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


Apr
16
comment What to say at the cash register in the convenience store
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/1976/542
Mar
28
comment 雨 pronunciations
Related: Why is a place that sells さけ a さかや? and Exceptional compounding forms
Mar
24
comment Why does Japanese TV News and magazine programs have “mandatory” subtitles/legend?
maybe it's for deaf-friendliness
Jan
28
comment How does the derogatory term “小便芸者” work?
Similar English terms like "piss-poor" exist too.
Jan
10
comment Why would one use 当て字?
I think some part of this answer may apply to this question. It helps to delineate sentence elements (i.e. text in all kana is harder to read), and it can disambiguate words that may share the same kana spelling.
Dec
31
comment Usage and relation of に to 他
"Because 他 is a の (as opposed to な)adjective then the conjugation to change to an adverb should be "他く" not "他に"." ← this statement is false.
Dec
13
comment ~にしては vs. ~としては
Your answer contradicts with pg 502 of DBJG. In the notes they write that Xにしては presupposes "is X". And Xとしては says may or may not be X.
Dec
13
comment “It's sweet, for sake”
Related: ~にしては vs. ~としては
Nov
24
comment What does “mononoke” mean?
Maybe OP meant to ask about positive/negative connotations?
Nov
23
comment 「を大好き」と「が大好き」の違いは何ですか?
possible duplicate of を vs が with use against 好き?
Nov
4
comment How to say after (verb) (ex. after eating, after running) in Japanese?
If I may recommend a reading, Chapter 12 of Kuno's The Structure of the Japanese Language deals with "after" clauses pretty well.
Oct
24
comment “I would stop missing you the moment we meet again”
@dainichi I offer this and this to explain that particular use of would. It's used to express tentativeness. I guess it works as a kind of a hedge.
Oct
13
comment Where to find a list of all syllables
Visit our resource page on meta.
Oct
12
comment What is the current usage of Siddham (梵字)?
Why is it on-topic?
Oct
10
comment どこでも vs. どこにでも vs. どこも
I think Derek Schaab's answer offers some help.
Oct
10
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a learning method, and the involvement of Japanese language is incidental.
Oct
10
comment a few words have an honorific 「お」or「ご」 as a necessary prefix, right?
possible duplicate of does anyone know of any o-words or go-words which are absolutely neutral?
Oct
5
comment Is the i in kakikonde silent?
Answers to your secondary questions : 1) What's the difference in usage between 氏名 (しめい) and 名前 (なまえ)?. And 2) What does -komu (ー込む) at the end of a word mean?
Sep
17
comment Meaning of ようにできる
Here's some example sentences for reference: eow.alc.co.jp/…
Sep
4
comment Is it true that all Japanese words end in a vowel when transliterated to English?
Seems like this asks about how English would deal with the assimilation of Japanese origin words into the English vocabulary. It doesn't seem to be under the scope of Japanese language.