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Jul
17
comment Is there a word for the type of onigiri that comes in the triangular wrap that keeps the nori fresh?
I was about to coin the word コンビニぎり, but this answer beat me to it.
Jul
17
answered What are common mistakes made by Japanese kombini employees speaking “manual keigo” (バイト敬語)
Jul
17
comment Since Japanese already had several words for rice why was “ライス” (raisu) borrowed from English?
I don't know if @Jeshii was being sarcastic about the snow remark, but to quote Wikipedia, "In general, the Eskimo-Aleut languages have about the same number of distinct word roots referring to snow as English does.". The 80 words are probably referring to compound words.
Jul
17
answered IT system renewal: Can I say 更新 for “renewal”?
Jul
17
comment How many dialects are commonly used today?
There are many dialects, or rather, languages in Okinawa. Does Old Okinawan refer to Uchinaguchi? Modern Okinawa is probably Uchina-yamato-guchi.
Jul
17
comment What is the meaning of all those “w”s in email and SNSs?
@Ito Depending on the case ちょっと待て can be "give me a break" if it was shortened from "ちょっと待て、本気か?" ("wait a minute, are you serious?"). If it was "ちょっと待てコラ!" ("Oy, hold it!") then it could be translated to "Stop screwing around lololol!"
Jul
17
comment What is the meaning of all those “w”s in email and SNSs?
@Pacerier no don't! or else you risk getting misunderstood that you're making fun of your partner.
Jul
17
comment Why are we allowed to use を particle with na-adjectives?
In strict grammar it'd be wrong though. If you want to be Japanese grammar nazi, you can insist on usage of either Yを嫌うワケ or Yが嫌いなワケ
Jul
17
comment Most appropriate word for 'food'
For ご飯 , 食事 can also be used to refer to meal. Of course, it's not 'food' as an object.
Jul
17
comment which instruments use 弾く and which use 引く?
@Ito In the same way, a Japanese may confuse "to play" as 遊ぶ. A translator should understand the literal meaning, then know the idiomatic usage in both language, to be able to make correct translation.
Jul
17
comment How does the intonation of ありがとう vary between dialects?
And I always say it like I'm from Osaka :)
Jul
17
comment What does たいがい mean here?
@sawa Kansai should be せいや
Jul
17
answered Why is 一緒に correct and 一緒で incorrect?
Jul
17
comment Why does そう in 「美味しいそう」 not mean “seem” the way I think it should?
Precisely. Unless you meant to say "I heard it was good!" out of nowhere suddenly, which will cause a question mark to pop out of someone who just made a remark about how awesome the vegan restaurant was.
Jul
15
revised Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes?
better wording for title
Jul
15
answered のだから vs のだ (んだから vs んだ)
Jul
15
answered <adv> versus <adv>+と versus <adv>+に
Jul
15
suggested approved edit on Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes?
Jul
15
comment Actual phonetic realization of “devoiced” vowels
But 標準語 came much later after the dialects. And we still don't hear fully-voiced pronunciation in NHK news.
Jul
15
comment How do you respond to thanks given?
Though not many Japanese know, it is grammatically incorrect to say とんでもありません or とんでもございません。 The correct way to say the polite form is either とんでもないことです or とんでもないことでございます.