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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
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
Dec
16
suggested suggested edit on Can we optionally include (or exclude) an を particle in between the noun of the する-verb and the する itself?
Dec
15
asked 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
14
revised stroke-count wiki excerpt
added 71 characters in body
Dec
14
suggested suggested edit on stroke-count tag wiki excerpt
Dec
14
wiki created stroke-count excerpt
Dec
14
asked Is 胡 missplaced in the Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary?
Dec
14
revised Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
clarification, directed to link in comments
Dec
14
revised Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
clarified the question
Dec
14
suggested suggested edit on Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
Dec
14
revised Making sense out of Japanese proverbs
made the links eaiser to look at/read
Dec
14
suggested suggested edit on Making sense out of Japanese proverbs
Dec
14
comment Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
@Andrew I think what he meant was that, of course it is not the proper way of writing if you use all caps, but one can read it, and it doesn't really change the meaning of the words.
Dec
14
comment Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
@sawa I think that's true from a usage standpoint, but not really from a learning standpoint. Someone seeing the alphabet we use in English for the first time would not be able to tell 'A' and 'a' were not the same letter. They're close but not the same.
Dec
14
comment Making sense out of Japanese proverbs
Maybe, the first one is saying you have a soft head. The second one might be like saying "eat s**t" in English...
Dec
13
answered Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese?
Dec
12
awarded  Commentator
Dec
12
accepted How does one transcribe the romaji “ō”?
Dec
12
comment What is the difference between 楊 and 柳 which both mean “Willow”
I wish I could accept two answers, I appreciate your answer too!