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Aug
7
comment Does the Japanese language only have negative terms for flirting?
I think one of the alternative meanings for this is to "sweet talk" in the sense of trying to seduce, scam, or pull a con. So, unfortunately, it veers back to the negative.
Aug
7
revised What does 氏 mean after a name, how is it different from さん or 様?
Removed irrelevant assertion.
Aug
6
comment The phrase 乞うご期待
I think the problem is that the person asking the question should be providing example sentences, not the people answering.
Aug
6
comment What are slang terms for Japanese money?
Thank you for answering. I feel that the gestures and words you refer to, though, aren't representative of slang and are actually kind of general across languages, not particular to Japanese. But I do appreciate you at least trying to think of something that might apply.
Aug
5
comment Why do 適当 and いい加減 refer to both considerate and inconsiderate things?
It's nice to know even Japanese get a bit confused by いい加減: homepage2.nifty.com/osiete/s753.htm
Aug
5
revised What does it mean if a sentence is in all-kana?
Corrected ガキは
Aug
5
comment What does it mean if a sentence is in all-kana?
Okely dokely. I'm swayed. I'll edit accordingly.
Aug
5
asked Why did オレンジ replace 橙【だいだい】?
Aug
5
comment What does it mean if a sentence is in all-kana?
@sawa: I wasn't translating for politeness levels, just for meaning. You have to understand that from a Japanese learning point of view, people are often taught that です is the fundamental word and だ is a casual variation. That may or may not be correct in the eyes of a native speaker, but I was appealing to the sensibilities of a learner.
Aug
5
revised What does it mean if a sentence is in all-kana?
Corrected ですか to だ.
Aug
5
revised What are slang terms for Japanese money?
Added request for translation.
Aug
5
revised What does it mean if a sentence is in all-kana?
Futzed with it more. I can't ever leave my writing alone.
Aug
5
answered What does it mean if a sentence is in all-kana?
Aug
5
asked What are slang terms for Japanese money?
Aug
5
comment Does the Japanese language only have negative terms for flirting?
+1 for finding a viable candidate to put in the blank. I think this works to a certain degree, but I fear it might come across as a denial more than a distinction, which lands us with the concern that sawa brought up in comments that it seems like one is trying to excuse the behaviour. In other words, I wonder if saying one is merely being "social", that it would be like saying in English that I was merely being "friendly" in place of "flirting".
Aug
5
comment Does the Japanese language only have negative terms for flirting?
Nice one. This one might be the closest so far, though the devil would be in the details of how individual people vary in interpreting it. I'm going to field test it a bit and see how it goes.
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
4
answered “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
Aug
4
answered Are there names like ワンコイン for the other coins?
Aug
3
comment just by the phrase 試験を受ける, can we imply anything on the 試験?
Just to add to this answer... As we all know, at its heart 受ける simply means to "receive" or "get". I think the negative interpretations Pacerier have found in the dictionary are simply extensions by conventional usage, the same way "to take" in English is neutral, but can be used to imply something negative happened. "I'm not going to take it anymore," or "take that!"