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Jul
13
comment Is there a Japanese concept of “women's wisdom” to go with 「良妻賢母」?
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Jul
12
comment The meaning of the で in 勢いで
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Jul
12
comment Is there a more natural way of asking this:「どんなカメラを使いましたか。」?
What would your sentence look like if you "use the て form"?
Jul
10
comment What kind of conjugation is 謝んなくった?
That question looks useful, but it doesn't address the nasal assimilation of /ran/ → */rn/ → /ɴn/ (in other words らな→んな), and we might also notice that there's a small っ before たって here, unlike in the other question.
Jul
10
comment How to say “Don't treat me coldly”?
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Jul
10
comment What are the different ways to use までもない?
Also as までのこともない, but not very often.
Jul
10
comment Why is こんにちは pronounced as konnichiwa?
It's the same reason the particle wa is spelled は in kana. The sound changed, and when they revised kana spelling to better represent modern pronunciation, they kept a few things like は spelled the old way.
Jul
9
comment Shashin onegaishimasu / しゃしん おねがいします - informally acceptable?
@BCLC I think some users think it would be odd for you to say 私ども.
Jul
7
comment What's the difference between 歩んでいった and 歩んできた?
Google Japanese Web N-gram search results: 人生を歩んできた 22110, 人生を歩んで来た 1689, 人生を歩んでいった 160, 人生を歩んで行った 0
Jul
5
comment Asking someone to sing a song with me?
@eltonjohn Please see our meta discussion: Comments are not for Answers
Jul
3
comment How to call the game where you have to find where a picture was taken?
I don't know what to call it in English, either. I looked online and found "mystery photo game" and "'where was this picture/photo taken?' game" :-)
Jul
3
comment What makes 『青年』 and 『少年』 different?
I think there is a tendency to use 青年 for males, though.
Jul
2
comment Why is the sound “cha” spelled as ちゃ rather than ちぁ?
I actually don't think it's a silly question at all :-)
Jul
2
comment Where does げ come from?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4768/…
Jul
2
comment What does the word 「いいんスよ」mean?
I don't think whether it's a colloquialism makes any difference in terms of documentability. @virmaior I think it's often ッス, but っ is avoided after ん because it creates a superheavy syllable. You might try searching for っす or ッス instead.
Jul
2
comment What does the word 「いいんスよ」mean?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/36
Jul
2
comment Difference between 青々とした and 青々した?
Or rather, たり comes from と (plus あり).
Jun
30
comment What does 「片付けといてくれ」 mean?
Are you familiar with 〜ておく?
Jun
29
comment Is アルコール from Portuguese?
Earlier when I was searching online, I found claims that both Portuguese álcool and Japanese アルコール lost an h, that they were formerly álcohol and アルコホル (亜爾箇保児)‌​.
Jun
28
comment trying to learn reading Japanese
It'll get easier as you learn more words.