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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
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
revised ことができる versus V~える form
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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
revised When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい
added 106 characters in body
Aug
8
asked When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい
Aug
8
comment Must do : ~なければならない vs ~なくてはいけない
isn't ないと just the short form of なければ?
Aug
6
comment the difference between じゃん (jan) and だろう/でしょう (darou/desho)
Just a question on できたじゃん, is that the shortened version of できたんじゃない with んです or is it perfectly fine grammar meaning something else? Was always under the impression that it needed a 「ん」 in there
Aug
6
revised the difference between じゃん (jan) and だろう/でしょう (darou/desho)
edited tags
Aug
5
comment What are slang terms for Japanese money?
@dave tweet questions have a different problem and shouldn't be used as evidence to support your claim. Be this is neitehr here nor there.
Aug
5
comment Why did オレンジ replace 橙【だいだい】?
@enno Job in IT world has a completely different meaning than shigoto which can be translated as "work" where "job" refers to a batch.
Aug
4
revised Meaning of しやしま as sentence ender
two spaces for line breaks and changed it to be a little more polite
Aug
4
comment Contraction of particle の to ん before nouns in colloquial Japanese
Wow... apparently it is. You can ignore my first comment then.