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comment Verb negative-form + なる
@John I closed this question, because it seems to be answered by the linked question (together with broccoli forest's comment). If you want to understand why 寝なくようになる is ungrammatical, you can edit this question (or ask a new question). In case you edit the question, it will be automatically queued for reopening.
18h
comment What is the role of the そうに?
What do you make of the rest of the sentence?
1d
comment What's the difference among [停]{と}める、[止]{と}める、and [留]{と}める?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6557
Jan
31
comment What does みぞれは雨のような雪です mean?
Give it a shot at translating, so we can see that you understand each word. It's a straight-forward sentence, like これはペンです, so I don't quite understand where you're having problems.
Jan
30
comment Hikaru no Go Manga - dialogue question
It looks like you have trouble distinguishing っ and ッ from つ and ツ...
Jan
27
comment Are かた and 人 interchangeable in this sentence?
No problem, I should have checked your previous posts. But putting everything one knows into the actual question helps everyone, even if people know you are a native speaker/beginner/whatever.
Jan
27
comment Are かた and 人 interchangeable in this sentence?
@l'électeur The question was revised after I wrote my answer. Rereading it now, I would probably write a different answer. If OP knew the relationship between 人 and 方, s/he should have said so in the question. For all I know s/he could have guessed that かた must have meant 人 without knowing the word... Pitching an answer at the right level is always guesswork and apparently I was way off... Anyway, you have already posted a nice answer that addresses all other aspects of the sentence in question.
Jan
26
comment Why are there many kanjis that are read and mean the same?
"Stylistic preferences" certainly play into it, but there are some meanings that generally prefer one (or two) kanji over the others; in my opinion too general to be passed off as "stylistic preferences".
Jan
26
comment Why are there many kanjis that are read and mean the same?
In case you haven't noticed, there are lots of these... like 見る、観る、視る and 診る、看る or 聞く、聴く、訊く and 効く、利く.
Jan
22
comment Is 薬指 related to the Latin term “digitus medicinalis”?
Can you read this? gogen-allguide.com/ku/kusuriyubi.html
Jan
22
comment what does “toko” in “ii toko desu” mean
Can you read ひらがな?
Jan
21
comment How to translate 'subject' (of lesson) and 'teacher'?
Have you tried a dictionary? Or example sentences?
Jan
21
comment Difference between マップ and 地図
I think the difference isn't quite as simple as this, and the answer by l'électeur explains this in detail. There are situations where マップ is used by Japanese, not only to talk to foreigners.
Jan
21
comment Difference between マップ and 地図
I think this is a very superficial difference. Of course マップ and 地図 are different words with a different etymology. But this answer doesn't really explain the difference in usage.
Jan
19
comment 響: what is N5116?
@Pleiades I thought that JLPT stopped using kanji lists when they switched to the new system N1–N5 (from 1–4).
Jan
18
comment History of Japanese “Vulgar” Vocabulary
If you ask vague questions, you will likely only invite equally vague answers. Have you looked at synonyms for sekkusu? Only recently we discussed toire vs. otearai. Yes, sure there are words for these that are not all of Western influence, what did you think?
Jan
18
comment Use of 旧字体 in Japanese names
Wait a second, 澤 is listed as 旧字体 on the official 常用漢字表, so 澤子 would be allowed as a given name, too, right? (That 澤 is not on the list was a wrong assumption by OP, I guess...)
Jan
18
comment Use of 旧字体 in Japanese names
@naruto Can you give us your favourite examples of family names that "don't have character codes"?
Jan
18
comment Use of 旧字体 in Japanese names
@user12257 I think the point is that children take on the family name of their parents. If the parents have a 旧字体・異体字 as their family name, so will the child. Giving "given" names ("first" names) is a different matter; for given names you have to choose 漢字 from the 常用漢字・人名用漢字 list.
Jan
18
comment History of Japanese “Vulgar” Vocabulary
Could you revise your question to be less vague?