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Jan
27
comment How accurately can 使い be translated as “angel”?
@istrasci I didn't expect the 御, but I've never read a Japanese bible, so I guess I'm not acquainted with "bible speak". I guess it makes for better recitation, when the 御 is already added into the text.
Jan
27
comment How accurately can 使い be translated as “angel”?
I guess I was wrong: Both the modern and literary translations on Wikisource use 御使.
Jan
27
comment How accurately can 使い be translated as “angel”?
I don't know why, but somehow I don't expect 御使い to be used in a translation of the bible. Maybe because it somewhat conflicts with the plain style I expect (i.e. plain style of verbs and no honorifics).
Jan
27
comment How accurately can 使い be translated as “angel”?
さすがスネールプレーン博士...
Jan
27
comment How accurately can 使い be translated as “angel”?
@snailplane So you're saying that the Greek/Hebrew version, whichever was the original text for this translation, most likely had "messenger of the Lord"?
Jan
27
answered How accurately can 使い be translated as “angel”?
Jan
26
revised あれで for surprise - confusing example sentence
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Jan
26
answered あれで for surprise - confusing example sentence
Jan
25
comment Usage of simplified chinese in place of some kanji in handwriting
Looking exactly like the Chinese simplification I've only seen it in university lectures, where the audience is clearly Japanese and there is a time limit. Normally 言偏 is written like it should, or like a cursive approximation. Check out this picture.
Jan
25
revised What is the difference between 乗り場 and バス停?
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Jan
25
revised What is the difference between 乗り場 and バス停?
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Jan
25
reviewed Reviewed What is the difference between 乗り場 and バス停?
Jan
25
comment What is the difference between 乗り場 and バス停?
@Tim Lately anyone's answers attract a -1.
Jan
25
answered What is the difference between 乗り場 and バス停?
Jan
23
comment What does the expression くそかわ mean?
You'd basically be looking for a word, which gets used the same way "damn(ed)" gets used, but isn't "damn(ed)". "f**king", "super", etc. work, but I don't think "devilishly" quite fits the bill. Maybe "as hell" as in "cute as hell"... Anyway, there's no need to translate it with the same metaphor.
Jan
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revised What does the expression くそかわ mean?
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revised What does the expression くそかわ mean?
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Jan
23
comment What does the expression くそかわ mean?
I guess くそ deserves its own answer on this question.
Jan
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revised What does the expression くそかわ mean?
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Jan
23
answered What does the expression くそかわ mean?