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Aug
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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.
Jun
20
comment Why is using ば or と, to indicate a conditional, considered ungrammatical if the 2nd part expresses a will, wish, order or request?
You're asking why it's ungrammatical, but isn't your title the exact rule which explains why? Are you asking why that rule exists?
Jun
20
comment Why is 一歩 pronouced 'ippo'?
@ZhenLin "But there are exceptions too", yes, like 三泊, 三品 etc. If my limited linguistic understanding is correct, that seems to indicate that these combinations are already fossilized or lexicalized or whatever the term is. So that raises the question of whether the import of these classifiers took place at different times, during only some of which the phonological processes were active.
Jun
6
comment What does 直打ち mean? also whats the reading?
If would only pronounce it じかうち, and would only take it to mean "type directly", i.e. typing the URL manually instead of following a link/shortcut/favorite etc.
Jun
5
comment What are some translations for 後は無い?
@summea is referring to dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/je2/1318/m0u. The version with が sounds a bit more correct to me, but I think both should work.
May
30
comment What does こと mean between two nouns?
dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/80340/m1u/%E3%81%93%E3%81%A8, meaning 8. 非正規雇用の規制緩和 a.k.a. 「労働のビッグバン」
May
30
comment Parsing a sentence with a て connecting verb
Hm... I can't say for sure, but I assumed they meant インフルエンザが流行して、政府は案を作った
May
30
comment Parsing a sentence with a て connecting verb
"A -て form is usually linked to its sentence" Not sure if I'm understanding this correctly, but isn't the very question whether "its sentence" is "人が亡くなる" or "...作りました"? I don't think anyone is suggesting that the -て is just dangling.