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Jun
16
comment What does the word 「たたっ」 mean?
@l'électeur Why don't you link to your answer yourself (and maybe spare yourself the downvote). This way jogloran would know to include this information in this answer and any future answer he might post. Your answer would also be listed as first source for this explanation across several answers.
Jun
16
comment Kanji from an image
I thought you only asked for the stroke count. Translation requests without any effort shown are considered off-topic. Do you recognize any other part of the kanji?
Jun
13
comment Difference between 信用 and 信頼 and when to use which?
"So I thought it was a good idea to use Google translate" Be careful. Using Google Translate for translations to or from Japanese is almost never a good idea.
Jun
13
comment Difference between 信用 and 信頼 and when to use which?
Related japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/24275
Jun
11
comment Use of と見える in this sentence
"does not work as grammar" Do you mean it's ungrammatical? If you mean that and assume that Japanese people say it, then it can't be a very good grammar...
Jun
10
comment What does the word 「やり」mean?
On possible way to translate it would be "he f***ing [verb in past tense]", like 俺のツナサンド食べやがった "he f***ing ate my tuna sandwich". (I like tuna sandwiches.)
Jun
10
comment Problems with some Japanese words
Straight translation requests are off-topic here. If what I wrote doesn't answer your question, your question might not be suitable for this site. You can try Google Translate, a Japanese forum which accepts translation requests, or a basic Japanese textbook.
Jun
8
comment 箱の中に何がありますか versus 箱の中に何がいますか when I don't know whether it is an animal or object
Is this a hypothetical question? Or do you frequently come across closed boxes that contain either an animal or an inanimate object?
Jun
5
comment Difference between「広げる」、「拡げる」
"Anyone who writes 拡げる is a greater stickler for detail than Sima Qian" There are many people who do use 拡げる. For example, BCCWJ has 広げ 4301 拡げ 339 ひろげ 718 展げ 11, so 7.3% of the kanji choice for ひろげ(る) falls on 拡. I don't think all these people do this out of attention to detail.
Jun
4
comment If 結婚 is written as 結{けっ}婚{こん} rather than 結{け}っ婚{こん}, why do we write 持{も}って rather than 持{もっ}て?
@FriendlyGhost 持てない could be 持てない【もてない】 or 持てない【もってない】.
Jun
3
comment What does the Japanese onomatopoeia もきゅもきゅ mean?
dic.nicovideo.jp/a/…
May
31
comment Idina Menzel pronounces “Sayaka” ( 沙也加 )?
Hm... That's what you get for checking with native speakers =) I wrote まこと【LHH】 first and got corrected to まこと【LLL】. Sorry for the confusion.
May
25
comment Do Japanese actually pronounce the “v” sound?
@broccoliforest Do you mean "word-internal //v// like [[b]]? If not, you shouldn't call yourself lazy, but dedicated to //v//-phonemizing Japan.
May
24
comment What does the use of a dash (instead of a character) to extend a sound mean?
@Yuuwa And you've written beat instead of beer...
May
22
comment What do つれて and いくと mean here?
I would have preferred to see what OP made of the sentence after looking up a couple of words in a dictionary. Anyway, ロバ is not "robber" here, but rather this. Don't let Rikaichan and the Forty Japanese Browser Extensions fool you.
May
22
comment 連用形+は+せん (殺しはせん。) meaning?
I think what's missing from this post is noting that, even though せん is derived from the Classical Japanese せぬ, it's frequently used in modern Japanese in a variety of dialects and well as informally across Japan. (I'm not familiar with so many dialects, but in 九州弁 for example せん is almost a drop-in replacement for しない, like せんでいい = しなくていい, etc.)
May
22
comment What do つれて and いくと mean here?
Have you tried to look up the two words in any dictionary (e.g. jisho.org)?
May
22
comment Particle と in Feliksas と申します。
It's similar to je m'appelle in that it means "my name is", but I hope you don't think that the French reflexive me = m' has anything to do with the Japanese particle と.
May
22
comment Can ゐ/ヰ be combined with ゃゅょ/ャュョ?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/15919/…
May
21
comment Meaning of グリッて
I don't think グリップ is related & @Choco has the answer (which she should go ahead and post! Welcome back!).