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Oct
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
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revised Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
grammar; broke the first paragraph into two so that it's easier to read.
Oct
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comment Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
@BrunoLopes To get an idea of the range of uses of に, see the Progressive J-E Dictionary. But to really understand how に works, you'll want to learn the uses one at a time, like you're doing in this case.
Oct
4
comment Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
@user312440 Please listen to these recordings on Forvo. Note the pitch pattern of うつくしい{LHHHL} and that the second vowel is devoiced: ja.forvo.com/word/%E7%BE%8E%E3%81%97%E3%81%84/#ja
Oct
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comment Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
I think that 美しい is a common word, although maybe less common than きれい. I honestly don't think there is any chance whatsoever that a trained voice actor in a film chose not to say 美しい because it was "hard to say", but perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you mean by those words.
Oct
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answered Can't understand why “に” is used in “蚊に刺された” or what's the sense of this phrase
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does よう at the end of the sentences mean?
Oct
3
comment How to write “I'm going to sleep tomorrow”?
@usukidoll istrasci's comment was directed toward the other commenter. No one said you were doing anything wrong. This question is fine :-) (I am not sure why it was downvoted―possibly because of romaji?)
Oct
3
comment How do I translate the word “Town's End”?
There is an explanation for ベット, and it is not an error. Geminate devoicing from e.g. /dd/ → /tt/ typically occurs when there are other voiced obstruents in the same morpheme, so ベッド optionally becomes ベット (with no real distinction) but ヘッド generally does not become *ヘット. See Kohei Nishimura's thesis Lyman's Law in Loanwords or Shigeto Kawahara's subsequent research.
Oct
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revised I do not understand the meaning of として in the sentence
added 14 characters in body
Oct
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comment Meaning of JAPAなび
Have you tried checking their website? www1.nhk.or.jp/asaichi/tabi
Oct
2
comment Meaning of 「緊張しながら」 and grammar of 「〜しながら」 part
Could you please supply the entire sentence? Also, could you tell us what you've done to try to solve your problem so far? For example, have you looked up ながら in a dictionary?
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can a 読点{とうてん} (“comma”) join two complete sentences?
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accepted Can a 読点{とうてん} (“comma”) join two complete sentences?
Oct
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answered Why does this text use both 下さい and ください in the same context?
Oct
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answered When should I use a verb stem by itself?
Oct
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comment expressing 'among' in japanese
Lots of things. Locations in existential constructions, subjects in dative subject constructions, topicalized agents in passives, destinations with verbs of giving, topicalized adjuncts indicating purpose, source/cause, etc. That question is too broad to be answered here. (The English grammatical term is "construction" rather than "construct", technically.)
Oct
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answered expressing 'among' in japanese
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comment expressing 'among' in japanese
Modern OSs come with input methods, and there are many other free input methods you can use, and you can actually use Google Translate as an input method as well.
Oct
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comment What's the grammar of 持ちつ持たれつ?
@istrasci Probably the one that says 3 「…つ…つ」の形で