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May
8
revised What is this verb form - 通れ
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May
8
revised correct usage of 'There be …' construction and 'somebody has something'
Formatting, grammar
May
8
accepted What's it called when furigana push characters apart because they're so long?
May
8
comment manzai vs banzai
Historically, besides the 呉音 manzai, there was also the 漢音 banzei.
May
8
revised manzai vs banzai
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May
8
asked What's it called when furigana push characters apart because they're so long?
May
8
comment Need help translating a sentence - あるひ?
@C.M. Yes, in kanji it would be 或る【ある】, but it's written in kana most of the time. The kanji 或 isn't on the jōyō kanji list.
May
8
revised Understanding 「あきらめたらそこで試合終了なので、最後まで頑張ります」
edited title
May
7
comment 単語を十個 or 十個単語を - quantifiers before or after direct objects
I removed the other questions. Please feel free to ask them separately.
May
7
comment Can girls say いいな?
@MichaelChirico By the way, it helps if you distinguish the gender-neutral わ with flat or falling intonation from the feminine わ with rising intonation. I think the former わ is used by both genders and the latter わ is mostly used in fiction (as 役割語).
May
7
reviewed Approve Understanding 「あきらめたらそこで試合終了なので、最後まで頑張ります」
May
7
revised 単語を十個 or 十個単語を - quantifiers before or after direct objects
added 27 characters in body; edited title
May
6
revised 単語を十個 or 十個単語を - quantifiers before or after direct objects
deleted 133 characters in body
May
6
comment Conditionals applied to verbs
The Japanese doesn't actually have a conditional construction. It just has the speculative modal marker だろう.
May
5
comment Can you use V-ます before から?
@Lyle Yes, but it's more complicated than "yes" or "no", so hopefully someone will write a more detailed answer :-)
May
5
revised Can you use V-ます before から?
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May
5
comment Classical form of 落{お}ちる
学研全訳古語辞典 is available online: kobun.weblio.jp/content/%E8%90%BD%E3%81%A4
May
5
comment Adverbs that can modify other adverbs / adverbials?
『「主として文の成分上連用修飾語に用いられる」といわれるのは、「もっとゆっくり歩け」のように、他の副詞を修飾したり、「やや東の方」のように、体言を修飾したり、「‌​い‌​ったい、誰がそんな事を言い出したのか」のように、下にくる文全体を修飾することがあるからである。』 (日本文法大辞典, p.720)
May
5
comment Adverbs that can modify other adverbs / adverbials?
Adverbs are typically defined loosely as modifiers of things other than nouns, as in very quickly (modifying an adverb) or hopefully (modifying a sentence). In the case of Japanese, this is one reason they're called 副詞 and not 連用詞; adverbs modify stuff other than verbals. (Don't be misled by the shape of the English term adverb! The meaning suggested by its etymology is inaccurate.)
May
5
comment あなたはすき vs あなたをすき
I wrote something related, though it doesn't really answer this question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/21575/… By the way, although people do use を with すき these days, the traditionally accepted form is with が, not を.