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May
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revised How to properly translate: “ドラゴンに食べられそうになったりと” in this context
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May
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comment も Particle before です
Whoever said 私もです was ungrammatical was wrong.
May
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revised Could you tell me how to say 'sounds legit' please? My Japanese is poor
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Apr
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answered What does the word 「ありゃしねえ」mean?
Apr
30
comment How to describe something as hypocritical
@broccoliforest It seems the meaning of hypocrisy changed over the years. The OED gives its original meaning as "The assuming of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, with dissimulation of real character or inclinations [...]", but over time it came to be used the way Merriam-Webster describes it. I think that when bilingual dictionary editors originally added an entry for 偽善 = hypocrisy, it made more sense than it does today, now that the meaning has shifted in English.
Apr
29
comment Volitional + というのだった?
@chepe263 Note that という is a complementizer grammaticalized from と+言う and doesn't always follow a literal quote.
Apr
28
revised In 十日と待たずに what does the と mean?
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Apr
28
comment 収入 or 給料? What should be used when talking about salary or income?
@oldergod Yes. You can have income from lots of things besides salary. For example, you can have hourly income, or an inheritance, or you can sell stock options, etc. None of those are salary, but all of those are income.
Apr
28
comment 収入 or 給料? What should be used when talking about salary or income?
@oldergod Salary and income don't mean the same thing...
Apr
27
reviewed Approve What do the words 「しとられん」, 「ちゅうて」 and 「おびえとるん」 mean?
Apr
24
revised Are the words in Japanese quotes 「」 always literally what is being said?
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Apr
23
comment What do the words 「出ないのって」 and 「だる」mean?
Maybe it would help if you asked what the phrase 出るの出ないの and the compound ビヤだる are.
Apr
23
comment Is [舐]{な}める a stative verb?
@Joe I can't figure out what you think is strange about 知る in that example. Maybe you could ask it as a separate question.
Apr
23
comment Auxiliary verb ん
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/a/5404/1478
Apr
21
revised The meaning of それを昨日、今日、司教になったようなのが!
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Apr
20
comment What is the phrase used as a label on the food container to convey “No sugar added”?
How about 砂糖不使用?
Apr
20
comment Pronunciation of the Japanese ん and nasalized vowels
It's not clear what you mean by "a double n sound from English". The only double /n/ sound I can think of off the top of my head is in pen knife. @Kyle But [ŋ] isn't a phoneme in Japanese, so you should write it in square brackets. Anyway, I think there's a lot of information someone could put in a competing answer, so I hope the OP unchecks this one and waits to see if anyone else would like to contribute.
Apr
20
revised sense of a displaced “adverb” in a sentence written by Sōseki Natsume
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Apr
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revised giving-and-receiving wiki excerpt
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Apr
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revised How does 一目 work in this sentence?
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