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My name is Tsuyoshi Ito in English and 伊藤剛志 (いとうつよし) in Japanese. I am a native speaker of Japanese with a casual interest in languages. I have been living outside Japan for a few years, and my knowledge about trends in Japanese is likely to be outdated.

Aside: My secret goal is to keep being the top answerer in the tag “food.”


Jul
8
comment Why is this 理由 【りゆう】 given the furigana わけ?
Reading 理由 as わけ is informal, and how much informal usage a dictionary should cover is debatable. I do not deny that there is a prescriptive aspect in dictionaries (and worse yet, the level of formality itself can sometimes be affected by how dictionaries treat a certain usage), but that is not the only reason why わけ is not listed as a reading of 理由.
Jul
8
comment What may be the difference between the usage of チャンス and 機会 ?
Have you ever heard/seen anyone using これは機会だぜ? As I told you before, asking “difference” between a correct and an incorrect usages is not a good practice. If you made up the sentence これは機会だぜ, you should be more careful distinguishing real examples and made-up examples in a question.
Jul
8
comment What does ちょちょい mean?
Although all of this applies to ちょちょいと, I do not think that ちょちょい without と can be used as an adverb (as in the question) in the standard dialect. As sawa commented on the question, I suspect that it is a dialect-specific usage.
Jul
8
comment Meaning of …立てちゃいなよ
@Derek: I think that sawa is making the distinction between an imperative and a suggestion. From my viewpoint, there is little difference between a suggestion and a light imperative, and therefore the claim “な is not an imperative because it is a suggestion” sounds funny, but that is a point of view.
Jul
8
awarded  Synonymizer
Jul
7
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
@sawa: I will stop commenting about this point here, but I do not think that the matter is as simple as your comment: “Especially for words that […], it is them who decide what is correct.”
Jul
7
revised Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
added that 計算器 can mean a slide rule
Jul
7
comment Meaning of 情弱乙 ?
It is true that 情弱 stands for 情報弱者, but a person who explains 情弱乙 as 情報弱者, ignoring 乙, is careless at best. It is not your fault, but we should not trust a random webpage without examining it.
Jul
7
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
@sawa: That’s life, and that’s language. Should the law forbid mathematically incorrect use of mathematical terms? :)
Jul
7
comment What is ~げに suffix actually?
possible duplicate of What is the difference between ~げ and ~そう
Jul
6
comment What does ちょちょい mean?
I repeat the same comment as before: please add examples.
Jul
6
comment Who scolded whom in Aに怒られる?
If it is a typo, please fix.
Jul
6
comment Who scolded whom in Aに怒られる?
By “the られら form,” do you mean “the られた form”?
Jul
6
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
This suffix 超 is read ちょう, not こえ, and therefore written without okurigana. See Daijirin (sense 1).
Jul
6
answered Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
Jul
6
comment Do 以上 and 以下 include the number preceding them?
I have never seen “more than 1000 yen” stated as “1000円超過,” and that expression does not appear in the Wikipedia article which you linked. I have seen “1000円超 (read as せんえんちょう)” and “1000円を超過する.”
Jul
6
comment How to choose a reading for 降る? ふる & くだる
By “both letters in the entry for 【くだる】,” do you mean 下る and 降る?
Jul
5
comment How to choose a reading for 降る? ふる & くだる
I know that there are some cases where 降る is read as くだる, but if you know some examples, please include them in the question.
Jul
5
comment Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?
A calculator is usually written as 計算機, not 計算器.
Jul
5
answered Computer: 計算機 or 計算器?