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comment What is the difference between いえ and うち?
It's also worth noticing that うち is also used when refering to one's own kid, animal, office, etc Our dog = うちの犬 Our kid = うちの子 Our workplace = うちの会社
Apr
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comment Does “名詞{めいし}” mean “noun”, “形容詞{けいようし}” mean “adjective”, etc
That's why they have the same name, it doesn't matter whether japanese adjectives have inflections that doesn't exist in English (in fact, the English language ALSO has inflections: when using comparative adjectives, for example, which in japanese is expressed in a total different way); they still have the same role in a sentence, which is to describe a noun.
Apr
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comment Does “名詞{めいし}” mean “noun”, “形容詞{けいようし}” mean “adjective”, etc
Following your logic, one would have to call "Portuguese verbs" instead of just verbs, simply because the portuguese language fails to have some conjugations that are present in English (e.g. Present Perfect). On the other hand, some verb tenses in Portuguese, when translating into English, requires the addition of some kind of modal verb (like would). The same idea is expressed by different mechanisms in different languages. I'm no linguist, but I think that what defines those parts of speech that you mentioned (verb, adjective, etc) is their function, regardless of their mechanism
Nov
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comment When did you last…?
what about the sentences here? eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=when+was+the+last+time&ref=sa are they reliable?
Oct
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comment How do you say “The 10 most spoken languages in the world” in Japanese?
I just loved the way you constructed the sentence block by block! You would make a great teacher (unless you already are lol)
Oct
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answered What does it mean when と is at the end of a noun list
Oct
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comment How do Japanese people read the pH (measure of acidity or basicity) of a solution?
Thanks! I actually just thought of an idea. I tried searching on youtube if there are any japanese chemistry teachers and actually found a video about ph. The teacher uses the english pronunciation ^^ youtube.com/watch?v=EApkgSl_BsE
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accepted How do Japanese people read the pH (measure of acidity or basicity) of a solution?
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revised How do Japanese people read the pH (measure of acidity or basicity) of a solution?
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accepted Help with this passage
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asked How do Japanese people read the pH (measure of acidity or basicity) of a solution?
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accepted Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
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comment Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
why, exactly? It was a good answer.
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awarded  Scholar
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comment Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
I figured it was a representation of spoken Japanese, I just wanted to make sure if it also had another interpretation. Thanks for your answer!
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comment Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
what happened to snailboat's answer?
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comment Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)
Lol ok I'm still waiting for the explanation about the そんな =(
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asked Problems parsing this sentence (ような before comma)