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Jan
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revised What's wrong with using 内に in this sentence?
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revised What's wrong with using 内に in this sentence?
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Jan
4
answered What's wrong with using 内に in this sentence?
Jan
3
comment origin of 気にくわない/use of 食う
I am glad to see I am not the first to wonder this. Thanks.
Jan
3
comment When to use 洗濯する and 洗う?
My dictionary says: ディッシュウオッシャー〖dishwasher〗 自動食器洗い機 but I think people will understand ;)
Jan
3
asked origin of 気にくわない/use of 食う
Dec
30
comment When to use 洗濯する and 洗う?
@dotnebN00b: I am not sure about American English but in Britain when we wash the dishes we "do the washing-up" and when washing clothes we "do the washing". If you look up "washing-up" (or "dish-washing") in the dictionary you refer us to (EUdict) then you will get "saraarai". Possibly a whole new "spin" on the phrase "two countries divided by a common language"? (Sorry, I could not resist the pun.)
Dec
29
comment What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)
Either way, I am much better equipped to use this expression. Thanks.
Dec
29
comment What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)
I was just about to write provisional answer on the lines that your comment was sufficient for my purposes (further confirmation from linguists welcome). Your search expands my use of the expression but my doubts have returned: I wonder, if the noun in the phrase 「スタートから1年を経た協議」was "de-modified"(?) would it be 「協議は[時が]スタートから1年を経て..」(As for the discussion, a year has passed since it started and..) - the 時 being purely notional and never taken? I also note that altho the kanji is the same as 経つ and generally only time elapses, 経る can also mean experience which suggests the subject is a person.
Dec
28
comment What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)
I must admit I have not seen 時が1か月を経る - possibly this is special case where the subject is redundant/"silent"? (I said these qs sometimes give unexpected responses....)
Dec
28
answered Equivalent of someone's valentine
Dec
28
comment に vs で with state of being (but no verb)
@Troyen: [Sorry but I always struggle with these things]Does the 2 spaces or <br/> tag stop a line break b/w bulletes
Dec
27
revised What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)
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Dec
27
asked What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)
Dec
25
comment How do you normally say calendar and date in Japanese?
When referring to western dates I think 西暦 is standard (like 陰暦). I see there is also an expression 「日めくりをめくる|tear a leaf off a calendar」but I do not know how common 日めくり is. You did not mention date: 日付 is quite normal for any transaction/use in a business context.
Dec
24
comment Difference between 〜といい〜といい & 〜といわず〜といわず
I will have to read this a couple of times but the progressive dictionary examples were interesting and suggest meaning is similar to やら (another expression I don't feel I've mastered.)
Dec
23
comment Difference between 〜といい〜といい & 〜といわず〜といわず
Thanks. Your answer is very helpful but are you sure the following does not work?: 僕は運動といわず、勉強といわず、僕は何をやってもダメだ
Dec
23
comment AはB emphasizing B, rather than A
It seems to be quite easy to confuse the topic/focus/emphasis terminolgy when discussing は. There was a similar clarification required for my question "what-is-the-difference-between-でなくand-ではなく"[1] which is quite short and possibly adds a little to the above. [1]: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/8280…;でなくand-ではなく?
Dec
23
accepted Does 寒気がする really mean “have a chill” or is it just cold?
Dec
22
comment Difference between 〜といい〜といい & 〜といわず〜といわず
@istasci, All: Thanks. Please take your time. I have been struggling with this for months, a few more won't matter. Just seeing these comments from the community is progress for me.