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Jul
30
comment Can 作る mean “buy”?
Hello and welcome to Japanese.SE! Could you please provide context for the "example"? This way we get a little more information about you (at least what books/websites you read) and more information about the sentence at hand. All this will help you to get you a better answer. Thank you!
Jul
29
comment Alternative word to “お[巡]{まわ}りさん”?
I don't think お巡りさん is "おこちゃま", like 魚屋さん isn't ”おこちゃま".
Jul
29
comment Difference between 研究所 and 研究室
@naruto Great, thank you for the feedback!
Jul
29
comment How has japanese writing changed in the last century?
Why don't you make it more specific before posting it?
Jul
28
comment Is modern day keigo borrowed from kansai-ben? Sources?
The quote specifically says that Kantō-ben lacked honorific speech. The claim seems to be that as old Kantō-ben evolved into Modern (standard) Japanese, it borrowed honorific speech from Kansai-ben. I don't see how to reconcile your idea "it's really the other way around" with the claim from the quote and you don't seem to explain why the claim should be incorrect.
Jul
28
comment 「〜たはいいが、……」grammar pattern
I don't quite see how it's similar because in 来てはいる, the は is optional and the phrase makes sense (i.e. is grammatical) without it (来ている). But つないだいいが isn't grammatical (as far as I know).
Jul
27
comment Which is the difference of meaning beetween 業 and 行?
You say "空手の修行 looks a bit nicer to me". But this is a quote from the "founder of modern karate". Are you saying he should have used 修行?
Jul
27
comment Which is the difference of meaning beetween 業 and 行?
Feedback: For subtle differences between two seemingly interchangeable expressions, looking at their entries in WWWJDIC (e.g. on jisho.org) is usually not enough to get a good understanding of the difference. Also, you wrote しゅうぎょう for 修業, but it can also be しゅぎょう.
Jul
23
comment What do I have to say when accepting my employer's request to be a LINE friend?
(For everybody wondering what LINE is.) What's LINE?
Jul
23
comment Still confused with tenses
I think that the questions about 知る would have best been asked separately, partly because 知る is somewhat special. (japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5729/…). Unfortunately, there are already two answers addressing that part of the question...
Jul
22
comment Saying “you're welcome” at the workplace
@user224579 I think it is used, but I wholeheartedly agree that it's not appropriate.
Jul
22
comment What does おつかれさまでしたどぞ means
How would one say "over and out"?
Jul
21
comment Sentence ending with でもあった
I don't understand what you're trying to say with "でもあったfollows suit".
Jul
21
comment Would someone like to explain this sentence for me, please?
Wouldn't くらい be usually written in kana here? Sometimes one has to be careful with learning from free Anki lists, because the lists are usually written by learners and might not always contain good or natural Japanese. I've also seen Anki decks with sentences from Harry Potter, for example. Such decks, made from real-life Japanese sources, might be more reliable for learning natural Japanese. (Of course it doesn't hurt knowing that the adverbial particle くらい is derived from the noun 位, but it's probably good to know that they work differently.)
Jul
20
comment Japanese for the tech industry
I forgot to mention, "Welcome to Japanese.SE!" but resource requests are off-topic for the main site. We maintain a fairly comprehensive list of resources on our "meta" page.
Jul
20
comment Japanese for the tech industry
600-700 kanji sounds (to me) like "tech industry" is unnecessary detail for now. Maybe focus on learning some more Japanese first (at least learn reading the remaining jōyō kanji and the associated vocabulary). If you're conversationally fluent, that might go a lot faster than you might expect. Taking a JLPT test will also likely increase your chances. At your level, you can probably try for N3. Knowing more (general) Japanese isn't just good for getting the job, but especially useful once you have a job.
Jul
19
comment How to refer to a fixed number of things
@l'électeur Click on "edited [time period] ago" to access the revision history, where you can roll back to any previous version. If you rather have a moderator handle it, click on "flag" > "in need of moderator intervention" and explain. (Edits by <1000 users enter the review queue, where they can be rejected. Edits by >1000 users go through automatically and will not be reviewed.)
Jul
16
comment The grammar of 世話になる
Related japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/13983/…
Jul
15
comment What does 炸裂 mean here?
(See also japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/25707/…) Maybe time for a meta discussion on meta?
Jul
15
comment What is と in this sentence?
@l'électeur I think @ YangMuye is not a native speaker of Japanese and just not confident enough to post an answer. If he posted his comments as answers, would you (as native speaker) upvote or downvote them? Do you have any opinion as to what to do? (The meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/593/… thread on meta is frequently quoted, but it's also quite old. Maybe it's time for a new discussion about this?)