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bio website markhosang.com/blog
location Nagoya, Japan
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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.


Aug
29
comment When women use わ at the end of a sentence, is it different from よ?
I also here this わ alot in the Nagoya area from people who seemingly don't speak 関西弁, but then when you hear them speak to their family teh full 関西弁 comes out. I will have to agree with Matt in that i think that the わ from 関西弁 has bridged over
Aug
26
answered What is the difference between 〜ないではいられない and 〜ずにはいられない
Aug
25
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
19
comment 言ったりしたら versus 言ったら
that's my point though, that the difference is where him "saying it" is all inclusive or not, that is what i perceive the difference to be. Other than that nuance, to me, there are the same.
Aug
19
comment 言ったりしたら versus 言ったら
ah, you split the sentence there. That makes sense. I would say that he is saying "if i talk about it or something they'll do something horrible to me" with the something being like giving away what he isn't suppose to talk about.
Aug
19
comment 言ったりしたら versus 言ったら
Yeah soryr about that dave, I specifically avoided translating it cause I was unclear about 言えない言ったり, so i threw up what i think he's saying.
Aug
19
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Aug
18
comment ことができる versus V~える form
thanx ito, edited my post. and you are right that politeness and formality are different.
Aug
18
revised ことができる versus V~える form
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Aug
17
comment ことができる versus V~える form
you were right Lukman. It's not intransitive verbs (though some intransitive verbs fall into this group though) it's 無意識動詞 that can't be used with potential form web.ydu.edu.tw/~uchiyama/1h93fy/ishi.html ×無意志動詞は《可能》をあらわす形にできない ×台湾の原住民は、授業料が半額になれる。:「なる」=無意志動詞 ⇒ ◎台湾の原住民は、授業料が半額になる。 ×このタンスは大きすぎて部屋に入れません。:「入る」=無意志動詞 ⇒ ◎このタンスは大きすぎて部屋に入りません。
Aug
17
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Aug
17
answered ことができる versus V~える form
Aug
17
comment ことができる versus V~える form
this makes sense to me cause i was under the impression that you couldn't use the potential form with intransitive verbs because they fall into this special group verbs (begins with 無 i think, sorry for being of little help here). So in that case i think you could get away with the ことができる
Aug
17
answered 言ったりしたら versus 言ったら
Aug
10
comment Can I write Japanese name “Midori” this way - 緑?
you could also use Rikai-chan. It can give you name translations for kanjis.
Aug
9
accepted When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい
Aug
9
comment What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
Karaoke of english songs are in english with katakana furigana
Aug
9
answered What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
Aug
9
comment When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい
@derek great response. I edited my question to show what i was trying to say with my japanese sentence. It was asking if my teacher wanted me to eat vegetables. threw the てほしい in there to make it more complicated, but i don't think it changes garu usage
Aug
9
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