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Apr
18
comment Difference between the words for “feeling”
@ssb I saw it while playing through 二ノ国. It was part of a non-repeatable sidequest so I can't get you an exact quote :/
Mar
8
comment Difference between 家内、嫁、妻、奥さん、かみさん and other words meaning wife
Then what is the difference between 家内, 嫁 and 妻?
Nov
10
comment What's the difference between 生む and 産む?
So 産む is usually used when referring to giving birth to a child?
Apr
21
comment Usage of kanji for words usually written in kana
Is there any kind of list that shows whether using a kanji in a certain word seems too old-fashioned or formal?
Apr
21
comment Usage of kanji for words usually written in kana
oops, I mistyped
Apr
20
comment Separate kanji for おそい when referring to being late and being slow
For reference, the Chinese meaning of 鈍 means stupid
Apr
15
comment Would 私は怖い mean “I'm scared” or “I'm scary”?
What would be the correct way of saying "I'm scared" or "I'm scary"?
Mar
26
comment Are non-base-10 numbers ever written in kanji?
About your first historical note, it seems like they're still used in Cantonese: 廿/卄, 卅 and 卌
Mar
18
comment Is it acceptable in Japanese to write kanji characters in the Chinese style?
More examples include the vertical stroke of 画 unjoined; line at the bottom of 直 instead of the square bracket things; and the joined stroke and extra tick in 旅
Feb
9
comment Difference between the many words for son and daughter
So 娘さん and お嬢さん are interchangeable?
Feb
9
comment Difference between the many words for son and daughter
Thanks for your detailed answer! Just one thing you might've forgotten to mention: What about 娘さん and お嬢さん?
Feb
2
comment Two definitions of けれども
Are the conjunction and the conjunctive particle interchangeable? For example, can the full stop be removed from the first example or added before the けれども to mean the exact same thing?
Nov
28
comment Differences between the many words for dinner
So in general order of politeness, it goes: ~[食]{しょく}, ~ご[飯]{はん}, ~[飯]{はん} and then ~[飯]{めし}, with ~[飯]{はん} being the "neutral" politeness?
Nov
27
comment Differences between the many words for dinner
What about 夜 vs 晩 vs 夕?
Nov
26
comment Where does「えっと」come from?
Might as well throw あのう in to the mix
Oct
3
comment Pronunciation of 日 in compound words
You mention that "Except for "later/after", the pronunciation is , not あと", but in your example you showed that 六日後, meaning six days after, was pronounced as むいかご. Also, is it normal to not put after N日 when saying N days before/after ?
Sep
15
comment Phoenix: 不死鳥【ふしちょう】, 鳳凰【ほうおう】, 鳳/鵬【おおとり】, フェニックス… How many lives does this bird have!?
On a side note, 朱雀【すざく】 is bird similar in appearance to the 鳳凰, but is translated as Vermillion Bird
Sep
15
comment How is the wind related to illness?
It's somewhat similar to influenza in English coming from "influence of the stars"
Aug
29
comment Difference between verb types (verbal nouns, transitive & intransitive: eg 開始, 始める and 始まる)
...now I think about it, I don't really know how to generalise this question. Maybe someone else could edit it for me?
Aug
27
comment Difference between verb types (verbal nouns, transitive & intransitive: eg 開始, 始める and 始まる)
Should I edit my question so it's more generalised and with the current words as an example?