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Aug
12
revised How to read 向う?
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Aug
12
comment is “kanji” an uncountable noun in English?
A word is countable if it readily combines with the cardinal numeral determiners one, two, three, and so on. That is to say, Earthliŋ has it right :-)
Aug
12
revised How do I know if kanjis side by side like the one in this sentence is a name 美鶴木夜石は怖がらない?
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Aug
12
comment How do I know if kanjis side by side like the one in this sentence is a name 美鶴木夜石は怖がらない?
@broccoliforest Ack, I thought I fixed that before I hit 'submit' ;-)
Aug
11
answered If も means “also” in a positive sentence, does でも mean “neither” in a negative sentence?
Aug
11
answered How do I know if kanjis side by side like the one in this sentence is a name 美鶴木夜石は怖がらない?
Aug
11
revised 「そ、そうか。大変だな。」 誰が?
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Aug
11
comment How is the word まさか used?
@virmaior I can only find 正, even in the oldest citations in 日本国語大辞典 and the 古語辞典s I have.
Aug
11
revised What does “まさかそれが、” mean at the beginning of this sentence?
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Aug
11
revised Is 甘じている a typo? (example sentence)
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Aug
11
revised How common is the practice of writing わたし in kana and わたくし in kanji?
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Aug
11
reviewed Edit How do I know if kanjis side by side like the one in this sentence is a name 美鶴木夜石は怖がらない?
Aug
11
revised How do I know if kanjis side by side like the one in this sentence is a name 美鶴木夜石は怖がらない?
Added Furigana
Aug
11
comment てはin this sentence
は is not a subject marker.
Aug
11
revised Japanese counter for exercise repetitions
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Aug
11
revised いくつになったら in this sentence
typos
Aug
10
revised 必要だ 必要とする 必要がある 要る - difference
typo
Aug
10
comment How Is つ/ツ origin 川?
@istrasci At the time hiragana and katakana developed, Japanese tu had not yet assibilated to tsu. That occurred hundreds of years later.
Aug
10
revised Why can an intransitive verb have a passive meaning in Japanese?
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Aug
10
comment Why can an intransitive verb have a passive meaning in Japanese?
@naruto It does seem hard to explain 生まれる as a passive version of 生む! Martin's Reference Grammar of Japanese (p.307) gives the same reasoning found in your comment. By the way, English be born doesn't act like most passive forms, either. It doesn't accept a by-phrase with an agent: I was born in 1981 is OK but *I was born in 1981 by my mother is not. A to-phrase indicating the parents is okay: On November 24, 1935, a child was born to John and Jane Smith. Somehow this reminds me of the situation in Japanese . . .