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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.


Jul
11
comment difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
they are sentences, they are subject 1, as the subject before orini and subject is the one that comes afterward. there are example sentences, but they aren't related to this explanation
Jul
11
asked ユーザ or ユーザー, which is more in use or is there no difference?
Jul
11
revised difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
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Jul
11
comment difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
edited answer to explain s1 s2
Jul
11
revised difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
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Jul
10
revised the different usages of つもり?
fixed spelling
Jul
10
revised difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
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Jul
10
answered difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
Jul
10
comment correctness of い adjective + です
i think the idea is that nouns and な-adj have な at the end, and in plain form this is what changes to だ. い-adj doesn't have that so no だ
Jul
10
comment What's the difference between がんばれ and 頑張って 【がんばって】?
Might be related there is also the term ガンバ
Jul
9
awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
8
comment What may be the difference between the usage of チャンス and 機会 ?
interesting, i have seen the opposite with chance being the more colloquial and kikai being more formal. Though i will agree with you on kikai being used like a boring opportunity. Frobnication! great word
Jul
6
comment When asking for holidays, should I be more polite than usual?
don't forget that in Japanese companies, by someone taking time off, they are typically putting their work burden on all their colleagues. So it might behoove one to show a little guilt and constraint when asking for a vacation, especially when it is is more than a day. Btw, i have a completely casual relationship with my manager, but when I ask for vacation I make sure to speak politely. I too am the only foreigner in my japanese company.
Jul
5
comment Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
@axio: My company uses the word terminal to refer to almost any electronic device that handles sending and recieving. So computers, telephones, hubs, routers, and load-balancers all get called 端末. Though I know 端末 is for terminal in english, i think the meaning and usage is more wide than that. But then again , could just be my company's corporate culture.
Jul
5
comment Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
not sure if you want to through the word 端末 into there as well. As pretty much any 電気製品 falls into that category. Like telephones for instance.
Jul
5
comment How do you ask for “the bill” at a restaurant?
+1: お愛想 is a very very old word that has thus gone out of usage in modern Japanese. However, there are a lot of old words that are still used in Sushi restaurants, including お愛想. Didn't know it had kanji though, thanx
Jul
4
comment What to say when leaving the table before everybody else?
@sawa: just to extended, also if they have made the food for you. is when gochisousama would be appropriate.
Jul
4
comment Can “みたい” mean “want to see”?
I don't know what you mean by "bigger words". Endings like みたい、おく、みる I had learned HAD to be written in hiragana as opposed to kanji when using them as grammatical structures. Though i can't think of any others off the top of my head.
Jul
4
comment Confusion about “Seemingly not ~”
i thought that そうもない should a higher degree, like 100% confidence that it wasn't going to rain?
Jul
4
comment Can “みたい” mean “want to see”?
one trick is that typically verb-like grammatical structures in japanese are written in hiragana.