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Jan
9
comment due to kanji variants, are 器械、海外、劍道 even words?
For kanji variants you're probably looking at some mixture of 異体字, 旧字体, or others.
Jan
8
comment What is the difference between 酒 and お酒?
This might be a bit beside the point, but would one ever refer to 料理酒 as お酒?
Jan
8
comment Etymology of モブ
Well, in games minor mob enemies are referred to as 雑魚, so there is a separate word for that concept
Jan
6
comment General rules for final kana in names ending with consonant?
In I believe the intermediate level version of the Dictionary of Japanese Grammar there is a comprehensive appendix about the various patterns and rules for this.
Dec
17
comment I have a puzzling question about Japanese pronouncaiton
What is your question?
Dec
10
comment How to find words you cant find in a dictionary? Help with translating Dragon Ball
The problem with looking on jisho like that is it only finds katakana versions. jisho.org/words?jap=%E3%81%88%E3%81%95&eng=&dict=edict You might try using the beta version of jisho instead.
Dec
10
comment How to find words you cant find in a dictionary? Help with translating Dragon Ball
Similarly, it's じいちゃん, not ちやん
Dec
10
comment How to find words you cant find in a dictionary? Help with translating Dragon Ball
What dictionary doesn't have エサ? Also, it's とって, not とつて
Dec
10
comment Proper answer to 「何名様ですか」
Just hold up a few fingers and grunt
Dec
8
comment When is the onyomi of 田 used?
I usually discourage the use of edict, but... http://jisho.org/words?jap=*%E7%94%B0*&eng=&dict=edict&common=on
Dec
3
comment Usage of the phrase/word ですので
Try looking at it as です+ので instead.
Dec
2
comment Reading 九十九 as “tsukumo”
www2.chokai.ne.jp/~assoonas/UC99.HTML
Nov
29
comment Meaning of てはならない
Well, try looking at the meaning of the rest of the sentence. There's no special trickery here. You should try including this kind of information (i.e. the sentence as you understand it) in the question itself.
Nov
29
comment Meaning of てはならない
What part don't you understand? It seems pretty straightforward.
Nov
29
comment Is 「どこにいくのがよろしいですか」 a correct way to ask for directions?
It looks like the edits were for formatting only, and the sentence is as the poster wrote it.
Nov
28
comment 「君の声が聞こえなくて、逢えると信じる。」
What if there's context where like, two people are on the phone and someone's silence implies that they will be able to meet, so it becomes "because I can't hear your voice, I believe we will meet"?
Nov
28
comment Using 無理 to empathise
@IUnknown there aren't any other fixed expressions that I can think of at the moment, but it's certainly possible to empathize with someone and kind of agree that something is 無理, like if your friend's boss asked them to do a week's worth of work in 3 days you could call that 無理 as a form of empathy.
Nov
27
comment What does 「~知ってください」 mean in The Blue Hearts' song リンダリンダ?
Not think. Definitely.
Nov
21
comment Help translating this paragraph: doubts about 「への」and「と共に」forms, and structure of a sentence beggining with 「これ」?
Good point - I didn't even realize the oddness of saying にの
Nov
14
comment Usage of 整{ととの}える for asking for a trim when getting a hair cut
I've had hair people repeat back to me "普通のカット" when I have tried to explain, and it seems to get the point across pretty well, but I'm not sure about the nuance...