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Feb
23
comment How to effectively start learning Japanese?
A few tips... scribd.com/doc/208609610/…
Mar
13
comment When to use 聴く vs 聞く vs 訊く?
Can 聴 also be used for 'to ask' with a similar nuance?
Feb
28
comment How to say “open Pandora's box” in Japanese?
Indeed, that's a little bit more literal than I expected :D Thanks though!
Oct
19
comment Function of the first の in とかの他の
@LeonardoBoiko Incomparable to 25,200,000 results for "とかの他の"
Oct
19
comment Function of the first の in とかの他の
This was my feeling also, which is why I was very surprised when I met とかの他の on a number of occasions (and then when I found numerous results when I Googled it).
Oct
8
comment 'Hearty' in Japanese
@TsuyoshiIto: The word hearty has a very nuanced meaning, almost bordering on an idiomatic expression. A dictionary is no help here... (and I've looked it up in several dictionaries before asking the question). I think that the simple fact that there has been no acceptable answer so far confirms that this is not something one could simply look up in any other dictionary.
Oct
7
comment 'Hearty' in Japanese
Another dictionary gives me たっぷり.
Jun
20
comment Difference between ながら, がてら and つつ
Yep, same here, I don't quite get your explanation of がてら. Could you please add a few more examples of it in use?
Apr
11
comment How does one write P.S. (post scriptum) in Japanese?
So how exactly would it be used? Would one end the letter, then do 追伸:〇 or 追伸、〇 or something else entirely?
Apr
9
comment How to say 'X, let alone Y' in Japanese?
Thanks for your extensive answer!
Apr
9
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?
Jun
11
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
9
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
9
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
9
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.