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Oct
22
comment Asking “Do you speak Japanese?” in Japanese
Just curious, but why is できる preferred over 話せる?
Oct
6
comment Why is ホワイト spelled as it is?
@snailboat Answers are for answers. :)
May
1
comment Why do song lyrics frequently include rare kanji or kanji where kana would usually be used?
japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/198/… might cover most of your question.
Apr
17
comment When to use 〜す verbs or their する verb counterparts
@YangMuye You should post that as an answer.
Jan
26
comment How do you use “koto”?
Hi @Arturo, could you check the spelling on your last example one more time? Some of the words seem incorrect and it makes it hard to understand the example.
Dec
3
comment When is it appropriate to use お疲れ様 (otsukaresama)?
Is it a casual greeting in all situations, or are there circumstances where it would be an inappropriate or awkward choice?
Mar
26
comment How long would it take on average to learn Japanese
Some of those games, especially visual novels like Fate/Stay Night, often use more advanced vocabulary and grammar than you would find in normal reading. Just like a novel in English, authors like to embellish on details without repeating the same generic descriptive words over and over.
Feb
6
comment Verbs in application drop down lists
@TsuyoshiIto My browser's Edit menu (in English) has a bunch of verbs at the top, but then a bunch of nouns at the bottom for services like a spelling submenu, text-to-speach, and so on. So while I think verbs are preferable, common programs aren't even consistent about it. Though, at least they separated nouns/verbs into separate sections.
Jan
18
comment What's the difference between 平和 and 和平?
@Dono Meta discussion is at meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/993/…
Jan
12
comment What does ぉ character mean in のぉ?
@Chocolate Answers are for answers!
Dec
29
comment Possible ways to express remembrance and recall
I think the English claim is valid (there is a difference between the words, though small); I can't speak for the Japanese translation. I was trying to link to rintaun's comment: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/9534/… (if that link also breaks, second comment on the OP).
Dec
29
comment Possible ways to express remembrance and recall
@TsuyoshiIto The question claims there is a slight conceptual difference between "recalling" something and "remembering" something and is asking if there is a way to distinguish between those concepts in Japanese. The definitions in the OP are slightly ambiguous though and could be made clearer.
Dec
28
comment に vs で with state of being (but no verb)
@Tim Two spaces (and a return/newline) is effectively equivalent to a <br/>. Two returns gives you the paragraph separation.
Dec
28
comment に vs で with state of being (but no verb)
Not many people know this, but if you put two spaces at the end of a line, you don't need the <br/> tag. Saves you a bit of typing.
Oct
19
comment Expressing ethnicity that is different from nationality
@Everybody, please answer in the answers. Comments can be removed or hidden arbitrarily, and people with the same question in the future may not know to look in the comments for answers.
Oct
19
comment Positioning of quantities (using counters)
Welcome back Boaz, we've missed your detailed and insightful posts!
Sep
24
comment Etymology and usage of 凸待ち
You shouldn't have to CW your answer, especially if nobody else answered after two weeks.
Sep
6
comment How figurative can 姿 be?
The line break didn't work on the second example under #3. A not-well-known trick is to add two spaces to the end of a line before you hit the Return key, and the next line will show up immediately underneath, which might be what you wanted.
Aug
25
comment What is the difference between とはいえ and と(は)いっても?
As written, I think this is a duplicate of the question dainichi linked. However, the original question could be phrased better (and rely less on external sites for examples) and would maybe benefit from additional and more elaborate answers.
Aug
8
comment What is the difference between 防止 and 予防?
Thanks for the article link. You won't be able to leave comments on other people's questions and answers until you have 50 reputation as an anti-spam measure.