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Feb
13
comment What is the meaning of らと?
Related: Pluralization in Japanese: usage of -たち and -ら and Difference Between 僕たち and 僕ら?
Feb
12
comment Meaning of 「という訳でもないのだが」
I think there are phrases like that in English, too (although they might not be as virtuous as in Japanese): How about "I'm just saying [she was there], not that that's important or anything." for the last translation?
Feb
10
comment How do you use “omou” in the past tense?
(Feel free to answer in Japanese. Somebody will probably be able to translate your answer into English.)
Feb
10
comment How do you use “omou” in the past tense?
You use a contraction (omotte ita → omotteta) and an intermediate level conjunction at the end of the sentence. I think that without proper explanation this answer may confuse the OP.
Feb
10
comment How do you use “omou” in the past tense?
Have you learned how to form the past tense of verbs?
Feb
5
comment How to use の particle and the で particle if I want to say “I bought the shoes in Tomoyo's shop”
Well, what are the odds of knowing (on a first name basis!) the owner of the shop where you just bought shoes... I don't know any shoe shop owners.
Feb
4
comment How does one keep from being confused about the pronunciation of 地下鉄?
@qazwsx The first two tracks sound like ちかつ. The last track sounds fine (except for the second to last instance, which again sounds like ちかでつ).
Jan
24
comment “The earlier we leave, the earlier we'll arive”-type construction
@Noir We've had a question like that, too: using 〜ば〜ほど with adverbs
Jan
24
comment Why do さ and ざ look the same except for the little strokes on the side?
This is like asking why a and ä or å look similar. They are different letters, but come from the same letter a.
Jan
13
comment How is 家 in [name]家 pronounced?
+1 just for not trusting Google translate and posting your question here.
Jan
13
comment What is different between 分かります and 分かりました。
Do you know how to express present and past tense in Japanese?
Jan
4
comment How to do plurals?
We have already two questions about this: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1310/… and japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/15709/…
Jan
3
comment Why are there two readings of 留める
There are two ways of reading 留める. There is a question about its difference with 止める etc. (when read as とめる) here.
Jan
1
comment Difference between 勝つ and 勝てる?
I've never heard 勝つのため being used. Where did you pick that up?
Dec
31
comment Subject for 感じ in the following sentence
@virmaior Yeah, I usually try to leave recognizable traces of the original sentence in the translation (which of course practically always implies "badly translated"). I'd say that the second sentence is pretty close to your (native English speaker's) version.
Dec
27
comment What qualities characterise girlish Japanese handwriting?
Someone's always watching O_o
Dec
24
comment When is 行く pronounced as いく, and when is it ゆく?
I think of 参加する as to participate and of 来る as to come, which in general are not synonymous, although they may be near-interchangeable in some contexts. I can see where you're coming from, I just thought the analogy with いく・ゆく is not very good, since いく・ゆく are the same word and 来る・参加する are decidedly not. (The pair いい・良い【よい】 would be a better analogy.)
Dec
24
comment When is 行く pronounced as いく, and when is it ゆく?
参加する and 来る for me have completely different meanings...
Dec
18
comment Correct way to say “I am a beginner in Japanese”
Do you know any Japanese, or are you just second-guessing from the search results? Do you know the difference between で and の?
Dec
17
comment 何も means 'Nothing' instead of 'What also'
Alright, now they can.