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日本語でどうぞ。


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.
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
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
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
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
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?
May
15
comment What does セレブ mean these days?
The gogen entry says a little bit more than that. It talks about how it originally referred to actresses and supermodels but now has a vague meaning associated with wealth and expensive accessories
May
13
comment Is there a term for words that share the same kana spelling?
I'm not sure if they actually would. Just intuition tells me that based on their kanji alone they would be inclusive.
May
13
comment Is there a term for words that share the same kana spelling?
Why must the terms homograph/homoglyph necessarily exclude kana?
May
8
comment What does 臨海学校 mean?
I admit that I haven't actually checked any other J-E dictionaries regarding this so I took out the free mention. I was indeed thinking of edict since its definitions, while sometimes very helpful, are often vague and nearly useless unless you already know the word. I just checked goo辞書 and it at least calls it a "seaside (summer) school." The biggest problem is probably that bilingual dictionaries seem to try to be as brief as possible. Searching a monolingual dictionary, of course, gives a perfectly adequate explanation
May
7
comment Meaning of 自慢の目利き
@Poriko More specifically, what part of the expression do you find confusing? 自慢 and 目利き can both be understood with very basic dictionary lookups