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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!).
May
19
comment What is the denotation of 方言?
My impression is that 日本大百科全書 (ニッポニカ) in this part doesn't claim to explain how 方言 is used in Japanese, but rather tries to make the point that in general it is difficult to draw a line between "language" and "dialect". In particular, I think that this passage in fact uses 方言 with the same meaning as the English "dialect".
May
19
comment What is the denotation of 方言?
I meant to link to the 大辞林 part of the kotobank page (which I did, but I agree it wasn't obvious since kotobank lists the entries of all its sources on the same page). The text you are citing is from the 方言 entry in 日本大百科全書 (ニッポニカ) in the section 言語と方言, which you might want to say in your answer. (kotobank deserves to be mentioned, too, but it is only an interface to various dictionaries and encyclopideae.)
May
19
comment Difference between もう いい です and もう けっこう です
Then I recommend you look up why and how they are different, because they are so very different... A simple dictionary look-up (e.g. on jisho.org) will already put you miles ahead of where you were when you thought that もう and も were the same.
May
19
comment Difference between もう いい です and もう けっこう です
Did you notice that you are talking about もう いい・けっこう です, but the example sentences ~も いい・けっこう です don't use もう, but も?