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Apr
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comment Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
The other word that occurs to me is 談合 but if I was you I would look for pamphlet put out in both languages. When you talk to Japanese people you both know what you are talking about. (Actually when I first read your question I was reminded of practice I heard about in HK where Swires group companies compete with Jardine Matheson. If you are looking to hire say a conference room then the Swires people will be less helpful if they know you often use JM companies (and vice versa)).
Apr
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answered Explain how 向{む}く “to face” can take “上{うえ}” as a direct object using を?
Apr
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comment Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
@hippietrail: Much obliged!
Apr
3
comment Explain how 向{む}く “to face” can take “上{うえ}” as a direct object using を?
We see it quite often on this site but, when an intransitive verb takes を it is still intransitve and it is not correct to start referring to the verb as "transitive". Another question on this use of を: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/14985/…
Apr
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revised Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
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Apr
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comment Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
@hippietrail: Trashing would be voting to close which I did not do. (I've also now given an answer on which you are free to comment.)
Apr
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revised Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
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Apr
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comment Repetitive words (e.g. どんどん, ぺらぺら, いらいら…)
@Kaji: If you need to learn some, there several decks on the anki-shared deck website: ankiweb.net/shared/decks/japanese
Apr
3
comment What are the most common words made with numbers,aka 語呂合わせ (4649)
Thanks - Now I think about it probaby isn't the easiest freq list to compile but this is great start. Wonder if anyone has seen a similar list for phone numbers too? (I realize that tel#s are unique but so are car # plates. If that is possible then, on the basis tel numbers can be requested, there may be some list of commonly requested combinations?)
Apr
3
comment Repetitive words (e.g. どんどん, ぺらぺら, いらいら…)
There are so many of these - I wonder if there if there is a frequency list out there? (Couldn't see one on the resources page.)
Apr
3
asked What are the most common words made with numbers,aka 語呂合わせ (4649)
Apr
2
comment On “おてもと” and its many variants for “chopsticks”
@KK: If this intended as a comprehensive answer then it might be useful to us learners to mention that, per Wikipedia, 「お手もと箸」is an abbreviation for「手もとに置く箸」.
Apr
2
comment On “おてもと” and its many variants for “chopsticks”
@hippietrail: (ちなみに)Notice that the title of Chocolate's link is 割り箸 - another word containing 割り (as in your question コヒー割り). However I think the order here ties in with the logic recently explained somewhere else for words such as 食べ物.
Apr
2
comment Meaning of させてもらう + 事にする in this sentence
@Alox:(Somebody please correct me if I am wrong but) I think TN's translation makes it clear that テレビに indicates the location where the disturbance is taking place, ie on people's TVs. The に not marking the object or agent. (And I think it is に not で because you "appear" on TV, as in 「テレビに出る」)
Apr
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answered Meaning of 過去形の動詞+上で
Apr
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comment Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
@Earthliŋ: Perhaps I am wrong but I read this as a question about Japanese law not Japanese language, and therefore off topic. But rather than just vote to close, I thought I would try give the most helpful comment I could.
Apr
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answered Cartel, syndicate, anti-competitive practice
Apr
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comment Are both spellings for ふけ (fuke) “dandruff” ateji? If not what's actually going on?
@KK: Isn't this word normally written in hiragana, not katakana? My Apple dictionaries ("Daijisen" and "Progressive") give the kanji 頭垢 but seem to use hiragana in practive.
Apr
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comment Double negatives in Japanese
@dainichi: Got it. Thanks v much - I had not considered if it might be fixed.
Apr
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comment How do you pronounce みずうみ? (lake)
@YangMuye: The NHK発音アクセント gives prononciation as per 2nd last line of snailboat's answer (dropping after the 2nd u).