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Focusing on the .NET framework.


May
11
comment Difference between 丸い and 円い
It should be noted that you can write 丸く描く but you wouldn't write 円く描く even if drawing a circle on a page.
May
10
comment Is タオル used for the towels used at onsen?
@AndrewGrimm: I know that Yukuta were worn after bathing and one of its purposes was to dry oneself off (in the Edo period), also if you look at the first character for 浴衣、, it has to do with bathing (although people also carried around cloth, which generally came from the leftover material when making Kimonos and Yukata).
May
10
revised Is タオル used for the towels used at onsen?
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May
10
comment Is タオル used for the towels used at onsen?
I agree with Kaz, if you say これ は 何 ですか it sounds like you don't know what a towel is.
May
10
answered Is タオル used for the towels used at onsen?
May
10
comment When is it appropriate to refer to yourself using your name, rather than 私 (or others)?
@Pacerier: It's hard to say. For men, I have only seen it with preschool/kindergarten children and gay men, and for women I would guess early twenties.
May
9
comment “Your sniffling is driving me crazy!”
lol, I agree there is a cultural difference (I would say that people don't use tissues as often in Japan for various reasons), but I also have heard people say they can't because it gives a sharp pain in their ears. Here is a thread in Japanese talking about it.
May
9
answered 気を遣う versus 気を使う
May
8
comment What exactly is ありき?
@Kaz: Yes, Japanese history about World War II is very interesting.
May
8
comment What exactly is ありき?
恋文 has historical significance. There is a book 恋文 where in the story the main character's job is to write love letters in English that women in Japan would give to American soldiers after World War II (the sign you see is the place that the story depicted).
May
7
comment How did the verb 掛ける come to have many meanings?
My guess is because the original meaning of the word was vague, people used it to mean more and more things as time progressed (I think you can say this for all words of any language that has a lot of meanings).
May
6
comment How did the verb 掛ける come to have many meanings?
I don't think anyone can answer this question (it would be like asking why the word set has so many definitions in the English Language). One thing to notice though, is that all the definitions have something in common. They all mean to have an effect or influence on something or someone else, so in your question, 電話をする and 電話を掛ける have a slightly different focus.
May
1
comment Can ま be used as an interjection to connote an indignant tone?
Unless you have some example sentences, I think this question cannot be answered (voting to close as "not a real question" because its too ambiguous).
May
1
revised What's the difference between 威厳 and 尊厳?
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May
1
accepted What is the etymology for やいかに
May
1
comment What is the etymology for やいかに
You're right, I even found a phrase from The Tale of Genji that uses as a topic marker: その品々や、 いかに.
May
1
answered What's the difference between 威厳 and 尊厳?
Apr
30
answered When is it appropriate to refer to yourself using your name, rather than 私 (or others)?
Apr
30
asked What is the etymology for やいかに
Apr
27
answered When is it appropriate to say ご[機嫌]{きげん}よう?