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comment How can I come to terms with the animate/inanimate distinction in Japanese?
@Alox: No I missed the point. Thanks
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comment How should we read/translate long sentences that end in a question?
@dainichi: Fantastic. I'll go through it again before accepting but FYR: this is the original reference to the rose grammar.about.com/od/60essays/a/selfrelianessay_5.htm
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comment Opposite of 歯止め?
Perhaps 計画を軌道に乗せる ; to put a plan into action, or more literally, into orbit.
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comment How should we read/translate long sentences that end in a question?
@dainichi: Yes your are right. Correction made. Thanks
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comment How can I come to terms with the animate/inanimate distinction in Japanese?
@Alox: Sorry, I'll try make my question clearer: The only difference between the a&b versions of some of those sentences is that (a) is past tense. How does using the plain form in (b) convey that the subject is the speaker's property?
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answered To be polite, say “おいくらですか” and not “いくらですか”?
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comment What is this sentence using ~たら~たで trying to say about televisions and computers?
Your examples don't make sense in English. Can you explain the context? eg 1) do you mean "( I don't want you to answer the phone because your Japanese is not good enough for customers but if there is no one around then:) if you you have to answer the phone please speak politely", 2) perhaps "Whether you eat the food you are given or not, please tidy up and clear the table when you have finished."???These are just my guesses.
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comment How can I come to terms with the animate/inanimate distinction in Japanese?
@Alox: Yes but how does that make it the speaker's property?
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comment How can I come to terms with the animate/inanimate distinction in Japanese?
@snailboat: Did you understand how/why the sentences 7b & 8b represented the speakers property but not 7a & 8a?
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