What’s the difference between なぜ and どうして? I’ve read that なぜ explicitly asks for a reason while どうして can have the same meaning as なぜ but can also mean something like “how/which way”. Would your sentence have a slightly different meaning if you had used どうして instead?
From what I can tell after doing a little searching, なぜ pretty much only ever means why and is used to ask for a reason, while どうして can also be asking about the method. There’s also the possibility that なぜ is a little more formal. There’s also the idea that どうして has more emotion behind it than なぜ (like Why would you say that? versus What makes you say that? ) I don’t really think there’s too much difference if I used どうして over なぜ, though, since I was just looking for the reason behind you studying in Germany over Austria. Can’t say there’s any deep emotion attached to it, though.
I simplified my family’s living situation a little before because it’s hard to explain due to my limited japanese skills. I hope this makes it clearer now.
I didn’t know how to phrase this properly. I meant to say that the USA are so huge compared to european countries like Germany that I’ve heard some Americans say that they visit their relatives regularly because they “only” live a few hours away, while some Europeans tend to think that that’s pretty far and don’t visit that often for that reason.
Thank you for your detailed explanation!
Only did a little bit of writing today. I usually write each days diary entry the following day, but yesterday I actually did write yesterdays entry.
So today I just added some stuff about what I did in the evening.
Another Diary today
I’m mostly just going to be sharing a sample of what I write each day since generally its not that interesting to read
But I thought I’d share a whole one today to show about how much I usually write in total. I usually write three short paragraphs, or two slightly longer ones depending on what happened that day.
I type it up first, and then read over it to spot any really obvious mistakes, and then write it out by hand into my diary. I might share a picture of a handwritten one at some point, if I have a day where I’m actually pleased with my handwriting
Busy couple days, but I caught up on writing. And now that I’m home, I can work in some speaking practice.
Oh, and I don’t know for sure, but I’m assuming that Discourse only allows up to 20 bookmarks at a time. That’s how many I have when I noticed new ones weren’t saving. I cleared out some old ones, and now I can bookmark this thread again. actually, my settings were wrong.