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Feb
25
comment Usage of Verb て Verb て
I added commas and spaces to help with reading this text, since it's written entirely in kana. (I'm not sure how げつ、すい、きん should be written in kana―are those commas normal?)
Feb
25
revised Usage of Verb て Verb て
Spacing and 分かち書き to help with reading all-kana. (I'm not sure how げつ、すい、きん would normally be written in kana―are those commas normal?)
Feb
24
comment ある or 持つ, what's the difference?
The "own" idea seems off to me. There are plenty of times you would translate 持っている to "have" but not "own", for example 能力を持っている "have an ability", 経験を持っている "have experience", or 興味を持っている "have an interest". There must be some other difference between 興味がある and 興味を持っている than the "have-own" distinction.
Feb
23
reviewed Leave Open Asking how to say something, why do we say 何といいますか?
Feb
23
answered Is だ (plain form of です) omittable?
Feb
20
revised 甲斐 (かい) usage in present tense
added 20 characters in body
Feb
20
revised Use of わけ in this conversation
deleted 1 character in body
Feb
17
comment How did 真っ赤 came to mean “downright”?
This reduplication theory is really interesting! Is there somewhere I can read more? I'm curious how /massao/ fits in.
Feb
17
reviewed Looks OK 最終講義・懇親会の出欠連絡の葉書に、伝統的にどんなコメントを書くべきですか。
Feb
17
comment Are there differences in nuance when choosing to use 音読み over 訓読み?
Your examples are all pairs of two different words written the same way. In each case, you'll have to consider the words and how they differ in meaning, tone, register, etc. There is no general answer covering every pair of words written the same way.
Feb
16
comment Is さようなら still used in real life?
Just a small quibble: I don't think サヨナラゲーム is re-imported from English. Remember that things can be written in katakana even if they aren't loanwords.
Feb
16
comment (Person's name) + 君の事
I think this use of こと is usually written in kana.
Feb
16
revised what is the use of で in 日本料理は京都の料理でたいへん美味しい
edited title
Feb
16
revised what is the use of で in 日本料理は京都の料理でたいへん美味しい
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Feb
9
comment How to say a sentence without repeating the word?
I have a book somewhere that talks about English speakers needing to learn not to be afraid of repeating themselves in Japanese. I wonder if I can find it…
Feb
8
reviewed Leave Open How to read: the “~” in “3~4 行”
Feb
8
revised How to say a sentence without repeating the word?
edited body
Feb
8
revised How to say a sentence without repeating the word?
deleted 1 character in body
Feb
7
reviewed Approve Should どれ always be the first part of a sentence?
Feb
7
comment 「周囲を取り囲む(ように)」, set phrase?
There's also 周囲を取り巻く.