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Aug
24
comment Spaces in children's books
I love this answer. One correction in my question: I missed a space in くろい | ぼうし, so you might have to adjust your answer. Sorry about that! One question, too: Would you really consider だれも かれも as a natural insertion of ね's?
Aug
24
comment The Kanji for ありがとうございます
What do you mean by "Jisho says you can use both forms"? (1) I don't think the WWWJDIC (the database used by jisho.org) makes any style recommendations and (2) it even says "Usually written using kana alone".
Aug
19
comment What is the name for an uppercut (scooping punch) in Japanese?
Since the OP already knows what the term is in English and is looking for an equivalent in Japanese, I think it belongs here. On top of that, you don't have to know martial arts to answer the question, as the answers show (but you'd probably have to know Japanese).
Aug
18
comment Help with identifying a character
Are you sure you're asking on the right site (Japanese.SE and not Chinese.SE)?
Aug
15
comment What are the meanings of ました, ます, and ません?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/23248/…
Aug
13
comment What are the differences between nouns created by renyoukei and the formal noun 「の」?
映画を見が好きだ。 is not correct. I think because the nominalization 見 can't take objects any longer (because it's not a verb). を implies that 映画 is somehow the object of 見, but 見 is a noun. Grammatically correct would be 映画見が好きだ, but then nobody says that =)
Aug
13
comment What are the differences between nouns created by renyoukei and the formal noun 「の」?
Can you explain your thought process behind 映画を見が好きだ。?
Aug
13
comment 上手ではありません or 上手じゃありません
I was hoping not to get into a discussion of polite vs. formal, because I don't think anyone can sum up the differences in a short paragraph and any short set of "rules"/guidelines usually has shortcomings. Luckily, there are other questions which deal with this: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2574 japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/12846 japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/4790
Aug
12
comment 上手ではありません or 上手じゃありません
I thought it and didn't write it. Let me make that remark in the post.
Aug
11
comment What is the semantic difference between 積む{つむ} and 載せる{のせる} when loading stuff
積む = (auf)stapeln & 載せる = drauf[tun/setzen/stellen]. The former usually implies more than one object.
Aug
10
comment Why is the “-masen” form used to convey the meaning of negative present perfect here?
Could you add this to your answer? Of course there is more than one ん, so I think it would be good to state explicitly which one you mean. Also, you say that "ます is conjugated to ませ when connected to ん". I've always assumed that ませ is the 仮定形 of ます. Is that correct?
Aug
9
comment Why can an intransitive verb have a passive meaning in Japanese?
Do you speak Haitian or Löyöp? =)
Aug
5
comment How to explain the use of the -te form in “takasugite kaemasen”?
Do you understand how sugiru works? (In other words, is your question really about the -te form?)
Aug
5
comment Where can I find full katakana combinations list?
I'm not sure a "complete" list would be very useful, because some of the combinations might hardly ever be used. Other combinations might not be used for any word listed in a reliable dictionary.
Aug
4
comment Is there a traditional Japanese kana song or otherwise how are babies familiarised with kana?
Videos here youtube.com/watch?v=SsURPvciWPo or youtube.com/watch?v=UVxud8ArqfM or youtube.com/watch?v=0c0cof9WGkA. Here with aerobics youtube.com/watch?v=4f3nLeT9lz4
Aug
4
comment Is there a traditional Japanese kana song or otherwise how are babies familiarised with kana?
The video you link is based on the Kitahara poem, as it says in the title.
Aug
2
comment Jlpt/n5q5: 弟は部屋◯掃除をしました。◯: の versus に option
に doesn't work, since he's cleaning (which is an "activity"), so it should be 部屋掃除をしました.
Aug
1
comment Use of the particle を/に indicating target of an action - animate vs inanimate?
@Greg Comments are meant to be short and don't support line breaks. But we all read long comments, so our eyes get used to them. (In other words, your comment is perfectly readable.)
Jul
31
comment Use of the particle を/に indicating target of an action - animate vs inanimate?
Feel free to use hiragana instead!
Jul
31
comment Kakasi kanji to roomaji converter encoding difficulties
I think this question is off-topic for the main site and should be migrated to our meta page. Other people are using kakasi by converting Unicode to SHIFT-JIS before using kakasi on a string (and converting back afterwards): w3facility.org/question/japanese-to-romaji-with-kakasi Maybe kakasi just accepts SHIFT-JIS?