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Jan
31
comment Stem classification 終止形 vs 連体形(しゅうしけい vs れんたいけい)
@dainichi, How do we use the archaic rentaikei? Do you have an example?
Jan
31
asked What does 目 mean in 勝ち目?
Jan
22
comment How are programming projects discussed in Japanese?
It's an overkill....
Jan
16
accepted Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Technically a bubble gum is a type of chewing gum, but the term "chewing gum" has another usage, that which is codified to mean "gum that can't be blown". Basically, I'm wondering if "ガム" has this usage as well. In the first scenario, "bring the chewing gum over" would be unambiguous because "chewing gum" can mean either "soft, cohesive substance intended for chewing" or "gum that can't be blown". The context makes it clear that the sentence means "bring the gum that can't be blown over".
Jan
15
revised Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
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Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
This is a wrong substitution. In the first scenario, "bring the chewing gum over" would be unambiguous when there's a chewing gum and a bubble gum on the table. "bring the gum over" would be ambiguous because in English, "gum" is not codified to mean chewing gum. Now in Japanese, is ガム codified to mean chewing gum?
Jan
15
revised Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
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Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
When you say that ガム encompasses bubble gums, do you mean that when there's a chewing gum and a bubble gum on the table "ガム持ってきて" would be ambiguous? Or would it non-ambiguous because ガム is codified to mean chewing gums?
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
@ssb, Hmm not too sure what you mean by that, because people (at least in my location) definitely differentiate bubble gums from chewing gums en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_gum
Jan
15
comment Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
@Earthling, bubble gums can be blown...
Jan
15
asked Can ガム mean “bubble gum”?
Jan
13
accepted Does 鉄拳 mean “fist” or “iron fist”?
Jan
12
revised Does 鉄拳 mean “fist” or “iron fist”?
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Jan
12
asked Does 鉄拳 mean “fist” or “iron fist”?
Jan
9
comment Is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) a good measure of my Japanese language ability?
Btw, is BJT international or Japan-only?
Jan
5
revised Is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) a good measure of my Japanese language ability?
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Jan
3
comment 餌食 vs 獲物​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Ic, Btw don't you think the explanation should have been "狩りや漁で得る物" instead of "狩りや漁で得た物"? Otherwise, how could a "得た物" also be "逃がした"?
Jan
3
comment 餌食 vs 獲物​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Btw did you mean "かくとく" instead of "えとく"? Also, what does the part "「逃がした―は大きい」" means?