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I live in Tokyo and want to get more comfortable with Japanese.

I sometimes write in lang8 at http://lang-8.com/342891, please check it if you want to friend or correct me.

I'm mostly focusing on reading/grammar now. http://www.youtube.com/user/jlptn1?feature=mhee is my youtube channel where I used to stream my jlpt n1 kanji/vocab flashcard study time. I passed it but just barely, so I'm still interested in studying for it.


Nov
8
answered の cannot be used as a pronoun meaning “one” for “highly abstract objects” but what is a “highly abstract object”?(amended)
Nov
8
revised Is 郵便 exclusive to Japan Post in this reading problem?
typo
Nov
8
asked Is 郵便 exclusive to Japan Post in this reading problem?
Oct
19
comment Expressing ethnicity that is different from nationality
From the 在日韓国人 wikipedia page it suggests ethnic Koreans with Japanese nationality are 日本籍コリアン and not 韓国系日本人. Wonder if there are more exceptions
Sep
24
awarded  Talkative
Sep
17
answered Do Japanese study classical Chinese?
Sep
12
accepted ~なければならない and ~によって auxiliary meanings
Sep
11
comment ~なければならない and ~によって auxiliary meanings
Thanks, this helps with other parts of the sentence, but I'm having trouble with the 'must be sustained' part - this is what I was referring to when asking if なければならない might have other subtle meanings. 'is sustained' seems to be closer to me. 'must' or 'need' only makes sense to me here as 'by definition of bubble markets', but that leads to a circular definition since this sentence itself is a definition.
Sep
11
revised ~なければならない and ~によって auxiliary meanings
update question title
Sep
11
asked ~なければならない and ~によって auxiliary meanings
Jan
26
comment what is the meaning of 腹んばいになって?
great, thanks, I was struggling with this.
Jan
26
accepted what is the meaning of 腹んばいになって?
Jan
26
asked what is the meaning of 腹んばいになって?
Jan
11
comment “Instead” using 代わりに
FYI, I just found 昼遊び in Soseki's garasudo no uchi (1915):「ジョンが殺されてから、無聊な彼は夜遊び昼遊びを覚えるようになった。」The context is that dogs are having fun and messing stuff up, no prostitutes here either.
Dec
2
revised what does 貸してもらえないかな mean?
added 13 characters in body
Dec
2
revised what does 貸してもらえないかな mean?
deleted 18 characters in body
Dec
2
answered what does 貸してもらえないかな mean?
Dec
2
comment Is it normal to use ただいま in situations other than ただいま戻【もど】りました?
ah, I didn't realize you were the OP. Doh.
Dec
1
comment Does this use of だろうか indicate assertion of an opinion?
I'd say most だろうか uses that are not(できる)だろうか are more uncertain, but (できる)だろうか as in the above examples is almost certain negation by the speaker, stronger than のではないだろうか.
Dec
1
comment Is it normal to use ただいま in situations other than ただいま戻【もど】りました?
Yeah, again, my judgement is totally subjective, so if you've heard stuff like 只今、面白い事に気付いた just let me know and i'll edit it, besides learning something. Right now 先、面白い事に気付いた feels better to me though.