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May
14
comment What are the differences between 衣類, 衣服 and 服
I haven't stumbled upon that one before
Feb
9
comment When is と added to onomatopoeia?
So when と is optional for an onomatopeia used adverbially, it's merely a matter of formality whether it should be included or not?
Jan
25
comment Usage of simplified chinese in place of some kanji in handwriting
How common is the 言->讠 shortcut? Is it acceptable to use in all handwritting, and will it always be understood by natives?
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between 浮かぶ and 浮く?
@Jon: Could you elaborate? I'm not quite sure I follow, since in this case it seems "simply" applies? Or do you mean generally about Japanese?
Jan
6
comment What's the difference between 浮かぶ and 浮く?
@Jon: It seems to me like 浮く is simply an antonym of 沈む, wouldn't you agree?
Jan
5
comment The differences between いきなり, [急]{きゅう}に and [突然]{とつぜん}
Of course I cannot setup a rule that will explain every single situation, however, something that aids understanding in the majority of cases can be setup. Your answer simply boils down to "Oral vs Written" which I, judging from what little I've seen, can't believe.
Jan
5
comment The differences between いきなり, [急]{きゅう}に and [突然]{とつぜん}
From reading you answer, I feel my question is still left unanswered. Furthermore, I have heard 突然 used in casual situations, which inclines me to believe the answer is not as simple as you attempt to portray it.
Jan
3
comment なく vs. なくて and stem form vs. てform as conjunctions
@sawa: It seems to me like you're talking about intent, not volition.
Dec
29
comment What's the difference between 浮かぶ and 浮く?
Can it's meaning not be deduced from 浮かぶ?
Dec
13
comment 換える, 替える, 代える, 変える and their intransitive equivalents
I would consider a ballpoint pen refill and an oil change to be somewhat equivalent actions. Could you elaborate on why one uses 替 and the other 換?
Oct
5
comment What's the difference between 機械 and 器械
Do you think maybe we should add 器具 for archival?
Jul
25
comment What's the difference between [勝負]{しょうぶ} and [試合]{しあい}
Does this mean that 試合 can not be used for things that matter alot? Like the baseball finals?
Jul
21
comment What's the difference between 済む, 終わる, 出来る and 上がる
Can 済む ever be used with things, that one cannot control? (e.g. the weather, a season, puberty)
Jul
18
comment What's the difference between [勝負]{しょうぶ} and [試合]{しあい}
So 試合 can only be used the traditional sense of a match (prepared in good time, official, etc.) And 勝負 can be used to refer to anything where there's a winner and a loser? (A brawl, power struggle, a spontaneous game between two friends)?
Jun
19
comment What's the difference between 食品 and 食料
@JesseGood So just to be sure here. A cake that I made, at home, in my kitchen. This cake, would it be defined as 食料 or 食品?
Jun
18
comment What's the difference between 食品 and 食料
I'm not quite sure I follow. Do you mean that 食料 means the ingredients used to make food, homemade food or something else?
Jun
18
comment What's the difference between 食品 and 食料
@Earthling , I'm not sure I know difference of the two.
Apr
15
comment What is the difference between 出す and 始める when used as a suffix?
It's funny you should mention "歩き出せる", since it was exactly this usage that confused me. This is the sentence I saw it in:[遠くまで歩き出せる] - Considering the differences you've outlined, is it then possible for this sentence to mean something along the lines of "To be able to set out on a long trip"?
Apr
3
comment What's the difference between どうして and どうやって?
Ah, so let me get this straight. どうして practically only carries the meaning of "how"?
Mar
23
comment Meaning of でもない in this context?
I'm more thinking of how to say "This is everybody's name"