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Jun
7
comment What is the difference between その and あの?
Why am I so bad at formatting... My bold never works.
Jun
7
answered What is the difference between その and あの?
Jun
6
comment When asking 'What is your name?' or 'What is your job?', why is it 'は' not 'か'?
That's the sort of usage I was thinking about. (Alhough the use of "あなた" itself is very rare in normal Japanese). Possibly could be used on the phone: 「(あなた、今)仕事ですか?」
Jun
6
comment How to differentiate ~られる conjugation between passive form and potential form?
Yes. This only applies for "group 2" verbs or "ichidan verbs". (The verbs which usually end in える or いる.) Group 2: 食べられる (Potential) vs 食べられる (Passive). Group 1 (These are easy to separate): 使える - Potential vs 使われる - Passive
Jun
6
comment When asking 'What is your name?' or 'What is your job?', why is it 'は' not 'か'?
Just would like to add to this. Couldn't あなたは仕事ですか? also be interpreted as "Are you currently working/at work?" depending on the context.
Jun
5
comment Usage of なんて and なんか as emphasis.
Can this be used in a positive sense too, though? I received this in an email recently: ぜんぜん帰りたい気がしないほど日本の暮らしに馴染んでいるなんて嬉しい事です。 The なんて in this sentence seems to have nothing to do with importance, nor is the person 大切ではないと考えている。
Jun
5
comment In what situations can you use "ぞ” as a sentence ender
I'm also curious. Teaching English in Japan I've heard this from a wide range of people. From adults to children (as young as 8). However I'm not sure of the nuance nor what impression it gives.
Jun
5
comment The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb.
I disagree with this being a duplicate. That focuses on the subject and topic particles in general, whilst this is focusing on two particles, they are not the same and are in a focused context.
Jun
5
comment What is the difference between [plain form of verb]~そう and [root of verb]~そう?
Yeah, essentially.
Jun
5
asked The difference between が and を with the potential form of a verb.
Jun
3
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Jun
3
comment What to say after someone sneezes
I have asked a Japanese co-worker and she told me that Japanese people don't say anything after another person sneezes.
Jun
3
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Jun
3
accepted Usage of なんて and なんか as emphasis.
Jun
3
comment Usage of なんて and なんか as emphasis.
Thank you for the further information. Especially the history of the word. I find knowing the history actually gives me a better "feel" of the words.
Jun
2
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Jun
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Jun
2
comment Usage of なんて and なんか as emphasis.
Ah yes, of course. Fixed. Thank you.
Jun
2
revised Usage of なんて and なんか as emphasis.
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Jun
2
asked Usage of なんて and なんか as emphasis.