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Feb
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comment Particles in the Passive form causing me confusion (を、に、が)
@user1087 Perhaps it is worth adding that the reason the を version sounds like "My" wine has been drunk by someone, is because it is in this case what seems to be commonly called the "suffering passive" (I don't know if that is the proper term for it; I'm not a linguist...), because it can describe how the receiver of the action could suffer in some way, meaning there must be some receiver of the action, as opposed to the に version (I think). For example you could say 財布を盗まれた instead of 財布が盗まれた. Perhaps someone else can explain better but I thought I would give it a shot.
Feb
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Feb
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comment 揺れる with に or で
Thank you both for your answers! I wish I could accept two answers at the same time, but this has helped me a lot - Thank you.
Feb
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accepted 揺れる with に or で
Feb
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asked 揺れる with に or で
Jan
20
accepted Can the volitional form be used to nominate yourself for something?
Jan
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Jan
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revised Can the volitional form be used to nominate yourself for something?
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Jan
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asked Can the volitional form be used to nominate yourself for something?
Jan
20
comment Difference between 「~のない~」 and 「~がない~」?
I've always just heard that the が would throw some emphasis on the marked word and that the の would throw emphasis forward, over to the word the clause is modifying. I don't know if I explained that correctly but that is what I have always heard, although I'm not sure if it's correct.
Jan
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Jan
10
accepted Getting your haircut in Japan
Jan
10
comment Getting your haircut in Japan
Thank you for the answer and all of the comments everyone. It's been very helpful!
Jan
9
comment Getting your haircut in Japan
@Louis Thanks for the information - I would certainly be surprised if that happened without me knowing about it beforehand.
Jan
9
comment Getting your haircut in Japan
@fefe Thank you for your comment! I will have to see what they do in the barbers around here but any information I can get to mentally prepare myself is always good :) I hated going to the barbers even in England.
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asked Getting your haircut in Japan