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May
12
comment について Usage and Honorifics Subject
Did you realize that について is a fixed expression?
May
10
comment Difference in nuance between 頂ければと思います, 頂けませんか, and 頂きたいんですけども
Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately, I don't quite understand it, yet. What do you mean by "euphemistic expression seems correlate to politeness"? Which do you consider the most polite?
May
10
comment How to express “X is the most important for Y”?
@miikaelf にとって is a fixed expression, meaning something like "concerning, regarding, for, ...".
May
3
comment Difference Between 僕たち and 僕ら?
@DaveMG I think that this is why questions marked as duplicates bear no longer the label [closed], but [duplicate], with a text saying This questions already has an answer here: [linked question title & number of answer]..
May
1
comment Help me string this sentence together please
Yeah, it's not. What happened here 受けている楽していた?
Apr
29
comment なんどもあります OR たくさんあります?
"ども、ありがとうございます。" << ダジャレですか?
Apr
25
comment What purpose did the kanji read “たいと” (雲雲雲龍龍龍) serve?
I haven't been around many people studying languages, so I derived much amusement from imagining a group of people deriving much amusement from looking at (and maybe writing) a single 漢字.
Apr
24
comment What does the name Chacha (チャチャ) mean?
You also have to tell us where you found the name in order to guess at its meaning, whether it's part of historical fiction, a video game, a contemporary novel, ...
Apr
24
comment Choosing the right form of “to dry”
The name of the poster can change, too. I think the best way is to link to the post (via the share-button just below the post). Ordering by position is always a bad idea, because users can choose their own ordering by activity, time of posting or votes.
Apr
17
comment “Alumi can” and “aru mikan” pun in Space Brothers anime
He's saying アルミ缶の上に或るみかん. I talked about these kind of jokes in this answer.
Apr
16
comment What kind of Japanese is this?
The full map is available here. The text of the question is in the upper left corner. I'm guessing this is Classical Chinese, which may well be intended for a Japanese audience. There is a text written in 漢文 in the lower right corner.
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
Because with のこと, the dictionary is giving a synonym. For 真犯人, the dictionary is explaining the term using two conceptually different words. (I think this is just style, though. Omitting のこと for simple synonyms would be fine, too.)
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
X: Yのこと would be X means Y in English. こと has little content and its function consists in pointing to Y and saying "this is what I mean".
Apr
15
comment How to thank somebody for their hospitality?
Picking up a handkerchief is not an act of hospitality.
Apr
15
comment How to thank somebody for their hospitality?
Now you have an answer from a native speaker.
Apr
15
comment How to thank somebody for their hospitality?
It is a set phrase for much more than this situation. It means something like "I'm very much obliged/indebted" and sort of implies that someone went out of their way to do something for you. Its content is much like saying "thank you", but the nuance conveys some humility on your part. In any case, it's a good phrase to know, in particular for a hospitality situation, because someone hosted you and there is little you can do to pay them back.
Apr
15
comment How to thank somebody for their hospitality?
Are you aware of お世話になりました?
Apr
15
comment Why should I use つかれました and not つかれたです
@dainichi Almost any rule can be broken and I hear つかれたです often enough. I don't like telling people "this is wrong", when it is in fact used by native speakers. In this case, though, I thought that something to the effect of "It's technically wrong, but people use it" would be misleading, considering the OP didn't yet understand the difference between an adjective and a verb and I thought it wise to label つかれたです simply as ungrammatical.
Apr
11
comment Counters In Japanese
Both つ and こ have been mentioned in (or on) the answer by Billy, which is equally short.
Apr
10
comment 浴びる vs 浴びりゃ-Hikawa Kiyoshi
I don't think a contraction as common as れば -> りゃ falls under "poetic license".