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bio website markhosang.com/blog
location Nagoya, Japan
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Apr 4 at 6:45

mid-level asp.net web application developer.

JLPT 2-Kyu 2008
Works a Japanese company in Nagoya
I've been in japan since 2008, but my studying goes back to 1999.


Jun
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awarded  Teacher
Jun
1
comment How rude is it to say 寝ぼけてるんじゃねぇよ!
just because someone used that phrase with him before doesn't mean that YOU can use it. Even if you are the same age and position, it depends on how close of a friend he sees you. Though what I suspect happened was that he was just surprised that you said that, esp. if you haven't used such a impolite phrase with him before. He may also not have known you were joking or weren't offended. Just ask him about it
Jun
1
answered 外来語 (gairaigo) replaced by Japanese word?
May
31
comment List of Japanese counter words
匹 is used alot by Japanese people, but it is not correct. 羽 is grammatically correct.
May
31
comment Commonness of casual phrases like “あたし” and “ちっちゃい”
I don't think chicchai is limited to HS students as I've heard many people at my work, both males and females, use it in reference to the size of my head (silly Japanese people). -1: Also, while I'll agree with you that Atashi is used to be cute, and may have it's biggest usage among HS, it is definitely not limited to that.
May
31
awarded  Critic
May
31
comment Commonness of casual phrases like “あたし” and “ちっちゃい”
@ali - while I agree with you on atashi being feminine, I've never heard chicchai used solely by women or referred to as a feminine
May
31
comment List of Japanese counter words
don't forget 羽 is for rabbits too!
May
31
comment What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
@poke: usually the non-romaji books first lesson will be learning hiragana.
May
31
awarded  Editor
May
31
revised When do you use 下さい as opposed to ください
added 121 characters in body
May
31
awarded  Student
May
31
asked When do you use 下さい as opposed to ください
May
31
answered How rude is it to say 寝ぼけてるんじゃねぇよ!
May
31
awarded  Autobiographer
May
31
awarded  Supporter