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Jan
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revised 世話【せわ】: Do the kanji have meaning?
OP appeared to want to use kanji/kana, but couldn't type it at the moment
Jan
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comment 世話【せわ】: Do the kanji have meaning?
This answer cites sources, which is a good thing. This is very different from plagiarizing, which this answer does not do.
Dec
31
comment Do 親切な (taisetsuna?) really exists?
@HatoruHansou I assume it's a misprint. (Even good books probably have one or two mistakes here or there.)
Dec
31
revised さくらさくらのぞはどういう意味?
edited body
Dec
31
comment What is the meaning of しちまおう?
〜て+しまう → 〜ちまう → 〜ちゃう
Dec
31
comment why did Asahi Shinbun write “子{こ}ども”、instead of “子供{こども}” in this headline?
達 is pretty common.
Dec
31
comment Meaning of ったらねえ
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/6772/1478
Dec
30
comment What is the current usage of Siddham (梵字)?
This question doesn't appear to be about the Japanese language. If you feel that I'm mistaken, please vote to reopen and leave a comment explaining why you think this question is on-topic. Thank you!
Dec
29
comment why did Asahi Shinbun write “子{こ}ども”、instead of “子供{こども}” in this headline?
Speaking as a learner, no one ever taught this to me, and I found this very interesting! I always wondered why my 漢和辞典 used 子ども instead of 子供. I've definitely seen 子供 used by native speakers, though. Searching through my notes, I found lots of examples, like this sentence from プラチナデータ.
Dec
29
revised What is the difference between same prefix verb + different かえる verbs
Capricious formatting changes
Dec
29
comment When conjugating, is 'なる’ a potential verb, like '分かる'?
I think it's the other way around: 分かれる has the older meaning, and 分かる gained a new meaning. As an aside, in this post sawa suggests that because *分かることができる is unacceptable the "prevent confusion with わかれる" idea doesn't fly.
Dec
29
revised Vague method of description in Japanese
Remove sarcastic portion of answer
Dec
29
comment Vague method of description in Japanese
Hello, @Nathan and torazaburo! Please remember that the rules say "Civility is required at all times; rudeness will not be tolerated." If you feel someone has been rude to you, please flag it rather than responding in kind. Thank you!
Dec
28
comment さらっと滑り meaning and use in this sentence
Maybe it says 滑り込ませる? Can you show a picture of the handwriting?
Dec
28
comment How to correctly analyse kanji from jisho
That website is an interface to Jim Breen's KANJIDIC. It includes many readings you'll never need to know, so I don't recommend memorizing all of them by rote. I suggest you learn words like なか, and then learn that なか can be written 中 (with the meaning なか).
Dec
28
comment Vague method of description in Japanese
Consider "I told her [that/∅] she was wrong." Here, you can use the word that to show that the two are connected ("I told her that she was wrong"). But you can also leave it out ("I told her she was wrong."). How do you tell this apart from a string of two sentences ("I told her. She was wrong.")? The same way as Japanese...
Dec
28
comment Vague method of description in Japanese
In English, you can often understand a relative clause without a relative pronoun. Consider "She was the one [who/that/∅] I loved." Here, the relative pronoun who could tell you about the role of the head noun one, while that could at least let you know that a relative clause is beginning. But you don't need either of those words: "She was the one I loved." is perfectly comprehensible! You can tell that the gap is in object position ("I loved ___") without any syntactic marking.
Dec
28
comment “Full” names of metals
鋼 is also interesting (from 刃金【は・がね】, I think, though it doesn't appear to contain a color).
Dec
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on On more than one は in a sentence
Dec
27
comment On more than one は in a sentence
This is a really general question. Would you like to make it more specific by adding some of these examples you've come across?