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Feb
28
comment Which is the family name in 「工藤 拓 (くどう たく) 」?
There are also names such as 辻 太郎, with a 1-character last name and a 2-character first name and both have two syllables (Taro TSUJI). It's hard to come up with good rules for guessing which is the family and which the given name.
Feb
27
comment Does 私の名前はXYZです sound natural?
In principle you could both be right, because "natural" is highly context-dependent, so there might be no way of settling the question without providing a specific context.
Feb
22
comment Need help with understanding a sentence
Please tell us the context and where you "encountered" the sentence.
Feb
22
comment Is チェリーボーイ wasei-eigo?
Do you mean that you edited the English Wikipedia article for 和製英語.
Feb
21
comment Do Japanese people see ツ as a smiling face?
@Pacerier I don't think one looks more like a smiley face than the other.
Feb
21
comment What does また アリでも入ったのかなぁ~ mean?
This is all a manga, movie, newspaper column, novel?
Feb
21
comment What does また アリでも入ったのかなぁ~ mean?
She? Saying who "she" is would be part of providing the context.
Feb
21
comment What does また アリでも入ったのかなぁ~ mean?
Please provide the context for this sentence. Otherwise all we can do is guess randomly.
Feb
21
comment What does また アリでも入ったのかなぁ~ mean?
Why do you think that 入った means "stepped on"?
Feb
21
comment Is わきみち wakimichi 【脇道 · わき道】 common?
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Feb
20
comment What is the purpose of 中 in ダウンロード中?
@user13622 You're right, my tone was out-of-place, especially for a "first post". For this question (or for next time), if you looked in a dictionary or did anything else, please do include what you found in your question. We do get a lot of requests like "what does this mean [Japanese sentence]" from people that haven't looked in a dictionary, even from people that don't speak any Japanese...
Feb
20
comment What is the purpose of 中 in ダウンロード中?
If this weren't a translation question without research effort, it would probably be a duplicate of japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2790/1628
Feb
19
comment Difference between 「~のない~」 and 「~がない~」?
I don't quite understand the second half of your post. It may be something lost in translation (and the title indicating about that thing and it in the intransitive form). Could you reread and rewrite what you want to say?
Feb
19
comment Is there a name for kanji with the same ON and KUN readings?
Yes, the reading of 労 in 労する is the on reading and you can't say that on and kun readings are the same. (労 doesn't have a kun reading ろう.)
Feb
19
comment Is there a name for kanji with the same ON and KUN readings?
ロウ is not a kun reading.
Feb
16
comment How can I frame this ダジャレ to sound funny?
Well, Japanese don't need to "count syllables" to recognize a 5-7-5 rhythm...
Feb
16
comment How can I frame this ダジャレ to sound funny?
Off-topic question, but… you wrote a haiku with 5-5-5?
Feb
15
comment How do you say “if and only if” in Japanese?
I thought that the technical translation usually involves 必要十分(条件) (or sometimes 同値 "equivalent").
Feb
15
comment How do you say “if and only if” in Japanese?
The last paragraph (usual conditionals) is quite far removed from the question about the technical language ("if and only if"). There are several ways of expressing conditionals, and we have many questions about them (click on the [conditionals] tag to find them). I suggest you focus your question on the first part.
Feb
15
comment Is there P in japanese
@snailboat Is there a name for /h/ → /p/ after /ɴ/? (Like せんい、しんん、おん、はんん、さん).