日本語で答えようします。「Japanese Only (Beginners）」が大好きです。
Since I’ve probably completely mangled the Japanese (ごめんなさい ), what I really want to say is: I absolutely love these threads for all the reasons everyone else has said. I’m not really able to take formal language classes anymore, but being able to answer questions that aren’t what I normally see in textbooks (at least at my current level) is beyond helpful (obviously, it’s important to be able to say what time it is, but it doesn’t really get me thinking more deeply about how to express myself in a language…) I do feel weird about just using the templates (they’re a great starting point; I just want to push myself to say something in addition to the more “textbook-like” response!), so it takes me a looong time to construct my answers—and then I usually get distracted and/or just chicken out and don’t post them. But I’ve still found that just thinking about them and trying to come up with a response has helped me immeasurably.
I also don’t think I can fully express in either language how amazing I think it is that you read, ask questions about, and correct (if necessary) all of the responses. It is seriously amazing, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the time and effort that must take, but it is also so, so, incredibly helpful to get that feedback. どうもありがとうございます。
Ok, sorry for the wall of text—overly gushing response (mostly) over now… I love these, and I hope you will keep them coming in the future. I’ll try to get braver/faster about responding And for everything you do to help us here: ありがとうございます。