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Jan
18
comment History of Japanese “Vulgar” Vocabulary
If you ask vague questions, you will likely only invite equally vague answers. Have you looked at synonyms for sekkusu? Only recently we discussed toire vs. otearai. Yes, sure there are words for these that are not all of Western influence, what did you think?
Jan
18
comment Use of 旧字体 in Japanese names
Wait a second, 澤 is listed as 旧字体 on the official 常用漢字表, so 澤子 would be allowed as a given name, too, right? (That 澤 is not on the list was a wrong assumption by OP, I guess...)
Jan
18
comment Use of 旧字体 in Japanese names
@naruto Can you give us your favourite examples of family names that "don't have character codes"?
Jan
18
comment Use of 旧字体 in Japanese names
@user12257 I think the point is that children take on the family name of their parents. If the parents have a 旧字体・異体字 as their family name, so will the child. Giving "given" names ("first" names) is a different matter; for given names you have to choose 漢字 from the 常用漢字・人名用漢字 list.
Jan
18
comment History of Japanese “Vulgar” Vocabulary
Could you revise your question to be less vague?
Jan
17
comment What's the difference between ようこそ and いらっしゃいませ?
@hippietrail The accepted answer isn't really correct. I think we can do better. Would you consider unaccepting the current answer to invite answers from other people?
Jan
16
comment Octopus kanji: 章魚 vs 蛸 vs 鮹
@snailboat Ooh, great. More than half was a reasonable estimate then.
Jan
8
comment What is the difference between お手洗い and トイレ
@Nothingatall Duh, yes. Thank you!
Jan
5
comment 昨週 - when is it used? (compared with 先週)
meta.japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/522/…
Jan
2
comment Could there be an 'invisible' “should” in this sentence?
An alternative translation would be "We were supposed to exchange cellphone numbers".
Jan
2
comment Why is there a ツ in 四ツ谷?
Background reading: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2931
Dec
30
comment Is my Hiragana good?
Why would you not rotate & crop the image?
Dec
30
comment Is 株式会社 read as かぶしきがいしゃ or かぶしきかいしゃ?
@sqrtbottle +1 on your comment. Still, I always think of rendaku occurring within one "word" (of course the concept of "word" is somewhat ambiguous), so to me it makes sense to have the acronym K.K. (or else K.) and not K.G., because if 株式会社 is treated as two words (if just for the purpose of having a good acronym), the second word is definitely kaisha and not gaisha.
Dec
29
comment Connective だって and use of せっかく
We have a number of questions about だって, especially this question. Also, せっかくだから is explained here. (だろ you can look up in a dictionary first, or look here.)
Dec
29
comment Connective だって and use of せっかく
You seem to have trouble with せっかくだから and だって, both meaning something other than what you wrote. But to really understand what's going on you'll have provide some context (and why don't you also say what book/manga you got this from?).
Dec
28
comment Which form is 切り?
@Nothingatall Thank you for your comment. Yes, 二重敬語... Maybe I should remove this example. (More questions about 二重敬語 ("double keigo") (especially this question) can be found via japanese.stackexchange.com/search.)
Dec
25
comment Why does も move in sentences involving だれも etc
I spread out your answer a bit. I find it easier to read this way (or maybe, just easier to glance over). Feel free to rollback if you prefer your formatting.
Dec
19
comment ちょっとしか---V negative potential
聞けなかった is past tense, so strictly speaking "could only hear". Also delete the か on か詳しい話.
Dec
19
comment Saying “try” in Japanese
What about トライする?
Dec
18
comment About the surname Yos(h)ida
How about real angle brackets, like ⟨⟩, rather than smaller/greater than signs?