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bio website kunststube.net
location Tokyo, Japan
age 30
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Apr 20 at 15:23

More or less independent web dude washed ashore in Japan.
More or less recently more less than more.

Fluent in conversational Japanese with a strong interest in languages,
not very academically trained though.
On the level of reading light novels for fun.


Jun
16
answered What is the difference between 完了 and 終了
Jun
16
comment Are there any Japanese words as versatile as “fuck” in English?
You can't really use マジ as interjection like クソ, but otherwise it's still plenty versatile.
Jun
15
answered Am I coming or going? 戻ってくる vs 戻っていく
Jun
15
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
@Pacerier ―(T_T)→ Man, do they ever! _| ̄|○ There are so many emoji it's hard to keep track! (゚Д゚≡゚Д゚) A lot of them are really awesome, too! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡 Emoji are a distinguishing factor for choosing mobile phone providers, for crying out loud! ∑(O_O;) club.pep.ne.jp/~hiroette/en/facemarks
Jun
15
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
@Pacerier An emoji bow.
Jun
15
revised What's the difference between “家” (ya), “屋” (ya), and “や” (ya) as used in the names of shops/stores/restaurants?
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Jun
15
answered What's the difference between “家” (ya), “屋” (ya), and “や” (ya) as used in the names of shops/stores/restaurants?
Jun
15
comment When is it appropriate to use お疲れ様 (otsukaresama)?
@Troyen If you were talking about work related stuff, you supposedly both worked during the call, so it wouldn't have been weird. If you were just chatting and were both aware of each others situation, you might've said じゃ、頑張って下さい and your Japanese colleagues could have said お疲れ様.
Jun
15
answered When is it appropriate to use お疲れ様 (otsukaresama)?
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
14
revised When did you last…?
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Jun
14
revised When did you last…?
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Jun
14
comment Are bookshelves in alphabetical (kana) order in Japanese bookshops and libraries?
Looking at it the other way, where else could you ask this interesting and helpful question? Currently: nowhere. This question is borderline, but I think we'd do well to include it within the scope of the site.
Jun
14
revised When did you last…?
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Jun
14
answered When did you last…?
Jun
14
comment When did you last…?
I don't think 最後 is really appropriate. It's implies (or at least tends to) that you're never going to do the laundry/see her again.
Jun
13
revised When did you last…?
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Jun
13
comment What is the origin of the theatrical intonation used by Tokyo Disneyland's cast members?
Doesn't seem all that unusual to me, it's just showman talk. I don't think it qualifies as a dialect or has any specific origins, but then again I'm not a linguist. :)
Jun
13
comment How indistinguishable is blue from green really?
@hippietrail Otsukaresama! _(_ _)_
Jun
13
asked How indistinguishable is blue from green really?