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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
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...
Dec
16
revised Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?
made the links eaiser to look at/read