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Dec
28
comment Are both phrases really correct?
@Axioplase (すみません、仰っている意味がよく分かってないかもしれませんが。)「世界で/この町で一番有名なレストランだ。」では、「世界で/この町で」は副詞的に、用言「一番有‌​名な」を修飾します。なぜなら、「世界で/この町で」は、体言を修飾できないからです。一方、「世界の/この町の一番有名なレストランだ。」では、「世界の/この町の」は形‌​容詞的に、体言「レストラン」を修飾します。なぜなら、「世界の/この町の」は用言を修飾できないからです。従って、「世界の/この町の一番有名なレストランだ。」は正しい‌​ですが、「世界の/この町の一番有名です。」は非文法的です。だから、TNさんは「世界の一番ゆうめいです。 makes no sense.」と言ったのです。
Dec
27
comment Vague method of description in Japanese
I think it depends on the intonation and the context (like, what is said after the 電車の中で).
Dec
27
comment Is ありす a traditional girl's name?
I don't think it's a traditional Japanese name. かなり新しいと思います。西洋の名前のAliceを真似したんだと思います。
Dec
27
comment Which kanji to use for 'change television channel'?
I looked up チャンネル and かえる in 岩波国語辞典 and 広辞苑 but couldn't find anything. here they say it's 替 but here they say it's 変...
Dec
27
comment Which kanji to use for 'change television channel'?
Hmm I guess I am another wrong Japanese...
Dec
26
comment the meaning of the expression あたいがとる
I thought this way: in the 1st stanza someone (maybe sumi's mon or dad) asks sumi what she wants, sumi says she wants a star but they say they can't reach it, so sumi decides to give it a try, and in the 2nd stanza she talks to the star "what do you want" and it says it wants water, so she invites it to come closer... (clever girl!) So I think the conversation in the 1st stanza is between sumi and someone, and the 2nd is between sumi and the star.
Dec
26
comment What is the negative form of 勝ちそう?
I might say 「負けそうでした」... hehehe
Dec
25
revised is it “aite” or “akete” for “open”?
edited title
Dec
24
comment Are both phrases really correct?
@Axioplase 1)Who are you asking? 2)I don't think [location]の一番有名なレストランだ is incorrect. I just think [location]で一番有名なレストランだ sounds more natural. I just said [location]の一番有名だ makes no sense because it lacks the noun for the adjectival phrase [location]の to modify.
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent Figurative use of 空ける?
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent What is the connection between volitional よう form and であろう
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent かわいい meaning care for
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent What does "Xの一つにYがある” mean?
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent What does 忘れたい人 mean?
Dec
23
reviewed Excellent What does おくれ mean in this context?
Dec
23
comment Are both phrases really correct?
「世界の一番有名"な"レストラン」(as a title), maybe... I would say「世界で一番有名なレストランです」when I talk, though.
Dec
23
comment What exactly does いな mean in Japanese?
@Meg We don't say [否]{いな} on its own in real conversation (at least in modern Japanese. I don't know about classic Japanese). I think I've seen it used on its own in essays or novels, like 「~~か?否。」to mean「~~か?いや違う。」
Dec
23
comment Are both phrases really correct?
世界の一番有名です is grammatically incorrect. The 日本と世界の in 日本と世界の一番長い駅名 modifies (一番長い)駅名.
Dec
22
comment Translation of metaphorical meaning of “hieroglyphic”
How about [難解]{なんかい}?
Dec
22
comment Are haiku typically “padded” when read aloud?
いい俳句が思いつかなかったんで・・・^^;