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Dec
16
comment Why is やりたい放題 used as opposed to やり放題?
You seem to have run into a somewhat common issue. Google results estimates cannot be taken too seriously. When paging through the results of your searches, I get 26 pages and 17 pages, leaving both expressions rather rare and neither being particularly preferred.
Nov
24
comment Questions regarding the pitch accent of 僕
Perhaps the question should be rephrased as "Do young children (even in Tokyo) pronounce 僕 with a LH accent pattern until a certain point?"
Nov
18
comment What does じゃな mean?
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Nov
18
comment What does じゃな mean?
@JaredMoen: There is a lot that could be done to improve this question. Who is speaking? Are they fictional or real? Do you generally understand what the sentence means before the じゃな? (please put what you know in the question).
Nov
17
comment 〜しては is this a grammar pattern?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/23584
Nov
17
comment Explanation/Usage of 瞬きしては
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6669
Oct
30
comment “Yon” vs. “Shi” in school names
I suspect even the question here might help clear up your confusion: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/328
Sep
14
comment Is knowing Kanji vital?
I'm closing this question because it strays into several areas that we are not well equipped to handle on the stack exchange network. We don't do study questions, and generally try to keep the focus on the language, not on specific learners.
Aug
17
comment What are the advantages/disadvantages of writing in romaji instead of in kanji and kana?
No, you can't. The tones that are part of Japanese pronunciation are not marked in any way in kana/kanji. The rhythm of Japanese does need to be practiced, but this is completely unrelated to the writing system used.
Jul
30
comment What does a 交番 look like?
This question is asking what a particular object is. It has nothing to do with grammar, phonetics, semantics or pragmatics of the Japanese language. The only way to interpret it as a question on the language is to interpret it as a request for translation or "dictionary lookup", both of which are offtopic on this site.
Jun
18
comment どうしますか versus 何をしますか
Some context might be helpful here.
Jun
10
comment What does 度量が知れる mean?
Do you have any idea what it means (from context)? Did you consult the dictionaries in our resources list to try to understand the different parts?
May
7
comment Can girls use だよね?
Why do you believe this is gender-colored language?
Mar
29
comment How is こちらこそ used?
@l'électeur: "Pleased to meet you" is a common English set phrase. It is far and away the most popular choice for translating this set phrase from Japanese.
Mar
17
comment ~の帰り - what does this mean?
@isayamag: 帰る usually has an implication of "return to a place you belong", so doesn't it usually only apply to either home or work?
Feb
17
comment My teacher wrote a triangle on my Japanese homework. What does it mean?
@coburne: In the role of a teacher, there is no need to avoid confronting a student with a mistake. I've usually seen △ to explain "You may see native speakers use this, but it's technically incorrect".
Jan
26
comment What does 春夏冬 mean?
Does this actually add anything to this specific topic? From what I can see, the answer is 'no'.
Jan
26
comment What does 春夏冬 mean?
Why did you feel this exact answer needed to be resurrected against the wishes of the author? As far as I can see, ssb's answer covered the same ground.
Nov
26
comment Should I start with Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji?
As mentioned in my link, you might find the site chatroom useful for these sorts of questions.
Nov
26
comment Should I start with Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji?
I'm not exactly sure why everyone voted to close this as a resources question, since you're not asking about books/programs/websites/whatever. Do note, however, that 'how/what should I study?' questions are also offtopic here.