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日本語でどうぞ。


Apr
28
comment What is the difference between と, たら and 時【とき】?
I don't think the intent of that comment was to speak down on the concept of long answers. I agree that short and simple answers are probably more helpful to people at lower levels of learning even if they gloss over some finer details.
Apr
28
comment What is wrong with お書きになられたり?
@dainichi With a little polish that comment seems like it'd be a more than suitable answer...
Apr
24
comment What does ハイツ mean in building names in Japan?
What sorts of places do you see called heights? I only see it used with apartments and the like
Apr
21
comment 硬い・堅い・固い - how are different spellings used?
Ultimately I think it just comes down to that sort of native intuition, similar to how Japanese people often have very poor usage of the/a. Just need to develop that cultural and linguistic intuition for what sorts of items fit into which categories. Nevertheless I'd certainly be happy if a native posted a more nuanced discussion of different examples.
Apr
18
comment How can I use できない and しまう? I'd like to apologize for not being able to do something
What sort of nuance are you trying to convey?
Apr
18
comment Difference between the words for “feeling”
Ahh well it's probable that you either misinterpreted that one or there's a new word for feeling that I've never heard of..
Apr
18
comment “Alumi can” and “aru mikan” pun in Space Brothers anime
布団が吹っ飛んだ and 俺んちでオレンジ食う?were the others, just for any wondering
Apr
18
comment Difference between the words for “feeling”
Where are you seeing まま as feeling?
Apr
18
comment This mother doesn't know her own child?
I'll allow it. The more the merrier!
Apr
18
comment This mother doesn't know her own child?
And now you get 3 answers basically saying the same thing so hooray!
Apr
15
comment Is answering with simple ない grammatically correct, when saying I physically don't possess some object
Physical and also FIGURATIVE existence, perhaps? As in 「アメリカに行ったこと(ある/ない)?」「ない」 Examples kept brief/'cold' for the sake of illustrating the grammar point.
Apr
15
comment Why 罪人=犯罪者のこと、not just 犯罪者?
Where is the こと that you're confused about?
Apr
15
comment さまよう vs ぶらつく vs うろつく for the sense of “to wander”?
dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/thsrs/11669/m0u This page details all of it. I'm sure someone can find it useful for an answer.
Apr
15
comment What Does 火信 Mean?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about what appears to be a Chinese word
Apr
15
comment 雨を降っています - grammatically correct sentence or just typo?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a typo and based on inaccurate Google results
Apr
15
comment Difference between 颜 and 顔
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a Chinese character not used in Japanese
Apr
14
comment How to say “I will just let future me deal with it” in Japanese?
You're trying to say something really idiomatic. Do you have at least an attempt at saying it yourself? Something specific that confuses you? The question will be closed in its current form.
Apr
13
comment ふるさと (home town, birthplace) uses which kanji - 古里 or 故郷?
I tend to read 故郷 as こきょう
Apr
11
comment Counters In Japanese
I'm pretty sure the word for a loaf of bread is 一斤{いっきん}, although I think that might only be used in the singular, so no two or above...
Apr
10
comment Can 対 be used in Japanese where “Versus” would be used in English?
To kind of rephrase that question, what would the term be in academic writing to compare two competing ideas?