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Jan
16
comment “あそこ” is for daily conversation? "あちら is for writing / formal speaking?
あちら can refer to people (like あの人), unlike あそこ. You can also reduce あちら to あっち informally.
Jan
16
revised How do you say “question”, and which counter should be used?
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Jan
16
comment Use of ながら in this instance.
@Mononoke 座っている means that the subject at some point sat down, and the resulting state (of being seated) continues into the present. Another punctual verb is 死ぬ "to die", and by the same logic 死んでいる means "[in the resulting state of being] dead" rather than "[in the process of] dying". Likewise, 行っている doesn't mean "[in the process of] going to". (Although it's important to note that there isn't always an actual event in the past with punctual verbs; you could say 扉が閉まっている even if the door has never been opened before.)
Jan
16
revised Use of ながら in this instance.
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Jan
15
answered What particle to use as *of* when saying “X percent *of* something”?
Jan
15
answered Use of ながら in this instance.
Jan
15
revised Use of a comma to separate a single word
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Jan
15
answered Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Jan
15
revised Is the convention to use a single quote to divide the “on/kun” readings in"重箱読み{じゅうばこよみ}?
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Jan
15
comment Is the convention to use a single quote to divide the “on/kun” readings in"重箱読み{じゅうばこよみ}?
@Pteromys Oh, thank you for that information. I didn't know it was official in Japan as well. I should add that to my answer.
Jan
15
awarded  kanji
Jan
15
answered Is the convention to use a single quote to divide the “on/kun” readings in"重箱読み{じゅうばこよみ}?
Jan
14
comment What is the difference (if any) between these two sentences?
@ちょこれーと But can you imagine a context which would make the former sound more natural?
Jan
13
comment What is the difference between まだしません and まだしていません?
Sure, writing an answer is more helpful than leaving a quick comment saying something is wrong. But it also takes a lot more time and effort, and I think it's wrong to demand that time and effort of others. So I appreciate quick comments. Even if they don't explain what the correct answer is, they're a signal to other readers that this isn't it. (Of course, such comments should ideally be written tactfully.)
Jan
13
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
13
revised Are all “on'yomi” monosyllabic?
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Jan
13
answered 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
Jan
13
revised 字幕:一ヶ月前⇒発音:いっかすまえ?
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Jan
13
revised What is the difference between まだしません and まだしていません?
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