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日本語でどうぞ。よろしくお願いします!


Jun
13
comment Is the Japanese verb 'ちらばります’ an intransitive verb or not?
Have you looked in any dictionaries?
Jun
12
comment Word difference question - reply (返事 vs 返信)
It might be helpful to think of 返信 in conjunction with 通信
Jun
10
answered Difference between the words for “living/residing” [住む/棲む/泊まる/暮らす]
Jun
9
comment What does「英」really mean?
Many countries have abbreviated ateji kanji ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jun
9
answered Passive voice (~あれる) + Te form?
Jun
4
comment The different meanings of “life”? 生気/生活/ライフ/生命/一生/人生/命
Even this list of words for life is still incomplete. I'd suggest finding a way to narrow it down if possible..
Jun
4
answered Why does 「でならない」 not mean “does not become”?
Jun
4
comment Why does 「でならない」 not mean “does not become”?
少くなくらずいろ should be 少なからずいる, right? Just a typo?
Jun
2
comment Use of 今ごろ “about now” in Japanese
I wanted to say that the テストを始める part as opposed to テストが始まる was the difference, but maybe guess that's not it. The それでは feels like a key. It signals the start of something deliberate. それでは今からテストを始めます is basically like a set phrase. I want to say also that there's an element of volition and certainty, but I'm not confident enough or else I'd make it into an answer...
Jun
2
comment Use of 今ごろ “about now” in Japanese
If someone were to look at a clock and say 今ごろテストが始まるだろう then it would probably be OK, but the sentence is それでは今ごろテストを始めます, which is quite different.
Jun
2
revised Use of 今ごろ “about now” in Japanese
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Jun
1
comment Is there a reason why numbers in Japanese are delimited into blocks of four?
This also explains all those 万~ compounds
May
30
answered Having trouble parsing this triple negative sentence
May
25
comment Difference between 間【あいだ】 and 間【ま】
also いつの間にか, which also uses ma
May
25
comment 実在する “to exist” or “to be real”?
@user1720170 what sense of "is real" are you looking for? Like the characters and stuff are a true story?
May
24
reviewed Close Are there any restrictions on the usage of the て-form as a continuation?
May
21
revised Please help me understand [予習]{よ・しゅう}
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May
20
revised 夏目漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question
edited title
May
20
revised Please help me understand [予習]{よ・しゅう}
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May
20
comment Please help me understand [予習]{よ・しゅう}
It must be a regional thing. Junior high school students where I am have their trip as second years. 事前学習 might be more correct, and I trust your judgment, although I have seen 予習 used for it.