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Oct
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comment The origin of “HN”
Of course, it became abbreviated... like lots of other things on the web. Typing ( on typewriters ) was still a skill taught in schools in the 90s and was not ubiquitous. But you'd see things like "choose a handle name" What I find interesting, is that the usual pattern for MOST abbreviations in Japan is not using the letters, but syllables. リモコン (remote control not RC or Remote )、スタバ (Starbucks)、マクド (McDonald's not McDs)、テリマヨ (Teriyaki Mayo)、ソフトクリーム soft-serve ice cream、テレビ Television ( not TV ) )It seems like this bucked that trend, possibly because ハネーム、ハネーム、ハンドネーム don't make much sense
Oct
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answered The origin of “HN”
Oct
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comment Why the random katakana in 「すみっコぐらし」?
Sounds a lot like Roman-based languages can use upper an lower case, as well as serif and sans-serif typefaces to convey different feelings.
Sep
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answered How do you say “What are the differences between car and motorcycle ”?
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comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
@Tim Yes, it is correct. However, when I asked my resident Japanese native speaker, they said it sounded awkward and unnecessary when saying "日本語はほんの少ししか知らない" Sometimes, language is more about common use and in this case, the way we use "just a little" doesn't have the same feeling to a Japanese speaker.
Sep
17
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
Just FYI. ほんの少し is correct, but apparently in the context of that example, I was told that ほんの wouldn't be used and isn't necessary.
Sep
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17
comment How can I say “very little” in Japanese
You're right. Bad habit of mine. removed. However, はい、ちょこっとね is used to soften. This is according to my Japanese father-in-law. Also, He doesn't feel it's particularly effeminate.
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answered How can I say “very little” in Japanese
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answered Non-distinguished animal pairs in Japanese
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comment What are good sources for streaming Japanese language television?
It's related to Japanese learning, which I think keeps the spirit of the site... however, I agree, this should be a community Wiki. Make is a community wiki and the close votes will come off.
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