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Jun
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comment Where does the word ダイヤ come from that means “train schedule”?
@hippietrail: I realized that both Daijirin and Daijisen just say ダイヤ is a shorthand for ダイヤグラム (I ignore diamond here). Since ダイヤグラム can mean diagram in general, I cannot back up what I wrote in my last comment. Hmm. :(
Jun
16
comment Nuances between the different kanji spellings of あける:明ける vs. 開ける vs. 空ける
I have the impression that that use cases of these three kanji are almost disjoint, but I am not completely sure.
Jun
16
comment Does “おつまみ” (otsumami) mean “snack” or “rice crackers” or “crunchy snack” like chips and peanuts, or something else entirely?
To be more precise, つまむ means to pick a small thing with fingers rather than to grab with a hand. (Just in case, it is a different word from つかむ (to grab).)
Jun
16
comment Does “keigo” cover only the use of honorific/humble/polite elements, or does it cover the full range and choice of what to use and not use?
Thank you for the edit!
Jun
16
reviewed Approve particle-へ tag wiki
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reviewed Approve na-adjectives tag wiki
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comment Where does the word ダイヤ come from that means “train schedule”?
@hippietrail: No, I do not think so. As far as I know, ダイヤ for diagram is only used when it refers to public transportation. (As you know, ダイヤ for diamond is unrelated.)
Jun
16
comment Does “keigo” cover only the use of honorific/humble/polite elements, or does it cover the full range and choice of what to use and not use?
I think that it is the easiest to add that reply of yours to the question together with a link to your previous question, so that people do not have to read comments to understand the difference.
Jun
15
revised What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
grammar
Jun
15
comment What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
@Mark: Be careful not to say ツナ when you want sushi with まぐろ, because ツナ usually does not mean fresh tuna :) japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/533/…
Jun
15
comment 超 vs めっちゃ + explanation
You are asking a lot in one question….
Jun
15
revised What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
added kanji
Jun
15
comment What's the difference between “さけ” (sake) and “しゃけ” (shake)?
Looking at the title of this question, I cannot help imagining a cold drink made from salmon (which will probably taste bad).
Jun
15
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15
answered what is the past tense of お腹が空いた?
Jun
15
comment What is the meaning and etymology of 蝶よ花よ?
If the phrase 蝶よ花よ has its origin in Chinese, that is very interesting. A quick search on the web shows that there are several plants whose Chinese names end with 蝶花, but again this fact alone does not tell the origin of the phrase 蝶よ花よ.