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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Looking for expressions similar to なるほど or やっぱり for situations that are opposite of speakers' previous suspicion
I appreciate your efforts to post this answer but I already mentioned in the question that I'm not looking for strong interjections (I gave 「なに!」 as an example)
Jun
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comment What is the etymology of [山葵]{わさび}?
"flora" did not exist either. I don't mind having this tag but IMO it's better to create tags that have better chance of seeing them used in other questions, which I think "food" tag would have.
Jun
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comment 「~たじゃない」 expression in spoken Japanese
@Mark: Male speakers would probably use さっき食べたじゃん. I remember hearing it in GTO, Gokusen etc, whose characters are predominantly male.
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comment What is the etymology of [山葵]{わさび}?
"flora" tag? I think "food" tag would be more useful to have.
Jun
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comment Does -ou / -you / -mashou conjugation have a negative form?
I'm a bit confused about ~まい. Does it imply the meaning of "let's not do X", such that 行くまい means "let's not go"?
Jun
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comment What are the differences between 帰る and 戻る?
Is it true that 帰る can only be used when you return to home-related places (e.g. house, home country etc)?
Jun
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comment Does -ou / -you / -mashou conjugation have a negative form?
Thanks for the detailed reply. +1 for the なかろう. I have seen that form before but I didn't know it's the negative of -mashou. そうでしたか。
Jun
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comment What does 思いっきりどうぞ mean?
Or maybe if you had been very rude to a fine lady and as an attempt to apologize you hold out your face and say "go ahead, slap me as hard as you want" 思いっきりどうぞ .. SLAP! :P
Jun
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comment Does -ou / -you / -mashou conjugation have a negative form?
LOL @ 寝ましょう --> 無理です .. I didn't mean it that way but, good catch!
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asked Does -ou / -you / -mashou conjugation have a negative form?
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comment Is there a difference between この小さな街で and 小さなこの街で?
Absolutely no difference? Not even in the emphasis? So, can I use both structures interchangeably?
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comment Is there a difference between この小さな街で and 小さなこの街で?
@YOU I see. I wish you good luck finding the reference. But what I am more interested in is whether the two structures give difference meanings or emphasis or nuances. Or whether they can be used interchangeably, so that maybe I can say "分からないこの問題を教えてください" :)
Jun
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comment Is there a difference between この小さな街で and 小さなこの街で?
@YOU I still can't see the difference. Mind explaining in a full-blown answer below? ;)
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revised Is there a difference between この小さな街で and 小さなこの街で?
pronoun -> demonstrative adjective
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asked Is there a difference between この小さな街で and 小さなこの街で?
Jun
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accepted Looking for expressions similar to なるほど or やっぱり for situations that are opposite of speakers' previous suspicion
Jun
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comment Looking for expressions similar to なるほど or やっぱり for situations that are opposite of speakers' previous suspicion
I guess そうでしたか is the expression I'm looking for since I have a feeling that the past tense でした works similarly to "I didn't know", in which there is tiny hint that the speaker did not expect it to be that way.
Jun
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comment Looking for expressions similar to なるほど or やっぱり for situations that are opposite of speakers' previous suspicion
I think what you suggest are for when the speaker has something to say. I'm looking for expressions for when the speaker just wants to accept the news as briefly as possible (rather than a silent nod etc)
Jun
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asked Looking for expressions similar to なるほど or やっぱり for situations that are opposite of speakers' previous suspicion