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Hello! I'm learning Japanese!


Jul
30
comment Why is 住んでいるのが好きです incorrect?
Was there any context when they gave their judgments?
Jul
29
comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
I think this question should be left open, not closed as a duplicate, since there's doubt as to whether it's completely explained by the other answer (several of us have chosen not to close as duplicate).
Jul
29
comment 「~てはいただけません」- Why the は?
@dainichi I notice in BCCWJ that てはいただけませんか has only 3 results, but ていただけませんか (without は) has 317. It doesn't seem like は is often used here, so I was trying to figure out what it might add to the sentence.
Jul
29
comment Etymology of 武蔵
More on -(h)i: catalog.lib.kyushu-u.ac.jp/handle/2324/8607/scs04p099.pdf
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
@Sjiveru wi works on OS X, too! (You have to type wyi to get ゐ.)
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
@Sjiveru Except they said they were on a Macbook. l works on Windows, but not on OS X, where li turns into . Happily, x works everywhere, so I usually recommend that instead :-)
Jul
28
comment What does うぃーす mean?
(The typing part of the question is off-topic, but we can answer it in comments.) You can type small kana by typing x first, so xi becomes . To type the long vowel marker , just type a dash -.
Jul
28
comment How is て行く being used in すすんで行く and さいて行く?
Oh, okay. Have you had a chance to look at our existing question on 〜ていく and 〜てくる yet?
Jul
28
comment How is て行く being used in すすんで行く and さいて行く?
You aren't asking about any particular example sentences, just the possible meanings for each of these phrases?
Jul
28
comment Use of Amari when an adjective is in the negative
It's true that they're not always a PPI and NPI respectively, which is why I wrote "in this meaning". Both words are licensed in various contexts with different meanings.
Jul
28
comment Use of Amari when an adjective is in the negative
Have you learned hiragana or katakana yet?
Jul
26
comment What is the て-form of みます?
@Steel If you'd like to know when ~まして would be used (outside of lexicalized phrases like はじめまして), you could perhaps ask a separate question.
Jul
26
comment Accepting compliments (without rejecting them)
Related: the OP has asked the same question on Chinese.SE: chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/8747/…
Jul
26
comment The origins of なんだ as in 飲まなんだ or せなんだ
Martin doesn't give an etymology, but he lists なんだ→なかった, なんだら→なかったら, なんだり→なかったり, and he adds early Meiji literary usages なんだれ(ど) and んだら→なんだら.
Jul
25
comment Problem understanding 今度一度
@virmaior Why do you think it can't? (Note that the OP didn't say it has that meaning in this particular example.)
Jul
25
comment What is the て-form of みます?
You seem to be conjugating it as though it's mim-u rather than mi-ru. Do you have a basic textbook?
Jul
25
comment A sentence which I can't make sense of
@3to5businessdays In 広辞苑, they're lumped in with nouns.
Jul
23
comment Some Japanese dictionaries (e.g. 大辞林, 大辞泉, and 明鏡国語辞典) use this inverted triangle outline symbol (▽) for some kanji compounds. What does it mean?
I think some peripheral questions about things like dictionaries would be fine on this site, personally.
Jul
23
comment What is the rule to write furigana (ruby)?
Sure, those are the standard pronunciations. But it's not hard to find people who pronounce them the other way.
Jul
20
comment 「〜がする」 the extended use of する (to do)
I don't think I would personally choose to link to that website, as it appears to be full of errors.