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bio website markhosang.com/blog
location Nagoya, Japan
age 33
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seen Oct 30 at 1:43

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.


Apr
21
comment List of Japanese counter words
@NateGlenn Traditionally speaking 羽 was the counter for rabbits. However, recently 匹 has also become commonplace and the validity of 匹 for use with rabbits is up for debate even among Japanese.
Apr
24
comment Why are こんにちは and こんばんは used for greetings?
While not specifically asked by Tama, I believe the same is also true of おはようございます (though it eludes me to what the original sentence was)
Feb
7
comment Is the word ハーフ derogatory?
@dainichi yes most likely
Feb
1
comment How can I differentiate between feet and legs?
@dainichi i think the idea is that it would be a single word.
Jan
22
comment Is パートナー likely to be interpreted as a same-sex partner?
Aijin implies adultory, whereas kanojo does not. Another word that would be safe to use is koibito.
Jan
22
comment Are there any situations where かしら is considered appropriate/normal for males to use?
@Alenanno It hasn't been edited so i can't change the vote.
Nov
3
comment Why are some words written backwards on trucks
@ito: Sorry ito, i totally left out a "not" there... you are right it was written in mirror
Oct
31
comment Why are some words written backwards on trucks
I'm wondering now if the case it is read from front to back is because it would make it easier to read when they drove by
Oct
31
comment Why are some words written backwards on trucks
you make a good point about how Japanese may not pay attention at all to the direction text is written...
Oct
31
comment Why are some words written backwards on trucks
i have to go hunting for a truck now to see if i can find this...
Oct
31
comment How to say, “try to __”, “have to __”
I was under the assumption that ~ようとする meant more that "I have the urge or volition to ~" and implies more of a feeling or motivation to do something "I'm feeling motivated to study" 勉強しようとする
Oct
6
comment Children's audio books good for listening practice?
amazon.co.jp/… ISBN-10: 4874243541 ISBN-13: 978-4874243541
Oct
6
comment Children's audio books good for listening practice?
this question might be perceived as off-topic because it is not specifically about Japanese language. Changed the title to make it a little clearer
Sep
27
comment What is the difference between “〜がる” and “〜がっている”
seems like it could be a duplicate of this question japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2524/…
Sep
26
comment Can I end sentences with ん?
yup... that's exactly what i think i was trying to say ;)
Sep
22
comment What is the とも in this sentence? 日本人は英語を学ばずとも暮らせる環境に居ます。
+1 didn't know you could have とも after ~ず form
Sep
20
comment Are there words so bad that they aren't allowed on television?
@amanda thanx for the heads up.
Sep
20
comment Are there words so bad that they aren't allowed on television?
Just a quick note, the 床 in barbershop is because in the old days barber shops had tatami floors... so I am not fully believing the explanation you have barbershop being banned. Do you by chance have a reference or link?
Sep
13
comment Why is マシ written using katakana?
@Sawa - i think your words are a little harsh. There is a alot of katakana words that are derived from english. That being said i think you could have made your comment a little softer and still have gotten your point across
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