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Aug
8
comment What is a word meaning “to ask”?
Thanks a lot. I guess I'll go with 聞く then.
Aug
8
comment What is a word meaning “to ask”?
I'd also heard of 聞く, but felt like it was too similar to "to listen" (which is another way of translating the same word in different contexts). Still, thanks for confirming that choice.
Aug
1
comment Where does です come from?
So you'd never say 楽しいでした in favour of 楽しかったです?
Jul
13
comment What does よいではないか mean?
The comic strip I saw it on was also from pixiv, by the way, but I didn't want to link it because some people might have found it weird.
Jul
13
comment What does よいではないか mean?
Nope, it's perfect. Thanks!
Oct
8
comment How do you say “which one of you”?
I'm trying to put emphasis on the "among you" part.
Oct
5
comment Why does きいろ mean yellow rather than green?
Basically, because many words in Japanese have the same sound and the き meaning "tree" is different from the き meaning "yellow".
Jan
30
comment Where does “もしもし” (moshimoshi) for answering the telephone come from?
^ Kind of like somebody saying "Hello?" or "Earth to ****?" to someone in English.
Jan
29
comment Where does です come from?
Hmm, according to Wikipedia, the copula だ is itself a contraction of である.
Jan
29
comment Why does 丈夫 and 大丈夫 mean what they mean?
In modern Chinese, "大丈夫" means "big husband".
Dec
21
comment How do you use counters past 10?
It's similar to Chinese in this regard, which is how I learned it.