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日本語でどうぞ。


Jun
25
comment What is the difference between 蔵, 倉, and 庫?
I see you got some inspiration from Google image search ;)
Jun
25
comment 澤 vs 沢… is the former still in use?
I work with a 澤村{さわむら}
Jun
25
comment How to choose the right kanji from several choices?
@senshin Yes I think so, sorry! I changed it.
Jun
23
comment How to say “person who is consistent” (in romaji) ? Is it a Japanese principle?
筋を通す seems like a likely candidate, but I'm concerned that there's no real way to know the correct answer to this question for sure
Jun
23
comment 「春じゃもの」の「じゃもの」はどういう意味?
Not necessarily true: In the word 妻{め}じゃ者 it's used as である. But.. if だ is acting as a 連体形 in that case and not like in "だもの"... well anyway see here: dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/217402/m0u
Jun
23
comment “Ungrammatical” 丁寧語 used by tour guides and museum narrators
Just a note on the frequency of けれども: it has 23467 entries in the BCCWJ
Jun
18
comment Long phrase translation: あの子とも違う秘密を持ったみたいで後ろめたい気分だ
Ideally you would break this question up into several more generalized separate questions instead of asking 4 in 1.
Jun
18
comment What does 気が遠い mean?
Can you at least try to explain what you do know already and where the source of your confusion is? Perhaps attempt a translation yourself.
Jun
18
comment When should I use ~ている vs. ~ています?
I see Tae Kim's grammar guide recommended for basic/free resources: guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete/verbs
Jun
18
comment When should I use ~ている vs. ~ています?
Where are you seeing these examples and explanations? The difference between plain form and polite form is one of those things you learn on your first day studying Japanese.
Jun
18
comment When should I use ~ている vs. ~ています?
Do you know the difference?
Jun
17
comment Meaning of 指摘しない程度に
On the flip side, if you think this question is OK to answer, by all means go ahead and do so.
Jun
16
comment How to read 連体形 + 上
I may be wrong, but isn't this the 連体形?
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
9
comment What does「英」really mean?
Many countries have abbreviated ateji kanji ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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
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.