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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
3
asked Looking for expressions similar to なるほど or やっぱり for situations that are opposite of speakers' previous suspicion
Jun
3
awarded  Quorum
Jun
3
comment Using なるほど (naruhodo) and やっぱり (yappari) in the same situation
Another thing, what do I use if what actually happens is the opposite of my previous suspicion?
Jun
3
comment Using なるほど (naruhodo) and やっぱり (yappari) in the same situation
You mean there is a little bit of suspicion in なるほど? And, in term of neutrality: そうですか > なるほど > やっぱり? >____<
Jun
3
comment The many ways to say “and” in Japanese
And also ~たり for verbs: 泣いたり笑ったりのは生きてるものさ
Jun
3
comment 「~たじゃない」 expression in spoken Japanese
さっき食べなかったの? and 食べたんじゃないの? are different. The latter implies that the speaker has a knowledge/suspicion that the person he speaks to already ate before, similar to "Isn't it the case that you already ate? (because I can smell curry from your mouth etc)"
Jun
3
comment Using なるほど (naruhodo) and やっぱり (yappari) in the same situation
So, can we say なるほど is as neutral as "I see" in English, unlike the biased やっぱり?
Jun
3
revised Using なるほど (naruhodo) and やっぱり (yappari) in the same situation
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Jun
3
comment What to say after someone sneezes
ブレスユー .. j/k :P
Jun
3
asked 「~たじゃない」 expression in spoken Japanese
Jun
2
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
2
accepted What is the difference between 「ほど」 {hodo} and 「ぐらい」 {gurai}?
Jun
2
comment Is there a rule for when to use くらい vs ぐらい?
@Derek What I mean is that both どれ and どの can take both くらい vs ぐらい. どれくらい, どれぐらい, どのくらい, どのぐらい ..
Jun
2
comment Is there a rule for when to use くらい vs ぐらい?
+1 good question. I was actually thinking about asking this question too. Especially for question words どれ and どの, they seem to take both forms ...
Jun
2
asked Using なるほど (naruhodo) and やっぱり (yappari) in the same situation
Jun
2
comment What is the difference between 「ほど」 {hodo} and 「ぐらい」 {gurai}?
Your answer, if really correct, confirms my initial intuition, that is it is between "up to" vs "about".
Jun
2
accepted About cutting the sentences short
Jun
2
comment Is it ok to use ~て下さりました instead of ~ていただきました?
I think it's easier to use ingroup vs outgroup to choose between kureru and ageru, if you have the grasp on those concepts
Jun
2
comment Is it ok to use ~て下さりました instead of ~ていただきました?
@Derek that sentence of mine has a second part after the 'or' :)