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Mar
17
comment When to use 聴く vs 聞く vs 訊く?
maybe 聞く and 聞こえる are not the same verb ?
Mar
14
comment Are non-base-10 numbers ever written in kanji?
Someday somewhere on a forum "Are non-base-10 numbers ever written in full letters? Would english-speaking people get the joke if we write it there are only ten types of people..."...
Mar
11
comment Difference between 「~がる」 and 「~そう」
あなたが怖がる = you are afraid. あなたが怖そう = you are scary.
Mar
9
comment Using 全然 with a positive pejorative
indeed 全然美味しい is widely used.
Mar
8
comment “If I may ask a question, …”
@Chocolate 日本語上手ですね
Mar
7
comment “If I may ask a question, …”
@Chocolate if you are writing, all the んです should be written のです。
Mar
1
comment Is 青色をしている different from 青い?
Yes, it is different.
Feb
15
comment Is ない an “auxiliary verb”?
All negative form of verb/word ending with -ない can be conjugated like i-adjective.
Feb
14
comment Why does 赤 have a negative connotation?
you also have 赤字
Feb
9
comment Expressing a sequence of actions using 〜たとき?
See if as two states (not tense), accomplished and non-accomplished. AーたB is when A is done, then B. You can even use it speaking of the future. 50歳になった時にヨーロッパいく。 = I'll go to Europe once I turned 50.
Jan
31
comment What is a better translation for 「自分だけバカを見る」?
How about that!? dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/174686/m0u
Jan
29
comment Usage of ~まんねん (関西弁)
I don't agree with your translations. You are passing 標準敬語 into タメ語関西弁. ie. 違います should be ちゃいます rather than ちゃうねん.
Jan
28
comment When should the polite form of 〜たり be used?
Sorry I misread it. I have never heard it with a masu-form verb and I don't think there is cases where it should be used.
Jan
28
comment When should the polite form of 〜たり be used?
used very often? Where do you hear it often? And probably like the masu-form before ので not being grammatically correct. Places where it is common to over-praise interlocutor (ex: 大丸), over keigo is usually used.
Jan
16
comment A は/が difference
+1, great answer.
Jan
15
comment Usage of ~まんねん (関西弁)
Keep in mind that まんねん is keigo level and it is fairly rare to see people using local language when speaking keigo. That is why you would see mostly only old people using it.
Dec
30
comment What does はくださらない mean?
@TsuyoshiIto I wonder then why both answers on くださる are so high rated.
Dec
19
comment X is near or next to Y. Is my understanding of this correct?
I don't think all your five sentences have the same meaning. そば、よこ、となり can be similar but they are different from ところ and ちかく.
Dec
19
comment Why is 間{かん} used to denote some amounts of time but not others?
A minute: 一分, an hour: 一時間, a week: 一週間, a month: 一ヶ月, a year: 一年.
Dec
16
comment The origin of one of the usages of 狼{おおかみ}
Is it really specific to japanese culture? What about the Little Red Riding Hood.