” vs “だけ” and “にかぎらない” vs “だけじゃない”
Oct
20
answered How do you avoid multiple が in a sentence
Oct
19
comment Pronunciation of “何” as “なん” or “なに”
+1 You beat me to asking this question lol. I chanced upon 何の~ today and was starting to think. (Throws away draft question)
Oct
19
accepted What is ~なかって and how is it formed?
Oct
19
asked What is ~なかって and how is it formed?
Oct
19
comment What is あっちゃう in this sentence?
sounds like the contracted form of ~てしまう for ~なくあって. But I'm not sure if "~なくあって" should exist. (There is ~なくて, ~なかった, but I'm not sure if there is a past+て-form. To my current knowledge it's not possible to have both past and て-form simultaneously.)