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Oct
28
comment How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
Of course, I think that many study-abroad programs offer classes in the students' native language and are supplemented by language classes at the host university. You are very likely to study Japanese if you are studying abroad in Japan, but you also may have a number of other classes that are taught in English...
Oct
26
comment Passive + Noun. Who did what?
@KarlKnechtel Ah, fair enough. I used to get the subject and object mixed up in phrases that used the verb 含まれる, too. Still, once you're proficient enough in the language, I think that it makes more sense to replace passive verbs with active verbs whenever possible.
Oct
25
comment What is the implication when a gruff old man ends a sentence with わ?
Also note that, if you're male, you must pronounce わ with a flat or falling accent: if you pronounce it with a rising accent, its meaning moves back into feminine territory again.
Oct
24
comment の as a substitute for beings
@Axioplase Hm, I'm not aware of any particular rule against using の as a placeholder for a person, though...
Oct
24
comment Passive + Noun. Who did what?
@Hyperworm Probably because active verbs sound more natural in English and the meaning is the same anyway.
Oct
9
comment Is this the correct way of saying attending a school?
Yes, but かよう is closer in meaning to "commute" than "attend." So while you can say "I go to school by myself" it emphasizes the action of going there instead of the fact that you're a student. Which fact do you want to emphasize?