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comment How to say 'I had never been before'
@istrasci I had downvoted it, because it consisted of a wrongly translated example sentence without an explanation. (@ chocolate fixed the translation.) I'll undo my downvote.
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comment How to say 'I had never been before'
Could you have a go at it yourself? Straight translation requests are considered off-topic.
Apr
26
comment Japanese websites on English grammar
We try to collect particularly useful resources in on our resources page. Asking for more of the same is off-topic.
Apr
26
comment まだ with verb ending ~ません and ~ていません
There is some implicit meaning that you are going to eat next, or very soon I think it's quite the opposite. "I'm not eating yet" sounds like you have no intention of eating now or anytime soon (even in English, right?).
Apr
26
comment “End of studies project” in japanese
(Please edit your question to queue it for reopening.)
Apr
26
comment “End of studies project” in japanese
Translation requests without prior effort are considered off-topic. How would you try to say "end of studies" in Japanese?
Apr
24
comment Why is 左必之佐 read as サビシサ in 万葉集 entry 3734?
@rintaun Sorry, bad joke, but I couldn't resist.
Apr
23
comment Help finding the title of a Japanese culture & etiquette book
(You don't mean the Adventures in Japanese series, right?)
Apr
23
comment Help finding the title of a Japanese culture & etiquette book
Our site is for questions about the Japanese language. We have a list of reference books (for language), linked in the close reason, but since you're looking for a book about culture/etiquette, I don't think we can help you here, sorry!
Apr
23
comment What does “da” mean in “tabeta bakari da”?
@nariuji I think you should add what you said in your comment to your answer, since it's relevant to the question.
Apr
23
comment Why is 左必之佐 read as サビシサ in 万葉集 entry 3734?
It should have been entry 3143...
Apr
22
comment I know all hiragana and 30% katakana But i cant read Japanese
There are many important elements to understanding written text in a foreign language, grammar and vocabulary being the main ones. I know the Greek alphabet, but I can't read a single sentence in Greek. It sounds like you should read a basic textbook and if possible enrol in a course. We have a list textbooks here. Good luck!
Apr
22
comment What does “da” mean in “tabeta bakari da”?
@Pablo taberu is a verb, did you mean to ask about bakari? bakari does behave like a noun. This is true for many -masu stems of verbs. Sometimes the -masu stem would be best thought of as a particular conjugation of a verb (still "flexible"), but sometimes the -masu stem has "hardened" into a noun, e.g. 受付 = 受け付け (= -masu stem of the verb 受け付ける). There shouldn't be a "list of exceptions"; as far as I can tell it is a general feature of Japanese. (I don't have any examples where the -masu stem of taberu, which would be tabe, behaves like a noun, though.)
Apr
20
comment What does “da” mean in “tabeta bakari da”?
Where did you get 食べたばかり (without だ) from? It's not in the question. I don't quite understand how this answers the question "why do we need da in bakari da?".
Apr
20
comment “仕事は大変だけど元気だよー” Missing adjective or is it correct?
... but 大変 can also be used as an adverb (which is not the case here).
Apr
20
comment What does “da” mean in “tabeta bakari da”?
It doesn't mean anything else. Here, too, "da" is a short casual form of desu. What exactly is your question?
Apr
19
comment What is 寒ぶ寒ぶ? (in following sentence)
I always assumed it was a general sound change like さみしい ↔ さびしい and not a dialectal variation. Are you saying there are some dialects that prefer さぶい over さむい (and could you give some examples)?
Mar
31
comment Are constructions like listing with 中黒 used in speech?
related (duplicate?) japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/12903/…
Mar
31
comment Are constructions like listing with 中黒 used in speech?
kotobank.jp is just a platform providing access to various dictionaries. The definition you cited is from 大辞泉.
Mar
26
comment How to say “if you eat too saltly, it is unhealthy to you” in Japanese using“塩辛い(しおからい)”
Hello and welcome to Japanese.SE! Our policy about translations is that you have to give the translation a try yourself. Then people can improve on your translation (if necessary).