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Aug
16
revised What does the phrase 「やのう」 mean?
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Aug
16
revised Can その(其の)X be used without X previously being referenced?
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Aug
16
comment Difference between 交替 and 交代
明鏡国語辞典によると、次のとおりです。『「交代」は、「世代交代」のように、その役目などが一回限りの場合に、「交替」は、「昼夜交替」「交替での勤務」のように、繰り‌​返される場合に使われることが多い。ただし絶対的なものではなく、「参勤交代」などは伝統的に「交代」を使う。』
Aug
16
comment Xとした usage and grammar?
One reason to avoid the term "na-adjective" in this case is that な isn't used―と is.
Aug
16
comment Breakdown of どうなってる
It sounds like they're asking whether it's compositional in terms of meaning, not what classes the words belong to.
Aug
15
comment Learning, where to start?
Rōmaji is not used exclusively by learners for learning. It has a number of uses, and for some purposes is better than kana (e.g. discussing morphology). I think one of the most common uses is probably for typing Japanese into a computer, and most people who do this are native speakers of Japanese. But it's true that over 99% of the time, written Japanese uses kana and kanji, so you'll have to practice it a lot if you want to be literate. I personally think it's best to focus on kana only when you're starting out and ignore rōmaji.
Aug
15
comment Learning, where to start?
japanese.stackexchange.com/q/354/1478
Aug
15
comment Katakana that I can't get right
Is there any sort of context you would like to share?
Aug
15
revised Difference between 交替 and 交代
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Aug
15
comment Reason for placing a comma between the subject and verb in this simple independent clause?
Well, there are some fairly strong tendencies that can be described, and it's true that not all comma use corresponds to pauses in speech. I think this is a good question.
Aug
14
revised Difference usage ga and wa
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Aug
14
comment Should hibakusha be written in kanji or kana?
@AndrewGrimm Well, yes, but you need to show us the complete sentence for someone to make sense of it.
Aug
14
revised Should hibakusha be written in kanji or kana?
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Aug
13
comment Why としては instead of として
Maybe you should try to understand it as として plus は rather than looking for an English translation for the combination.
Aug
13
comment What are the differences between nouns created by renyoukei and the formal noun 「の」?
@Shuenhoy A noun can be derived from the 連用形 of a verb but the 連用形 itself is still a verb form.
Aug
13
revised What does the phrase 「ところまでいくまで」 mean?
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Aug
13
revised What does the phrase 「こうなりゃ」 mean?
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Aug
13
revised Is it possible to change です to でした in ~んです grammar?
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Aug
12
revised How to say “If I can be”?
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Aug
12
revised When to use 従え or 従い?
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