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I understand that 信用 implies trustworthiness based on the past, whereas 信頼 implies confidence or reliance on some person/thing for the future.


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There is actually a difference between the two. 「鼻{はな}の頭{あたま}」 can only refer to the "physical" tip of one's nose -- nothing more. It has a highly limited meaning. 「鼻先{はなさき}」 can refer exactly to what 「鼻の頭」 does and something extra. It can also refer to the (empty) space right in front of one's nose, eyes, face and even one's body. Thus, you can have ...


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I think rather than a contradiction, it's just a way of the author showing how Daiki acted on impulse. Look at the tenses of the first sentence 「なぜ、そんなことをしたのか、自分でも分からない。気がつけば、ダイキはアナの……鬼若の尻をさっと撫でていた。」 So that's simple past tense 'した', historical present like you said for '分からない', and, most tellingly, past perfect for '撫でていた'. So the thought of Daiki not ...


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I, for one, do not find this to be a contradiction because: It is the narrator who says 「なぜ、そんなことをしたのか、自分でも分からない。」 and it is Daiki who says 「ずっと気になってたんだが・・」. There may be a slight discrepancy in content between the two, but I just do not think it serious enough to call a "contradiction". The question (to me) is: "Should we hold the narrator responsible ...


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警備員 and ガードマン are both common, while the former sounds a bit more formal, and the latter is commonly used in conversations. I don't think ガードマン is less respectful at least in Japanese. 守衛 is not the most common word. Strictly speaking, 警備員 and 守衛 are legally different (see the third question in this page). 警備員 is the official name of a certain profession ...


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から of 高い/こと/から is "from" から of 高い/から is "because" If I translate, I use these structures 〜ことから 「支持率が高いこと」 shows 「多くの国民が新内閣に期待していること」 〜だから Because 「支持率が高い」, (we) 「多くの国民が新内閣に期待していることがわかる」


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Is the following "decomposition" helpful? 支持率が高いことから、多くの国民が新内閣に期待していることがわかる reads 支持率が高いこと + から + 多くの国民が新内閣に期待していること + がわかる * added * I hope the following parsing helps. From the fact that 支持率が高い one concludes that 多くの国民が新内閣に期待している * added again * First, the construction connects "支持率が高いこと" and "多くの国民が新内閣に期待していること." And "から" indicates that ...


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I am not a linguist, so I may be wrong, but... 損害 and 被害 both mean "damage", "loss." But 被害 is something caused by somebody else or something that is beyond control, while 損害 includes damage and loss caused by oneself or something under one's control. Example: 地震による被害   damage caused by the earthquake 株取引による損害  loss generated in stock trading You can ...


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Here it means simply "to see", but I think it means more appears than that and more than "seems". I think the idea is that what is seen is clear and apparent. For example: 竜巻のあとと見えて、風速がEF5のしきいを超えたことをすぐに理解できる。 Upon seeing the ruins/remains/trace of the tornado, it's easy to understand the wind speeds were in the realm of an EF5. Though that's just ...


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美味しいと見える does not work as grammar. If Japanese people say it, it means the same as おいしそうだ.


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You're replacing a verb with a verb, so there's not much that could have gone wrong. In other words, your construction is fine. You said you wanted to end up with "I write, therefore I am" and then chose a verb that doesn't mean "to write", so obviously 我作る、ゆえに我あり doesn't mean "I write, therefore I am", but something more along the lines of "I make, ...


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Firstly, for the overlapping meaning of "real situation", 「[実態]{じったい}」 is used far more often than 「[実際]{じっさい}」. Importantly, this is just about the only meaning 「実態」 is used for. e.g. 「ショービジネスの実態」、「[山口組]{やまぐちぐみ}の実態」, etc. (山口組 is the largest yakuza organization.) Very few people would use 「実際」 to say those in reality. Secondly, 「実際」 has another ...


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Studying Japanese is interesting. You can say it as: 日本語を勉強するのは面白い。 日本語を勉強することは面白い。 I think it'd be more natural to say it as: 日本語の勉強は面白い。 which literally means "Study of Japanese is interesting." I think studying Japanese is interesting. So you can say it as: 日本語を勉強することは面白いと思う。 日本語を勉強するのは面白いと思う。 日本語の勉強は面白いと思う。(← I think ...


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日本語を勉強していることが面白い doesn't really mean "studying Japanese is interesting", it sounds like "I find it interesting/odd that he/she is studying Japanese". "I find studying Japanese interesting" can be expressed as "(私は)日本語を勉強するのが面白い" (or …勉強することが…). If you add …と思う, you can still express the same thing. But it's ambiguous and can also mean "I think it's studying ...



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