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Aug
9
asked What's the difference between 〜以上は and 〜からには
Aug
7
comment Must do : ~なければならない vs ~なくてはいけない
Can we add 食べないとならない/いけない/だめ to the list too?
Aug
3
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
2
comment The difference between くらい and ほど in hyperbole
I'm not /entirely/ sure, but that seems like a slightly different usage of hodo and kurai, focusing on time.
Aug
2
revised The difference between くらい and ほど in hyperbole
edited title
Aug
2
accepted Difference and nuance between することはない and する必要はない/する可能性はない
Aug
2
accepted The difference between 書物、図書 and 本
Aug
2
asked The difference between くらい and ほど in hyperbole
Aug
2
asked Contrasting っぽい、らしい、みたい
Jul
31
comment What does しちゃい mean?
This sentence isn't odd at all. If you read the first tweet (comes second in this question) you can see that he/she wrote: 「無理してはいけません」と書きたかったところ、「無視してはいけません」と書いてしまいました。to which this person replied: いいえ!無視はしちゃいけませんな somewhat jokingly.
Jul
29
comment How to say, “things like”
Ohhh, I see the logic. He could be asking for either, without an example sentence or context I don't think we can tell.
Jul
29
comment How to say, “things like”
I think he understands the functions of とか、など and し and was more asking how to say things like "Aみたいな物", "Aのような物”, ”Aと似ているもの”.
Jul
29
comment does anyone know of any o-words or go-words which are absolutely neutral?
I wonder if おまえ counts.
Jul
28
comment Difference between ◯◯を掃除 and ◯◯に掃除
It would be amazing what you would learn if you just opened ANY beginner Japanese textbook instead of "language hacking" using Twitter.
Jul
28
comment How to end a sentence in わけ
@Derek Schaab: In my grammar book this is explained as follows: "In casual conversation wake, an informal form of wake da, is used quite frequently to give slight emphasis to a fact when the speaker does not expect the hearer to know about it.". Which I think sums it up quite nicely.
Jul
28
comment How to end a sentence in わけ
To be fair, it's quite hard to determine what exactly the question was asking. There are many ways to "end a sentence in wake" which have been discussed here.
Jul
28
comment How to end a sentence in わけ
@Derek Schaab: Thank you! I haven't had a chance yet to read the paper yet, I'll give it a look as soon as possible.
Jul
28
comment How to end a sentence in わけ
Perhaps this warrants its own question, however, is it possible to replace some of these with ということ? For example: "波がずいぶん荒いですね。今日は船が出せないわけですか。" into "波がずいぶん荒いですね。今日は船が出せないということですか。" How does the feeling of the sentence change if this is possible?
Jul
27
comment What does こと refer to in だけのことはある
@sawa That question was incredibly helpful in understanding the overall meaning (especially the "だけ" aspect) however I couldn't seem to find any good reason as to why こと has been thrown haphazardly into the mix. I tried to differentiate this question by focusing on こと and contrasting between both だけのことはあって and だけあって.
Jul
27
asked What does こと refer to in だけのことはある