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I spent my Junior year of university in Yamaguchi, Japan, and am currently studying for N1 to get into a post-grad program to become an interpreter.


Dec
29
comment Are 勅 and 詔 simply synonyms?
@fefe Are you saying that these two kanji are only used in conjunction?
Dec
27
asked Are 勅 and 詔 simply synonyms?
Dec
22
revised How does this meaning of 笑えないかな work?
made the link eaiser to read/more natural
Dec
22
suggested suggested edit on How does this meaning of 笑えないかな work?
Dec
22
comment Why is “ゼロ” more popular than “れい”?
Also, it sounds cooler ;D
Dec
22
accepted What are the rules for reading numbers before a foreign counter-word?
Dec
22
comment How does one know how to read 堪える? Is it 「こたえる」、「こらえる」 or 「たえる」?
I wish I could check two answers, or combine them, I +1'd this one :)
Dec
22
accepted How does one know how to read 堪える? Is it 「こたえる」、「こらえる」 or 「たえる」?
Dec
21
revised In actual Japanese society, how often are second-person pronouns used?
clarification
Dec
21
comment In actual Japanese society, how often are second-person pronouns used?
@Karl Yeah, if that is what it's called. It's sort of a cute version...you hear it used when mothers are talking to their children, and that sort of thing.
Dec
21
answered In actual Japanese society, how often are second-person pronouns used?
Dec
20
comment What are the rules for reading numbers before a foreign counter-word?
@Louis Hmmm, I see your point, but I think there's a difference between a comic and a newspaper (where I found 1セット).
Dec
19
comment What are the rules for reading numbers before a foreign counter-word?
@Matt Seriously? That's...uhh, strange to say the least. I hadn't even considered that they'd actually be trying to speak English...やれやれ
Dec
19
comment Counter for 熊 (bears): ひき or 頭?
That was what I thought...I can't say as I'm not a native speaker, but it sounds like using 匹 for a bear is somehow cute-ifying it. "Ohhh, look at the little bear! She's so furry!" Never mind it can take your head off your shoulders with one fuzzy paw...
Dec
18
accepted Is 胡 missplaced in the Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary?
Dec
18
comment Is 胡 missplaced in the Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary?
That seems to be the consensus, I just wanted to ask around to see if I was missing something. Thanks Fefe :)
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
18
comment Is there a form for “I have never heard of”?
@Myeong You would add まだ before the verb; there may be other ways, but that's the easiest :)
Dec
17
asked What are the rules for reading numbers before a foreign counter-word?
Dec
16
comment How can I differentiate agreement with the person and agreement with the idea?
That's a really good question, I have a hard time with those myself! Wouldn't 「そうだ」 be like 「そうですね」? Because to me that seems a little ambivalent...a filler phrase to let the speaker know you've understood what they've said. Granted my grasp on this area is quite weak...