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Engineer working in Tokyo at a Japanese company.


Jul
16
accepted What is that thing yelled in Japanese when starting something?
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
16
asked What is that thing yelled in Japanese when starting something?
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
7
accepted What is the usage of 先 vs. 元?
Jul
4
accepted What to say when leaving the table before everybody else?
Jul
3
comment When is it appropriate to use お疲れ様 (otsukaresama)?
@Dave is right on this topic. When you leave you should say お先に失礼します then they will answer you お疲れさまです, then after leaving the building the security guard will say お疲れさまでした!. When I was not familiar with this particular piece of Japanese culture I used to say お疲れ様です and leave, and then somebody nice would correct me and say "I think you meant お先に失礼します".
Jul
2
answered When Japanese say KY on the Internet, what does it mean exactly?
Jul
2
comment What to say when leaving the table before everybody else?
I think that it is wrong because お先に失礼します is something you say when you leave work before others after overcoming the KY thing while they are still doing work, thus its usage context is very different in my opinion.
Jul
2
asked What to say when leaving the table before everybody else?
Jul
2
answered Using すみません instead of ありがとう
Jun
30
accepted What is the meaning and usage of ネタ?
Jun
30
comment What is the meaning and usage of ネタ?
Thanks for the elaborate list of explanations. I found that Wikipedia has good explanations supporting your answer: ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%8D%E3%82%BF Furthermore, it seems that ネタバレ can be translated as spoiler, literally "revealing the core subject": ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%8D%E3%82%BF%E3%83%90%E3%83%AC
Jun
29
comment What is the meaning and usage of ネタ?
I understand that the contents of the question seems a bit basic, but I was expecting a bit more discussion regarding this word. There are a couple of good answers already pretty much what I was hoping for.
Jun
29
asked What is the meaning and usage of ネタ?
Jun
29
asked What is the usage of 先 vs. 元?
Jun
16
asked Shouldn't 確認する always be translated into “check”?
Jun
16
accepted “感動した!(like ex-primeminister Koizumi)” Where does this reference come from?
Jun
15
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
+1 for stressing the importance of sources. I very much agree with Dave in this. Personally, I call it the "Cultural Blackhole argument".
Jun
14
asked “感動した!(like ex-primeminister Koizumi)” Where does this reference come from?