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Jul
23
revised Conjugating into なければ
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Jul
23
answered Conjugating into なければ
Jul
23
comment Some Japanese dictionaries (e.g. 大辞林, 大辞泉, and 明鏡国語辞典) use this inverted triangle outline symbol (▽) for some kanji compounds. What does it mean?
I think some peripheral questions about things like dictionaries would be fine on this site, personally.
Jul
23
comment What is the rule to write furigana (ruby)?
Sure, those are the standard pronunciations. But it's not hard to find people who pronounce them the other way.
Jul
22
revised What does 「なし」in 「問題なし」 mean?
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Jul
22
revised What does 「なし」in 「問題なし」 mean?
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Jul
22
answered What does 「なし」in 「問題なし」 mean?
Jul
21
revised Some Japanese dictionaries (e.g. 大辞林, 大辞泉, and 明鏡国語辞典) use this inverted triangle outline symbol (▽) for some kanji compounds. What does it mean?
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Jul
21
reviewed Approve What does this word mean?
Jul
21
revised What is the rule to write furigana (ruby)?
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Jul
21
revised What is the rule to write furigana (ruby)?
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Jul
21
revised What is the rule to write furigana (ruby)?
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Jul
21
answered What is the rule to write furigana (ruby)?
Jul
20
answered Use of 自分を and もらう
Jul
20
revised この道をまっすぐ行ってください。 Why を and not で?
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Jul
20
revised この道をまっすぐ行ってください。 Why を and not で?
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Jul
20
comment 「〜がする」 the extended use of する (to do)
I don't think I would personally choose to link to that website, as it appears to be full of errors.
Jul
19
revised 「〜がする」 the extended use of する (to do)
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Jul
18
comment When should I use で or を particles?
@Tim He says it varies according to the verb, so 空を飛ぶ is partial traversal because that's part of the semantics of 飛ぶ, while verbs like 渡る or 通る have the semantics of total traversal. (Hopefully this makes sense on an intuitive level.) I think you're right that を is the usual choice in the case of 公園を散歩する, although I think people occasionally do use で.
Jul
18
comment When should I use で or を particles?
I think that 公園を散歩する is an example of what Martin calls a "partial traversal" を, so it doesn't really imply walking all the way through the park. In this case I think で can be used without a major change in meaning. In other cases を is more like through or across ("total traversal"), as in 橋を渡る. And a third use is similar to から, expressing a point of departure, as in 家を出る.