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Apr
16
answered Particle に used with ~て頂いてありがとう
Apr
16
accepted What is でれでれ (spoony)?
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
Hmm. I still can't explain it. For example, 罪人:犯罪者= The guilty party: The criminal (or the person that committed the crime). Guilty: Responsible for the crime, "What the criminal is" (= 犯罪者のこと?)The nominalizer koto seems to fit with 罪 but not 罪人.
Apr
15
revised What is でれでれ (spoony)?
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Apr
15
comment What is でれでれ (spoony)?
@kaji: Tx. So per your link, spoony and hence でれでれ is to be "enamored in a silly or sentimental way."(?)...IOW my original guess is correct?
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
Thank you. (Possibly I should have left out the example which I only included it to show the complete context in which this expression is used) My question is based on the logic that: 犯罪者= a person such as a 罪人. 犯罪者のこと= something relating to the 犯罪者, possibly 罪人のこと,but not 罪人. Why/what is koto doing here? The sentences seems to meant The guilty person is the guilty action? (Actually I appreciate it is bit more subtle than that but I can't work it out for myself and hence my question here.)
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
@Earthliŋ: That is kind of how I took it but why use it for 罪人 and not 真犯人? Is there a difference?
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
@Hanne: 犯罪者= a person such as a 罪人. 犯罪者のこと= something relating to the 犯罪者, possibly 罪人のこと,but not 罪人. (I understand the 例, I have just included it to show the complete context in which this expression is used.)
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
@ssb: The question was in the title but I have repeated it now in the text.
Apr
15
revised Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
added info in title to text of question
Apr
15
comment What to say at the cash register in the convenience store
Most starter text books have a chapter on buying groceries in a shop and will cover the basic things you want to say. (Nothing you describe is unusual. Any real conversation with the shopkeeper depends on the shopper and the keeper as individuals but apart from the ritual いらっしゃいませs silence is not unusual.)
Apr
15
asked What is でれでれ (spoony)?
Apr
15
asked Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
Apr
14
comment ふるさと (home town, birthplace) uses which kanji - 古里 or 故郷?
ありがとう、大変勉強になりました。
Apr
13
comment Differences in usage between する and やる
Very helpful. Maybe we could add that する has an additional uses for expressions such as wear/sense/cost that do not apply to やる?:eg 1)ネッくレスをする 2)においがする 3)家賃が10万円もする
Apr
12
comment How are Japanese company division, section or department names translated?
Correct in my experience
Apr
11
comment How would one say A implies B in Japanese?
Chocolate: Tx, I misunderstood your comment above. BTW: 称号って違いますね
Apr
11
answered How would one say A implies B in Japanese?
Apr
9
comment Is there a Japanese word for “area with a collection of izakaya stalls or booths”?
street vendors are 屋台 (やたい)、in a matsuri i think they can be called 屋台店 so if you still can't use 商店街, then 屋台店街 or 屋台の商店街/市場 might work?Once upon a time, after the war, 闇市場 might have been appropriate. There is the remnants of one in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, which got its name from the original blackmarket (戦後の闇市の名残りの場所): mikkagashi.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/05/post-bb1f.html
Apr
9
comment How do you say “funny”?
Here is another example from a recent question where 面白い (面白がる) was used to describe a comedian as funny: http://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/14999/ellipsis-does-this-と=として-what‌​-is-the-relevant-verb-in-this-extract