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


Jan
27
comment Is it always ができる?
Related: The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb.
Jan
2
comment How can I say “the leader(s) of the club” in Japanese
Search google images for "Suzumiya Haruhi armband" =P.
Dec
11
comment How to say “items remaining from last meeting”?
Would 未処理の~ work?
Dec
5
comment What might be the meaning of the word or phrase 'こよかな'
Could it be ~来ようかな?
Nov
27
comment Differences between the many words for dinner
In Chinese we have 隔夜飯 which means leftovers from yesterday's food.
Nov
24
comment What does ~と見てよい/~と見ていい mean? How did it have its meaning?
So if I try to derive it from ~見て+いい, would it be "seeing it as ~ is acceptable(good)" ?
Nov
21
comment What is an expression that means “of course!” as if suddenly realizing something?
@user1205935 Can 当たり前 be used in telling yourself how obvious it is, at the moment you realise how obvious it is? Then it would be some sort of exclamation "but of course!" to yourself.
Nov
21
comment What is an expression that means “of course!” as if suddenly realizing something?
How about 当たり前 ?
Nov
19
comment Expressing the “after [verb]-ing”, using 後で, -てから, 後に, 後から?
~た後から I think means "since after ~" ?
Nov
18
comment Can there be such a thing as のんでましょう?
I am confused to how the progressive ている implies temporariness. "progressive" and "temporary" seem to be conflicting ideas.
Nov
18
comment ひらく / とじる vs. あける / しめる
How about opening a website?
Nov
14
comment Can desire be expressed for entities that do not hold volition?
I do not know. I'm not sure if what happens in English will also happen in Japanese.
Nov
13
comment What is the difference between 覚える and 見覚える?
Perhaps the blind cannot 見覚える. Maybe 見覚える is 覚える being done with 目, or by 見る.
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between には and では
Related (duplicate?): Using で instead of に with いる
Nov
7
comment Why does 「頭にきた」signify being mad at something?
There's also "go to your head". Hm... I'm not sure of their meanings anymore.
Nov
7
comment Why does 「頭にきた」signify being mad at something?
we have "don't let it get to your head" in English.
Nov
7
comment Difference between 何の~ and どんな~
Can you answer <content> to a question asking about characteristics? I.e. Is どんな本ですか。→ 生物学の本です。acceptable?
Nov
6
comment Are there rules for when 'e' becomes 'a' in compound words?
Possible duplicate(?):Why is a place that sells さけ a さかや?, Exceptional compounding forms.
Nov
5
comment Japanese newbie, Chinese intermediate, how to get started?
That being said, you may want to look at the meta post for learning resources. Knowledge of Chinese may come in handy for learning kanji, but Japanese and Chinese are very different languages. Basically, you will have to start from the beginning.
Nov
5
comment Japanese newbie, Chinese intermediate, how to get started?
This type of question does not fall within the scope of this site.