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Apr
16
comment Stroke order for left and right
@NateGlenn: amazon.com/Tomehane-Suzuri-Calligraphy-Japanese-Vol-1-10/dp/…
Mar
11
comment Is it true that all verbs have a corresponding noun form?
@hippietrail: Same as every other 連用形, e.g. 「食べ過ぎる」, etc.
Jan
2
comment How accurate is the ふりがな on Aozora Books?
@TokyoNagoya: If you have a beef then bring it up with EDICT.
Dec
31
comment Meaning of のだろう?
When you want to turn a verb into a noun.
Dec
23
comment Can 買い食い be used for any kind of food?
I would say that it has more to do with the general use of 「食う」 versus 「食べる」.
Dec
6
comment 無い and 無く difference
Exactly the same place. Lack of a coherent English translation doesn't mean that the parallel is invalid.
Dec
5
comment The tense of the て form of verbs
Technically neither. Both parts become a single verb.
Nov
14
comment ても “even if/though” doesn't seem right
I prefer "regardless of".
Oct
20
comment How to answer -だね question?
That all depends on how you want to answer it.
Oct
19
comment what are kanji that can be flipped, but not rotated?
「曰」. Which is not the same as 「日」. Also, 「人」 is not symmetrical, only its gothic form is (its mirror is 「入」).
Oct
14
comment Why does 好き use な?
Not all 連用形 are nouns.
Oct
7
comment Kanji identification?
So it is, so it is...
Oct
6
comment Kanji identification?
@snailboat: Not an unpopular mnemonic; many sites, Wikipedia and Denshi Jisho included, call radical 66 that or something similar.
Sep
27
comment Can だ be used as a particle in a phrase?
Your sentence is missing a verb. And a topic (hint).
Sep
19
comment Why is だ used for な adjectives?
「な」=「にある」, 「だ」=「である」.
Sep
17
comment 「たくさん」 is technically, but not practically, a na-nominal (形容動詞) , right?
I always heard it was an adverb...
Aug
29
comment When and where did 丁寧語 emerge?
I heard that 丁寧語 was derived/adopted from 江戸弁.
Aug
22
comment What's the equivalent to densha, futsuu, tokkyuu, and kyuukou in the West?
It seems a bit of a false comparison to try to align a single transit system (or single set of systems) against the rest of the world's...
Aug
22
comment Use of は with 自分 in a subordinate clause
I've felt it easier to think of 「自分」 as being equivalent to English's "one", the indefinite third-person pronoun.
Aug
16
comment であります compared to でいます
Remember that there are two 「ある」s: existence (「在る」) and possession (「有る」). They sound the same, but are distinct.