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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?
Oct
11
reviewed Close How to express the separate nuances for “should”
Oct
11
reviewed Leave Open a few words have an honorific 「お」or「ご」 as a necessary prefix, right?
Oct
10
comment How to say Populations and Civilizations when talking about history?
@Andry (I didn't downvote you, but...) "How do I say X in Japanese?" is not a good question, and adding that you tried a dictionary but didn't find anything, really, doesn't make it any better. As Andrew Grimm suggests, jisho.org lists 8 words, which are nouns and translated as "civilization", which might be a good starting point. You could have chosen one or two of these and provided your own translation. Doing all of the above and adding some extra information would certainly have made this a better question and would have been less likely to attract downvotes.
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
Oct
9
comment How to say Populations and Civilizations when talking about history?
I think 文明 is more appropriate here, since the Normans and the French are different civilizations, which inhabit(ed) the same land (at different times).
Oct
5
reviewed Reviewed Kanji identification?
Oct
5
comment Do adjectives/adjective-like verb forms in informal speech need a copula?
I see. So-called i-adjectives are also called adjectival verbs (or verbal adjectives) sometimes, because they can be inflected and (contrary to na-adjectives, also called adj. nouns or nominal adj.) they don't need a copula...
Oct
5
answered Do adjectives/adjective-like verb forms in informal speech need a copula?
Oct
5
comment Do adjectives/adjective-like verb forms in informal speech need a copula?
私はご飯を食べます also doesn't have a copula, but is standard (textbook) Japanese. I think you are confused about the term "copula". If you are asking whether every sentence needs an instance of だ or です, the above sentence already gives a counter example...
Oct
5
comment 「二番」 vs. 「二番目」 confusion
@snailboat I just meant that you should post your comment as an answer ;).
Oct
5
answered What's the difference between 機械 and 器械
Oct
5
comment How to say Populations and Civilizations when talking about history?
I think the better English word for your example sentence would be "civilizations", not "populations".
Oct
5
revised Why do road signs have 止まれ, not 止まる, 止める or 止めて?
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Oct
5
answered Why do road signs have 止まれ, not 止まる, 止める or 止めて?
Oct
5
comment How to say Populations and Civilizations when talking about history?
Did you try to look up these terms in a dictionary?