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Sep
11
comment How to negate “べき”? (ie. “should not”)
I learnt that 〜べからざる is used in notices such as 「芝生に入るべからず」, "keep of the grass" in the park, although I can recall seeing it (〜立ち入り禁止 seems to be more common).
Sep
10
comment Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?
@leoboiko I don't think so but is an interesting thought and I am not an expert on this. If something is being omitted then that might be part the explanation but I could not see an easy answer from the following paper (?): Can you suggest what the full "clefted" sentence would be? people.fas.harvard.edu/~ctjhuang/Course_LSA222/readings/…
Sep
9
comment What is the difference between 〜を〜とする and 〜を〜とした before nouns?
Thank you for answering, I was interested in this too: Does する sound more natural in the first example and した more natural in the second?
Sep
8
comment Asking a negative question
@3to5businessdays It is the difference between "shall we~/let's~" and "Aren't we going to"/"Will you not..": To go one step further the positive, as in ~てくれますか, is less pushy than the negative ~てくれませんか.
Sep
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revised Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?
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revised Is は used when asking if something already discussed exists?
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revised Is は used when asking if something already discussed exists?
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revised Is は used when asking if something already discussed exists?
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answered Is は used when asking if something already discussed exists?
Sep
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comment I can't quite understand the meaning of 自分でも
@DariusJahandarie Despite the way it is written, it probably was not intended as an imperative, eg "(You may/can) do it by yourself." I'd also appreciate an answer that clarified if this でも is で+も or でも and what difference would it make if the も was dropped.
Sep
2
comment What does シャレオツ mean?
Thank you - sorry if this seems obvious but if the ツ becomes large then can I confirm it is pronounced "tsu"?
Sep
2
comment What does シャレオツ mean?
What is the オツ?
Sep
2
revised Difference between 生まれてくる and 生まれる
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Aug
31
comment Which one is correct 会社名前 or 会社の名前?
You should use the 2nd not the 1st: The equivalents of "the company name" and "the company's name" are explained below.
Aug
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revised The difference between [noun phrase]+[?・なの?・ですか?・なんですか?]
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revised The difference between [noun phrase]+[?・なの?・ですか?・なんですか?]
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