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Nov
4
revised Translation help with this sentence? 何人も触れること能わぬ- everyone or no one?
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Nov
4
revised Usage of か after a clause?
Add cite back in. I want to add a different cite, but I can't find it just yet
Nov
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on NHK has a series titled 「きらり!えん旅【たび】」. What does the えん in えん旅 mean?
Nov
3
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can you substitute やっぱり with さすが in 「疲れているが、やっぱり行くつもりだ」?
Nov
3
revised Can you substitute やっぱり with さすが in 「疲れているが、やっぱり行くつもりだ」?
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Nov
3
revised 買う, durative or instantaneous?
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Nov
3
revised Can the である copula be explained as で (particle) + ある (to exist), i.e. “to exist in the form of ~”?
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Nov
2
comment Meaning of JAPAなび
The /w/ sound in わ isn't the same sound as the /v/ sound in English navigation. Japanese doesn't have a /v/ sound, so /b/ is usually substituted.
Nov
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are valid responses to the expressions 「はじめまして」 and 「よろしくおねがいします」 used in introductions?
Nov
1
revised たの at the end of 「そんなに寝ぼけるまで熟睡してたの?」
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Oct
31
comment なく vs. なくて and stem form vs. てform as conjunctions
Kyoko Tokashiki's 1989 thesis, On Japanese coordinate structures: an investigation of structural differences between the -te form and the -i form, addresses this in some detail for verbs.
Oct
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I write “Hard Work and Smart Work”?
Oct
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the general principles of using verbs to modify nouns (e.g. 焦げるトースト/焦げたトースト)?
Oct
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does 換骨奪胎 have negative connotation?
Oct
31
revised What is the difference between ~たとき vs ~るとき
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Oct
31
revised What is the difference between ~たとき vs ~るとき
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Oct
30
comment Can ~もの be applied to all verbs to make them a noun?
Besides the difference in meaning, 聞き物 is also a significantly less common word. In the Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese we find 11144 results for 音楽 but only 1 result each for 聞き物 and 聞きもの. (I personally didn't know this word, but of course I'm just learning :-)
Oct
30
comment What does ~とか mean when it doesn't indicate an example?
Could you tell us where the quotes in your questions come from?
Oct
30
revised What does ~とか mean when it doesn't indicate an example?
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Oct
30
comment What does 馬鹿も一芸 mean in English?
It looks like this was added to EDICT in the mid-90s based on a collection of proverbs put together in 1994 by Tim Duncan. When someone responded to this particular idiom with "mmm, I've never heard of it... What is the resource?" Duncan replied that it was from David Galef's 1987 book "'Even Monkeys Fall from Trees' and other Japanese Proverbs". It does appear to be listed in this book, though it says only "Even a fool has one talent" and doesn't happen to list a source.