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May
5
comment Adverbs that can modify other adverbs / adverbials?
『「主として文の成分上連用修飾語に用いられる」といわれるのは、「もっとゆっくり歩け」のように、他の副詞を修飾したり、「やや東の方」のように、体言を修飾したり、「‌​い‌​ったい、誰がそんな事を言い出したのか」のように、下にくる文全体を修飾することがあるからである。』 (日本文法大辞典, p.720)
May
5
comment Adverbs that can modify other adverbs / adverbials?
Adverbs are typically defined loosely as modifiers of things other than nouns, as in very quickly (modifying an adverb) or hopefully (modifying a sentence). In the case of Japanese, this is one reason they're called 副詞 and not 連用詞; adverbs modify stuff other than verbals. (Don't be misled by the shape of the English term adverb! The meaning suggested by its etymology is inaccurate.)
May
5
comment あなたはすき vs あなたをすき
I wrote something related, though it doesn't really answer this question: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/21575/… By the way, although people do use を with すき these days, the traditionally accepted form is with が, not を.
May
4
comment “How to say this in Japanese?”
In case people aren't familiar with this "base 2" terminology, I believe it's referring to the 連用形 of a verb (the same form that appears before the polite auxiliary 〜ます).
May
4
comment Meaning of おん after a name
What was the complete message? Maybe おん was the next word in the rest of the message and there just wasn't any punctuation between them...?
May
4
comment Meaning of おん after a name
I don't know, but she might have her own special way of writing Twitter messages.
May
3
comment i have a question about japanese expression
I'm having trouble understanding this post. Could you take a look at it, maybe fix some typos, and try to clarify your question a little?
May
2
comment meaning of “たけしみたく、「5月病」にかかっている”?
In Standard Japanese みたい(だ) doesn't inflect like a 形容詞, although some people do say みたく.
May
2
comment meaning of “たけしみたく、「5月病」にかかっている”?
Did you come up with this sentence yourself?
May
1
comment How to properly translate: “ドラゴンに食べられそうになったりと” in this context
I think it's more important that we know what you understand so far, what specifically you're having trouble with, and so on. That way we can help with your specific problem :-)
May
1
comment Decrypting a japanese sentence
istrasci is probably suggesting that it's [ 役所のある ] 都市 rather than 役所の [ ある都市 ], which would mean that the particle の is from が-の conversion: [ 役所がある ] 都市
May
1
comment Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
聞いて【きいて】・強いて【しいて】・引いて【ひいて】 didn't geminate, so I'm not sure how much explanatory power "イイテ being weird to pronounce" really has.
May
1
comment Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
@suizokukan I can add one reference: 音便形 is defined on pages 81-82 of 日本文法大辞典.
May
1
comment Why are a high proportion of basic Japanese words written in hiragana?
Actually, the rest of those are derived from words that can be written with kanji: 御早う御座います・今日は・有難う御座います But it's usually recommended that you write these words in kana.
May
1
comment How to properly translate: “ドラゴンに食べられそうになったりと” in this context
I'm not sure how helpful it is to include the output of Google Translate here.
May
1
comment も Particle before です
Whoever said 私もです was ungrammatical was wrong.
Apr
30
comment How to describe something as hypocritical
@broccoliforest It seems the meaning of hypocrisy changed over the years. The OED gives its original meaning as "The assuming of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, with dissimulation of real character or inclinations [...]", but over time it came to be used the way Merriam-Webster describes it. I think that when bilingual dictionary editors originally added an entry for 偽善 = hypocrisy, it made more sense than it does today, now that the meaning has shifted in English.
Apr
29
comment Volitional + というのだった?
@chepe263 Note that という is a complementizer grammaticalized from と+言う and doesn't always follow a literal quote.
Apr
28
comment 収入 or 給料? What should be used when talking about salary or income?
@oldergod Yes. You can have income from lots of things besides salary. For example, you can have hourly income, or an inheritance, or you can sell stock options, etc. None of those are salary, but all of those are income.
Apr
28
comment 収入 or 給料? What should be used when talking about salary or income?
@oldergod Salary and income don't mean the same thing...