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revised What is this sentence using ~たら~たで trying to say about televisions and computers?
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revised When does 明日辺り start and finish?
typo
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comment Understanding adverbs and their meaning
"I have no idea what the meaning of these words are." So you have a bunch of dictionary definitions, but you don't trust them, so you decided to ask here if they're accurate?
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revised Understanding adverbs and their meaning
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revised Exact meaning of も (maybe emphatic?) in a sentence
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comment What do I actually call familiar or friendly language?
Another word you might consider is 気安い.
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revised Meaning and usage of きっと良{よ}い
Quotes need sources
Mar
29
revised How do は and もの work in this sentence?
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Mar
29
answered What is オレたちゃ a contraction of?
Mar
29
comment Meaning behind adding 'め' after someone's name?
For reference: excite.co.jp/dictionary/japanese/…
Mar
29
comment Noun + さえ + Verb (infinitive)
In Japanese, the citation form of a verb is finite, so it doesn't make sense to call it the infinitive. In fact, the term "infinitive" is used by some linguists for an actual non-finite form, the one called 連用形 in Japanese grammar.
Mar
28
reviewed Approve What's the difference between 呪術【じゅじゅつ】, 魔法【まほう】, 奇術【きじゅつ】, and 魔術【まじゅつ】?
Mar
27
revised “again” word: 二度{にど}, 再び{ふたたび} - usage, difference
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Mar
19
comment deconstructing それが元で
By the way, answering old questions is totally okay―it doesn't matter if the question was asked over a year ago.
Mar
19
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
@AndrewGrimm It's unclear what "real" means here. 母語話者 isn't a native Japanese word, either. It's Sino-Japanese.
Mar
19
comment Use of 「~ておりますしょうか。 」
@Norbles But 4,350 is just an estimate, not a result count. If you click through to the second page, you'll see that there are only 14 results on Google, two of which are for your question.
Mar
19
comment What is the difference between [新規]{しんき} and [新]{あたら}しい?
Discussion from the comments moved to meta: meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1352/…
Mar
19
revised と particle usage - am I understanding it correctly?
Typo
Mar
18
comment レアチーズケーキ: Does 「レア」 originally come from “rare” or from “layer”?
It's sense 3 of レア 'rare' in 明鏡国語辞典: 生であること。「―チーズケーキ」. Maybe it's an extension of sense 2, which does exist in English: 'rare' as in 'a rare steak' (one that isn't cooked very much). It would make sense to me if the word was extended in Japanese from 'not cooked very much' to 'not cooked at all'.
Mar
17
comment 開始三秒 - what does it mean?
I think "vs" is EDICT's abbreviation for something like "verb (suru)", so I guess the OP is saying that they assume 開始 is a verbal noun (that is, a noun which readily appears in construction with する).