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Jan
15
comment When to use 種別 and when to use 区分 when programming
Look up the meaning of 得意. We sometimes call regulars as お得意さん among others (like 常連さん etc)
Jan
15
comment Logic behind “が” preferrence when using a “-たい” form
That sentence itself is not unnatural, but the translation is.
Dec
31
comment Making sense out of Japanese proverbs
The first one is from rakugo, which sometimes spout out nonsense.
Dec
31
comment Politeness in examination questions
I've never been to a Japanese middle school, so I can't comment on that, but are you sure なさい form was used in high school questions? The textbooks I used were all also せよ forms.
Dec
31
comment What are the rules for reading numbers before a foreign counter-word?
@NicolasRaoul In my experience, 1パック is いっぱっく, while 1泊 is いっぱく. In my life so far, I've not yet come across ひとはく and ひとぱっく.
Dec
31
comment Can a Japanese person understand something written in traditional Chinese
@AndrewGrimm That one can never be willing to study? Blasphemy! I like studying Japanese :)
Dec
31
comment Can a Japanese person understand something written in traditional Chinese
Question probably needs rewording: many people confused traditional chinese with classical chinese, whilst OP probably meant Chinese written in Traditional Chinese.
Dec
31
comment Why do people say 小学校の時 or 中学校の時?
In fact, in Malay, the expression masa sekolah rendah/menengah (where masa is ) is valid and the most common. You can say it's a literal translation of the sentence in your question.
Dec
31
comment What romanization scheme is used by programmers?
I've always wondered what foo, bar, baz meant too. But I always come across hoge, fuga in CGI-bin tutorials, so probably the first adopters of CGI-bin in Japan was among those old-timers, or maybe they were in turn influenced by the C tutorials written by the old timers.
Dec
31
comment Reading of years
If it has to be read aloud, usually you'll add the 20 before it, so it's pronounced にせんにねん if it's contemporary.
Dec
31
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Dec
31
accepted When writing for general public, is there a general guideline for selecting kanji?
Nov
14
comment Is this sentence making a comparison?
For one, if it is after ◯◯とは, it is usually なにか. For another, なんか is seldom written in 漢字.
Nov
14
comment Is 「やってもた」 the same as 「やってしまった」? What is the grammatical rule behind this?
Most young Osakans will probably drop the う when writing (usually text messages), hence becoming もた. They still pronounce it もうた though.
Nov
14
comment How do you pronounce を after a subject?
…that is, until you've become acquainted with a Japanese for more than a year, on which he/she may ask "Out of curiosity, why do you always pause a bit before saying を?"
Nov
14
asked When writing for general public, is there a general guideline for selecting kanji?
Oct
3
comment Is there even 1 na-type adjective that can't be used as a real noun?
@Pacerier okay, answer updated
Oct
3
revised Is there even 1 na-type adjective that can't be used as a real noun?
explain which dictionary used
Sep
9
comment Colloquial use of「〜て〔い〕ない」, maybe instead of 「〜なかった」
Oops, I confused 笹塚 (from 苺ましまろ) with 笹原 (from 日常)
Sep
9
comment Colloquial use of「〜て〔い〕ない」, maybe instead of 「〜なかった」
「笹原君、宿題しましたか」「いいえ、(反抗期モード)しませんでした」「そうですか。廊下に立ってろ」