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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!
Aug
15
comment Is -さん used when referring to a celebrity or historical figures?
It's quite commonly used when referring to foreign celebrities, i.e オバマさん、マイケルジャクソンさん、ベックアムさん. However when talking about Japanese celebrities (mainly if they go by a mononym) it tends to be left off, the pro baseball player Ichiro for example is commonly referred to as just Ichiro.
Aug
15
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Aug
15
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15
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15
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Aug
15
comment What does the word ゆける signify?
It's typically written in hiragana when used with the って form of the verb, as is くる.
Aug
14
comment aru vs iru : Why is aru in “Watakushi-wa untenshu-ga aru” (私は運転手がある) unacceptable?
There are several exceptions to the rule, not sure if it's just an Osaka thing, but it's not uncommon to hear the phrase タックシーがいる when referring to the existence of a Taxi. Probably a reference to the existence of the driver him/herself rather than the inanimate object.
Aug
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