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bio website markhosang.com/blog
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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
28
comment Qualitative intensifiers e.g. とても, とっても, 超, etc. How are they different?
I'd add でっか as well...
Jul
28
comment Love in the air: 愛x恋 {あい vs こい}
+1 showing what it means in chinese...
Jul
27
comment Should I use keigo in this situation:
@千里ちゃん: My managers don't ever use desu and masu when talking to their subordinates and they use 君 alot too when speaking to them.
Jul
25
comment Can't に always replace へ?
this could be less about the usage of へ in a grammatical structure and be more of a social norm when writing letters.
Jul
24
comment Greeting for meeting a friend by chance
only if the last time you saw them was very recent and say somehting like 二時間ぶり!
Jul
21
comment How would one convey “get over it” in Japanese?
but in either usage would not get the person to stop and would actually encourage them to continue their praising. Which is the complete opposite of what the OP was asking
Jul
21
comment How would one convey “get over it” in Japanese?
仕方がない means "i give up" and wouldn't really work here.
Jul
21
comment Meaning of 右端揃 in “これ右端揃うかな?”
I thought your comment was great in reference to the etymology of the word, but thought that other people, using rikai-chan for instance, would be confused when "half-width" comes out as a translation. My orig. comment was meant more as a side note than a correction :D
Jul
20
comment Meaning of 右端揃 in “これ右端揃うかな?”
半角 'half square'. --> it's referred to as "half-width" in computer jargon.
Jul
20
comment What is a シドギャ? ギャ doesn't mean girl, does it?
@language hacker: if you had looked more closely at the link, the the trailing ")" was dropped for some reason.
Jul
20
comment What does 染めちゃえ mean here?
judging from your last question, you already know alot of japanese, so you should state what you know already. Like "i know that Someru means to dye or color and chae is for shimau, but it doesn't make sense in this context."
Jul
19
comment How to understand 抄 in Japanese?
@inganacio Hanzi = Kanji?
Jul
16
comment Is it proper to thank waitstaff, cashiers, etc. for their service?
i've had a the same exact experience with hostess in japan who asked if they could join me and my host-brother at Karaoke. They were completely different in the hostess bar than out.
Jul
15
comment difference between 打ち合わせ and 会議 and ミーティング
should probably add that link to the FAQ/CW then
Jul
13
comment 不 and 非 and 無 and 未 usage difference/rule
in your def. dave for 非 in 非表示 would indicate something went wrong, but 非表示 just means "hidden". In your def. here it would make more sense to write 無表示 then. Though it definitely works for 非常.
Jul
13
comment ユーザ or ユーザー, which is more in use or is there no difference?
this seems to fall inline with what Gerald had posted.
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
comment difference between ~の折に and ~の時に
edited answer to explain s1 s2
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