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comment What does 馬鹿も一芸 mean in English?
@Aki The question is "can we trust the dictionary?". See the discussion on my answer below, especially snailboat's comment.
21h
comment What does 馬鹿も一芸 mean in English?
@OskarLindberg When you say "a few dictionaries", do you mean online English-Japanese dictionaries or paper dictionaries? Many online dictionaries use the WWWJDIC database. It wouldn't be the first time that I saw a WWWJDIC entry for an expression/idiom with a questionable translation.
2d
comment Old way of counting people?
detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1169136856 sf.airnet.ne.jp/ts/language/number/ancient_japanesej.html
2d
comment Difference between ベッド and 寝台
Thank you for the upvote. Just so you know, you could wait a couple of hours/days before accepting it to see if anyone can improve on this answer. (We have a number of native speakers active on this site, which often post great answers to all sorts of questions.)
2d
comment Difference between ベッド and 寝台
Well, the definition must use other words to define it. In all cases it's a "bed" of some kind after all. It's not only used for trains: tokaikotsu.co.jp/taxi/taxi-sindaisya.html As far as I know, it's usually not a synonym for ベッド (the kind you have in your bedroom).
2d
comment Difference between ベッド and 寝台
Did you try an image search?
Oct
13
comment どうか〜〜ますように in 「どうか異世界の出来事でありますように」
The first couple of search results for ように may already answer the second part of your question. The first part may be answered by the first two results for どうか.
Oct
12
comment How do you write 縮めて in IPA?
You use [c]. Does this mean that the chart on Wikipedia is incomplete/incorrect?
Oct
12
comment How do you write 縮めて in IPA?
@非回答者 Oh, thank you (also for the reference!). Sometimes I confuse myself where the downstep is supposed to be.
Oct
11
comment Are verbs transformed into the ず-form used like adverbs?
See first sentence of this question and the various answers.
Oct
10
comment Difference between おく and 中
Aha, but here "heya no sumi" doesn't mean "inside the room". Why don't you look up "sumi" in a dictionary?
Oct
10
comment Difference between おく and 中
How did you find out that all of these mean "inside"? I can't think of an example where すみ would mean "inside".
Oct
8
comment What does バタバタ mean?
This question and now your answer will still be around for quite a while, and will be found by people searching for バタバタ. (The first result for "バタバタ meaning" on Google is this page and now includes your explanation.) To edit your post click "edit" below your post.
Oct
7
comment How to write “yi” in katakana
If I remember the story correctly, the "ye" in Yebisu has nothing to do with the ヤ行, it's just that "we" from the ワ行 used to be pronounced [je], which probably causes some confusion. I am still slightly tantalized by the "e" from the ア行, though...
Oct
7
comment Question about Japanese proverb
@非回答者 I've been hoping to hear your opinion about "pleasantest point of an interior" in Japanese... japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/12336/… Does this also fall under "Japanese expression" never heard in Japan?
Oct
5
comment 「予定調和」 usage in casual speech
Why do you expect 予定調和 to be used in daily chatter?
Oct
4
comment Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
"きれいです 228, 美しいです 47" doesn't really say anything about when it refers to a woman, though. "きれいな人" and "美しい人" have both roughly the same number of hits...
Oct
4
comment Why do some loanword sounds get “abbreviated” when katakanized, but not others?
Rather than "abbreviation", I would call it "contraction".
Oct
4
comment Why do some loanword sounds get “abbreviated” when katakanized, but not others?
@istrasci I think that メンユー would usually be pronounced with a nasal ン, i.e. [meɴjuː], which is further than [menʲuː] from the English [menjuː]. This comment also applies to pine apple.
Oct
2
comment Exact meaning and usage of 「またこんど」
Please don't rely on Google counts and use a corpus instead: meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/522/…