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Sep
20
reviewed Excellent Confusion with the の particle
Sep
20
reviewed Satisfactory [因果]{いん・が}: A bass-ackwards contraction?
Sep
20
reviewed Satisfactory What is this 10^40 thing?
Sep
20
reviewed Excellent What does [可愛が]りたい mean and how to use it?
Sep
20
reviewed Excellent I do not understand the meaning of として in the sentence
Sep
18
comment What does まわりであーだこーだ mean in this sentence?
So "To say various trivial things. To quibble." you mean "to make fuss, or noise about trivial things that are not really of any consequence"?
Sep
18
comment What does まわりであーだこーだ mean in this sentence?
Hi, Perhaps you should give us your version of what is being said? In explaining the context you might work out the answer, we would not have second guess it ,and even you still don't get you might get more answers.
Sep
18
revised How can I say “very little” in Japanese
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Sep
18
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@snailboat: Yes, that would make sense (thanks). The only places I recall seeing it written down are in dictionaries. 大辞林  gives「ほん‐の【本の」】」but Progressive uses hiragana. My answer is hiragana but I'll mention the root aswell.
Sep
17
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@Armstrongest: That view conflicts with the comment above. If you really want to say "just a little" as a opposed to "a little" (which the OP does) then ほんの少し seems correct. 大辞林 gives ほんの少ししかない as an example.
Sep
16
comment How to translate “a detail-oriented person”?
I think it s a difficult one to say in English (do you still give priority to what is important?) but a different tack such saying you are thorough (徹底的) might work.
Sep
16
revised How can I say “very little” in Japanese
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Sep
16
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@非回答者 I had not meant to suggest いくらか was equivalent. I thought "somewhat" was self explanatory. I'll remove it.
Sep
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revised How can I say “very little” in Japanese
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Sep
16
revised How can I say “very little” in Japanese
new word ikuraka
Sep
16
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
It is no big deal but did you tick the right answer? There are many ways to say "I only know a little Japanese" but 本の少し (just a little) sounded like the useful expression you were looking for.
Sep
15
answered How can I say “very little” in Japanese
Sep
13
comment Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?
@3to5businessdays : Whatever, can we find a translation for example 1 that fits better my effort? [FWIW I am not sure what you mean by a "general-state-of-affairs 'it'": In both your cases "it" can be identified as (1) the unnamed subject being talked about and (2) the act of juggling. There are also other expressions such as のです which equate to "It is the case that" but that is a bit off topic.
Sep
13
revised Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?
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Sep
13
comment Adnominalisation (Relative clause - noun - copula structure): What does it mean? How can we translate it?
Your answer prompts the thought that the transformation in example one is similar to "[As for the weather] The sun is shining"<-> "[As for the weather] It is sunny." (?) and "The rain is falling." <-> "It is raining.". Although both work in the case of the sun, we are much less likely to say "The rain is falling.": After reading your answer, I am inclined to think that just as 「雨が降っています』is often better translated as "It is raining.", so this narrative is better translated the way I have suggested.