silvermaple

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I spent my Junior year of university in Yamaguchi, Japan, and am currently studying for N1 to get into a post-grad program to become an interpreter.

Apr
17
asked Write error using Synth1
Apr
17
awarded Supporter
Mar
31
accepted Where does 見 come from in 見捨てる or 見殺し?
Mar
29
comment If 校 is the kanji for school, why do I need 学 to actually say school?
I think you'll find this is more common then you might think. Two kanji mean very similar things, but one is used in X-type situations and the other is in Y-type situations. I'd go so far as to say they're often not even interchangeable, but there are rules when to use X and Y. As far as I can figure out you just have to learn them, and get the feeling for it.
Mar
29
asked Where does 見 come from in 見捨てる or 見殺し?
Mar
18
accepted How do you break down "かといって"?
Mar
11
answered Nice sites for practicing dictation?
Mar
11
comment Nice sites for practicing dictation?
@Tim Oh, indeed! I'll make an answer!
Mar
10
comment Yakiniku (焼き肉 or 焼肉)
@hippietrail: Oh wow, that's pretty interesting, I've always heard the "in" version...You learn something new every day!
Mar
7
comment Yakiniku (焼き肉 or 焼肉)
@hippietrai Do I? Isn't it like "six eggs in one basket, half a dozen in the other"? @-@
Feb
5
revised How do parents obscure spoken messages in front of their children in Japanese?
edited title
Jan
31
revised Resources for learning Japanese
added NISJ
Jan
30
awarded Nice Question
Jan
29
revised Resources for learning Japanese
added 302 characters in body
Jan
27
comment difference between きれい and キレイ
I'd like to add that it's really an over-simplification to say that katakana is used for loanwords. It can be used for a lot of things in addition to that, like emphasis like ヒカルさん has said, and animal and plant names.
Jan
27
revised difference between きれい and キレイ
added 3 characters in body
Jan
26
comment How to say "Should we [do something]?"
@Leo, thanks :) And yes, the volitional. There's a shorter, casual version of it too, once you get used to the long version. (よう・おう)
Jan
26
comment What is the difference between 乗り場 and バス停?
@Tim, oh what I mean by "only use for trains" is that I wouldn't call a bus stop a bus platform. Of course, they're usually ground level, heh. ^.^ I was just throwing it out there :)
Jan
25
comment What is the difference between 乗り場 and バス停?
I think a good word might be "platform", but we only use that for trains I think.
Jan
25
answered How to say "Should we [do something]?"
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