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Jul
24
comment How impolite is it to call a waitress お姉{ねえ}さん?
As an additional note: I already caught a Japanese customer (of a certainly advanced age) call the waitress/owner of the bar お母さん. Personally I would also stick to すみません... By the way I believe すみません does not have to be pronounced loud, but more importantly to be pronounced on a sound frequency that is not covered by the noises in the shop (so usually very low for men, or very high for women). Also of great importance is the intonation: it is probably more important to emit the typical intonation of the "waiter call すみません" than to pronounce distinctively the sounds in the word.
Jul
24
comment What does this word mean?
Yes, it is correct to write in a vertical way, all the novels I bought in Japan are printed using vertical writing (you start by reading the column of text on the right, then the next column and the left, etc. So it is not only vertical, but also from right to left). Also, connecting the characters is a stylistical effect not uncommon in Japanese calligraphy.
Jan
3
comment How are programming projects discussed in Japanese?
If that can help you, I have already seen used by Japanese programmers the term 構築 in the context of software architecture, but not the other words you're giving in your question.
Jan
3
comment Is ありす a traditional girl's name?
I do not think it is a "traditional name". However note that you can find the sounds ありす in some traditional names such as 有栖川
Dec
24
comment What does はくださらない mean?
+1 for relating くださる to くれる
Dec
21
comment X is near or next to Y. Is my understanding of this correct?
You could also have 車庫のへんです, (maybe the kanji is 片, not sure) which I think is a common way to say located "around the garage".
Dec
8
comment Kanji reading: 一人KY、実?中
Ok, thanks for the info !
Dec
4
comment Is 以降 inclusive?
Thanks for your input.
Dec
4
comment Is 以降 inclusive?
I trust your answer. By the way how would you express "After the 16th but not including it" ?