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


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.
Aug
26
comment What's the difference between 広める 広げる and 広まる 広がる?
@istrasci Apart from some example sentences from alc, I don't. This is just my impression, I thought of posting my intuition here to check if it was correct by observing up/down votes.
Jul
23
comment How is 「ように」 different to just 「よう」?
Perhaps it would help to understand ように as made up of よう, and the particle に. And the choice of what comes after よう depends on the rest of the sentence and what you wish to convey.
Jul
21
comment What form is this?
I do not know. Can you provide the rest of the sentence for context?
Jul
21
comment What form is this?
I suspect that it is related to japanese.stackexchange.com/a/6783/542
Jul
16
comment Difference between 防ぐ and 予防する
I think there is more to it than just verb versus noun. To me 予防 has a sense of anticipation. While 防ぐ is just defending.
Jun
3
comment How is the last name Curry transliterated to japanese?
Related / Possible Duplicate of: Less-approximate and more-approximate forms of loan words, Is one transcription of “Andrew” more standard than another?.
May
16
comment Encountered な with ten-ten
@summea I don't know about that. But I really doubt part of an image of a comic frame will affect their profits. I guess it's fair use for educational purposes. We can remove the image on request anyway.
May
16
comment Encountered な with ten-ten
perhaps you could attach a small picture?
May
10
comment キリンとゾウ:どっちが大きい?
@snailboat I guess this question explores if 大きい has a directional preference,or if it is isotropic.
Apr
11
comment How to separate words in a Japanese sentence?
I think it's easier to delineate words with 3 scripts than 1.
Apr
6
comment When we should use kanji?
This question is probably answered by reverse-engineering these other answers: sawa's answer to When writing for general public, is there a general guideline for selecting kanji?, istrasci's answer to When should I replace kanji with hiragana?
Mar
21
comment Help translating よなも in a song
If 水面 is 水(みず)+な+面(おも)+[SoundModification]=みなも. Then 世界(よ)+な+面(おも)+[SoundModification]=よなも. Where 世界 is assigned よ by the writer.
Mar
18
comment Which time expressions take the に particle?
possible duplicate of Why is it that some temporal nouns cannot be marked with に? And why do they become more acceptable with には?
Mar
11
comment The topic is the restaurant, or the conversation is at the restaurant?
"(By the way), while we're on this topic/subject, (I want to say that) I went to try a new restaurant".