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Japanese language enthusiast since 2001. Passed JLPT1 in 2008. Volunteer teacher at local study groups.


Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
4
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
3
comment What does っつの mean?
@yadokari: I imagine なんつって comes from なんかいって, since it's often used to mark speech without an exact wording. (In English, the best parallel is the slang expression, "He was like, '[statement]'.") The alternate use of なんつって to mean "Just kidding!" might be a masculine version of the somewhat feminine なんていっちゃって, which is shortened to なんちゃって.
Oct
3
revised If Vて+いる isn't a gerund, then what is it?
Added furigana.
Oct
3
revised What does っつの mean?
Added furigana.
Sep
30
revised What is the difference between “に” and “には”?
Added furigana.
Sep
30
revised When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい
Added furigana.
Sep
30
revised When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?
Added furigana.
Sep
30
revised Does this athlete intend to play in the street or for the street?
Fixed furigana for 語った.
Sep
29
comment Is じゃないです equally correct as じゃありません?
@istrasci: Google. One trick is to put filetype:pdf into the query, which biases the results toward academic papers (usually published in PDF format).
Sep
29
comment 「わ」の使い方教えていただけませんか
I believe much of what you are asking is covered in this question: When women use わ at the end of a sentence, is it different from よ?
Sep
29
revised How to end a sentence in わけ
Added furigana.
Sep
29
revised Difference between -ていく and -てくる
Added furigana.
Sep
29
revised Is じゃないです equally correct as じゃありません?
Added furigana.
Sep
26
comment The differences between ~がたい、〜にくい、〜づらい
Further reading: A PDF (in Japanese) that goes over the differences and provides several example sentences.
Sep
23
answered しゅっぱつしんこ〜, what is Yotsuba-chan saying?
Sep
23
revised What are the various ways to express 'or' and when are they appropriate?
とちら→どちら, とれ→どれ
Sep
23
comment Can I use 行っている間(に) in the sense of a habitual action?
@Dave M G: I believe the meaning of "on the way to" is better expressed in Japanese by ~に行く途中だ or ~に向かっている. I can't personally recall ~に行っている being used to mean "on the way to ~", but as usual, I'm working with a small sample size.
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Answer