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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
11
comment Is there a logic behind the different endings when counting things in Japanese
@一二三: Of course you have to clarify in English if you're saying the thing you're counting...I'm not sure how to explain that properly, but take for example if I asked you "How many pieces of music are you playing at tonight's concert?" and you said "Four", that would be a completely acceptable exchange. That's not so in Japanese. I think we don't say "three musics" because that could be "three types of music" and "three pieces of music", and both Japanese and English have to distinguish there too...But if it's already stated in English, it is understood, and doesn't have to be repeated.
Dec
7
awarded  Yearling
Dec
5
comment How to call a wait pointer in Japanese?
That's an interesting question...I actually don't know if I've ever heard of it called that in English, just usually "the hourglass" or "the spinning beach-ball", etc
Dec
4
comment How to write “Aikido Wa Ichiban Budo Desu”
@Gradius, Oh, ok. I can't really catch the feel of how natural like I said, I was just thinking from a more grammatical viewpoint :)
Dec
3
answered How to write “Aikido Wa Ichiban Budo Desu”
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 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?
added 32 characters in body
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?