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Oct
24
reviewed Approve How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
Oct
24
comment What's the word to use for “confidential”, as in a company report?
@TsuyoshiIto: Interesting that 秘 can be used for both 社内秘 and 社外秘 in that way. Is it accurate to say 秘 always focuses on who the secret is kept from? Or is it sometimes just used to mean a secret in general? With 極秘情報, it seems to just mean there is "top secret information", but doesn't say who it is secret from.
Oct
24
comment What's the word to use for “confidential”, as in a company report?
@sawa: Agreed - since 外 appears in the original Japanese, the focus should be on who the secret is kept from. I think "to be kept secret from company outsiders" is maybe the best. If you agree that it is suitable, then I'll leave it to you to edit. Or, if you think it's still not right for some reason, let me know.
Oct
24
comment What's the word to use for “confidential”, as in a company report?
@sawa: By the way, I edited your answer because "to be kept secret outside the company" the company would mean that everyone outside the company knows the secret, but that the people inside the company don't know it. Which would be a very strange document for a company to have ;). The more correct way to express it in English would be "kept secret within the company" (inside it is known, outside it is not). Which is interesting, because now that I look at the kanji and consider your translation, 秘{ひ} would seem to imply "keep secret from others", not just "secret".
Oct
24
revised What's the word to use for “confidential”, as in a company report?
Corrected grammar.
Oct
24
accepted What is this English doing in the middle of my Japanese?
Oct
23
comment Does it matter whether you drop vowels in spoken Japanese?
@alexandrec: With respect, you weren't there. What I describe in the answer was what happened.
Oct
23
asked What is this English doing in the middle of my Japanese?
Oct
23
accepted Does the volitional form of a verb mean both “lets” and “I want to”?
Oct
22
comment Does it matter whether you drop vowels in spoken Japanese?
@KarlKnechtel: Do or do not. There is no try.
Oct
22
reviewed Approve What kind of conjugation is 済{す}ませた?
Oct
22
reviewed Approve Is there a list of popular surnames organised by region/prefecture?
Oct
22
reviewed Approve らしい / っぽい / みたい question: Why 黒{くろ}っぽい車{くるま} and not 黒{くろ}みたいな車{くるま}?
Oct
22
reviewed Approve What is ~なかって and how is it formed?
Oct
22
reviewed Approve らしい / っぽい / みたい question: Why 黒{くろ}っぽい車{くるま} and not 黒{くろ}みたいな車{くるま}?
Oct
22
reviewed Approve Understanding て in 言葉{ことば}を失{な}くして 壁{かべ}は無関心{むかんしん}
Oct
21
comment Does it matter whether you drop vowels in spoken Japanese?
@KarlKnechtel: You have to explicitly pronounce each syllable, and pronounce them as the Japanese do. So it should be something more like "ah-oh-ii".
Oct
21
comment What's the word to use for “confidential”, as in a company report?
Here is the character: ㊙ Depending on browser font settings, it may not appear, but if you see the character described, then you can copy and paste it. :)
Oct
20
accepted Does タメ語{ご} mean “casual speech”?
Oct
20
answered Does it matter whether you drop vowels in spoken Japanese?