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Aug
17
comment What does さちゅえい mean?
"That word was the whole sentence"? Was it a blog post title, or a picture caption, or something? If that's the case, a link would help. It's often difficult to translate without context.
Aug
16
comment How does adding 手 to the beginning of an adjective change its meaning?
This is a lot closer to my impression of the meaning of the 手 prefix. The more I looked at the 手-adjectives, the more they seemed to be specifically about behavior. This raises a couple questions, though: 1) I've seen both 厳しい and 手厳しい used to describe human behavior; how does one decide which to use? 2) 手広い and 手短い don't seem to describe behavior--are they just more intense versions of 広い and 短い, or can one exhibit 手広い or 手短い behavior?
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
16
asked How does adding 手 to the beginning of an adjective change its meaning?
Aug
11
reviewed Reject
Aug
11
revised How to say "Please direct all your future correspondence to _email_?
moved poster's comment into question
Aug
9
comment Expression equivalent to “as far/long/much as I/you X”
No,「早い限り」would mean "as long as it's early." You can think of 「限り」as "extent." 知る限り means "to the extent of my knowledge," and 早い限り means "to the extent that it's early." But I almost never see 限り attached to adjectives, for what it's worth.
Aug
9
answered Expression equivalent to “as far/long/much as I/you X”
Aug
9
comment Can I write Japanese name “Midori” this way - 緑?
@nCdy Be careful--a specific person's name is almost always written only one way. To write the name of a person named 「緑」 as 「翠」would be incorrect, like misspelling your username as "enCdi" or something like that.
Aug
9
revised Can I write Japanese name “Midori” this way - 緑?
correct language a bit
Aug
9
answered Can I write Japanese name “Midori” this way - 緑?
Aug
9
answered What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
Aug
8
comment What is the learning curve for learning Japanese writing?
+1 for "what is 'real text'" and "Progress always depends on studying things that are just above your level." I have found this to be very true.
Aug
8
comment Why is it 日本語がわかります instead of 日本語をわかります?
@Derek Sure, these sentences are not as likely to come up in a normal conversation, but I was using them to illustrate the fact that some predicates use が to mark both their subjects and their objects. It's good to point out that they sound awkward for various reasons, though.
Aug
8
revised When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい
clarified language
Aug
8
comment で used for abstract location?
+1 for good examples.
Aug
7
answered Why is it 日本語がわかります instead of 日本語をわかります?
Aug
6
comment When are ふう and よう interchangeable?
"ふう is less approximate than よう": Is this a typo? Your translation suggests that ふう is more approximate.
Aug
5
revised What form is 恐るる?
fixed formatting due to bug
Aug
5
comment What does 氏 mean after a name, how is it different from さん or 様?
Would have closed this as general reference if that close reason existed. See jisho.org/words?jap=%E6%B0%8F&eng=&dict=edict