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Feb
12
revised Are there rules over using 公認/alternative words to translate the names of professional qualifications using “Certified” in English?
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Feb
12
revised Are there rules over using 公認/alternative words to translate the names of professional qualifications using “Certified” in English?
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Feb
12
revised Are there rules over using 公認/alternative words to translate the names of professional qualifications using “Certified” in English?
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Feb
12
asked Are there rules over using 公認/alternative words to translate the names of professional qualifications using “Certified” in English?
Feb
10
comment Asking “What is the size of the file?”
If I don't get an immediate response to a question like this then follow up by repeating the question using alternative words like: ファイルの大きさはいくつのメガバイト(MB)ですか。
Feb
9
revised When is と added to onomatopoeia?
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Feb
8
comment When is と added to onomatopoeia?
It would be interesting to know if there is a rule but I concluded it was case by case, and in some cases the と was optional: If you look up the section on onomatopoeic words in the Dictionary Basic Japanese Grammar you will see that for number of words the と is in brackets.
Feb
8
accepted 明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?
Feb
8
comment 明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?
Note: Based on comment from Chocolate and chat it seems to just coincidence that あした sounds like past tense of あす.
Feb
5
comment What is the usage/meaning of ご馳走さま (lovey-dovey)?
Sounds like it could be sarcastic(?) Neither my EJ or JJ dictionaries on Apple indicate this meaning. In case you have not tried, Space ALC does not give any examples either.
Feb
4
revised 夏名漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question
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Feb
4
comment 明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?
Pls note: I have added additional sub-question on whether あした is past tense of あす. If anybody has any comment I'd be grateful.
Feb
4
revised 明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?
added question on whether あす &あした are plain & past tenses
Feb
4
comment 夏名漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question
@TN: Thank you. I am glad to know I was not imagining all those WH-かい questions but I am still not clear from your very useful link: From Q8, it seems the missing nuance is that WH-questions take のかい/なのかい but not かい (and incidentally, だい can only be used in a WH-question) ..However this contradicts the guidance: 「疑問詞のあとに言葉が入るとき疑問詞+〜+のかい(かい)」を使う。which suggests ~かい is also a good answer for Q8. Have I missed something?
Feb
4
asked 夏名漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question
Feb
3
asked 明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?
Feb
1
comment Function of に in this passive construction
Can I add a bonus question?: Is it possible to understand the function of も in this sentence? (emphasis or "also", but we do not have context to know what the ”also-も” is referring to?
Feb
1
comment The differences between 真理,真相 and 真実
@TN-san: your humour will help me remember this. Thanks.
Jan
31
comment Doubt about ことにする and. ことにした
Consider the context、when would you say "I will decide to go to Japan" or "I decide to go to Japan"? Possibly if you wanted to say "Before I decide to go Japan I shall....." (私は日本へ行くことにする前....)? or perhaps if you were to predict "In two years time, my son will decide to go to Japan "? (2年後、うちの息子は日本へ行くことにすると思います?)
Jan
30
comment When can “~たがる” not be used in a continuous tense?
~行きたがりそう (along with other verbs) is one example of ~たがるis not used in the continuous tense that I have come across.