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Jan
18
answered Are both of these sentences grammatically correct? (stem+に+行く vs て+行く)
Jan
18
comment What are the rules for verb bases(?)
Compare "confuse" with "confusion". They are different words but have a similar meaning. The final "e" changed into "ion". How did "ion" appear and "e" disappear?
Jan
18
reviewed Looks Good Place to find name popularity rankings?
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Place to find name popularity rankings?
Jan
17
revised Distinguishing between んな/な, んの/の, etc
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Jan
17
answered Distinguishing between んな/な, んの/の, etc
Jan
17
revised Distinguishing between んな/な, んの/の, etc
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Jan
17
reviewed Reviewed Distinguishing between んな/な, んの/の, etc
Jan
16
comment What is the difference between 沸く, 炊く, 茹でる, 煮る, and 蒸す (Waku, Taku, Yuderu, Niru, and Musu)?
沸かす would fit better with 茹でる, 煮る, 蒸す & 炊く.
Jan
16
comment When is 兄弟 interpreted as “siblings” and when is it interpreted as “brothers”?
..and what about 姉妹 for asking for sisters?
Jan
16
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
My answer is no, as I stated in my answer. I use the wording of the Wikipedia page you linked to (where it says "Bubble gum is a type of chewing gum"), so that chewing gum includes bubble gum. The Wikipedia article seems to suggest that "bring the chewing gum over" should be ambiguous, because bubble gum is a type of chewing gum. In your last comment, you seem to suggest that chewing gum is different from bubble gum (just both are a type of "gum").
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
I think it is ambiguous, but let me ask you: There's a green apple (青りんご) and a regular (reddish) apple (りんご) on the table. I tell you "りんごを取ってください". Is this request ambiguous? Or is it non-ambiguous because りんご is codified to mean "regular (reddish) apple"?
Jan
15
answered Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
What's the difference between bubble gum and chewing gum?
Jan
13
comment Meaning of a pattern using conditional
The author of the website says that if you came up with a sentence 休めば休んだで... and are told it is wrong, then most likely you confused で and ほど and should construct your sentence as 休めば休んだほど....
Jan
13
reviewed Reviewed Meaning of a pattern using conditional
Jan
12
comment Use of も in this sentence.
It's a textbook, so my guess would be that シティーセンター indeed refers to the "city centre" (中心街) and the textbook authors chose シティーセンター, because it would be easily understood by beginners.
Jan
11
revised Use of も in this sentence.
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