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May
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revised Should I use スタート for “start a new game” or something else?
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May
15
revised Verb + うる form. What is this?
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May
15
awarded  Pundit
May
14
comment Japanese without Kanji
Ignoring extralinguistic features like writing systems, it's difficult to define language difficulty in an absolute way. It's more easily defined relative to the languages you already know--look up linguistic distance. Japanese is much easier to learn for a native speaker of Korean than English, for example.
May
14
comment Japanese without Kanji
languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2667
May
14
comment What does 「VほうもVほうだ」 mean?
Thank you for the answer and the extra examples! :-)
May
14
comment What does 「VほうもVほうだ」 mean?
Dave M G, I'm not sure, to be honest. Most of my grammar books are on paper! @YangMuye Oh, I remember learning that now that you say so! I'm lucky to have you and naruto around to teach me :-) I had forgotten entirely.
May
14
accepted What does 「VほうもVほうだ」 mean?
May
14
asked What does 「VほうもVほうだ」 mean?
May
13
comment What are ある and わけ in 「どこにでもあるわけではありません」?
I think that わけ here is usually written in kana. I'm not sure about your "have sense" translation. I think the literal translation of 訳{わけ} is closer to "reason" (理由) but I don't think it should be taken literally in this construction.
May
13
comment Is there a term for words that share the same kana spelling?
Those accent marks are hard to read. I like the syntax Earthling suggests better. Another alternative is indicating accent location (as e.g. Martin does): kòokoo and kookoo.
May
13
revised What are ある and わけ in 「どこにでもあるわけではありません」?
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May
13
revised について Usage and Honorifics Subject
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May
12
comment Why is the particle の used instead of が in these phrases?
I think we have several questions on が-の conversion (also called nominative-genitive conversion): japanese.stackexchange.com/q/12825/1478
May
12
revised How do native speakers “read” single-kanji signs when those kanji are not also standalone words?
酒 is like 女 and 男 (as pointed out by Zhen Lin's comment)
May
12
revised Meaning of “とも思う”
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May
12
revised Can the volitional form be used when the speaker is not intending to do the action themselves?
spelling
May
11
comment わけ accompanied by な particle
Historically they're the exact same だ, although you can treat them as separate things if you like as a matter of theory.
May
11
revised When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
Uploading one image, removing the other (please post it to the separate question)
May
11
comment When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
Hello, Meg! I'm going to edit out your bonus question because we like to keep it to one question per question here on the Japanese Language Stack Exchange. But please feel free to post it as a separate question as Dave M G has suggested. Thank you!