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日本語でどうぞ。


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
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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.
May
20
answered Please help me understand [予習]{よ・しゅう}
May
20
comment What is the meaning of: 「ばえていくけん」?
@Chocolate I challenge you to make an answer out of that before I steal it and do it myself ;)
May
19
comment What word is a good replacement for から used as “because” in informal speech?
I hear から works pretty well when you're trying to capture the nuances of から
May
19
comment Kanji stroke type (not stroke order)
My favorite will always be 曰 and 日, but 永 and 氷 are up there too
May
19
revised 「の」in「お嫁さんにしたいの好き」
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May
19
revised 「の」in「お嫁さんにしたいの好き」
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May
19
comment 「の」in「お嫁さんにしたいの好き」
I think not. Wouldn't that then mean that the person likes the general act of making girls into brides?