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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.


Mar
28
comment How do you read 遅ランチ?
@Chocolate 「はやい」っても「い」がなくなるんですか~知らなかった =^。^=
Mar
26
comment How long would it take on average to learn Japanese
Is there a way for this to be migrated to Meta?
Mar
3
comment Is there a Japanese phrase equivalent to “crisis of faith”
It might be helpful to explain a bit more in detail what you are looking for. A native speaker might be able to give you the closest phrase/idea, but if they don't know what you're really looking for to begin with...
Jan
28
comment What do repeated 8s mean in internet slang?
I don't agree with the vote to close saying this is too localized, because it is more pervasive throughout the internet then just seen in one little corner of it. If this was only seen on one site, then I would agree.
Jan
24
comment Words made from strokes of a kanji like 女 toくノ一
There's also 大の字, which is if someone is in the "spread eagle" position :)
Dec
19
comment X is near or next to Y. Is my understanding of this correct?
仲間言葉==> Officially my new favorite word. Also, for anyone (else) confused, it's been edited out and replaced with "counterpart".
Dec
12
comment Is there a logic behind the different endings when counting things in Japanese
@一二三: Yes, that's my point, so I guess I don't understand your confusion :(
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
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 :)
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
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
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
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
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
5
comment Why do Japanese speakers have difficulty pronouncing “L”?
I don't know why this was downvoted without explanation, but if you could explain a little more that would be helpful :)
Nov
5
comment Japanese newbie, Chinese intermediate, how to get started?
At the beginning :) Chinese is to Japanese as Latin is to English. Knowing it will help you guess some root words, but they're otherwise compleatly different. If you run into any specific questions, we're always happy to help here!