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Jan
17
comment What's the difference between ようこそ and いらっしゃいませ?
@hippietrail The accepted answer isn't really correct. I think we can do better. Would you consider unaccepting the current answer to invite answers from other people?
Jan
16
comment Octopus kanji: 章魚 vs 蛸 vs 鮹
@snailboat Ooh, great. More than half was a reasonable estimate then.
Jan
8
comment What is the difference between お手洗い and トイレ
@Nothingatall Duh, yes. Thank you!
Jan
5
comment 昨週 - when is it used? (compared with 先週)
meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/522/…
Jan
2
comment Could there be an 'invisible' “should” in this sentence?
An alternative translation would be "We were supposed to exchange cellphone numbers".
Jan
2
comment Why is there a ツ in 四ツ谷?
Background reading: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2931
Dec
30
comment Is my Hiragana good?
Why would you not rotate & crop the image?
Dec
30
comment Is 株式会社 read as かぶしきがいしゃ or かぶしきかいしゃ?
@sqrtbottle +1 on your comment. Still, I always think of rendaku occurring within one "word" (of course the concept of "word" is somewhat ambiguous), so to me it makes sense to have the acronym K.K. (or else K.) and not K.G., because if 株式会社 is treated as two words (if just for the purpose of having a good acronym), the second word is definitely kaisha and not gaisha.
Dec
29
comment Connective だって and use of せっかく
We have a number of questions about だって, especially this question. Also, せっかくだから is explained here. (だろ you can look up in a dictionary first, or look here.)
Dec
29
comment Connective だって and use of せっかく
You seem to have trouble with せっかくだから and だって, both meaning something other than what you wrote. But to really understand what's going on you'll have provide some context (and why don't you also say what book/manga you got this from?).
Dec
28
comment Which form is 切り?
@Nothingatall Thank you for your comment. Yes, 二重敬語... Maybe I should remove this example. (More questions about 二重敬語 ("double keigo") (especially this question) can be found via japanese.stackexchange.com/search.)
Dec
25
comment Why does も move in sentences involving だれも etc
I spread out your answer a bit. I find it easier to read this way (or maybe, just easier to glance over). Feel free to rollback if you prefer your formatting.
Dec
19
comment ちょっとしか---V negative potential
聞けなかった is past tense, so strictly speaking "could only hear". Also delete the か on か詳しい話.
Dec
19
comment Saying “try” in Japanese
What about トライする?
Dec
18
comment About the surname Yos(h)ida
How about real angle brackets, like ⟨⟩, rather than smaller/greater than signs?
Dec
15
comment Meaning and validity of 雪ってる
@ShenKuo Now you know why you should always try to give as much information as you have. I was talking to one of my friends could have been I was talking to one of my friends on chat and they said could have been they typed.
Dec
15
comment Is there any way to input hentaigana into text documents?
Google tells me that 変体仮名 are encoded in Shift JIS encoding. Take a look here: www10.plala.or.jp/koin/koinhentaigana.html It seems that there are also free fonts available: www10.plala.or.jp/koin/down.html (I haven't tried them, though.)
Dec
9
comment Basic conversation question
As naruto's answer says, 時 means something completely different from 人. When you ask a question, it's better only to type what you understand, so people are able to answer your question in a way that you can understand. Converting kana to kanji automatically without knowing the kanji is a recipe for disaster, because you can't rely on the converter to understand what you mean...
Dec
9
comment Basic conversation question
Did you pick up the difference between 時 and 人?
Dec
9
comment What does たら do at the end of a sentence?
@choco さんでもダウンボートされるんですか。それは困りました。じゃ、誰かがウィキででも回答欄に書いてくれるかな。