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Oct
2
comment Exact meaning and usage of 「またこんど」
Please don't rely on Google counts and use a corpus instead: meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/522/…
Oct
2
comment Memories and freezing ice
A single downvote on many answers has been a phenomenon that started only after I joined, maybe a year ago. I got a collected 15 upvotes for posting the same comment "Lately anyone's answer attracts a -1" on several downvoted answers... Don't take it too serious. If there's no constructive criticism, there's not much you can do.
Oct
1
comment Expressing 'if so'
@istrasci Hmm... I only know one name for と when it works like this grammatically. It's called "as"/supposition particle?
Sep
30
comment When mixing Japanese and English, should I use Japanese parentheses?
@LeoKing I tried to push this more in direction of being on-topic. Feel free to roll back my edit.
Sep
30
comment When mixing Japanese and English, should I use Japanese parentheses?
Sorry, but I wholeheartedly disagree with your suggestion. Using no space will prevent line breaks and will look terrible when paired with ordinary parentheses in the same document (worse in the same sentence): Japanese (just like Sanskrit, in fact) uses morae(モーラ).
Sep
27
comment Kanbun reading of this expression
@allaurus Are you editing this question because you asked this question with a different account?
Sep
20
comment How would you write “Turtle-senpai”
As in 亀仙人?
Sep
17
comment Meaning of last “te” of saki ni itte te (先に行ってて)
No, the second て is not the colloquial って, but rather a contraction of いて, as explained in the other answer.
Sep
14
comment What kind of butterfly is a 「ゼッコーちょう」?
Did you find 絶好調 (ぜっこうちょう)?
Sep
11
comment Need help understanding a line from a song
Can you explain how much of this you understand?
Sep
2
comment What is the exact meaning of “kaizen”?
Then why didn't you tell us in your question? This way of asking questions is based on the false premise that asking is free. It costs the time and attention of the person reading and answering your question!
Sep
1
comment What is the exact meaning of “kaizen”?
Did you try to look the word up before you asked here? For example on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaizen
Aug
31
comment Is my hiragana writing understandable?
@virmaior Legible doesn't mean easy to read. The handwriting reminds me of first year boys' handwriting. I think any native Japanese would have no problem reading all characters except い (including う). To achieve balance in the characters OP definitely has to put in a lot more practice, but that's just natural as s/he's just starting...
Aug
30
comment Exceptions in pronouncing the counter for minutes (分)
じゅうっぷん is incorrect. It should be じゅっぷん or じっぷん.
Aug
29
comment Difference between usage of ように and ようにして
You realize that by posting here you might very well get (1) "explanations for this in English" and (2) "random explanations about Japanese grammar on the internet", right?
Aug
3
comment Which verb receives a negation in a Japanese sentence?
@非回答者 I have updated my answer.
Jul
24
comment What do you call brothers or sisters of the same age?
Twins are entered in the first-born first order in the 戸籍謄本 as well and the first-born twin is considered 長男 (in the case of two twin boys with at most older sisters).
Jul
22
comment Some Japanese dictionaries (e.g. 大辞林, 大辞泉, and 明鏡国語辞典) use this inverted triangle outline symbol (▽) for some kanji compounds. What does it mean?
@dainichi & other downvoters. Do you think it belongs on meta? If so, the question would be moved automatically, if you choose the "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" option.
Jul
21
comment What is the rule to write furigana (ruby)?
Splitting them up doesn't always work, even when one tries hard: 海鷂魚【えい】.
Jul
21
comment How impolite is it to call a waitress お姉{ねえ}さん?
It's おね さん and おに さん (long vowel, note ねえ in the first case, one of the few examples of a long え vowel being lengthened with え rather than い).