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  1. Thread: "th" sound

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg0fmaCSDPg ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg0fmaCSDPg

    German, but brings up the same issue.
  2. Thread: "th" sound

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    I find this works as well. How sad.

    I find this works as well.



    How sad.
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    Welcome to the wonderful, and often, very...

    Welcome to the wonderful, and often, very confusing, world of ergativity. It's usually confusing because we usually simply order our world in terms of subjects which either experience a state, act by...
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    Not illogical at all. One of the problems is that...

    Not illogical at all. One of the problems is that you guys aren't rearranging sentences into their proper indicative forms from their interrogative forms:

    Interrogative: "What color is your wall...
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    Think about how you would answer those questions...

    Think about how you would answer those questions if you used the exact wording of the question, replacing only the interrogative pronoun:

    First, replace the Int. pronoun with a blank, and arrange...
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    Re: English you can't explain.

    Mountains are both "tall" and "high."

    The tallest mountain in the world and the highest mountain in the world, for example, are not the same mountain. Mt. Everest is the HIGHEST mountain in the...
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    In the example you gave, it needs to be せずに, not...

    In the example you gave, it needs to be せずに, not just せず. Your example currently reads: You mustn't study Japanese not studying kanji.

    せずに means "without doing X". せず (without the に) just means...
  8. Thread: politics

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    Re: politics

    I haven't been here in a while, but the big politicos saitama and I don't really post anymore, so . . . what's the point?
  9. 2010 Bill Eyed to Give Foreigners Local-Level Vote

    2010 bill eyed to give foreigners local-level vote | The Japan Times Online



    I'm really glad to see this.
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    Not only would I recommend studying abroad, but I...

    Not only would I recommend studying abroad, but I would further recommend doing so with a host family, and not in a dorm-room. Initially, both parties will have just such a peachy keen time getting...
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    Re: Dealing with a jaded JTE...help

    Punch him in the face.
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    Then apparently the ordinary Japanese and JTEs...

    Then apparently the ordinary Japanese and JTEs didn't get the memo.

    Someone mentioned math. In math education, mathematics is defined as clearly different from arithmetic. The Japanese are very...
  13. Thread: おたく狩り

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    Inbetweeners (who do most of the animation) only...

    Inbetweeners (who do most of the animation) only make about $11,000 a year, but animators (who do the main shots between which the inbetweeners fill) make around 20 to 30Gs a year. The directors and...
  14. Thread: おたく狩り

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    Anime/Manga and Moe otaku only make up a small...

    Anime/Manga and Moe otaku only make up a small segment of the overall umbrella term "otaku". Furthermore, most of them, as the article states, do have larger quantities of cash and spend it more...
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    Just trying to be funny. He changed it after no...

    Just trying to be funny. He changed it after no one found it funny.
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    One of my students said he wanted to be a...

    One of my students said he wanted to be a terrorist.
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    They'll be affected by an increase in demand for...

    They'll be affected by an increase in demand for their products, and an increase in the supply of workers to make those products. Japanese industry on the whole is suffering from a lack of both and...
  18. Thread: おたく狩り

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    Re: おたく狩り

    How ironic that this shit-tard thinks that otaku should be exterminated when he's a FUCKING CRIMINAL, the likes of which, a lot of people would love to just see hanged.

    Furthermore, otaku are one...
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    Dombay, while GenkiRichard's suggested solutions...

    Dombay, while GenkiRichard's suggested solutions may or may not be correct, all these people talking about teachers here who have teaching degrees . . . well, that's predicated on the idea that...
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    Yeah, I hated that, too. Half the boys are...

    Yeah, I hated that, too. Half the boys are deluded into believing that they'll be professional baseball players, the other half wanted to be either salary men or rice farmers.

    The girls wanted to...
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    I've always found that the it's easier to think...

    I've always found that the it's easier to think of the intransitive verbs as like semi-adjectives.

    ドアが開いている。 The door is open.
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    難読【なんどく】 A non-standard, or difficult reading of...

    難読【なんどく】 A non-standard, or difficult reading of a kanji or kanji compound (usually for place names).
  23. Thread: Hiroshima and WWII

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    Re: Hiroshima and WWII

    OP,

    If you get a school that uses New Crown, you'll have a chapter dealing with the Bomb, and how ". . . we must never forget the bomb. [sic] And the importance of peace."

    Yeah . . .

    Anyway,...
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    Re: Post the Japanese you learn today here

    I didn't really learn it today, so much as I just happen to like the construction:

    masu-form + ぬく means to do one's best at the masu-form verb.

    やりぬく - do one's best
    食べぬく - do your best to...
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    Etymologically, they're related, though. The...

    Etymologically, they're related, though. The passive and potential forms both come from classical ゆ, which evolved into what it is today.

    As an aside, I typically avoid using verbs like 見る for any...
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