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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
1
asked What is the nuance between 手数 and 手間?
Nov
23
comment Is しまった an appropriate translation for “Oops”?
@Billy: Isn't it also like, "oh no! I messed up!"?
Nov
22
accepted What is the etymology of 一人前?
Nov
20
comment Yakiniku (焼き肉 or 焼肉)
@Macarse: Yeah, it was more about general usage for the on- and kun-yomi, but snailplane's link is actually closer to what you were asking specifically :)
Nov
19
answered Yakiniku (焼き肉 or 焼肉)
Nov
16
comment How is 潔{いさぎよ}い related to 清{きよ}い?
I learned them as "immaculate" (潔い) and "clean" (清い), but I don't know if the nuances translate over...
Nov
13
comment What is the difference between 覚える and 見覚える?
@Chocolate: I did find it in the phrase 見覚えがある, then I looked it up and found the verb :) I think the difference between 覚え and 見覚え would also be good to know, if that makes more sense.
Nov
13
comment What is the difference between 覚える and 見覚える?
@Flaw: That is sort of what I was thinking :)
Nov
13
asked What is the difference between 覚える and 見覚える?
Nov
11
comment What exacty does ゆえ mean, and how does it fit this JLPT question?
I came here to ask this same question about this same practice sentence!
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the difference between 〜となる and 〜になる?
Nov
7
revised What is the difference between 楽しい and 面白い?
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Nov
7
accepted Trouble understanding this use of あっての
Nov
7
answered What is the difference between 楽しい and 面白い?
Nov
7
asked Is there an idiomatic meaning for 口の中?
Nov
7
awarded  Electorate
Nov
7
comment Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
@alexandrec, oh...I guess what I mean is "in the context of learning Enlgish", not "in the context of phonetics" heheh :) In that I am way over my head!
Nov
6
comment Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
@alexandrec: I disagree completely. らりるれろ is neither "la, li, lu, le, lo" nor "ra, ri, ru, re, ro". When trying to pronounce words in English, of course the Japanese try to pronounce R/L not る/り, the same way English speakers try to say かえる not "kaeru". (I guess this applies for serious language learners.)
Nov
6
revised Trouble understanding this use of あっての
pretty links
Nov
5
revised Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
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