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Oct
15
revised A department in a company where unproductive employees are transferred to instead of being fired
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Oct
15
comment A department in a company where unproductive employees are transferred to instead of being fired
We should close questions if they're actually off-topic, whether new or old. But I think this is a combination of both an on-topic question and an off-topic question. "What's the name of the TV show I watched?" is definitely off-topic, while "What's the name of that department?" seems to be on-topic to me. So let's edit it to remove the off-topic bit and reopen.
Oct
14
revised Use of -です/-ます in the middle of a complex sentence
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Oct
14
answered What does なんていうか mean in this sentence
Oct
14
revised Can someone help break down それこそ〜くらいには?
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Oct
13
revised What does としか mean in this sentence?
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Oct
13
revised Negative volitional+と
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Oct
13
revised Boku No Koto - Usage of “Koto”
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Oct
13
comment Can I omit 「の」and 「もの」in this sentence?
@George It looks like it worked out okay this time because the answerer was willing to edit. In the future, though, you should probably ask your new question separately instead of editing. In general, edits should try to avoid invalidating any existing answers.
Oct
13
comment Differences between the various readings of 描く and 画く
I think the most important set to learn about is 描{えが}く versus 描{か}く versus 書{か}く.
Oct
12
comment テレビ台 vs テレビ to refer to the physical TV?
In the Google Japanese Web N-gram corpus, I find 17208 results for テレビを買う and only 119 results for テレビ台を買う, which is a ratio of about 144:1. Please remember that Google Search doesn't share result counts, only estimates which may be off by many orders of magnitude. See Google counts may not be as reliable as you imagine on meta for discussion.
Oct
12
revised 「電気の町」秋葉原は、最近「オタクの町」だとも言われている。
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Oct
12
comment 私 Origin / Etymology?
It's actually the more fundamental words that are less likely to be loans. You have to understand the distinction between words and characters to really begin discussing this, though . . .
Oct
12
comment 「何言わせんのよ」=「何言わせるのよ」?
Please write answers in the answer box :-)
Oct
12
comment Unsure of this sentence; lack of verb is throwing me off here
Please write answers in the answer box.
Oct
11
comment ~んだよなぁ What general meaning/feeling does this give?
よ and な are 終助詞, but の is a 準体助詞 and だ is a 助動詞.
Oct
11
revised How to tell whether a building is 長屋建 or 共同住宅
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Oct
10
revised What is the nuance of someone pointing at you with the pronoun あの人?
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Oct
10
comment Why is the phrase ご連絡申しあげます linguistially correct?
@macraf Google Search result estimates aren't reliable. If I search the Google Japanese Web N-gram corpus instead, I find 128796 and 3770 results respectively.
Oct
10
comment Can さ be added to nouns?
@idlackage You can find examples of りんごらしさ or りんごっぽさ on the web, although they aren't particularly common! ameblo.jp/art-sketch-cafe/entry-10826838584.html - club.coneco.net/user/34725/review/75987 - ptakato.com/banapple