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by lomagu
Sat 11.11.2006 9:10 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Goth?
Replies: 66
Views: 9748

RE: Goth?

spin13 wrote: You're are correct. spin13 wrote: Having read the forums on this site I can find consolation in at least one fact: the average level of intelligence of posters, as indicated by their inability to communicate properly in their native language, means that most of the posters will never ...
by lomagu
Tue 10.31.2006 5:24 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Japanese cellphones
Replies: 24
Views: 5371

RE: Japanese cellphones

Harisenbon wrote: Also, Japanese is just a more compact language in a lot of cases. For example, for the word apple / りんご I have to do apple 2-7->-7-5-5-5-3-3 (9 presses, 6 key changes) りんご 9-9-0-2-2-2-2-2-# (9 presses, 4 key changes) wow, you only have to press 0 once to get ん? I have to push it 3...
by lomagu
Sun 10.22.2006 5:17 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: too polite
Replies: 1
Views: 912

too polite

I was doing some online shopping and I came across some really polite Japanese that I had trouble understanding. I'll post the text here, it's about the payment method: お支払い方法変更について 代金引換(お買い上げ金額が5000円以上は手数料無料・2000円〜5000円未満は手数料150円・1円〜2000円未満は300円) 皆様には大変ご迷惑をお掛けいたしますが 何卒ご了承くださいますようよろしくお願い垂オ上げます 。 I u...
by lomagu
Fri 10.20.2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Reading question - 他
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

RE: Reading question - 他

Just checking... その他 is 「そのた」, right?
by lomagu
Fri 10.20.2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Peeling Fruit
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

RE: Peeling Fruit

Sure, why not! Japan has a 5 month long "strawberry season." :p
by lomagu
Thu 10.19.2006 8:29 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Peeling Fruit
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

RE: Peeling Fruit

Oyaji wrote: Grapes in Japan are generally larger, and have a much thicker, tougher skin than what we are used to in America. They are easier to eat without the skin. We can get the thin skinned grapes at Costco, and when people see us eat our grapes unpeeled, at first they are surprised, but when ...
by lomagu
Mon 10.16.2006 7:08 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: JALT
Replies: 0
Views: 969

JALT

Hey, any English teachers in Japan going to the JALT conference this year? It's in Kokura, KitaKyushu this year.
by lomagu
Mon 10.16.2006 6:58 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Peeling Fruit
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Peeling Fruit

I was talking to some of my students the other day about food and somehow we ended up talking about how we eat fruit. It seems that a lot of people in Japan always peel fruit that I usually wouldn't, eg. grapes, peaches, pears. They thought it was really weird that I ate the skin on these fruit. I a...
by lomagu
Mon 09.25.2006 6:04 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: 日本の祭り
Replies: 19
Views: 2521

RE: 日本の祭り

It's a little far.. in Numazu. It's called 「よさこい東海道」 and is Nov 11 & 12.

Here's a link to their homepage:
http://www.yosakoi-tokaido.info/
by lomagu
Mon 09.25.2006 5:57 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Housing for Foreigners
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

RE: Housing for Foreigners

You want to "kick back and relax" in Tokyo?
by lomagu
Sun 09.24.2006 12:26 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: 日本の祭り
Replies: 19
Views: 2521

RE: 日本の祭り

I love yosakoi matsuris. I went to 「スーパーよさこい」 this year in Harajuku-Omotesando. It was awesome! :D There's another one coming up in Shizuoka that I hope to go to if the weather's nice.
by lomagu
Fri 09.15.2006 7:05 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Japan Meetup
Replies: 41
Views: 13075

RE: Japan Meetup

You all should meet in 静岡県. It's the centre of Japan! ;) :D B)
by lomagu
Fri 09.15.2006 7:03 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: can't help but...
Replies: 19
Views: 3299

RE: can't help but...

I know this is late, sorry. I went to Nagoya on the weekend and then had work issues during the week. Anyway, thanks everyone for your input! As always, very helfpul :D
by lomagu
Fri 09.08.2006 5:40 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: can't help but...
Replies: 19
Views: 3299

RE: can't help but...

ok, thanks. So I would use つい〜してしまう if I do something spontaneous? What about 〜せずにいられない? Can I use that in any situation?
by lomagu
Fri 09.08.2006 5:32 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Adventurous Diner
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

RE: Adventurous Diner

Chinese food isn't all the "throw away" parts. I've been to mainland China and Hong Kong and the food was excellent. I ate waay too much that week. There's a lot of different types of Chinese food. Just keep trying new things until you find something you like ;)