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Mar
27
revised “again” word: 二度{にど}, 再び{ふたたび} - usage, difference
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Mar
19
comment How to analyze それが元で?
By the way, answering old questions is totally okay―it doesn't matter if the question was asked over a year ago.
Mar
19
comment Difference between 母語話者 and ネイティブスピーカー
@AndrewGrimm It's unclear what "real" means here. 母語話者 isn't a native Japanese word, either. It's Sino-Japanese.
Mar
19
comment Use of 「~ておりますしょうか。 」
@Norbles But 4,350 is just an estimate, not a result count. If you click through to the second page, you'll see that there are only 14 results on Google, two of which are for your question.
Mar
19
revised と particle usage - am I understanding it correctly?
Typo
Mar
18
comment レアチーズケーキ: Does 「レア」 originally come from “rare” or from “layer”?
It's sense 3 of レア 'rare' in 明鏡国語辞典: 生であること。「―チーズケーキ」. Maybe it's an extension of sense 2, which does exist in English: 'rare' as in 'a rare steak' (one that isn't cooked very much). It would make sense to me if the word was extended in Japanese from 'not cooked very much' to 'not cooked at all'.
Mar
17
comment 開始三秒 - what does it mean?
I think "vs" is EDICT's abbreviation for something like "verb (suru)", so I guess the OP is saying that they assume 開始 is a verbal noun (that is, a noun which readily appears in construction with する).
Mar
17
revised What is the difference between [新規]{しんき} and [新]{あたら}しい?
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Mar
17
comment Activity verbs vs Change verbs
They don't always coincide―there are verbs like 失う and 忘れる, too.
Mar
17
revised Activity verbs vs Change verbs
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Mar
17
revised What does it mean to describe a joke as “ジェネギャ”?
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Mar
16
comment 前 in 十年前の話 - ぜん, まえ, or さき?
さき is not listed as a reading for 前 on the official jōyō kanji chart.
Mar
16
comment Using the Nelson index# as a means to order kanji? What do natives use?
Are you sure there is a "universal standard"? Anyway, most character dictionaries give details on how they order characters in the section before the entries begin.
Mar
16
comment Understanding hiragana-only texts in videogames
Sometimes more modern games use spaces, even with some kanji: i.stack.imgur.com/Agt8Q.jpg
Mar
15
comment Usage of Heisig radical “big”
I'm not familiar with Kanji Draw, but I asked about 直 to see if you were getting Chinese glyphs rather than Japanese. So yes, it does seem to be a technical issue. In terms of how the variants are treated in Japanese, Earthliŋ's answer to the other question works almost perfectly for your question, too. The version with 犬 is the old form used mainly before the 1940s, and the version with 大 is the new form that is mostly used now. (See the official jōyō kanji chart.)
Mar
15
comment Usage of Heisig radical “big”
Does 直 look different in Kanji Draw too?
Mar
15
reviewed Approve Heard that “master of something” is pronounced as 'shokaneen'—could you help me find the right term?
Mar
15
comment Usage of Heisig radical “big”
There was a very similar question recently: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/23025/1478
Mar
15
comment Multiple “wo”s in a sentence?
Contrastive は is possible in subordinate clauses.
Mar
15
comment Multiple “wo”s in a sentence?
DoBJG actually says more than once in a clause. (p.348) There are very few exceptions, though Martin discusses some examples on pages 255-256 of his 1975 Reference Grammar of Japanese.