A weird 交ぜる mnemonic of mine

交 kanji consists of 父 and 亠 radicals (father and lid) and means “mix”.

Thinking about a “mixed father under the lid” brings this to my mind:

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Having read Junji Ito’s Uzumaki you just won’t be able to unsee it :grinning:

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boy does junji ito have a knack for absolutely scarring illustrations. uzumaki was… an experience.

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Yeah, it was, and it still haunts sometimes with stuff like this one.

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oddly helpful. I do get confused with all the different to be mixed or to be blended with.

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I think it has something to do with the concept of transitive and intransitive verbs. I find it quite logical because I have such a concept in my native language. To indicate whether you do something to SOMEONE or YOURSELF, you should just put a right suffix to a verb. Like 切れる and 切る. English form of this concept appears to be less convenient to me somehow.

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@sheyan4 it has been at least 5+ years since I read Uzumaki and I still get the disgusting feeling whenever I recall this manga :joy:

Ito Sensei is excellent, but the creeps are a No No for me :sweat_smile:

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No, thank you.

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Excellent choice Belthazar san :smile: Don’t scar your life :rofl:

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I might be handy to blur that image for containing body horror. It doesn’t bother me, but some people might find this less fun to look at.

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Clever! Love me some Junji Ito references!

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It definitely has to do with transitive and intransitive verbs for me. My native language also has them (I think most language have that concept?) but that doesn’t help me at all. Honestly if someone asked me why something was conjugated this way and something else differently and the answer would have something to do with transitive and intransitive verbs I wouldn’t have been able to answer that. I completely forgot this concept existed.
I can’t even remember how I learned this concept in english.
I hate my brain sometimes :sob:

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Will never confuse 交ぜる again for the rest of my life. Also, dear sheyan4, I may never forgive you.

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Don’t worry @Ducklingscap san :slight_smile: You are in good company :stuck_out_tongue: I wouldn’t worry too much about the transitive and intransitive part. As you start to read more, your brain will make sense out it :grin:

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I said that to myself in the mirror after I read the manga :rofl:

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