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日本語大好き

I'm just an enthusiast in Japanese language. I took three years of Japanese courses in college, enrolled in Japanese House Program where the residents use Japanese in daily lives, yet I feel I'm still not fluent in it.

p/s: Sorry for churning out so many questions. I'm trying to help JLU beta to improve the questions-per-day ratio :P

p/s2: I usually hold off upvoting answers to my questions until at least 2-3 answers have been posted, or until some time has lapsed.

p/s3: As long as I can, I will not downvote a question/answer, and if in the end I have to downvote, I will add a comment.

よろしくおねがいします


Oct
27
comment Article versus postposition
@GöteSvanholm If you want to compare languages, take up comparative linguistics. If you want to learn the language, empty your cup first ;)
Oct
26
comment Article versus postposition
@Göte What works in one language might not work in another. I don't think we should force the construct of one language onto another.
Oct
26
comment Article versus postposition
@sawa I think あなは is a typo of あなたは.
Oct
25
comment What does the だと mean in 日本だと?
やすいだと is ungrammatical. だ cannot follow after verbs or adjectives.
Oct
25
comment What kind of conjugation is 済{す}ませた?
@dotnetN00b. You are right but 済ませる is also a root verb on its own. It's not uncommon to have a verb that looks the same as conjugated forms of other verbs. Examples: 任せる (root vs potential), 生まれる (root vs passive), 切れる (root v potential) etc.
Oct
25
revised は can mean “at least?”
added 7 characters in body
Oct
25
answered は can mean “at least?”
Oct
25
comment Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs
Thanks for the extra explanation on the reason for the lengthening. It totally makes sense :)
Oct
25
accepted Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs
Oct
24
comment What kind of conjugation is 済{す}ませた?
Fine. I've edited the quotes to your liking.
Oct
24
revised What kind of conjugation is 済{す}ませた?
deleted 52 characters in body
Oct
24
comment What kind of conjugation is 済{す}ませた?
Those quotes are simply the references that say that 済ませる and 済ます are exactly the same. I think "「済ます」に同じ" should be simple enough for beginner to understand.
Oct
24
comment Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs
@sawa In the third one, the lengthening is in the repeated phrase. It's the second もってる in the line: だれもがもってる、もってる〜
Oct
24
comment How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
Ever since I found translation.babylon.com I don't trust translate.google.com anymore ;)
Oct
23
asked Repeating the vowel sound of the mora that precedes gemination in songs
Oct
23
comment Passive + Noun. Who did what?
Also, you should already be able to translate に+passive pattern since you already asked a similar question and got the answer from sawa's comment there. X+に+passive is simply is <passiveverb> by X.
Oct
23
comment Passive + Noun. Who did what?
Babylon translates it as "The person who is loved by all of you" ;)
Oct
23
comment Who is the subject of Aにはaction?
The downvote was not from me, but this answer is wrong. Even translation.babylon.com/japanese/to-english does a better job ...
Oct
23
comment What's the difference between 腹切り and 切腹?
Not really. I just realized that both words simply have the kanji swapped yet their pronunciations don't look anywhere similar even though they refer to same thing. But do they mean exactly the same? I'm interested in knowing the answer too.
Oct
23
comment What's the difference between 腹切り and 切腹?
Congrats for taking the 1000th question spot! :D