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Aug
22
comment Is this って equivalent to 「と」?
I think your answer refers to the って used in place of と in more casual forms of と言う & と思う which is different to to the って being used in the question.
Aug
22
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Aug
22
comment What is the difference between とはいえ and と(は)いっても?
The main difference is that とはいえ is a written/formal form of と言っても. In the above sentence I would of thought its fine to use といっても?
Aug
21
comment How do I interpret this question that ends with よ?
Seems like a genuine question to me, it's great shame people are down voting without commenting.
Aug
20
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Aug
20
comment What exactly is 我が家, and how is it used?
Also agree with @Tusyoshi in that I hear 我が家、我が子、我が社 quite often in every day conversation. They are not explicitly written/formal constructions.
Aug
20
comment 得意とするところ explanation?
Does it simply just mean "is good at", or is there some nuance to this use of とする? When I looked it up I thought it might mean "to regard/consider to be good at". I.E. What do you consider to be your strong points? or He is regarded as a strong athlete during the final stages.
Aug
20
comment must/need [必要]{ひつよう}がある vs. なくてはいけない and [必要]{ひつよう}だ vs. [要]{い}る
Completely true @Tim, The English equivalents seem to me to be completely different, but I thought I should point out the difference in use/formality/nuance.
Aug
20
revised must/need [必要]{ひつよう}がある vs. なくてはいけない and [必要]{ひつよう}だ vs. [要]{い}る
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Aug
18
revised must/need [必要]{ひつよう}がある vs. なくてはいけない and [必要]{ひつよう}だ vs. [要]{い}る
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Aug
18
comment Why do some Japanese men use お袋 to address their mothers?
There appears to be several theories as to the origin ranging from your answer (related to the womb), to women being responsible for the families bag of money/valuables in the olden days. Another theory is that it originated from the word ふところ which has both the meaning bossom and bag.
Aug
18
answered must/need [必要]{ひつよう}がある vs. なくてはいけない and [必要]{ひつよう}だ vs. [要]{い}る
Aug
17
comment クラウド上で - pronunciation?
In the case of the first example, I would assume it was the grammer construction 上で(じょうで), meaning on/in. Although there are quite a few grammer constructions consisting of noun + 上(上、上に、上は、上で) so depending on the context of the sentence its possible it could be different.
Aug
17
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Aug
17
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Aug
15
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Aug
15
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Aug
15
comment What is the difference between 彼氏が出来る and 彼氏を作る?
@Chris Think of the english phrase "to make friends" which in Japanese is 友達を作る. While you can't extend the same logic to lovers, girlfriends, boyfriends, etc in English. You can in Japanese. It simply means to take an active role in producing an outcome. The outcome being that you will have a girlfriend/boyfriend.
Aug
15
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Aug
15
comment aru vs iru : Why is aru in “Watakushi-wa untenshu-ga aru” (私は運転手がある) unacceptable?
Ah right you are, and he does a fine job of explaining the reasons, which I wasn't completely aware of!