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日本語でどうぞ。


Apr
4
comment Is there a kanji for しか?
Yeah, more a potentially interesting "fyi" than anything. The more I look the more I think しか just doesn't have kanji... I wonder how it was written in manyougana?
Apr
4
comment Is there a kanji for しか?
I don't think しかし and しか are related etymologically, but on the off chance... 然し is the kanji there
Apr
2
comment Have you tried XYZ before?
are you looking for something that isn't just ~てみる?
Apr
2
comment How do you pronounce みずうみ? (lake)
For what it's worth, the forvo link sounds like it matches the dictionary pronunciation to me.
Apr
2
comment What kinds of things can be an 愛機?
I guess probably the limited scope of 機 words that would have sentimental value?
Apr
1
comment Specific differences to consider between any individual katakana and hiragana?
Exactly. There are times where it's almost always written one way or another, but it's a matter of convention and not a specific property of the writing system.
Apr
1
comment Is 行かされた a typo?
@DariusJahandarie if you look it up at all definitely let me know. I'm interested in learning more.
Apr
1
comment Is 行かされた a typo?
OK never mind. I concede the point. I've been careful lately about not posting inaccurate answers, but I was just so sure about this one.. so I'm pretty shocked to learn it's actually wrong
Mar
25
comment Shinjitai kanji that existed prior to simplification?
Every time I read this question title I misread it as 死にたい感じ・・・
Mar
24
comment Katakana ダメ to end a sentence - emphasis?
I could, but the question isn't really about the differences between the three as much as it is what the sentence means. If you want to make a separate question about the differences between てはだめ・いけない・ならない I'll gladly write an answer for that discussing it
Mar
24
comment Difference between って and は as topic marker
I feel like if someone were to ask me out of the blue, 新宿ってどこにある? would be the more common way
Mar
20
comment causative passive potential form
@user3408758 If you have an additional question why don't you try posting it as its own question separately?
Mar
18
comment 無茶 - “bad tea” = absurd; unreasonable
@VictorySaber It's usually written in kana. You'll sometimes see the kanji aroud, though, often in the compound 無茶苦茶
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.