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comment Do viruses あります or います?
@sawa According to wikipedia 病毒 was the official term for virus used by the 日本細菌学会 prior to the establishment of the 日本ウイルス学会 in 1953. 病毒 is still used in China. They share an equivalent meaning when used in medical terms even if 病毒 is outdated. The reason I picked this word is because it eliminates the possibility that the term ウイルス functions differently when talking in computer terms.
Apr
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comment Do viruses あります or います?
Take the traditional word for virus 病毒, search 病毒がある・いる and you will find 0 results for いる. I think should be enough to prove that from at least a technical perspective ある. Remember just because something is alive doesn't mean いる is correct, trees for example us ある.
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comment Do viruses あります or います?
With all due respect, what you usually say may not be technically correct or even representative of a large segment of the population.
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answered What are the valid potential forms of special “suru” verbs?
Feb
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comment Interpreting a specific Japanese sentence
It is also used like this in place names. ~ヶ丘 is rather common.
Feb
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Feb
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revised How to write “eastern Tokyo” (or “northern Hokkaido”)
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Feb
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answered How to write “eastern Tokyo” (or “northern Hokkaido”)
Feb
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comment In what way is the negative form of a verb an adjective?
While 食べなくない is relatively common it isn't correct. However you can see by using other い adjective transformations that ~ない verbs are not い adjectives. For example, there is no 行かなげ or 行かながる. In fact those expressions wouldn't even have sensible meanings when attached to ~ない verbs. There is no similarity between い adjectives and ~ない other than their past forms and て forms.
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revised In what way is the negative form of a verb an adjective?
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Feb
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answered In what way is the negative form of a verb an adjective?
Feb
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comment い-Adjective declension apparent inconsistency when turning into a noun
There no 赤く noun, only an adverb. 赤 is the only noun form. However 近く is both a noun and an adverb.
Feb
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answered い-Adjective declension apparent inconsistency when turning into a noun
Feb
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comment Understanding ありやな
や is not only in Kansai Japanese. About half the country uses it.
Feb
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answered Appropriateness of the word 膣外射精 in average adult conversations?
Feb
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comment The difference between 書店 and 本屋
書店 while technically meaning bookstore, often seems to be code for stores selling adult goods.