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accepted What is an appropriate response to お疲{つか}れ様{さま}です in non-work situations?
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19
revised What is an appropriate response to お疲{つか}れ様{さま}です in non-work situations?
Removed focus on "Americans", which was an oddly constructed sentence in any case.
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accepted Blue blistering barnacles, what is Captain Haddock saying?
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18
accepted Can と be used with verbs other than 思う to imply a thought process behind the action?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on dictionary tag wiki
Sep
12
comment Non-distinguished animal pairs in Japanese
@Pacerier: I'm not sure what you are referring to when you say "a one to one mapping". In science, they have terms to differentiate all animals, and I believe the standard is to use katakana. However, in every day Japanese, the animals discussed in the question simply aren't differentiated.
Sep
12
revised Counter for 熊 (bears): ひき or 頭?
Added important point from the comments.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Can と and を be interchanged with 思う the way I think they can?
Thanks for clarifying!
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accepted Can と and を be interchanged with 思う the way I think they can?
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Can と and を be interchanged with 思う the way I think they can?
Thanks for the answer... but unfortunately I don't understand terms like "nominal group", or what it means to "embed the subject". So I only understand about 60% of what you're saying.
Sep
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asked Can と be used with verbs other than 思う to imply a thought process behind the action?
Sep
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asked Can と and を be interchanged with 思う the way I think they can?
Sep
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comment What is the difference between 「食う」 and 「食べる」?
@Pacerier: It is not always uncouth as a rule. It can range from a somewhat neutral sense, as in the answer above, to a sort of raw and rough sense. For example, one time I was in a sushi place where a man in his fifties, and a little drunk, decided to educate me on the proper way to eat sushi - with your hands, and the fish side down so you taste the fish, not the rice. He used 食う instead of 食べる, because he was a gruff older guy showing this youngster the ropes. Not uncouth or rude, but it had, for lack of a better word, a "manly" aspect.
Sep
6
comment Blue blistering barnacles, what is Captain Haddock saying?
@Tsuyoshi Ito: It's a very good answer, and I'm sure you are correct on all the points you cover. Yet, I'm still a little vague on the コンコン part. Is it really just an entirely gibberish utterance for the purpose of rhythm without any meaning at all? I'm not saying I have any idea what it might or should mean, just that I am unfamiliar with that kind of occurance in Japanese, so I'd want to be really sure that's what is happening here.
Sep
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asked What is an appropriate response to お疲{つか}れ様{さま}です in non-work situations?
Sep
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accepted Does ところ mean the exact same thing as こと in this sentence?
Sep
5
answered Non-distinguished animal pairs in Japanese