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Feb
7
comment Is 〜がりや limited to just a few words, or can it be added to any adjective?
I also hear 寒がりや and 面倒くさがりや quite often.
Feb
6
accepted Etymology of もん・もの
Feb
6
comment Etymology of もん・もの
I agree that the questions are quite similar, but the accepted answer on the original question simply states "because it's not a noun, but a particle". I wanted to understand the etymology of the particle, which is not answered by the original question. If I had seen the question before, I would probably have written sth. like "I saw this answer, but it doesn't answer my question about the etymology of もん・もの". In any case, snailplane answered my question.
Feb
6
revised Etymology of もん・もの
edited title
Feb
5
reviewed Reviewed How do parents obscure spoken messages in front of their children in Japanese?
Feb
5
reviewed Close What is the usage/meaning of ご馳走さま (lovey-dovey)?
Feb
4
reviewed Reviewed Where does “歩けど” come from?
Feb
4
comment 明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?
@Tim There are examples in the dictionary entries I linked to.
Feb
4
comment What is the Japanese term for the postwar economic miracle?
I don't know what you mean by "more specific". WWWJDIC, e.g., has 高度経済成長 = "rapid economic growth (esp. that of Japan in the post-WWII period)". The French and German words don't explicitly include "post-war", although are understood to mean "post-WWII rapid economic growth", just like the word 高度経済成長.
Feb
4
reviewed Reviewed What is the Japanese term for the postwar economic miracle?
Feb
3
answered What does 兜 mean in 黄緑彩兜唐草?
Feb
3
reviewed Reviewed How do you say “just curious” or “out of curiosity”?
Feb
3
comment 明日: あす & あした; Is there a difference in meaning and when each is used?
Did you check in a J-J dictionary (e.g. 大辞泉 & 大辞林)?
Feb
2
reviewed Reviewed 人:difference between ひと and -うと
Feb
1
reviewed Looks Good How do I say: I am on parental leave
Feb
1
reviewed Looks Good How do I say: I am on parental leave
Feb
1
comment How do I say: I am on parental leave
父親の育児休業 is a valid expression, but if you, a male, are talking to someone, then saying you are "on parental leave" is probably understood to mean "on paternity leave" and not "on maternity leave".
Feb
1
accepted Etymology of the copula だ
Feb
1
comment How do I say: I am on parental leave
I presume the OP didn't guess the word 育児休業 and knew it to be the right word, but isn't sure how to use it. A priori, there might be many options, the OP suggested 育児休業です; 育児休業を取っています, 育児休業中です, 育児休業をしています, etc., might be other options. As it stands, I don't think the answer is of much practical value.
Feb
1
comment Verbs for bending and turning
Vaguely related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/8187/…