Reputation
5,654
Next tag badge:
5/100 score
3/20 answers
Badges
3 18 77
Impact
~124k people reached

Jun
22
comment What does ホッチキスでとめる mean?
Ah - so that explains 前髪とめ〜る.
Jun
15
comment Is there a reason why numbers in Japanese are delimited into blocks of four?
@hippietrail "You have never experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon."
Jun
15
comment Is イングリッシュ a good translation of “Engrish”?
Much more acceptable than what?
May
15
comment How should the proverb “能ある鷹は爪を隠す” be understood?
@kiss-o-matic thanks, but I'm more after understanding the phrase, rather than looking for similar English proverbs.
May
15
comment How is the last name Curry transliterated to japanese?
In a totally unexpected development, a person famous in computer programming was chosen as the example for an answer. :)
Mar
22
comment Is it true that all Japanese words end in a vowel when transliterated to English?
@Tim if this question appears more than once, you can close one of them as a duplicate.
Mar
19
comment Is バッチリ a generally accepted term?
So that explains why there isn't a kanji form for the word!
Mar
19
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
What's meant by "real Japanese word"? :)
Mar
16
comment When to use 「は」and when to use「が」?
Related question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/22/…
Mar
15
comment Is “げえしゃ” a valid pronunciation of “芸者”?
@BrianChandler you could be right. :(
Mar
15
comment Is “げえしゃ” a valid pronunciation of “芸者”?
@snailboat I haven't learnt IPA, unfortunately.
Mar
12
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
More of a cultural than linguistic question: if my profile on a website had a photo of my tall, white, and handsome self, and indicated that I'm Australian, would the average Japanese person assume that I'm a native speaker of English?
Mar
12
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
@Downvoter: What's wrong with this answer?
Mar
8
comment Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
I'm doubtful about some of the info in this answer. Wiktionary says that ガラス comes from the Dutch word glas, rather than English.
Mar
7
comment How to tell if a word is Sino-Japanese or Yamato
@Earthliŋ what I know about Japanese is largely based on what I've learnt in the classroom (I'm half way through JFBP II), what I've come across on Japanese SE, and what I came across on the tv version of 日本人の知らない日本語. If there's a naive answer, it's probably what I'm after.
Mar
7
comment How to tell if a word is Sino-Japanese or Yamato
@Earthliŋ how is it now?
Mar
7
comment Is くろじん a word?
Not really relevant, but according to Liza Dalby 玄人{くろうと} is a word, and that word gave rise to はくじん (which I think is written 白人 based on the disambiguation at ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%99%BD%E4%BA%BA ).
Feb
21
comment What exactly is this ※ symbol, and what does it mean/how is it used?
What's a coin operated rice washing machine? Is it used by farmers, or by people about to eat rice?
Jan
20
comment What does the term “prenominally” mean?
So you can't say "Xは手の込んだです"?
Jan
20
comment What does the term “prenominally” mean?
@krnk the one at jisho.org