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Mar
6
comment What's the meaning of the ending じゃないの?
だか is used, but only in subordinate clauses.
Mar
5
comment Meaning of て もかまいません
Although this usually wouldn't be written with a space, if you did insert a space I'd put it after も, so it'd be like ~ても かまいません.
Mar
4
revised Don't quite understand sentence in Japanese folk-tale video
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Mar
4
answered Don't quite understand sentence in Japanese folk-tale video
Mar
4
revised Don't quite understand sentence in Japanese folk-tale video
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Mar
4
revised Don't quite understand sentence in Japanese folk-tale video
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Mar
3
revised What does ~たまえ mean exactly and how do you use it?
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Mar
3
comment Radicals : How to remember suffix-es, readings and positions?
Sometimes the radical of a 形声文字 can't be the semantic element, simply because the semantic element wasn't chosen as one of the 214 traditional radicals. For example, the radical of 錦 is 金, the phonetic portion.
Mar
2
reviewed Leave Open What does '-' mean?
Mar
2
revised ある or 持つ, what's the difference?
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Mar
2
comment What does '-' mean?
My personal opinion is it should be okay to ask about the Japanese found in dictionaries, just as much as we can ask about the Japanese found elsewhere.
Mar
2
revised Difference between 類 and 類
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Mar
2
comment Difference between 類 and 類
It's listed as the 旧字体 of 類 on the 常用漢字表. I think the simplified form 類 was made official in the 1949 当用漢字字体表, taking the place of the traditional form 類 (so perhaps 類 was a handwritten variant before then).
Mar
1
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Mar
1
comment What is the meaning of this joke?
@waldrumpus If you don't think it's answerable, then we can close it. (The main effect of closing is to prevent answers from being posted.) I've gone ahead and closed it, but we can still reopen it if that's what people want.
Feb
26
revised Does 同居 have a sexual connotation?
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Feb
26
comment Usage of Verb て Verb て
@usukidoll Japanese is usually written in a kana-kanji mixture. The kanji help you visually break the text up into words. Of course, you can write Japanese without kanji! You'll find children's books written that way, for example. But those children's books often use spaces to make it easier to read, so I thought spaces might be helpful here, too.
Feb
25
comment Usage of Verb て Verb て
I added commas and spaces to help with reading this text, since it's written entirely in kana. (I'm not sure how げつ、すい、きん should be written in kana―are those commas normal?)
Feb
25
revised Usage of Verb て Verb て
Spacing and 分かち書き to help with reading all-kana. (I'm not sure how げつ、すい、きん would normally be written in kana―are those commas normal?)
Feb
24
comment ある or 持つ, what's the difference?
The "own" idea seems off to me. There are plenty of times you would translate 持っている to "have" but not "own", for example 能力を持っている "have an ability", 経験を持っている "have experience", or 興味を持っている "have an interest". There must be some other difference between 興味がある and 興味を持っている than the "have-own" distinction.