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


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.
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.