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Aug
23
answered Use of は with 自分 in a subordinate clause
Aug
21
comment What's the difference between ~しか~ない and ~だけしか~ない?
だけ can definitely have the "more is expected" nuance (これだけ???), but can also have the "less is expected" nuance (これだけ食べたらお腹が割れる), so it's quite subtle. Not sure if there are any clear rules for when it's one or the other.
Aug
20
comment Difference in usage between exclamations: クソ vs. しまった
Is クゾ a typo? _
Aug
9
comment What is the longest word in Japanese?
That depends on whether you consider Japanese an agglutinative language with a fixed number and order of agglutinative slots. japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1712/…
Aug
8
comment Why is は appropriate for てはいけない?
This question might be closer to what you are looking for: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1077/…
Aug
1
comment Are there stereotypical speech patterns or inflections associated with gay Japanese speakers?
@jmac, something similar can be said for Matsuko DX. Her voice might be masculine, but her speech patterns are definitely feminine, although not the childish-feminine type, but more the bossy-lady type.
Aug
1
comment Simple questions on 明け方
"明け方=how it becomes bright=as it becomes bright=dawn". While this is probably correct etymologically, it could potentially be misleading, since あけがた "dawn" and あけかた "how it becomes bright" are separate words in MJ.
Aug
1
comment How to express a verb acting upon another verb?
@Koasamitsu Yes, your examples are fully correct, although 踊ってみた might be a more straightforward translation of "I tried to dance".
Aug
1
comment The で particle before です
Just curious, who told you で can't precede です or だ? It might seem a bit clumsy, but it's definitely not ungrammatical.
Jul
29
comment Is わくわく waku waku a feminine expression?
I'm curious whether the fact that you call it an "expression" means that you used it in a stand-alone way. That would indeed sound a bit childish, and maybe by extension feminine. If you gave your full sentence and explained the situation, it would be a bit easier to assess the femininity.
Jul
22
comment Particle for “in the water”
@Billy, the question isn't asking about the meaning, it's asking why it's を and not に or で. The accepted answer of the question I linked to answers exactly that.
Jul
22
comment Particle for “in the water”
japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6869/…
Jul
17
comment Etymology of 為替
Ah, it says "《中世に用いられた「かわし(為替)」の音変化》", that makes sense.
Jul
16
comment Etymology of 為替
Do you mean the 連用形 of 交わせる?
Jul
14
answered Usage of どういう意味
Jul
4
comment What kind of verbs can the suffix たて (立て) attach to?
My feeling is that it's only used for things "produced" or "brought about".
Jul
4
comment Why the き and さ in the 送り仮名 of 大きい and 小さい?
@EricDong More practically, まる helps to distinguish 静まる from 静める. Don't necessarily expect regularity with the morpheme rule, though. There are also kun readings, like 陥る, that span multiple morphemes.
Jul
1
comment What does とし mean in this sentence?
@istrasci, you're right. Added a very short answer.
Jul
1
answered What does とし mean in this sentence?
Jun
30
comment What does とし mean in this sentence?
なろうとする means "try to become", なろうとし is the 連用形.