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by OitaFish
Wed 08.29.2012 9:10 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: Results are starting to trickle in...
Replies: 4
Views: 10098

Re: Results are starting to trickle in...

I received mine. Passed N2! :dance:
by OitaFish
Thu 10.27.2011 10:32 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Moving to Japan with a family
Replies: 10
Views: 9381

Re: Moving to Japan with a family

Regardless of who you are working for, as long as you are doing it in Japan I think you need a visa that allows you to do it. A cultural activities visa isn't going to allow you to do engineering work, even if you are paid in US dollars. The MOFA and MOJ have websites in English that explain require...
by OitaFish
Mon 07.04.2011 10:52 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ... you can smile sometimes
Replies: 2
Views: 2095

Re: ... you can smile sometimes

Rather than ことができる, how about 時もある?
by OitaFish
Thu 05.26.2011 9:53 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: My Practice Sentences and Questions #1
Replies: 9
Views: 7749

Re: My Practice Sentences and Questions #1

anata no aoi e kirei desu //Your blue drawing is beautiful. (I read that "ao" can be blue or green -- is that true?) I think you need a "ga". anata no aoi e ga kirei desu あなたのあおいえがきれいです。 anata no ke-ki o tabemasen deshita // Does this mean "You didn't eat your cake"? Or does it depend on the contex...
by OitaFish
Sat 12.12.2009 9:24 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: 質問があります
Replies: 14
Views: 5498

Re: 質問があります

In my opinion, you should drop the それ, replace it with what is is you want to know about, and add の意味は何(なん)ですか。 I use that very frequently and I am always understood.
by OitaFish
Sat 11.14.2009 10:04 am
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: Led Boots?
Replies: 7
Views: 13524

Re: Led Boots?

The story I have heard is that before the band Led Zeppelin had a name, someone (I don't remember who), after hearing them, commented that they "will go down like a lead balloon", which is an idiom meaning that they will be total failures. The members of the band heard of this comment and decided to...
by OitaFish
Sat 11.14.2009 6:07 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: ? about passage concerning electrical schematic
Replies: 15
Views: 6865

Re: ? about passage concerning electrical schematic

I think 切り替えさせる is talking about switches. They are talking about changing switches to change the amount of resistance to increase power.
by OitaFish
Tue 09.22.2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Frustrated by a long-term plateau
Replies: 36
Views: 12565

Re: Frustrated by a long-term plateau

I am reading 走れメロス now (junior high school book). The grammar isn't hard at all. I picked up on the first page that ね = ない (ならね = ならない) and I haven't ran into anything else strange yet. The hard part about reading the book is the vocabulary. I think that is where the native Japanese school kids have...
by OitaFish
Sat 06.13.2009 9:55 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Japanese health insurance (not just the national plan)
Replies: 4
Views: 3843

Re: Japanese health insurance (not just the national plan)

I am on an Employee's health insurance plan so it may be slightly different than what you will have. It pays 70% of everything. I had emergency surgery last year and a 3 week stay in the hospital. My 30% of the bill was still a fairly hefty amount. Since then, I have enrolled in a supplemental insur...
by OitaFish
Sat 03.28.2009 7:32 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: 自動販売機- Vending Machines
Replies: 40
Views: 15487

Re: 自動販売機- Vending Machines

if you are quick, you can even do it in your pajamas. I'm not sure I'd try that at a convenience store. What's wrong with going to a convenience store in your pajamas? As long as your backside or other unmentionables aren't haning out, who cares? lol Truth be told -- I don't see anything wrong with...
by OitaFish
Fri 03.27.2009 8:49 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: 自動販売機- Vending Machines
Replies: 40
Views: 15487

Re: 自動販売機- Vending Machines

what exactly does buying beer from a vending machine serve in Japan I have found them to be most convenient in hotels that do not have minibars. Just walk down to the corner by the elevator and buy a few beers out of the vending machine. Although its frowned upon in most hotels -- if you are quick,...
by OitaFish
Sat 03.14.2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: 自動販売機- Vending Machines
Replies: 40
Views: 15487

Re: 自動販売機- Vending Machines

I live in Oita in Kyushu. I use vending machines all the time at work. We have one break room with about 12 machines in it with anything from water to hamburgers. I typically get 2 or 3 drinks a day so during a 5 day workweek I probably average around 12 or 13 times.
by OitaFish
Fri 03.06.2009 2:44 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT3 2009?
Replies: 14
Views: 8708

Re: JLPT3 2009?

astaroth, My advice would be to get ahold of some of the past tests for both jlpt4 and jlpt3. They are out there, google can help you find them. Get the vocabulary lists for each level. Several sites have them. The list for jlpt3 is about 1500 words. I used anki to help me learn them. As you learn t...