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Oct
8
comment What does バタバタ mean?
This question and now your answer will still be around for quite a while, and will be found by people searching for バタバタ. (The first result for "バタバタ meaning" on Google is this page and now includes your explanation.) To edit your post click "edit" below your post.
Oct
7
comment How to write “yi” in katakana
If I remember the story correctly, the "ye" in Yebisu has nothing to do with the ヤ行, it's just that "we" from the ワ行 used to be pronounced [je], which probably causes some confusion. I am still slightly tantalized by the "e" from the ア行, though...
Oct
7
comment Question about Japanese proverb
@非回答者 I've been hoping to hear your opinion about "pleasantest point of an interior" in Japanese... japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/12336/… Does this also fall under "Japanese expression" never heard in Japan?
Oct
5
comment 「予定調和」 usage in casual speech
Why do you expect 予定調和 to be used in daily chatter?
Oct
4
comment Describing a woman with きれい vs. 美しい{うつくしい}?
"きれいです 228, 美しいです 47" doesn't really say anything about when it refers to a woman, though. "きれいな人" and "美しい人" have both roughly the same number of hits...
Oct
4
comment Why do some loanword sounds get “abbreviated” when katakanized, but not others?
Rather than "abbreviation", I would call it "contraction".
Oct
4
comment Why do some loanword sounds get “abbreviated” when katakanized, but not others?
@istrasci I think that メンユー would usually be pronounced with a nasal ン, i.e. [meɴjuː], which is further than [menʲuː] from the English [menjuː]. This comment also applies to pine apple.
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...