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Nov
21
comment What is an expression that means “of course!” as if suddenly realizing something?
Ah, these both sound familiar and seem to fit the scenarios I was thinking about. Thanks!
Sep
27
comment Usage of すみません (sumimasen) versus ごめんなさい (gomen'nasai)
Thank you for this explanation. It's nice to be able to explain something at a purely conceptual level, but being able to interject example scenarios for common usage really helps me to grasp the context more.
Sep
27
comment What is the breakdown of countries where loan words originate?
@JesseGood What I mean is words that are written using katakana, not kanji. Is that what you meant?
Sep
8
comment Is there a generally accepted “rule” for truncating loan words?
Really appreciate the detailed explanation and the clarification about ドンマイ.
Sep
8
comment Is there a generally accepted “rule” for truncating loan words?
Thank you for clarifying that.
Jun
14
comment Can ま be used as an interjection to connote an indignant tone?
I think the situation I was thinking of actually called for "well" as a translation, only the speaker happened to have an indignant tone. Thanks!
May
1
comment What is the meaning of ~んです?
Can you elaborate a bit more (perhaps with an example) on your last paragraph? I'm not sure I fully understand. Thanks for the rest, though!
May
1
comment Can ま be used as an interjection to connote an indignant tone?
On second thought, this question is probably not the best. I can't think of or find any examples that would change the basic meaning of ま, except as it would be altered by intonation. However, this pretty much applies to any word or phrase, so it should be closed. Sorry!
May
1
comment Why does お[馬鹿]{ばか}さん contain honorific お?
Well, the さん wasn't too concerning to me as much as the お.
May
1
comment Can ま be used as an interjection to connote an indignant tone?
I actually have an example. I'm trying to extract the audio clip and post it here.
May
1
comment Why does お[馬鹿]{ばか}さん contain honorific お?
Thanks for expanding on your earlier explanation.
Apr
30
comment Why does お[馬鹿]{ばか}さん contain honorific お?
Interesting. I wasn't aware that honorifics could be used like this.
Apr
30
comment Why does お[馬鹿]{ばか}さん contain honorific お?
Ah, I see. I've edited my question to reflect that. Still, my question remains as to why the honorific is there.
Apr
27
comment When is it appropriate to say ご[機嫌]{きげん}よう?
Yes, I had observed (in anime, for all that's worth) that individuals would use it in both contexts, which is interesting to me.
Apr
27
comment Why are there so many sound symbolic words?
Wow, amazing answer!
Apr
26
comment Why is katakana sometimes used to replace hiragana?
Oooh, I see. Thanks for the bonus. I was going to ask about っ used like that, actually. :) Do you think that katakana can also be used in place of hiragana to "sound cool?"
Apr
26
comment Which kanji has the greatest number of strokes?
@ジョン Aw, not fair, I've only seen it romanized. :)
Apr
26
comment How can 「うん」 be used to mean both “yes” and “no?”
On a side note, I really need to go through Genki myself. I've been stuck with some pretty awful textbooks in my Japanese classes so far!
Apr
26
comment Which kanji has the greatest number of strokes?
@Matt Taito is the name of a video game company. Does that make it real? ;)
Apr
26
comment Which kanji has the greatest number of strokes?
Wow, this is a great find. It does touch on Japanese kanji as well, but even the obscure Chinese characters are really cool. Thanks!