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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.


Jun
24
comment How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
@pacerier yeah i think so
Jun
24
comment How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
yes, that's certainly one way to look at it daniel.
Jun
24
comment How can I say “some X ” in Japanese?
after thinking about it some more, ちょっとdoesn't really work. And you are right amanda, it is not まだ part that has the understanding of "some" but the sentence as a hole as axio pointed out. Post edited to remove these two points.
Jun
24
comment Why are some lyrics' words written in kanji whose usual reading is not how it is sung?
on the same note here, you'll often seen often unused kanji for words as well. Like for あう you can have 会う・逢う・遭う. Each has the same general meaning of to meet someone but depending on the kanji used you can also convey that it was a chance meeting and such. I would liken it to poetry in English.
Jun
24
comment Why are some lyrics' words written in kanji whose usual reading is not how it is sung?
could have had another +1 for a free hand circle around the specific lyric.
Jun
23
comment Etymology of 右に出る
@repecmps: just a note if you are going to post a link all in Japanese, it might be good to briefly mention what is in the link for non-japanese speakers.(though is probably not the case for amanada, just trying ot keep it beginner friendly)
Jun
20
comment How can you input and display a radical in a computer text document?
this is probably better suited on superuser
Jun
20
comment Are there various ways to use ~し?
Just an addition, while not a Shi, in formal sentences shite becomes shi and will look very simliar to the Kara shi you have listed here. Just mentioning as it might be a point of confusion.
Jun
20
comment Are there various ways to use ~し?
is it ok to have multiple Shis in a sentence? Thought it was one of those things you weren't suppose to use more than once in a sentence.
Jun
20
comment Verb classifications by japanese learners
what's the difference between the upper ichi-dan and lower ichi-dan? are Ru-verbs the same as ichi-dan? and what about special verbs like Kuru? are they go-dan?
Jun
20
comment What exactly is the difference between <verb>-てしまう and <verb>- [切]{き}る?
@pac: what is verb1 and verb5? Are you referring to how to conjugate the verb? I've only heard of group1 and group2 and u-verbs and ru-verbs. Do you mind explaining what the verb groups you are using are?
Jun
18
comment 全然 {ぜんぜん} with positive adjective / na-adjective
+1 great explanation boaz. Didn't know there was seemingly a pattern to all the zenzen madness
Jun
18
comment In this location context how are に, で and にて different?
heh... if you are seeing that, that is probably correct, but i'm going ot have to get back to you
Jun
16
comment Nuances between the different kanji spellings of あける:明ける vs. 開ける vs. 空ける
@dave: Yup, just edited it. Not using English on a regular basis has made my english get crappy.
Jun
16
comment Nuances between the different kanji spellings of あける:明ける vs. 開ける vs. 空ける
I think it is on topic as he is asking if there really is a difference between them. Dave is just using EDICT as a source he's seen that says X, but he believes Y, and wants to find out what the correct answer is. Think of this question as if it was "i heard from my teacher that" instead of "In EDICT there is"
Jun
16
comment What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
which is interesting, cause I always see "salmon" in katakana here in Nagoya.
Jun
16
comment How do you pronounce the Japanese “r”?
+1: when in doubt pronounce it as an "l" is the correct beginner tip here :D
Jun
16
comment What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
toro is just fatty high grade tuna. I haven't seen much confusion about it.
Jun
15
comment What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
everytime i ask for salmon at a sushi place by saying "Sake" i get a beer, so i say "Shake" and there is never a problem. Albeit, Salmon in katakana seems to be the preferred way to order though
Jun
14
comment How can I differentiate between feet and legs?
thanx for the correction... I was trying to remember it since I've only heard the word in the Linda Linda song.