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comment Can 野郎{やろう} really have that many meanings?
I have absolutely no clue where you got the idea that "guy" could be considered sexual discrimination. This is absolutely not the case in English, at least not in Australian English. Also, "guys" can also refer to a group of people, of mixed genders. It is a very common greeting, "hey guys!". This does not indicate "only males".
Sep
28
comment How long of a time period does 最近 cover?
I don't see the English bias, is it because the question was asked in English? What if we were to ask the question in Japanese, like this guy: detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1117338791 There are countless others to be found on Google too.
Sep
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Sep
25
asked The differences between ~がたい、〜にくい、〜づらい
Sep
23
comment Can I use 行っている間(に) in the sense of a habitual action?
As far as I'm aware, ている、even with 行く, can mean both "going" and the state resulting after going depending on context. どこに行ってるの? Correct me if im wrong but, I believe this could be used to mean "where are you going?" rather than "where have you gone and now are?".
Sep
20
answered Why are there two versions of the kanji for "tsumetai'?
Sep
20
comment Why are there two versions of the kanji for "tsumetai'?
@sawa is correct. It's simply handwriting vs print. Different styles. 冷 vs storage.kamezo.cc/asp/katchnetwork/img_17/178038/k693197271.jpg (The last stroke is simply angled instead of perfectly vertical.)
Sep
15
comment Where does the verbal form しとく come from?
Found this: homepage3.nifty.com/i-yasu/Lesson33.htm Just before the last bullet point there is a list of commonly used verbs which change in spoken language. 話しておく → 話しとく, 飲んでおく → 飲んどく, etc.
Sep
15
comment Where does the verbal form しとく come from?
I thought this was a contraction of しておく. I may be off, though.
Sep
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comment When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?
@sawa: That's how it was written when I found the examples, error on the author's part?
Sep
13
comment When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?
Just double checked Google, there are a few million results for "閉まってある”, for example: "本棚に閉まってある本", "本当に大切な事は閉まってある". I thought this wasn't acceptable? Every day, something I was taught about Japanese gets blown out of the water.
Sep
13
comment When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?
(Edited, due to it being a typo.) Additionally, I think using "just" in the translation for 電車が来た is a little off. There are separate grammar points which express the meaning of "just" in Japanese. 来た merely shows the action has completed, and implies nothing of when, no?
Sep
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comment Differences between 度 and 回 when counting occurrences
I wonder what the differences are when asking questions, as in: 何度 vs 何回? If you say 何度 are you expecting an answer less than 6 times?
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comment Where does the いかない in ~わけにはいかない come from?
I thought that was the question. I'm interested in where it came from and why it means what it does. I was merely guessing in the original question due to the same pronunciation.
Aug
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asked Where does the いかない in ~わけにはいかない come from?