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Hello! I'm learning Japanese!


Apr
9
revised What is a good idiom for 'not being invested'?
fix furigana
Apr
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does エレクト一ン mean?
Apr
9
comment What does エレクト一ン mean?
It's a brand name of organ, Electone. I assume it's a portmanteau of electronic and tone, or something along those lines. It's a proper noun, so there isn't much more to say about it.
Apr
8
revised Appropriate context for お前【まえ】
edited title
Apr
8
comment Why should I use つかれました and not つかれたです
It was never grammatical to add です to verbs. There was a motivation to add です to adjectives, so over time it became acceptable. But there was no such motivation for verbs, because verbs already had the 〜ます ending to make them polite. That is what I tried to explain.
Apr
8
comment Why should I use つかれました and not つかれたです
Yes, it's the past tense of the verb つかれる "be / become tired".
Apr
8
revised Why should I use つかれました and not つかれたです
added 11 characters in body
Apr
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why should I use つかれました and not つかれたです
Apr
8
answered Why should I use つかれました and not つかれたです
Apr
8
comment What does this mean (second part of the sentence)?
What specifically do you have trouble understanding about it?
Apr
8
revised I am looking for an online Japanese dictionary with audio pronunciations
Changing "run" to "use" removes the disclosure that this is a post by the owner, and the disclosure is required
Apr
7
awarded  Custodian
Apr
7
reviewed Looks Good Usage of すみません (sumimasen) versus ごめんなさい (gomen'nasai)
Apr
5
revised Difference between 学習する and 習う?
spelling
Apr
5
comment What is the origin of ポイ as in “タバコのポイ”?
@hippietrail I'm not sure I understand how you propose to trace the origin of a mimetic word back beyond "it's mimetic of something". But you can always wait for another answer if you think there's more to be found!
Apr
5
comment What is the origin of ポイ as in “タバコのポイ”?
@hippietrail I think Chocolate's comment about it being a 擬態語 might count as its "ultimate origin". 広辞苑 agrees with Chocolate's comment, listing it as a 擬態語.
Apr
5
comment What does だ mean at the end of a sentence or following a noun
I wouldn't call it a "verb" either, since it isn't like any Japanese verbs.
Apr
4
comment kanji 有る, usage in the negative be verb
Just for the record, I'm not convinced yet that で在る is better than で有る, and this answer includes no explanation as to why it might be the case.
Apr
4
comment Which is a Better Introduction?
@akami What sort of situation are you introducing yourself in?
Apr
4
comment kanji 有る, usage in the negative be verb
@hippietrail Why is a good question. If you want to write it the way people historically did, then there's a question--was である ever written with kanji historically, and if so, which one? If you want to know which way is technically correct today and the answer is "neither, no matter how much you want to write it in kanji", then knowing why helps us know if that answer is appropriate.