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Oct
4
comment Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
I think that 美しい is a common word, although maybe less common than きれい. I honestly don't think there is any chance whatsoever that a trained voice actor in a film chose not to say 美しい because it was "hard to say", but perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you mean by those words.
Oct
3
comment How to write “I'm going to sleep tomorrow”?
@usukidoll istrasci's comment was directed toward the other commenter. No one said you were doing anything wrong. This question is fine :-) (I am not sure why it was downvoted―possibly because of romaji?)
Oct
3
comment How do I translate the word “Town's End”?
There is an explanation for ベット, and it is not an error. Geminate devoicing from e.g. /dd/ → /tt/ typically occurs when there are other voiced obstruents in the same morpheme, so ベッド optionally becomes ベット (with no real distinction) but ヘッド generally does not become *ヘット. See Kohei Nishimura's thesis Lyman's Law in Loanwords or Shigeto Kawahara's subsequent research.
Oct
2
comment Meaning of JAPAなび
Have you tried checking their website? www1.nhk.or.jp/asaichi/tabi
Oct
2
comment Meaning of 「緊張しながら」 and grammar of 「〜しながら」 part
Could you please supply the entire sentence? Also, could you tell us what you've done to try to solve your problem so far? For example, have you looked up ながら in a dictionary?
Oct
1
comment expressing 'among' in japanese
Lots of things. Locations in existential constructions, subjects in dative subject constructions, topicalized agents in passives, destinations with verbs of giving, topicalized adjuncts indicating purpose, source/cause, etc. That question is too broad to be answered here. (The English grammatical term is "construction" rather than "construct", technically.)
Oct
1
comment expressing 'among' in japanese
Modern OSs come with input methods, and there are many other free input methods you can use, and you can actually use Google Translate as an input method as well.
Oct
1
comment What's the grammar of 持ちつ持たれつ?
@istrasci Probably the one that says 3 「…つ…つ」の形で
Oct
1
comment Expressing concurrency
Is this homework? What does your book say about the choices?
Sep
30
comment Difference between 「なるベく」 and 「なるべき」
@Aki They're etymologically two forms of the same thing, but なるべく has become a word in its own right and needs its own dictionary entry, as the answers below explain. You can see this for yourself if you check a monolingual dictionary―they list it as a 副詞.
Sep
28
comment Difference between 日{に}本{ほん} and 来{らい}日{にち}
Hello! There is no need to delete your question or edit it. It has already been answered, and we shouldn't change questions in ways that would invalidate existing answers. If you would like to ask something else, please feel free to ask a new question!
Sep
28
comment Difference between 日{に}本{ほん} and 来{らい}日{にち}
Did you look up 来日 in a dictionary and find "Japan" as a definition? What dictionary?
Sep
28
comment How is て行く being used in すすんで行く and さいて行く?
@virmaior Yes, that is when they are not 補助動詞 but are used as regular verbs with their literal meaning. (It makes sense to use the kanji when the meaning of the word matches the meaning expressed by the kanji.)
Sep
28
comment Making 「たくさん」act as a full-fledged 形容動詞{けいようどうし}
I think you might find the classifications in most Japanese dictionaries misleading for this particular word.
Sep
27
comment Meaning of 具体的に
It doesn't become a 副詞 but it does become a 連用修飾語.
Sep
27
comment Kanbun reading of this expression
@Earthliŋ I checked and they appear to be the same user, so I approved the edit.
Sep
25
comment Japanese: “osowarata”?
@ssb Don't forget to listen to the recording, too!
Sep
24
comment How do you say “What are the differences between car and motorcycle ”?
Yes, と is a particle. AとB is similar to "A and B" when both A and B are nouns.
Sep
24
comment How do you say “What are the differences between car and motorcycle ”?
The "difference" part is easy to answer, but I'm afraid I'm a bit stumped by 「間にそしてオートバイを」.
Sep
24
comment Difference between ごめんください and お邪魔します
This question has already been answered in chat, but I thought it would be a good question for the site itself (because answers are so easily lost in the chat history and because the answerer deserves to get reputation for answering).