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


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.
Nov
2
comment Origin of あしからず
How productive is this からず conjugation? Theoretically all adjectives can do this right?
Oct
18
comment Positioning of quantities (using counters)
Possibly related: Can placements of adverbs be altered freely?
Oct
17
comment Can けれども be analysed further?
@ZhenLin Would you like make your first comment into an answer? Since it directly addresses the question.
Oct
16
comment Translating: “一人でも多くの方にコメントしていただけたら嬉しいので ”
人-person. 方-personage? But not very common to express it in this way I suppose.
Oct
15
comment Japanese small-talk
Suddenly break the silence by saying how quiet it is =D. "静かですね"
Oct
15
comment Japanese small-talk
Considering that you meet the reputation requirement, do join us in our main chat, or in our other room. (You can practise small-talk-skills (albeit non-verbal))
Oct
11
comment What is the difference between むかしっから and むかしから?
Possibly related? : とっても versus とても
Oct
5
comment Difference between sentence final ものだ and ことだ
In the song 夏夕空, one part of the lyrics match this question exactly. 人として守るもの、人として学ぶこと。Does it mean "as a person, we are obliged to protect; as a person, learn" ? (I'm trying to grasp the nuance of this kind of もの and こと usage)
Oct
5
comment How does the use of いかんによっては in this question determine one answer over another?
Now the question of "why does the presence of は do this, and how does this link back to what we know of は?" is begging to be asked.
Oct
3
comment Difference between だけで and でだけ?
@Teno. Ah, thanks for the correction. Is it いれます or はいれます then?
Oct
3
comment What does 血のしょんべん mean?
Genitive Case: It is the grammatical case that marks a noun as modifying another noun. A genitive construction involves two nouns - the head (modified) noun and the modifier noun. The modifier noun modifies the head noun by expressing some property of it; including, but not necessarily, possession.
Oct
1
comment Meaning of る in 問われたる
possible duplicate of What exactly is a "taru adjective"
Oct
1
comment How to say “It's not a lie if you believe in it” in Japanese
@Oleg. Considering that you have enough reputation to access the chat site, do join us in chat. Our chat function handles this kind of requests better.
Oct
1
comment Why do we use 楽しめそう and 楽しみ rather than 楽しい・楽しそう in these sentences?
@Tim. I'm not sure about (1). I don't think that there is any prohibition against 楽しそう. I.e. I think both are fine.