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Feb
10
answered How do I use がする? (ex: いい香りがする)
Jan
31
answered What is a better translation for 「自分だけバカを見る」?
Jan
30
comment Help with name for boy (British and Japanese)
I think Wasabi is looking for names which are western and Japanese or at least can take kanji. I know of a saimon and an osamu/samuel.
Jan
27
comment Use of 〜ないものか with もうすこし/どうにか/なんとか
ok, I changed it to plain form.
Jan
27
revised Use of 〜ないものか with もうすこし/どうにか/なんとか
change infinitive to plain form in para 1
Jan
24
comment Use of 〜ないものか with もうすこし/どうにか/なんとか
By infinitive I meant the plain form (eg 行く)which I have always thought of as equivalent to what we call the infinitive in English (eg "to go"). Reading this again, "non-negative infinitive" is a bit odd (perhaps the original was non-negative plain form?) but otherwise is that wrong? I thought the text books used the word "infinitive" too but sometimes such misunderstandings only come out in this kind of discussion. (eg The expression masu-stem is commonly used in text books but I have seen experienced users on this forum ask what it is.)
Jan
19
comment What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)
Thank you. Where did you get those sentences? (and are you sure 経る can be intransitive/経つ can be transitive? Neither are in my dictionary.)
Jan
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
16
comment Why is watermelon written in Hiragana, whereas melon is written in katakana?
@Nescio ; also same in French (pomme de terre)
Jan
15
comment Fast Food Conversation - Any Practical Guides?
Conversational Japanese. The right word at the right time by Anne Kaneko covers most everyday situations for you to practice. There is not a section for going to McDonalds (so this not a true answer) but the there is a chapter on shopping.
Jan
14
comment 人の陰口をきく=speak ill of a person?
Found it. Thanks. (For some reason when I looked at this before I could only find intransitive uses of 利く.) If you make an answer I'll give you credit.
Jan
14
asked 人の陰口をきく=speak ill of a person?
Jan
12
revised Origin of あしからず
added 3 characters in body
Jan
12
accepted Why do we use 楽しめそう and 楽しみ rather than 楽しい・楽しそう in these sentences?
Jan
12
comment Why do we use 楽しめそう and 楽しみ rather than 楽しい・楽しそう in these sentences?
Reading your explanation again now, possibly the use of 楽しみ not 楽しさ is better because the sentence is conveying the enjoyable aspect of 成長 not the degree of enjoyment.
Jan
12
accepted What is the difference between 越える and 越す and are they truly transitive verbs?
Jan
12
accepted Origin of あしからず
Jan
12
revised Origin of あしからず
Incorporate some comments to make a complete answer.
Jan
7
revised Is “anyone” 人はいます or 誰でも?
general enhancement but FYI: I have tried several times tried to remove the bold without success.
Jan
7
comment Why is ローマ字 spelt without an ン?
@Chocolate: Thanks - somehow ビエン did not feel right.