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bio website twitter.com/jeemusu
location Japan
age 30
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
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Jan
18
comment Why is ローマ字 spelt without an ン?
@Tsuyoshi ローマ can pronounced ローマン in english, hence why the OP's question makes sense, well to me. I think your comparison to “Why is アメリカ spelled without ボ?” is a little bit insulting.
Dec
12
comment Difference Between 修理 and 直す
Slightly off topic, but isn't the chair example Kansaiben? I always thought that 直す used to mean 片付ける was Kansaiben?
Nov
23
comment Saying northeast, northwest, north-north-east, etc
While your links answer the OP's question, links die, the contents change. When possible it would be great if you could post a more informative answer. It would also help the site SEO, as the questions/answers are picked up by google, etc.
Oct
31
comment When to use だ before と思います。
As Daniel says, there is a pattern. イ-adjectives shouldn't be followed by a だ/です, while ナadjectives should be (optional in speech).
Oct
26
comment IT system renewal: Can I say 更新 for “renewal”?
Odd that none mentioned リニューアル which seems to be the most commonly used version at the company I'm working at.
Oct
17
comment Except for pitch, what are the differences in pronunciation between Kansaiben and Tokyoben?
I think you need to be more specific in your definition of the word pitch, and what it encompasses. I've never studied linguistics, so I don't know a lot of the technical terms, I didn't even know what a mora was until I looked it up. Anyhow, pitch can change in Japanese words on a mora-for-mora basis, I was pretty sure that this was called intonation. Could be wrong.
Oct
4
comment Difference between ながら, がてら and つつ
Maybe worth pointing out that when using ながら, the second half of the sentence is the main/important task. So your first sentence probably gives the impression that you prioritize eating over driving, and would translate to 'driving while eating'.
Oct
3
comment What's the difference between 上る、登る and 昇る?
上がる is probably more common for 階段 . Although 上る can be used too. I think the nuance is slightly different depending on which you use.
Oct
3
comment What's the difference between 上る、登る and 昇る?
Shouldn't it be 気温が 上った{あがった}?
Oct
1
comment Except for pitch, what are the differences in pronunciation between Kansaiben and Tokyoben?
I would use intonation (changing of pitch), rather than pitch.
Sep
27
comment How is 鎗 different from 槍 and 鑓?
It appears as the third result in my OSX 10.7.3 IME.
Sep
13
comment How to answer someone else's phone?
Cheers @Dono . I was in two minds about adding it myself at first. So it's best to say XX rather than XX-san, or would you omit the name altogether?
Sep
3
comment Adjectives functioning both as イ- and ナ-adjective
I tend to use the な version when i want to emphasize something. I feel like it adds a little more feeling to what you are saying.
Aug
29
comment Different conventions for animal meat
When is とんにくused ?
Aug
29
comment What words are used for dolphin meat?
@phoenixheart6 In Japanese fish often have different names depending on their maturity/size. Going off that it wouldn't surprise me if whale/dolphin did too.
Aug
27
comment How to distinguish between passive and potential forms of the verb?
Maybe worth noting that in conversation the potential form for る verbs is mostly shortened from 食べられる to 食べれる。
Aug
27
comment Meaning of 「そればかりか、〜Vーるというようなことさえ、始めはしない。」
Could this use of ばかりか be a more formal version of ばかりでなく ? Meaning "not only this, but also.."
Aug
25
comment Where does the phrase 「ノリが悪い」 come from and what is the meaning?
Apparently the origin is from Noh theatre, where ノリ is the term used for the counting of the rhythm. If you had good rhythm ノリが良い, if you didn't ノリが悪い. Which makes sense, as it basically means you don't fit in with the group, or your our of rhythm with the group.
Aug
23
comment How 「えい」 should be pronounced in the words like 英語, 先生, etc?
Same with your long answer :)
Aug
23
comment Use of unit abbreviations in Japanese
I don't think 30度 exclusively referes to Celsius. Obviously it's most commonly used in that regard, but it could also be used to refere to a temperature in Degrees Centigrade, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin. All in the context of the situation I guess.