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Jan
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answered A word or short phrase for “Moving forward, taking the good things with, leaving the bad things behind”
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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comment Appropriateness of the word 膣外射精 in average adult conversations?
As an aside, what is the equivalent term for 'shotgun marriage'? Is it できちゃったこん?
Jan
20
comment Why is the Hepburn system of romanization generally used over the Nihon-shiki system?
Also my personal favorite, ヴ.
Jan
12
answered Why are these words considered less politically correct?
Jan
12
comment How to define 羨ましい?
In the example you gave, I think the translation as 'They are so lucky!' is actually a very good translation of the 'feeling' or nuance of the word 羨ましい. If you want to convey jealousy or envy in the negative sense that we think of, then [嫉妬]{しっと} is the word that I would use.
Jan
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awarded  Editor
Jan
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revised usage of「ご迷惑をおかけ・・・」variants for a business apology
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Jan
9
comment Getting your haircut in Japan
@sawa 髪を梳く means to comb or untangle hair, not to thin, so I think my comment/suggestion is still valid.
Jan
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answered usage of「ご迷惑をおかけ・・・」variants for a business apology
Jan
9
comment Getting your haircut in Japan
I'm not a linguistics guy, but can the verb すく (I assume you are using the verb 空く) be used this way? It seems to me that this is an intransitive verb, so this usage seems strange to me. I associate this verb with the meaning of 'to be empty, or sparce'. i.e. 電車が空いた(でんしゃがすいた) would be 'the train is not crowded' or of course おなかが空いた is 'hungry', or lit. 'my belly is empty'. To thin out hair, I would suggest 「[薄]{うす}くする」 as in 「[全体的]{ぜんたいてき}に薄くしてください」 'make all of it thinner' or something like that.
Jan
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comment Why is を used in this situation? 私は先生がネコを好きだと思います
There's nothing I can say to comment on sawa's grammatical explanation (I got lost after 'accusative case'), but I think the original sentence is a good example of why 'textbook Japanese' seems so unnatural. Although this does not answer SLC's question at all, I feel a better solution would be to simply drop the 「私は」 completely and change the sentence to 「先生は猫が好きたと思います」. One of the best steps a beginner/intermediate student of Japanese can to to sound more fluent is to stop using 「私は」 at the beginning of every sentence.
Jan
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answered Are honorifics used for dead people?
Jan
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awarded  Supporter
Jan
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awarded  Teacher
Jan
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answered Expressing “not greater/less than” and “greater/less than or equal to”
Jan
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answered Should I speak in the local dialect and/or accent of an area?