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Aug
11
comment What is the semantic difference between 積む{つむ} and 載せる{のせる} when loading stuff
積む = (auf)stapeln & 載せる = drauf[tun/setzen/stellen]. The former usually implies more than one object.
Aug
10
comment Why is the “-masen” form used to convey the meaning of negative present perfect here?
Could you add this to your answer? Of course there is more than one ん, so I think it would be good to state explicitly which one you mean. Also, you say that "ます is conjugated to ませ when connected to ん". I've always assumed that ませ is the 仮定形 of ます. Is that correct?
Aug
9
comment Why can an intransitive verb have a passive meaning in Japanese?
Do you speak Haitian or Löyöp? =)
Aug
5
comment How to explain the use of the -te form in “takasugite kaemasen”?
Do you understand how sugiru works? (In other words, is your question really about the -te form?)
Aug
5
comment Where can I find full katakana combinations list?
I'm not sure a "complete" list would be very useful, because some of the combinations might hardly ever be used. Other combinations might not be used for any word listed in a reliable dictionary.
Aug
4
comment Is there a traditional Japanese kana song or otherwise how are babies familiarised with kana?
Videos here youtube.com/watch?v=SsURPvciWPo or youtube.com/watch?v=UVxud8ArqfM or youtube.com/watch?v=0c0cof9WGkA. Here with aerobics youtube.com/watch?v=4f3nLeT9lz4
Aug
4
comment Is there a traditional Japanese kana song or otherwise how are babies familiarised with kana?
The video you link is based on the Kitahara poem, as it says in the title.
Aug
2
comment Jlpt/n5q5: 弟は部屋◯掃除をしました。◯: の versus に option
に doesn't work, since he's cleaning (which is an "activity"), so it should be 部屋掃除をしました.
Aug
1
comment Use of the particle を/に indicating target of an action - animate vs inanimate?
@Greg Comments are meant to be short and don't support line breaks. But we all read long comments, so our eyes get used to them. (In other words, your comment is perfectly readable.)
Jul
31
comment Use of the particle を/に indicating target of an action - animate vs inanimate?
Feel free to use hiragana instead!
Jul
30
comment Can 作る mean “buy”?
Hello and welcome to Japanese.SE! Could you please provide context for the "example"? This way we get a little more information about you (at least what books/websites you read) and more information about the sentence at hand. All this will help you to get you a better answer. Thank you!
Jul
29
comment Alternative word to “お[巡]{まわ}りさん”?
I don't think お巡りさん is "おこちゃま", like 魚屋さん isn't ”おこちゃま".
Jul
29
comment Difference between 研究所 and 研究室
@naruto Great, thank you for the feedback!
Jul
29
comment How has japanese writing changed in the last century?
Why don't you make it more specific before posting it?
Jul
28
comment Is modern day keigo borrowed from kansai-ben? Sources?
The quote specifically says that Kantō-ben lacked honorific speech. The claim seems to be that as old Kantō-ben evolved into Modern (standard) Japanese, it borrowed honorific speech from Kansai-ben. I don't see how to reconcile your idea "it's really the other way around" with the claim from the quote and you don't seem to explain why the claim should be incorrect.
Jul
28
comment 「〜たはいいが、……」grammar pattern
I don't quite see how it's similar because in 来てはいる, the は is optional and the phrase makes sense (i.e. is grammatical) without it (来ている). But つないだいいが isn't grammatical (as far as I know).
Jul
27
comment Which is the difference of meaning beetween 業 and 行?
You say "空手の修行 looks a bit nicer to me". But this is a quote from the "founder of modern karate". Are you saying he should have used 修行?
Jul
27
comment Which is the difference of meaning beetween 業 and 行?
Feedback: For subtle differences between two seemingly interchangeable expressions, looking at their entries in WWWJDIC (e.g. on jisho.org) is usually not enough to get a good understanding of the difference. Also, you wrote しゅうぎょう for 修業, but it can also be しゅぎょう.
Jul
23
comment What do I have to say when accepting my employer's request to be a LINE friend?
(For everybody wondering what LINE is.) What's LINE?
Jul
23
comment Still confused with tenses
I think that the questions about 知る would have best been asked separately, partly because 知る is somewhat special. (japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5729/…). Unfortunately, there are already two answers addressing that part of the question...