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Apr
9
comment How to say 'X, let alone Y' in Japanese?
Thanks for your extensive answer!
Apr
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accepted How to say 'X, let alone Y' in Japanese?
Apr
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Apr
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accepted Difference between ほとんど~ない, めったに~ない and まれ
Apr
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comment Difference between ほとんど~ない, めったに~ない and まれ
Thanks for your extensive answer! So one could not use まれ~ない to say that something is 'not rare'? For what it's worth, Tatoeba has a number of examples lik that. ex.: 90歳以上生きることは決してまれではない。 Yahoo Dict also has quite a few in definitions of other words. ex.: 腕の数は普通5本であるが、4本あるいは6本のものもまれではない。 If this is correct, is it also possible to reverse ほとんど and めったに in a similar manner, or is it a unique feature of まれ?
Apr
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Jun
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comment When is the katakana form of wo (ヲ) used?
@YOU: AFAIK Kaori Manabe is the only person using を in her name, which is much more commonly written as かおり.
Jun
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Jun
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comment Does “敬語” (keigo) just mean “politeness” or is it a technical term specifically relating to Japanese grammar?
Wikipedia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorific_speech_in_Japanese - also refers to all three as honorifics: Linguistically, the former two (sonkeigo and kenjōgo) are referent honorifics, used for someone being talked about, and the last (teineigo) is an addressee honorific, used for someone being talked to.
Jun
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comment Does “敬語” (keigo) just mean “politeness” or is it a technical term specifically relating to Japanese grammar?
From Wikipedia: An honorific is a word or expression with connotations conveying esteem or respect when used in addressing or referring to a person. By this definition, at the very least teineigo (polite language) is also made of honorifics.
Jun
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comment Does “敬語” (keigo) just mean “politeness” or is it a technical term specifically relating to Japanese grammar?
お and ご are honorific prefixes, part of sonkeigo.
Jun
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answered Does “敬語” (keigo) just mean “politeness” or is it a technical term specifically relating to Japanese grammar?
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Jun
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answered Is there an objective source of the origins of kanji?