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日本語でどうぞ。


Mar
17
comment Having a little trouble understanding the meaning of this particular sentence. Could anyone please help me out?
Do you have a more specific question you might be able to ask about it?
Mar
14
comment 知る vs わかる and when to use が and を in “how to” questions
@MorningCoffee It will probably take a long time to get a solid understanding of the difference, so for now just try to remember that 分かる uses が and 知る uses を!
Mar
13
comment What old Japanese texts can be used in the same fashion as the latin “Lorem Ipsum”?
I think the whole point of lipsum text is that it looks similar to English without actually being English. I don't know if it would be possible to get the same effect with Japanese since no other languages use the same script, and garbled or ancient Japanese can be visually distracting..
Mar
13
comment What old Japanese texts can be used in the same fashion as the latin “Lorem Ipsum”?
I found this, but it doesn't look anything like "real" Japanese... generator.lorem-ipsum.info/_japanese
Mar
12
comment What does やっちまえ mean?
Can you provide a little context where you saw it used, if possible?
Mar
12
comment The meaning of く
I tried to keep the original answer really simple since the question was so basic, but I've made some edits to address the ambiguity that was present. Please feel free to suggest changes for clarity or edit them in yourself.
Mar
12
comment The meaning of く
Interestingly enough 新しく has its own entry in edict as an adverb. I wonder where that came from.
Mar
12
comment The meaning of く
If it modifies a verb then isn't that the definition of an adverb? And I'm seriously asking this because if I'm wrong I'd like to know. Doesn't the 連用形 often function as an adverb?
Mar
10
comment What are the differences between 選ぶ, 選択, and 選定, if any?
1. I meant 選択 and 選定, I should have said that explicityle. (2) Why does it matter if 選定 is or isn't in my active vocabulary? Yes, it might be shocking to know that as someone who's not a We Native Speakers I find it useful to check a dictionary from time to time to make sure I have the nuances worked out right, but this is not a concession that I have no idea what I'm talking about. Let my answer stand on its own and don't try to judge it based on your perception of how good I am at Japanese. If there's something wrong in it, feel free to leave constructive comments telling me where.
Mar
10
comment What is the proper word for self-study?
Are you sure it's not 独特 listed as common?
Mar
6
comment the difference between てある and past forms?
@Ryan I am doing a little bit more research on this particle issue now, but I think that in that example the point is more about the fact that the page is the thing being acted on and not the person and not necessarily a classification of it as a "resultant state" usage of てある. I'll update my answer when I find more information though.
Mar
6
comment the difference between てある and past forms?
@Ryan I know I'm not an expert or a native, but this is from the article I linked: "「~てある」が準備を表すときには動詞の制限がなく、また対象が「が」格で表されるという特徴も備えていません。"
Mar
6
comment the difference between てある and past forms?
Or perhaps 帰ってきたあと? I know I have an unhealthy reliance on たら for a lot of things
Mar
6
comment the difference between てある and past forms?
@TokyoNagoya I wasn't totally sure about how natural that sounded but would you mind telling me where exactly it sounds bad? I guess 帰ってきてご飯を作った would be better, yeah?
Mar
6
comment the difference between てある and past forms?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5505/…
Mar
3
comment Decomposition of kanji
I've done a fair bit of digging and I can find plenty of information, but nothing that specifically says how its composition is classified with respect to those traditional categories. I"m not sure if that means they are allowed to be in their own "2/3/4+ characters of the same kind" category or if they are wedged into something else
Mar
3
comment Decomposition of kanji
Technically 奻 does exist. Whether or not that means it fits into the same paradigm I do not know, unfortunately.
Mar
3
comment こおれえぐす, こーれーぐす, こおれえぐうす, or こーれーぐーす to get the word 高麗胡椒?
I'm more making an endorsement of the Google IME as being much btter than the default Microsoft IME
Mar
3
comment Decomposition of kanji
I'm PRETTY sure that 森 would be classified as 木 + 林, but not 100%. This has been your useless comment of the day.
Mar
3
comment こおれえぐす, こーれーぐす, こおれえぐうす, or こーれーぐーす to get the word 高麗胡椒?
You may want to try this if you're on windows. I can't type it natively but the dictionary tool is pretty intuitive. google.co.jp/intl/ja/ime