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Sep
5
comment How does 生まれ translate in this context?
@jovanni The subject of <whatever>-ga nai cannot be boku, because people require "inai". The grammatical subject there is "アイデンティティ"; it is identity which is "doing" the "action" of not existing. Boku is rather the (understood) topic.
Aug
27
awarded  Critic
Aug
27
answered What does おせわになってます mean?
Aug
21
comment あくまで compared to あくまでも
I can accept this if it is so, yet I'm suspicious, because in other constructs, the -mo changes meaning. "Itsu made" means "until when", but "itsumademo" means "forever". The "-demo/-temo" ending indicates "even if/no matter what/who/to what extent/...": compare dare (who), daremo (nobody), daredemo (anybody/everybody/no matter who). And on verbs: "Kare wa okane attemo, oshare o shinai yo". (Even if he had money, he still wouldn't be a sharp dresser.)
Jun
4
answered What are these suggestions in hiragana typing?
May
31
comment Meaning of いくのは
@IvanVučica This の is not the only nominalizer for verbs. の is used when the speaker identifies with the subject in some way, like perhaps speaking from personal experience. マラソンを走るのは大変じゃ~!(Running a marathon is hard (for me)). When a speaker distances him or herself from the subject, then the nominalizer こと is used rather than の. Maybe you have seen こと before, but not の (in this way). A good grammar dictionary explains these things by pointing out related constructs and how they differ.
May
31
comment Meaning of いくのは
@IvanVučica Hi Ivan; good job on studying Japanese via English resources out of Croatia! You should get you hands on some Japanese grammar handbooks, like those of Seiichi Makino: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, as well as the Intermediate and Advanced ones.
Apr
15
comment What does なのね at the end of a sentence mean?
@istrasci Nope.
Apr
15
comment What does なのね at the end of a sentence mean?
@istrasci I have just performed an edit experiment which tends to confirm that the issue does not affect the underscore variant of this notation. You can italicize by wrapping with single underscores and bold with double underscores.
Apr
15
revised What does なのね at the end of a sentence mean?
Didn`t work.
Apr
15
comment What does なのね at the end of a sentence mean?
@istraci クソ! ありがとうございます。。。
Apr
15
answered What does なのね at the end of a sentence mean?
Mar
29
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
revised When is 友 read as とも, and when is it read as ゆう?
added 259 characters in body
Jan
18
answered When is 友 read as とも, and when is it read as ゆう?
Jan
16
answered Is it acceptable in Japanese to write kanji characters in the Chinese style?
Jan
14
comment What's the difference between 触る and 触れる?
Say, wouldn't the full potential form be 触られる? The れる form is just られる subect to "ranuki", right? So then if you want the potential and be perfectly clear, maybe use 触られる.
Nov
22
comment Are there any common grammatical errors made by native Japanese speakers?
Well, the misconception is that some usage which a community of speakers accept and use can be "wrong".
Nov
21
answered Are there any common grammatical errors made by native Japanese speakers?
Oct
9
answered 'Hearty' in Japanese