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Oct
17
comment What is the literal meaning of 'マスコミにバラして'?
@TsuyoshiIto Maybe the OP should clarify, then, what part of the sentence could be a "figure of speech". バラす, ~ても, んです, いいんです, ですよ, よ?, or something else...
Oct
17
comment What is the literal meaning of 'マスコミにバラして'?
Because the comment section above is jammed, another point to make is that this is nowhere near being a "figure of speech" and hardly used in daily life: The most natural context for this sentence would indeed be a blackmail situation as in this TV show.
Oct
16
reviewed Leave Open Japanese language “compression ratio”
Oct
16
comment What is the literal meaning of 'マスコミにバラして'?
To ask for confirmation you usually use ね, not よ.
Oct
16
reviewed Reviewed What is the literal meaning of 'マスコミにバラして'?
Oct
16
comment What is the literal meaning of 'マスコミにバラして'?
Are you sure there is a question mark at the end of this sentence?
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Where to find a list of all syllables
Oct
15
comment need help understanding a coin
@PhoenixFox I didn't have difficulty recognizing the character, but anyway...
Oct
15
comment need help understanding a coin
@PhoenixFox My comment was directed to the OP, about why he wouldn't have recognized 出来, albeit them being Chinese characters. (His understanding of 金品 and 交換 is correct, although their interpretations are only based on knowledge of Chinese.)
Oct
15
comment need help understanding a coin
Of course 出来 are Chinese characters, but are only used for phonetic value. There is a question about the etymology of 出来る here.
Oct
15
reviewed Leave Open need help understanding a coin
Oct
15
reviewed Reviewed need help understanding a coin
Oct
15
comment adding 「化」as a suffix can create サ変名詞, right?What is the technical term for this?
I understand "personification" to mean something like anthropomorphism, and not to be anything related to adding suffices. (But I'm no linguist...)
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Free, online resource for kanbun readings of particular texts?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open What should I look for in a dictionary to help me study?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Is there an online list of frequently used words in the news?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Children's audio books good for listening practice?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Written resources for scientific and philosophic japanese?
Oct
11
reviewed Reopen What do the question marks on these gas station signs mean?
Oct
11
reviewed Close Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?