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Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
30
revised Do you find this use of 信じてもらえなくなる to be odd?
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Mar
30
revised What is the difference between 蔵, 倉, and 庫?
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Mar
30
revised Is this transcription correct?
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Mar
30
comment Is this transcription correct?
@DariusJahandarie Transliteration is from one system of writing to another (liter there is cognate with letter). Transcription is the term for writing down what you hear. So for example, writing 行こう as ikou is transliteration because it's representing kana rather than pronunciation. But you can't transliterate audio.
Mar
30
comment On “おてもと” and its many variants for “chopsticks”
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/7086
Mar
30
revised Grammatically correct but good writing?
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Mar
30
comment できる vs ~えます form for “can”, “able to”
@TokyoNagoya Oh, thank you for pointing that out. I hadn't realized that できる in ~ことができる is usually written in kana.
Mar
30
comment Forms and conjugation of Intransitive Verbs
Transitivity is defined in terms of syntax, not semantics. A semantic definition like "intransitive verbs are just used to state facts" doesn't work. Consider die, which is almost always intransitive outside of cognate object constructions. Should the imperative sentence "Die!" therefore not exist because, as an intransitive verb, die is "just used to state facts"? You can make the same argument about intransitive 死ぬ and its 命令形「死ね」.
Mar
30
comment What is the most common word in Japanese?
@hippietrail It depends on your theory of grammar. Do you consider 及ばない one word or two? Is 私の one word or two? The truth is, "word" isn't well-defined.
Mar
30
answered What is the most common word in Japanese?
Mar
29
revised 音{おん}訓{くん} for 肉{にく} and 皿{さら}
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Mar
29
answered 音{おん}訓{くん} for 肉{にく} and 皿{さら}
Mar
29
revised Meaning of “[気張]{きば}らずゆっくりやっていこうね”
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Mar
29
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
28
revised Trying to make sense of some JLPT practice questions
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Mar
28
comment Trying to make sense of some JLPT practice questions
I'd like to split up Kaji's question (although all I can really do is edit out the extra questions and wait for him to repost them). Would you be willing to post your answers individually once he does so? You'll get more reputation that way, since people will be able to upvote each answer :-)
Mar
28
comment Trying to make sense of some JLPT practice questions
Please ask one question per question. Multi-questions like this don't work well with the SE format, so I'm going to edit out the extra questions. Could you please repost them as separate questions so TN has a place to put all the answers he wrote?
Mar
28
comment Meaning of それだけ in this sentence
明鏡国語辞典 says: それだけ〘副〙その程度に応じて。「練習すれば、それだけ上達が速い」
Mar
27
revised Meaning of それだけ in this sentence
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