19,441 reputation
33076
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen 8 hours ago

The Portuguese Language proposal on Area 51 could use your support. Anyone interested in the Portuguese language can follow the proposal here.

Also, the Latin Language proposal is in definition phase. Anyone interested in the Latin language can follow the proposal here.


Dec
18
comment Correct way to say “I am a beginner in Japanese”
Do you know any Japanese, or are you just second-guessing from the search results? Do you know the difference between で and の?
Dec
17
comment 何も means 'Nothing' instead of 'What also'
Alright, now they can.
Dec
17
comment I have a puzzling question about Japanese pronouncaiton
Would it be too much to ask if, in addition to actually asking a question, you could read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Japanese and correct the spellings of "Herpben" and "kunranchiki"?
Dec
17
comment 何も means 'Nothing' instead of 'What also'
@Teco Why don't you upvote this answer, too, then ;)
Dec
14
comment How do you use “koto”?
I don't think ~たことがある should be translated with the past perfect tense. E.g. 彼の顔は見たことがあります should be more along the lines of I have seen his face (before/already). The past perfect tense seems to fit well for ~たことがあった, though.
Dec
12
comment How do you decide the alias of the radical for kanjis such as “字” and “旧”?
I'm afraid I don't see how this answers any part of the question.
Dec
9
comment Why are し/ち transliterated as 'shi'/'chi', and not 'si'/'ti'?
@snailboat Interesting. How about スィ, which is si in Hepburn? Here shi doesn't work, I suppose.
Nov
5
comment How do you say “after all”, in the sense of reaffirming or justifying a previous statement?
@Will Yeah, sure. I did have なんだもん instead of じゃん in the first sentence (together with だって). I was looking for conjunctions to use at the beginning of the sentence. Why don't you post another answer?
Oct
30
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.
Oct
29
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.
Oct
28
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
Oct
28
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.)
Oct
27
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).
Oct
27
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".