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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
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Feb
8
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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.
Feb
7
comment The passive form
It also seems interesting in Japanese, since うまれる is derived from the passive form of うむ. Martin discusses these intransitive verbs derived from passives in his Reference Grammar of Japanese, starting on page 307.
Feb
7
comment How to read: the “~” in “3~4 行”
We can potentially close the other question as a duplicate of this one, even though this is newer.
Feb
7
comment The passive form
@l'électeur That's an interesting example! It's unusual as a passive because it doesn't take a by-phrase expressing the agent (*He was born by a Greek peasant; see the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language p.1436). Anyway, most native English speakers don't know how to identify the passive voice in the first place, so they aren't particularly conscious of it.
Feb
7
comment Is おふくろ related to ふく?
All I did was correct one little mistake (you accidentally wrote "Japanese-Netherland dictionary"). virmaior did most of the editing to make your English easier to read―please see the edit history to see who did what. Anyway, edits aren't about you or your reputation (I don't care about your reputation either). They're about the users who will read your answer in the future. The site is a better place when answers contain fewer errors.
Feb
7
revised Is おふくろ related to ふく?
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Feb
6
revised What is the etymology of the word マラ?
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Feb
6
revised Is おふくろ related to ふく?
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Feb
6
comment Does ただな mean the same thing as ただの?
I mean no words in the entire dictionary are listed that way; they don't acknowledge it as a part of speech, and lump them all in with nouns. (I have the full version and I'm not sure what the abridged version is like.)
Feb
6
comment Does ただな mean the same thing as ただの?
広辞苑 doesn't list anything as a 形容動詞, by the way.
Feb
6
comment What is the difference between ために and -masu root verb+ に?
Sorry, I misunderstood what the OP intended with their question mark.
Feb
6
revised What is the difference between ために and -masu root verb+ に?
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Feb
5
comment What is the grammatical analysis of the sentence 「君を笑いに来た」?
We discussed this construction a bit in chat today, starting around here.
Feb
5
revised Standard for writing/pronouncing loanwords: ウインドー v.s. ウィンドウ, etc
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