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Feb
14
comment How do I say “cat”? And do I use kanji, hiragana, katakana or rōmaji?
@Sam Go to nlb.ninjal.ac.jp/search, enter 猫 in the search field and click 絞り込み. Click on the result 猫, this should get you to nlb.ninjal.ac.jp/headword/N.00476. Now under the 基本 tab, expand 書字形.
Feb
13
comment Correct romanization for ベオウルフ (Beowulf) and the use of ō
@broccoliforest Thank you! By the way, do you have any recommendations for reading about pitch accent (either English or Japanese)?
Feb
12
comment Correct romanization for ベオウルフ (Beowulf) and the use of ō
In either case, the pitch on ウ is lower in ベオールフ than in ベオウルフ.
Feb
12
comment Correct romanization for ベオウルフ (Beowulf) and the use of ō
@broccoliforest I thought the pitch drop in ベオールフ would be somewhere between オ and ル, but not at the very beginning of ー, so I wrote ベオールフ{LHHLL}. Feel free to correct me (edit my posts), though, I'm no native speaker.
Feb
11
comment Kanji in the Fox Engine logo
@choco へえ、chocoさんっていろいろ知ってんだな
Feb
11
comment What is the most correct translation of “nyoi bō” (如意棒), “compliant pole” or “mind stick”?
@wuerling Technically, the question is asking which of "compliant pole" and "mind stick" is a better translation of 如意棒 and your answer doesn't talk about either. I guess OP came across these translation on pages like this one, where they list a number of "alternate names" for "Power Pole".
Feb
7
comment Verb negative-form + なる
@John I closed this question, because it seems to be answered by the linked question (together with broccoli forest's comment). If you want to understand why 寝なくようになる is ungrammatical, you can edit this question (or ask a new question). In case you edit the question, it will be automatically queued for reopening.
Feb
6
comment What is the role of the そうに?
What do you make of the rest of the sentence?
Feb
6
comment What's the difference among [停]{と}める、[止]{と}める、and [留]{と}める?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6557
Jan
31
comment What does みぞれは雨のような雪です mean?
Give it a shot at translating, so we can see that you understand each word. It's a straight-forward sentence, like これはペンです, so I don't quite understand where you're having problems.
Jan
30
comment Hikaru no Go Manga - dialogue question
It looks like you have trouble distinguishing っ and ッ from つ and ツ...
Jan
27
comment Are かた and 人 interchangeable in this sentence?
No problem, I should have checked your previous posts. But putting everything one knows into the actual question helps everyone, even if people know you are a native speaker/beginner/whatever.
Jan
27
comment Are かた and 人 interchangeable in this sentence?
@l'électeur The question was revised after I wrote my answer. Rereading it now, I would probably write a different answer. If OP knew the relationship between 人 and 方, s/he should have said so in the question. For all I know s/he could have guessed that かた must have meant 人 without knowing the word... Pitching an answer at the right level is always guesswork and apparently I was way off... Anyway, you have already posted a nice answer that addresses all other aspects of the sentence in question.
Jan
26
comment Why are there many kanjis that are read and mean the same?
In case you haven't noticed, there are lots of these... like 見る、観る、視る and 診る、看る or 聞く、聴く、訊く and 効く、利く.
Jan
22
comment Is 薬指 related to the Latin term “digitus medicinalis”?
Can you read this? gogen-allguide.com/ku/kusuriyubi.html
Jan
22
comment what does “toko” in “ii toko desu” mean
Can you read ひらがな?
Jan
21
comment How to translate 'subject' (of lesson) and 'teacher'?
Have you tried a dictionary? Or example sentences?
Jan
21
comment Difference between マップ and 地図
I think the difference isn't quite as simple as this, and the answer by l'électeur explains this in detail. There are situations where マップ is used by Japanese, not only to talk to foreigners.
Jan
21
comment Difference between マップ and 地図
I think this is a very superficial difference. Of course マップ and 地図 are different words with a different etymology. But this answer doesn't really explain the difference in usage.
Jan
19
comment 響: what is N5116?
@Pleiades I thought that JLPT stopped using kanji lists when they switched to the new system N1–N5 (from 1–4).