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Jun
19
comment What are the origins of 掘った芋いじるな (hotta imo ijiru na)?
I have an English coworker who lived in Osaka when she was young, and she remembers the "don't touch my mustache" expression as a way to say "you're welcome" in Japanese.
Jun
18
comment What are the origins of 掘った芋いじるな (hotta imo ijiru na)?
Hot taimo ij[iru] na - very accented "What time is now?"
Jun
17
comment At work, when is it not ok to finish an email with どうぞよろしくお願いします?
This might be a silly question, but what do you put at the end of your email if you can't use 宜しくお願い?
Jun
17
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16
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16
revised How important is one's pitch when speaking Japanese?
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Jun
16
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Jun
16
comment Giving something to oneself
Sounds like there's some connotation difference with using 自分. Just as in English we would say "he gave the present to himself" (rather than "he gave the present to him") - one form is right and one form is wrong. @Tsuyoshi It's not common, but you can give something to yourself in English, like "I worked hard this week, I guess I'll give myself a treat".
Jun
16
answered Shouldn't 確認する always be translated into “check”?
Jun
16
comment Nuances between the different kanji spellings of あける:明ける vs. 開ける vs. 空ける
Is there a typo in the second-to-last paragraph? Maybe you meant "the writer had to replace あける with 開...when it meant 'open'", or did they use that other character in older Japanese?
Jun
16
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16
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16
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16
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16
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