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comment Is けど a 接続詞 (conjunction) or 助詞 (particle)?
Dictionaries list けど as both a 接続助詞 and as a 接続詞, depending on whether it's following a clause or beginning a sentence. Some list it as a 終助詞 as well.
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comment What's the difference between ~れれば and ~れば?
@ThomasGross You're presenting a modern analysis, while Choko has shown how it's analyzed in Japanese school grammar. Descriptively they work out to the same thing in this case, although the modern analysis is probably more parsimonious.
Dec
19
comment What does 八 have to do with [八つ当たり]【やつあたり】?
広辞苑 says: 誰彼の区別なく八方へ当たり散らすこと。関係のない人にまで怒り散らすこと。「部下に―する」
Dec
19
comment If 「は」 marks a topic, and 「が」 marks a subject, what does 「です」 do in terms of nuance?
です is not shortened from である (although だ is). The exact etymology of です isn't known, but you can think of it as short for であります.
Dec
17
comment I have a puzzling question about Japanese pronouncaiton
It's true that Hepburn romanization doesn't tell you all the phonetic details you need to pronounce Japanese. But that doesn't appear to be a question.
Dec
17
comment What is the difference between all the weather words: 気象{きしょう}, 天気{てんき} and 天候{てんこう}?
I'm going to reopen this for now because the linked question doesn't address 気象. I think that if we get a good answer here, we can close the other question as a duplicate, because an answer about all three words should also address the other question.
Dec
15
comment confusion with location words
Is there a reason konbini is in romaji? How is this sentence written in the original?
Dec
15
comment How to understand the meaning of 愛{いと}しさ
Have you looked up さ? What did you find?
Dec
13
comment What method do you use to learn grammar?
As an aside, this question is also Primarily Opinion-Based, and we close that sort of question as well. We prefer questions that can be answered at least somewhat objectively here on Stack Exchange. For more details, please see: What types of questions should I avoid asking?
Dec
13
comment What method do you use to learn grammar?
Hello! Although this isn't necessarily a bad question, we've decided that study method questions are off topic on Japanese.SE. We'd like to keep our focus on the language itself, where possible. So I'm afraid I'm going to close this as off-topic. If you have any specific questions about the Japanese language, please feel free to ask them! :-)
Dec
12
comment Did ある and いる once have kanji?
And the 連体詞 is [或る]{ある}.
Dec
9
comment Why are し/ち transliterated as 'shi'/'chi', and not 'si'/'ti'?
You can also type thi to get ティ. On Macs, teli turns into テリ instead, so I recommend not getting used to l.
Dec
8
comment Why wasn't 欒 simplified to 栾, when 戀 was simplified to 恋?
I don't remember―I just copied and pasted them from here :-) That was two years ago.
Dec
8
comment Why wasn't 欒 simplified to 栾, when 戀 was simplified to 恋?
You can use instead of 糸言糸 if you'd like, by the way. Also, .
Dec
8
comment かな ending in a sentence where the speaker is not uncertain of something
Another question that talks about the presence or absence of "most": japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/19234/…
Dec
7
comment Usage and meaning of 召す【めす】 in different contexts
As an aside, the English ("I hope the wine is to your taste") is perfectly grammatical. See Google Books for a few more examples of this pattern.
Dec
6
comment Categorizing kanji variants - is there a “proper” form?
@kiss-o-matic No, Japanese is closer to traditional than simplified Chinese, but it has its own set of simplifications, so that's a bit of a red herring. @blutorange That's a false dichotomy. Standard dialects are still dialects.
Dec
5
comment Direct object or directional を
That comment isn't especially helpful—there are syntactic and semantic distinctions to be made without any translation into English.
Dec
4
comment Can Verb stand in front of sentence?
@StarLight You missed part of virmaior's explanation. It's 出会う → 出会える → 出会えて.
Dec
3
comment Usage of the phrase/word ですので
Aren't those programs all interfaces to the same dictionary?