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revised What is the は doing in this sentence?
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revised What is the は doing in this sentence?
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Apr
21
answered What is the は doing in this sentence?
Apr
21
comment This mother doesn't know her own child?
@virmaior:I am not a native speaker either but although it might not be "good Japanese", I think it works. I will give my thoughts under your new question.
Apr
21
comment This mother doesn't know her own child?
@DaveMG: Some dictionaries might even give a definition of には(?) but the literal meaning of the sentence does not change by having/not having は, just the emphasis. The は makes a contrast between the writer as a child and as an adult and, as in other questions where function of は is discussed, places an emphasis on what comes after it. (Not sure if this helps but when I read the sentence I insert a pause after the は.)
Apr
20
revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
additional explanation on はずす at end
Apr
19
comment Difference between the words for “feeling”
感情 is used for emotions eg 感情的=emotional, 感情を込めて謝りました=He apologized with real feeling. 感覚 is used for sense eg 金銭感覚= sense for the value of money.
Apr
19
comment How can I use できない and しまう? I'd like to apologize for not being able to do something
You could say xyzができなくてすみません(でした). As you suggest I think しまう would be used to apologise for something you did rather than did not do (~してしまってすみませんでした)
Apr
18
revised This mother doesn't know her own child?
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Apr
18
revised This mother doesn't know her own child?
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Apr
18
answered This mother doesn't know her own child?
Apr
18
revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
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Apr
18
revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
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revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
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Apr
18
revised Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
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Apr
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answered Is this seat being chased, or is the person in it being chased from it?
Apr
16
comment Which is more colloquial for “I have a headache”?
@Szymon: Hi. I was taught that saying 頭が痛い sounds strange. If you explain to someone that you have a headache then, unless you are Dr Spock, the natural expression is 頭が痛いの(です)because that is how you explain (ie ~のです)and a full explanation needs to convey the pain to get taken seriously(?)
Apr
16
comment The meaning of 権利を掛ける
I agree with Earthliŋ because the meaning is somewhat similar to 命を懸ける.
Apr
16
comment Particle に used with ~て頂いてありがとう
Explaining the context makes it much clearer: "(I'm glad that)" is not included in your revised sentence (お父さん〜いただいた)although it might be inferred. (You've also turned the viewpoint of the sentence around from the literal "I received" to Your father gave me" but I think you understand that.) If the speaker forcefully took the energy from the listener then I would say there is a sense of irony in what he actually says ("Thank you for for giving me..."). The sentence is grammatically correct and is not casual (eg いただく is not casual) but it is spoken & the words are chosen to fit the context.
Apr
16
revised Particle に used with ~て頂いてありがとう
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